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Agenda

13th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

Agenda

13th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

The information in the following agenda is tentative and subject to change.

This program is approved for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for engineers, Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for landscape architects, Learning Units (LUs) for architects, and AIA Continuing Education System Learning Units (AIA CES LUs) for architects. A participant can earn a maximum of 8.0 PDHs, 5.0 CECs, 10.75 LUs, and 8 AIA CES LUs by attending the full Conference.

LEED Professionals may earn up to 10 GBCI CE Hours by attending the full Conference. You may now self-report unlimited education hours toward your credential maintenance! (Sign in at sessions required to receive certificate.)

 

 


Pre-Conference Workshop

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
SUNY-ESF, Gateway Center

11:30 AM Check-in, Gateway Center

12:30-4:30 PM

Zero Energy Ready Home Training: Is the Housing Market Ready for Zero Energy Ready Homes?

Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect for the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office

Kevin Stack, Founder, CEO at Northeast Natural Homes, Inc.

4:30-6:30 VIP Pre-Conference Reception

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Syracuse-Liverpool Holiday Inn

7:15 – 8:00 AM

Check-in at Convention Center Bar

Continental Breakfast & Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Cotillion Room

8:00 – 8:10

Welcome and Introduction in Convention Center

Katherina Bendz Searing, Associate Director of Professional Education and Non-credit Programs, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

8:10 – 8:20

Opening Presentation in Convention Center

Dr. Robert Meyer, Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Dr. Quentin Wheeler, President, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Concurrent Session I

8:25 – 10:30

Track A:

High Performance Buildings

Ballroom West

Track B:

Green Healthcare Facilities

Ballroom Center

Track C:

Resiliency & Biomimicry

Ballroom East

Track D:

Green Materials & Resources

Onondaga Room

Track E:

Deconstruction

Convention Center Room A

Green on All Sides: Expectations and Reality of Green Building

Rick Alfandre, President & Owner, Alfrandre Architecture, P.C.

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Clinical Cancer Center - Creating a Healing Environment

Thomas Pelis, AVP for Facilities & Planning; Chair of Upstate's Sustainability Task Force, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Andrew Jarvis, Principal, EwingCole

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Building Net-Zero Energy Homes: Lessons Learned

Pasquale Strocchia, Building Performance Professional, Integral Building & Design

Anthony Aebi, Builder, Greenhill Contracting

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Building a Sustainable Value Set - New Onondaga Nation Fire Station

Matthew Broderick, Principal, Ashley McGraw Architects, DPC

Andrew Schuster, Project Architect, Ashley McGraw Architects, DPC

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

 

Deconstruction in Syracuse, NY

Lamar Middleton, Founder & President, Hope 4 Us Housing Corp.

Katelyn Wright, Executive Director, Greater Syracuse Land Bank

Mike Harper, President, Ultraclean, Inc.

Mike Harper, Jr, Project Manager, Ultraclean, Inc

(Approved for 1 LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

 

Multifamily Buildings Designed to Meet Passive House Criteria

Gregory Duncan, Architect, Duncan Architect

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Building in the Green: Reflections on LEED Certification of the AMC Patient Tower Project

Emilio Genzano, Assistant Vice President of Engineering & Construction, Albany Medical Center Hospital

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Adapting to Energy Insecurity: A Case Study of a Super-Energy Efficient Home in Rural Alaska

Yasmeen Hossain, PhD Candidate, University of Alaska Fairbanks

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Concrete Ideas for Reducing Carbon Emissions

James A. D'Aloisio, Principal, Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 CEC)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Deconstruction, the Green Alternative to Demolition

Patrick M. Smith, Master Appraiser, NoVaStar Appraisals, Inc.

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

10:30 – 12:00

Keynote Presentation in Convention Center

Introduction by Tracie Hall, Executive Director, USGBC New York Upstate Chapter

360 Performance: From Design to Day-to-Day

Hosted by Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and CEO of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)

Scot Horst, Chief Product Officer, United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

Chris Pyke, Chief Operating Officer for Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

(Approved for 1.5 LUs)

1.5 GBCI CE Hours

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch in Convention Center

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Cotillion Room

 

**Student Leadership Summit: Lunch with New York State Green Building Conference Advisory Council Members/Mentors**

2014 Award Winning LEED Certified Buildings of NY Slideshow

Recognition of the Montage Builders Team & Coaches, Winners of the 2014 DOE Challenge Home Student Design Competition for the Best Single-Family Detached Design

Recognition of Northeast Green Building Consulting, LLC as the first certified B-Corporation in Syracuse by the CenterState CEO Ambassadors

Concurrent Session II

1:30 – 3:25

Track A:

High Performance Buildings

Ballroom West

Track B:

Building Science

Ballroom Center

Track C:

Resiliency & Biomimicry

Ballroom East

Track D:

Green Materials & Resources

Onondaga Room

Track E:

Living on an Energy Budget

Convention Center Room A

Constructing Zero Energy on Budget - design, challenges & opportunities

Dragana Vlatkovic, President/Designer, d-v design, LLC

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Unconditioned Spaces, Thermal Zoning, and Compartmentalization: Working Against You? Or For You?

Ian M. Shapiro, Chairman, Taitem Engineering, PC

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Resilience Science & Biomimicry for Buildings & Cities

Josh Stack, Counselor at Law, Resilience & Biomimicry, Biomimicry Northern Forest; Northeast Natural Homes; NGBC

 

1 GBCI CE Hour

In Pursuit of Transparency: How to Specify the Right Products

Don Mulhern, LEED Green Associate, Sustainability Analyst, Integrated Eco Strategy, LLC

Lisa Carey- Moore, Sustainability Analyst, Integrated Eco Strategy, LLC

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

The Tiny House Movement: A Green Building Solution

Michelle Tinner, SUNY-ESF

Christopher Cimino, MBT Design

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

 

Net Zero Energy Homes and Indoor Air Quality

Karla Donnelly, Senior Sustainability Specialist, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Achieving a High Performance Air Barrier System Proper Design, Installation and Field Quality Control

Peter Spafford, Quality Assurance Director, Air Barrier Association of America

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Improving Infrastructure Resilience through Partnership and Planning: Case Studies in Enhancing George Mason University’s Resilience to Utility Failures

Erik C. Backus, Director, Construction Engineering Management, Clarkson University

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Lean Construction Materials Management - Economic Benefits and Environmental Impact Improvement Opportunities

Steve Beck, Chief Sustainability Officer & Director of Science and Technology, LeChase Construction

Joe Berman, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, Price Chopper Supermarkets

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Reducing Soft Costs for Solar PV Through Solarize Campaigns

Chris Carrick, Energy Program Manager, Central NY Regional Planning & Development Board

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

3:35 – 4:00

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Cotillion Room 

4:00 – 5:00

Closing Keynote in Convention Center

Introduction by Rex Lyons, Oren’s son & Project Manager, Plantagon International AB

Chief Oren Lyons, Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper

5:00 – 7:00

Reception & Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Cotillion Room

**Student Leadership Summit: Networking with New York State Green Building Conference Advisory Council Members/Mentors**

 

Friday, March 13, 2015

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, & Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions at Convention Center Bar & in Cotillion Room

9:00 – 10:15

Keynote Presentation in Convention Center

Introduction by Dr. Edward Bogucz, Executive Director, Syracuse Center of Excellence

'0' in '3', Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect for the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office

(Approved for 1.25 LUs)

1 GBCI CE Hour

10:15 – 10:45

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Cotillion Room 

Concurrent Session III

10:45 – 12:50

Track A:

Building Science

Ballroom West

Track B:

Urban Design, Planning, & Community Development

Ballroom Center

Track C:   

Renewable Energy

Ballroom East

Track D:  

Indoor Air Quality

Onondaga Room

LEED Certification Work Zone (participants at the Conference can sign up to meet one-on-one with LEED project reviewers. Schedule an appointment)

Convention Center Room A

EPA Moisture Control Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings

Terry Brennan, Camroden Associates, Inc.

(Approved for 2 PDHs)

(Approved for 2 LUs)

(Approved for 2 AIA CES LUs)

2 GBCI CE Hours

Cleaner Greener Communities: Transforming Planning and Development Practices in NYS

Rebecca L. Flora, Sustainable Communities Practice Leader, Ecology & Environment, Inc.

Jessica F. Waldorf, Project Manager, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)

(Approved for 1 CEC)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Large scale solar photovoltaic development

Matthew Brubaker, Campus Energy Manager, SUNY Cortland

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

IAQ: Protecting It In Design and Checking It Before Move-In

Catherine Bobenhausen, Senior Industrial Hygienist, Vidaris, Inc.

LanChi Nguyen Weekes, Partner, InAIR Environmental Ltd.

James Trainer, Client Service Representative, SGS-Galson Laboratories

(Approved for 2 LUs)

(Approved for 2 AIA CES LUs)

2 GBCI CE Hours

 
 

The Ohio Street Road Diet: Building the Complete Street

Michael F. Leydecker, Director of Surface Transportation, Wendel

(Approved for 1 CEC)

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Community Wind as an example of local energy ownership

Marguerite Wells, Vice President, Project Manager, Black Oak Wind Farm LLC

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

 

12:50 – 2:15 PM

Lunch in Convention Center

Introduction by Chris Carrick, Program Manager, Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board

New Opportunities for Building Green in New York State, Priscilla Richards, LC, Program Manager, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority

Green Building Advocate of the Year Ceremony

Presented by previous Green Building Advocate of the Year recipient, Dr. Edward Bogucz, Executive Director, Syracuse Center of Excellence

Green Building Emerging Professional of the Year

Presented by Paul Crovella, SUNY-ESF & Kevin Stack, Northeast Natural Homes, Inc.

Concurrent Session IV

2:15 – 4:20

Track A:

Building Science

Ballroom West

Track B:

Higher Education High Performance Buildings

Ballroom Center

Track C:

NYS Energy Code

Ballroom East

Track D:

LEED v4

Onondaga Room

LEED Certification Work Zone (participants at the Conference can sign up to meet one-on-one with LEED project reviewers. Schedule an appointment)

Convention Center Room A

Challenges to Sustainability in Gut Rehabilitation Projects

Jordana H. Viuker, Senior Energy Engineer, Steven Winter Associates

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Clarkson’s Smart Housing Project: Highly-granular utility use data for Smart Buildings and Smart Residents

Susan Powers, Associate Director-Sustainability, Clarkson University

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Residential Energy Code update to IECC 2015

Joseph P. Hill, NYS Building and Standards Assistant Director for Energy, New York State Department of State

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

LEED Certification Update

Richard Kimball, LEED Certification Reviewer, Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)

(Approved for 1 CEC)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

 
 

Integrating day-lighting science to design effective work environments

Eugenia Brieva, Partner, QPK Design

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Colgate University Green Building Standards

John Pumilio, Director of Sustainability, Colgate University

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Commercial NY Energy Code update from 2010 to 2014

Michael P. Burnetter, Senior Energy Engineer, New York State Department of State

(Approved for 1 PDH)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

Streamlining the LEED-NC Documentation and Review Process - A Certification Reviewer's Perspective

David Green, Principal, Green2 Consulting

Richard Kimball, LEED Certification Reviewer, Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)

(Approved for 1 CEC)

(Approved for 1 LU)

(Approved for 1 AIA CES LU)

1 GBCI CE Hour

 

4:20 – 4:30

Closing & Conference Giveaway in Convention Center

Katherina Bendz Searing,  Associate Director of Professional Education and Non-credit Programs, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Diane Brandli, Owner, dbdesign

4:30

Conference Concludes