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15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

Agenda is tentative and subject to change.

This conference will be reviewed for Learning Units (LUs) for architects (including HSW LUs), Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for landscape architects, Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for engineers, GBCI CE hours for green building professionals, and AIA Continuing Education System Learning Units (AIA CES LU/HSWs) for architects.

Additional agenda information for the 2017 conference coming soon!

March 30, 2017

Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY

7:20 AM

Check-in

Continental Breakfast & Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions

8:20

Welcome and Introduction in Finger Lakes Ballroom

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

8:30

Keynote I in Finger Lakes Ballroom

Walkability: The Hidden Green

Jeff Speck, Principal, Speck & Associates LLC

9:30

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Finger Lakes Foyer

10:00 Resilience Panel in Finger Lakes Ballroom
11:20 Lunch & Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Finger Lakes Ballroom & Finger Lakes Foyer

Concurrent Session I

12:30 – 2:35

Track A:

Resilience & Biomimicry

Track B:

Urban Design, Planning & Community Development

Track C:

Building Science

Track D:

High Performance Buildings

12:20

NYSERDA Climate Resilience for Buildings Study

Nick Rajkovich

Age-Friendly Communities: Enabling is Sustainable

Esther Greenhouse

Don't Be a Dope About the Envelope (lessons learned and nine habits revisited)

Jim D'Aloisio & Jodi Smits Anderson

Multiscale Thermal Design for Buildings

Daekwon Park

1:35

Biomimicry & Buildings

Peter Lawrence

Elevating Erie: Reconnecting to the Erie Canalway

Samuel Gordon, Owen Kerney & Joe Sisko

Cool Flavors of Radiant Air Conditioning

Arvinder Dang & Ajit Naik

Planning a Net-Zero Ready Facility: Counter-Intuitive Opportunities and Solutions

Chris Piche, Patrick Thibaudeau & Tim Hughes
2:35 Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Finger Lakes Foyer

Concurrent Session II

3:05 – 5:10

Track A:

Passive House

Track B:

Urban Design, Planning & Community Development

Track C:

Building Science

Track D:

TBA

3:05

Passiv for the Masses Tunneling through the Cost barrier through innovative design and production methods

Adam Cohen

Facility Informatics - How to Know you are Doing Better

Erik C. Backus

SURE House: Analysis of the 2015 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Winner

Tom King

Hotel Syracuse Restoration: Panel Discussion

Ed Riley, Bruce King, Jamie Williams, Mario LaGuardia & Sam Cosamano

4:10

TBA

Site, Campus, Watershed: Integrating and Evaluating Green Infrastructure at Cornell University

David Cutter & Michele Palmer

Electrification of the HVAC Infrastructure

John D. Manning

 

5:10

Reception, Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions, and Student Poster Competition in Finger Lakes Foyer and Finger Lakes Ballroom

6:30

Screening of Josh Fox’s How to Let Go of The World And Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (2016) in Finger Lakes Ballroom

In partnership with Greening USA
 

March 31, 2017

Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY

7:30 AM

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, & Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions

8:30

Keynote Presentation II

Designed Resilience

Thomas Knittel, Design Partner, McLennan Design

9:30

Keynote Presentation III

The Middle Way: Powering Industry Transformation

Tedd Benson, Author, Founder and Company Steward, Bensonwood & Unity Homes

10:30

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Finger Lakes Foyer

 

LEED Certification WorkZone in TBA

Concurrent Session III

11:00 – 1:05

Track A:

Resilience & Biomimicry

Track B:

Green Materials and Resources

Track C:   

LEED v4

Track D:  

High Performance Buildings

11:00

Energy Resiliency: what needs to be considered

Lauren Ray

Implementing Effective Materials Research for Healthier Buildings

Matthew Broderick, Lisa Carey Moore & Susanne Angarano

Creating a safe, sustainable environment for building occupants

Paul Murray

Effectively Managing Building Energy with Measurement

Carina Paton

12:05 TBA

When is it "green"? Preventing the toxic effects of spray foam insulation

Greg Siwinski, Jim Vallette & Dorothy Wigmore

LEED v4 - Compatibility & Conflict Among Certification Programs

Karla Butterfield

Greener than we thought!

Rick Alfandre & Ian Shapiro

1:05 PM

Lunch in Finger Lakes Ballroom

including the Green Building Advocate Ceremony & Recognition of the Student Poster Winners

Sponsor & Exhibitor Interactions in Finger Lakes Foyer

Concurrent Session IV

2:05– 4:10

Track A:

Healthy Buildings

Track B:

Green Materials & Resources

Track C:

Building Science

Track D:

High Performance Buildings

 

Emerging Trends in High Performance Housing: Health vs Net Zero Energy

Maureen Mahle

Material Transparency and LEED v4 How Third-Party Certification Can Simplify Compliance and Assurance

Tad Radzinski

"A Greener, Greater, Grove" - Pine Grove Middle School @ East Syracuse Minoa CSD

Jason Benedict, Matthew Finn & Amanda Thomas

Fostering a Culture of Cooperation within High Performance Building Teams

Robert Grindrod, Gwen McLaughlin & Michelle Tinner
 

Designing for the Future: A Workplace for Health and Wellness

Susan Chung

Understanding Health Certifications for Building Products

Lauren Asplen

ICF panelized construction - extremely fast and cost effective

Steve Bluestone

Uses and Applications for Mass Timber

Hans Porschitz

3:50

Closing & Conference Giveaway

4:00

Conference Concludes


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