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Agenda At A Glance

8th Annual Green Building Conference
March 11 and March 12, 2010
Oncenter Complex, Syracuse, NY

Conference Menu Information

Thursday, March 11 - Preconference Workshops, Book Signing and Reception

Time Pre-Conference Workshops
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast in Atrium - Exhibits open at 2:00 PM -6:30 PM


9:00 - 10:30 am

Workshop #1 in Meeting Room 1/2

Moderator: Kevin Stack

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Building in Nature’s Image Workshop

LEED® Faculty: Kevin Stack, Northeast Natural Homes

This workshop has 4 contact hours and and will be reviewed for PDHs for engineers and LUs for Landscape Architects after the conference through SUNY ESF Outreach.

4 AIA LU Hours HSW and SD for Architects through the USGBC NY Upstate Chapter.

Workshop #2

BEGINS AT NOON in Meeting Room 4/5



10:30 - 10:45 am Break in Atrium
10:45 - 12:00

Building in Nature’s Image Workshop

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch in Ballroom East - Workshop #1

Workshop #2 in Meeting Room 4/5

Moderator: Tracie Hall

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm with box lunch served!

Organizational Sustainability - A step by step approach

Mike Arny, President, Leonardo Academy

This workshop has 4 contact hours and and will be reviewed for PDHs for engineers, CEUs for Architects, and LUs for Landscape Architects after the conference (SUNY ESF Outreach).

Workshop Sponsor: Synapse Partners, LLC.

1:00 - 2:00 pm Building in Nature’s Image Workshop - concludes at 2:00 PM

Organizational Sustainability - A step by step approach


2:00 - 4:00 pm Visit exhibits and time for networking

Organizational Sustainability-A step by step approach- concludes at 4:00 PM

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Sarah Susanka BOOK SIGNING - Don't miss it!

5:00 - 6:30 pm Reception in the Oncenter Atrium: Presenters, exhibitors and networking opportunities

Friday, March 12, 2010 - Conference Program

*The Friday program has 7 contact hours and will be reviewed for PDHs for engineers, CEUs for Architects, and LUs for Landscape Architects after the conference (SUNY ESF Outreach).

Time Conference Keynote, Sessions and Plenary
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast in Atrium - Exhibits will be open

8:30 - 9:30 am

Plenary Kick-off session in Ballroom East

Sarah Susanka, Architect, Cultural visionary and Bestselling author of "The Not So Big House" and "The Not So Big Life"

Topic: Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability for Home, Community and Life

Moderator: Robert Meyer

At no time in recent history have so many been interested in building better rather than bigger.  The economic crisis has awoken in people the need for more energy efficient and sustainable structures to live in.  Since her first book, The Not So Big House, came out in 1998, Sarah Susanka has been helping readers understand how they can make their own homes sustainable through right-sizing and sustainable construction practices.  Now she extends that message beyond the house to how we create community and how we inhabit our lives.  Not So Big may be about making our homes and our lives a bit smaller, but it is in fact a very big idea - one that's perfectly tailored to today's challenging conditions.


Keynote Sponsor: Turner Construction Company

9:30 - 9:45 am Visit our exhibitors in the Atrium
Concurrent Session TRACKS

Green Housing and Communities

Meeting Room 1

Building Science, Systems and Integrated Design

Meeting Room 2

Energy Efficiencies and Renewable Energy

Meeting Room 3

9:45 - 10:35

Session 1A Moderator: Alexander Deuell

Topic: Funds from ARRA stimulus package –projects in City of Syracuse, Paul M. Driscoll, Deputy Commissioner, City of Syracuse

Session 1B Moderator: Tracie Hall

Topic: Using Rain Gardens in Northern Climates, Tim Toland, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Session 1C Moderator: Peter Lindabury

Topic: Funding sources and resources, Dan Farrell, NYSERDA

10:40 – 11:30

Session 2A Moderator: Ken Bobis

Topic: LEED certified buildings, hometown presentation, Peter King, King & King Architects

Session 2B Moderator: Alexander Deuell

Topic: Evaluating Sustainable Materials and Establishing Sustainable Priorities, Diane Brandli, Owner, dbdesign

 This presentation will provide an overview of attributes to look for in sustainable building materials, green material labeling and certification, and a discussion about establishing sustainable priorities. 

Session 2C Moderator: Tracie Hall

Panel Presentation: Where the money is Dan Farrell, NYSERDA, Roger Bradley, Melvin & Melvin, Bob Krell, IAQ Technologies

11:35 – 12:25

Plenary session in Ballroom East

Session 3 Plenary Topic: Indoor Air Quality, Why It Matters, an Occupational Epidemiologist Opinion, Shannon R. Magari, Principal and Vice President, Health Sciences, Colden Corporation

We will review common iaq toxicants, what we know about them, what exposure data we have and what epidemiological studies are telling us about the Health effects at common indoor concentrations.

Moderator: Richard Greene

12:30– 1:30 pm Lunch in Ballroom West
1:30 - 1:45 pm

Green Building Advocate of the Year Award Ceremony to follow presented by Green Building Advisory in Ballroom East

Moderator: Dave Ashley

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Keynote session in Ballroom East

Plenary Topic: If not YOU, then WHO?: Moving from the ME Generation to the RE-Generation

S. Richard Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chairman, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Moderator: Tracie Hall

3:00 – 3:30 pm Visit our exhibitors in the Atrium
3:30 – 4:20

Session 4A Moderator: Lori Holmes

Topic: Deconstruction, Northeast Natural Homes, Josh Stack

Session 4B Moderator: Kevin Stack

Topic: Remodeling Buildings, Green Building Advisor, Peter Yost, Director of Residential Services for BuildingGreen, LLC

Session 4C Moderator: Alexander Deuell

Topic: Syracuse University, H.B. Crouse Building, Research Project to Study Methods for Making Building Net-Zero Energy

Matt Broderick, Principal and Pete Larson, Principal, Ashley McGraw

4:25 - 5:15

Session 5A Moderator: Kevin Stack

Topic: High Energy Performance Houses, (HEP research with NYSERDA), Terry Brennan, Camroden Associates, Inc.

Session 5B Moderator: Diane Brandli

Topic: SUNY-ESF Gateway Building: Positive Net Energy for Carbon Neutral Campus

Architerra Architects, Ellen Watts, AIA, LEED AP, Principal

Session 5C Moderator: Tracie Hall

Topic: Creating the new energy ecosystem:  The future of smart green technologies, Linda Hartsock, Technology Garden

The topic will cover emerging technologies, particularly smart green buildings connected with the smart grid – and examples of smart places that are putting them to work.

Paul Driscoll
Paul Driscoll

Lindsay Hartsock
Linda Hartsock

Matt Broderick
Matt Broderick

Pete Larson
Pete Larson

Peter King
Peter King

Peter Yost
Peter Yost