USGBC - Northern California Chapter

Advanced Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training

5 Continents, 30 Countries, 5000 Executives have experienced CSE's sustainability training. Now, for the very first time CSE delivers this advanced course in Las Vegas and invites you to be a part of it.

CSE courses are accredited and approved by IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment), the leading international membership-based organization for Sustainability Professionals with more than 15,000 members based in 83 countries.

Key issues to be covered:

This challenging 2-day training program enables participants to acquire the skills and competencies required for the effective use of the GRI Framework, GRI reports and publication of CSR/ Sustainability Reporting in alignment with the new GRI G4 Guidelines. The training provides insight on the conceptual introduction and preparation of the GRI reporting process, covers all the issues related to the dialogue with stakeholders and credibility of the reporting process, defines the content of the report and the monitoring process and explains in detail the preparation and communication of the final report.

Upon successful completion of the course, trainees will be able to submit a 2-year sustainability action plan that will enable them to earn the globally recognized certification as CSR Practioners.

Attendees will also update their CSR knowledge, successfully implement and upscale sustainability strategies taking place within their organization and network with other professionals in the field.

Modules:

  • Sustainability (CSR) and the Business Case for Adoption
  • Current Global & Local Legislation for CSR and GHG Emissions
  • Sustainability (CSR) Strategy and Related Global Standards and Guidelines
  • The Importance of Sustainability (CSR) in Supply Chain and Carbon Footprint Reduction
  • Sustainability (CSR) and Integrated Reporting based on GRI and IIRC Guidelines
  • External Assurance and How to Communicate and Gain Credibility in Your Report
  • The Role of the Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner / Future Trends and Practitioner Assignment

 

Who should attend:

  • CSR Professionals
  • Public Relations
  • Communication and Marketing Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Sustainability and Environmental professionals
  • General Manager

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Presentation and Tour: Delaware Addition in Santa Cruz

AGENDA

6:00 - 6:30: Networking

6:30 - 8:00: Presentation and tour 

 Light fare and drinks provided

 DIRECTIONS

Take Mission Street through town (a little under 2 miles); turn left on Swift Street, then right onto Delaware Avenue. Our building is on the right. (If you want to map it online, search for 2120 Delaware – the new streets in the development aren’t on anyone’s map yet.)

 

rainbowPlease join us for a presentation and site tour of the Delaware Addition in Santa Cruz, one of the first 25 LEED for Neighborhood Development projects in the United States. Mark Primack,
the principal architect/planner on the project, will discuss the evolution of the project and the benefits and challenges of LEED ND. There will also be a short primer on the basic components of LEED ND rating system. The presentation will be held in the first building erected on the site, a building seeking a LEED New Construction certification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, including rating system and certification process requirements.
  • Learn about a specific LEED ND project, the Delaware Addition in Santa Cruz, and the process it went through to acquire certification and get buy in from the client, the community and local officials. There will be a focus on innovation credits and conflicts with local vs. universal criteria.
  • Understand the financial, health and community benefits of doing a LEED ND project (ie. co-housing, affordable housing, walkability, community cooperation, etc.).
  • Understand strategies implemented in Rainbow Light building.

About the Speaker

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Mark Primack, LEED AP, Principal Architect, Mark Primack Architecture
Mark Primack, LEED AP architect for the project, is a former city council and current planning commission member in Santa Cruz, where he has practiced community-based design for over thirty years.

 

 
 
 
  
 
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SF 2030 Webinar: Financing Options for Clean Energy Improvements

Upfront cost, competition for capital, and comparatively low ROI are the most common reasons why energy and water efficiency projects stall out.

But with PACE or an Energy Services Agreement (ESA), it’s possible to fund 100% of your project’s cost using 3rd party capital, and realize all of the benefits of a modernized building, while redeploying capital to core business investments.

Join us to hear from leading experts how PACE and ESA financing are enabling deep – and financially compelling – retrofits all across the country.

Speakers: Sean Neill, SCI Energy James Hamill, Clean Fund Moderator: Dave Hodgins, SF 2030 District

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Big Ass Solutions Presents Explosion Green with David Gottfried

Explosion Green Book CoverBig Ass Fans® invites you to spend the evening with global green building pioneer David Gottfried from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 2 at DPR San Francisco, 945 Front St. Gottfried will speak and sign his latest memoir, “Explosion Green,” which details the green building movement over the last 20 years. The first 75 people to register will receive a copy of the book.

This exclusive event is limited to 150 attendees, so register soon. Everyone who registers will be entered to win a Haiku®, the ceiling fan that has won more than 25 international design awards and holds the top 11 ENERGY STAR® rankings for efficiency. (You must be present to win.)

About David Gottfried
David Gottfried is known as the father of the global green building movement. Gottfried’s work started a global industry with hundreds of thousands of green buildings around the world. He founded the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Councils, which now has a presence in 100 countries. Gottfried serves as the CEO of Regenerative Ventures and Gottfried Institute.

About DPR San Francisco
DPR Construction’s San Francisco 24,000-sq-ft office is the city’s first net-zero designed building. The structure features solar panels, a solar thermal water heating system, 13 Big Ass Fans, three living walls and a living wine bar with plants growing beneath the glass bar top. DPR San Francisco aims to earn official Net-Zero Energy Building status next year.

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The Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy on Public and Private Sectors

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Bay Bridge Branch Membership Drive

Join us for happy hour at House of Shields! Meet current members, mingle with like minded folks, learn about USGBC-NCC and membership benefits.

Hope to see you there!

 

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BIM @ Facebook’s New West Campus

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5:30 - 6:30: Networking 

6:30 - 8:00: Presentation, Q&A

 Light fare and drinks provided

 

 

The Silicon Valley Branch of USGBC-NCC is pleased to have two key members of Facebook’s West Campus project team speak about BIM in the context of Facebook’s much anticipated new project in Menlo Park which is currently under construction. This is an early opportunity to learn more about the West Campus and, in particular, the process used to deliver this complex and exciting new project by world renowned architect, Frank Gehry. 

The speakers will be focusing on three key aspects of BIM as they apply to this project and others:

  1. BIM : What does it mean for project teams?
  2. BIM : What are the implications and opportunities for improving sustainability?
  3. BIM : Project delivery methods

About the Speakers

 

laskewLeigh Askew, Director of MEP Services, Level 10 Construction
Leigh Askew is a partner and Director of MEP Services at Level 10 Construction.  His career started serving in the Merchant Navy as a Marine Engineer Officer, operating complex propulsion and power generation plants. He found his passion for building while working as an Assistant Superintendent Marine Engineer managing the operation of fleet of ships which included building and retrofitting oil exploration ships. After settling in California he has managed the MEP systems on design-build, design assist and design bid build projects in California. Leigh is currently building the Facebook West Campus, designed by Gehry Partners. One of Leigh’s favorite projects was the $239 million solar manufacturing facility built for Solyndra, managing the design build process from ground breaking to fully commissioned in only 9 months. He also played a key role on projects including UC Berkeley’s Helios Energy Biosciences Institute, Mountain View’s El Camino Hospital and central plant expansion, and the World Class Concert Hall -Green Music Center at Sonoma State University when he worked for Rudolph and Sletten. Leigh received his HNC in Marine Engineering from South Tyneside Marine Technical College and is a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C.

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Brian Trump, Senior Project Consultant, Gehry Technologies (GT), BIM Integrator for the Facebook project
Brian Trump develops strategies to incorporate technology and digital methods into design and construction.  With Gehry Technologies, an AEC technology consultancy cofounded by architect Frank Gehry, he has worked in Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Doha, Qatar.  Brian has experience with a variety of project types, ranging from prefabricated industrial buildings to the National Museum of Qatar, a massive avant garde cultural institution by Atelier Jean Nouvel.  He is currently working in Menlo Park, CA as BIM Integrator for Level 10 on the Facebook West Campus project by Gehry Partners.  Brian's other work includes explorations of the use of parametric modeling to reuse discarded building materials in envelope design, for which he received a research grant from the University of Michigan.  He has presented his innovative work on building technology as an invited conference speaker and in exhibitions.

 

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LEED v4 and Building Performance Modeling Requirements in California

This session will cover the major LEED credits specific to ‘Building Performance Modeling’ in California and discuss how software can be used to achieve such heavily-weighted and analytical-intensive credits. Major areas of focus will include Integrative Process, Daylight & Views, Thermal Comfort of Occupants, Green Power, Ventilation and Optimize Energy Performance. In California, the performance of building energy is already mandated under Title 24 and incentivized under the Savings by Design program. This session will look at how California’s new Title 24 code compliance (2013 Standards for non-residential) relates to LEED’s Optimize Energy Performance, and beyond.

Participants will additionally learn how to integrate simulation of daylight, energy, natural ventilation, HVAC end-uses and occupant thermal comfort using fundamental principles of buildings physics to assess strategies at the earliest stages of the design process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify synergies and misconceptions between California’s Title 24 (2013) Code Compliance and LEED’s ‘Optimize Energy Performance’ credits
  • Learn and discuss with peers how to “question default assumptions” as per LEED’s Integrative Process credit
  • Understand how energy modeling, daylighting, ventilation and thermal comfort are an integral component to design and holistic building performance analysis
  • Receive a broad introduction to IES-VE full suite of building simulation and analysis software tools for both LEED certification and Title 24 compliance

Who should attend:Architects, engineers, general contractors, energy modelers, and sustainability consultants who have experience with 3D modeling or building performance modeling.

About the speaker:

Liam BuckleyLiam Buckley is a Project Manager for the North American division of IES Ltd. His consulting expertise includes whole-building energy analysis & optimization, daylight analysis and optimization, detailed HVAC simulation, renewable energy systems, computational fluid dynamics, natural ventilation analysis and occupancy thermal comfort analysis.

Liam is an ASHRAE Member and an ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP); he is a recognized Chartered Engineer in Ireland and the UK. Liam regularly presents on behalf of the US-Chapter of the ‘International Building Performance & Simulation Association’ (IBPSA-USA). Liam holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Energy from Brunel University in the UK.

 
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 2 Continuing Education Hours for LEED Professional Credential Maintenance
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2 AIA LUs
(Pending)
 

 

 
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Experience Architecture - VISIONARY: Arlene Bloom, Ph.D

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Workshop: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep

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North California Chapter

560 Mission St. Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 659-9404
Email: info@usgbc-ncc.org