This program explores the business case for net zero energy buildings with the goal of inspiring owners, developers, designers, and the rest of the building industry to embrace the concept. This will be accomplished through the in-depth analysis of a case study -- 435 Indio Way in Sunnyvale – the location hosting this event – which was a recent design/build renovation of a 1970's era existing building. The presentation will showcase strategies for managing the costs of financing, designing, building and operating a net zero energy renovation from the perspective of the developer, design team and contractor. The goal of this presentation is to prove that net zero energy buildings can deliver returns equivalent to business-as-usual real estate development.
The program will include a self-guided tour of the building.
|Approved for 2 Continuing Education Hours for LEED Professional Credential Maintenance
2 AIA LUs
Professional Development Continuing Education
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Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
- Knowledgeably discuss the cost/benefit implications of net zero energy building renovations, and know how those costs and benefits compare to business-as-usual commercial office lease space.
- Manage costs for cutting edge sustainability through the design, delivery, and operations processes.
- Understand and describe the factors that impact both first and operation cost on net zero energy building projects, including design strategies, design processes, technologies, and more.
- Understand the process necessary to streamline net zero energy design and construction for a fast track project that must minimize soft costs to meet business case objectives.
About the Speakers
Kevin Bates, President, SHARP Development Company, Inc.
As a commercial real estate developer in Silicon Valley, Kevin has been responsible for all aspects of the development process including land acquisition, entitlements, lease and partnership agreements, marketing, construction and permanent financing, design and construction through occupancy. He has individually developed / rehabilitated 40 buildings totaling over 2 million square feet; renovated in excess of 1 million square feet of interiors and finalized agreements and ground leases for over 1 million square feet of space on 65 acres of land. He graduated from Stanford University and has extensive course work in sustainable design through UC Berkeley and UC Davis.
John Andary, PE, LEED AP, Principal, Integral Group
John Andary is a Mechanical Engineer and Principal at Integral Group where he brings over 30 years of energy-focused consulting experience to the firm. John leads the Bioclimatic Design practice at Integral, which focuses on passive and climate-based architectural and engineering design solutions to improve occupant health, thermal comfort and energy efficiency in the built environment. Mr. Andary has served as Principal In Charge on numerous AIA COTE Top Ten, LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy projects, including the NREL Research Support Facility which is considered to be the largest measured and verified net zero energy building in the world.
David Kaneda, AIA, PE, LEED AP, Principal, Integral Group
Over the past two decades, David has designed high performance and resource efficient electrical systems, resulting in cutting-edge, sustainable projects attaining net zero energy, zero carbon emissions, and LEED Platinum certification. David serves as an advisor to a number of key organizations focused on sustainability issues including: the GSA National Register of Peer Professionals, California Building Standards Commission - Green Building Code, CPUC Zero Net Energy Action Plan, and DOE/ CEC PIER High Performance Building Façade Research Program.
Ken Huesby, CEO & President, Hillhouse Construction Company, Inc.
Ken’s commitment to sustainable design and construction has influenced Hillhouse’s project delivery methodology long before sustainable design achieved mainstream popularity. As Hillhouse’s Green Team leader and LEED AP, Ken is involved in all pre-project planning related to sustainable design and construction processes. Ken has helped advance sustainable construction processes and developed Hillhouse’s signature Indoor Air Quality Management Plan — considered by many as an industry benchmark for commercial interiors. Ken has served as project administrator for LEED projects, and played an integral role in the construction of Net Zero Energy/Zero Carbon Emission buildings.
Tickets available at the door: Chapter Members: $20 | Non-Members: $25
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