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Agenda
2014 New York State Green Building Conference
March 27-28, 2014
The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY

The information in 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, and Learning Units (LUs) for architects. A participant can earn a maximum of 9.0 PDHs, 7.0 CECs, 14.2 LUs and 9 AIA CES LUs by attending the full conference.

LEED Professionals can earn up to 11 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).

Thursday, March 27, 2014

7:30 AM

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, & Sponsor Interactions in Ballroom Atrium and Meeting Room Lobby

8:00

Welcome and Introduction in Ballroom

Dr. Robert Meyer, Professor, SUNY-ESF

Dr. Quentin Wheeler, President, SUNY-ESF

Katherina Searing, Associate Director of Professional Education, SUNY-ESF

8:15

Keynote Presentation in Ballroom 

More High Performance Homes Now! The Vitruvian Imperative and the elemental requirements of civilization
Tedd Benson, Founder & Owner, Bensonwood

A Conversation on Sustainable Building
Tedd Benson & Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy Jr., Senior Fellow for Environmental and Sustainable Systems, SUNY-ESF

(Approved for 1.9 LUs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

9:50

Visit Exhibitors in Ballroom Atrium and Meeting Room Lobby

Concurrent Session I

Track A:

High Performance Residential

Track B:

High Performance Commercial

Track C:

Resiliency & Biomimicry

Track D:

Material Science

10:15

And the Kitchen Sink Too: The DOE Challenge Home Approach

Maureen Mahle, Senior Vice President - Director, Sustainable Housing Services, Steven Winter Associates

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

 

The Challenges of Designing a Net Zero Energy Building

John Rahill, Architect, Black River Design

Kath McCusker, Sustainability Analyst, Integrated Eco Strategy

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

High Performance Building Design and Biomimicry in the Built Environment

James Blount, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Ellenzweig Architects

Tim Toland, Associate Professor, SUNY-ESF

Don Leopold, Distinguished Teach Professor, SUNY-ESF

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.75 CECs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

Health Product Declarations: A New Era of Product Transparency

Bill Walsh, Executive Director, Healthy Building Network

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

12:00 PM

Lunch & Sponsor Interactions in Ballroom

A Status of BuildSmart NY: NY State's Progress to Date and Strategy for Action
Lloyd Kass, Director of BuildSmart NY, New York Power Authority (NYPA)  

Concurrent Session II

Track A:

High Performance Residential

Track B:

High Performance Commercial

Track C:

Resiliency & Biomimicry

Track D:

Material Science

1:30

Exceeding the U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Competition: The Next Generation (of Designers, Engineers and Builders) Speaks

Montage Builders - Northern Forest, Students from SUNY-ESF, Syracuse University, and Onondaga Community College

NYSERDA Commercial & Industry Energy Efficiency Programs

Lauren Brust, Director, Commercial Building Energy Services, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

 

Climate Change and Resilient Site Planning

Kelsey Gnoinski, Project Engineer, The Chazen Companies

Russell Urban-Mead, VP of Environmental Services, The Chazen Companies

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.75 CECs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

Full Transparency in Product Declarations - What you need to know to avoid 20 more years of 'Greenwash'!

Denis Darragh, General Manager, Forbo Flooring Systems, Inc.

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

3:15

Visit Exhibitors in Ballroom Atrium and Meeting Room Lobby

Concurrent Session III

Track A:

High Performance Residential

Track B:

Case Study in Healthcare

Track C:

Resiliency & Biomimicry

Track D:

Material Science

3:45

Carbon Neutral Structural Systems and connections; Designing and Building with Heavy Timber

Christopher Carbone, Professional Engineer, Company Steward, Bensonwood

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

SUNY Upstate - Sustainability in an Academic Medical Center

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

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

Mannahatta2409.org: Creating and Sharing Visions of Sustainability and Resilience

Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)

(Approved for 1.75 CECs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

Alternative Structural Systems that have Smaller Carbon Footprints

James D’Aloisio, P.E., SECB, LEED AP BD&C, GPRO:O&M, Principal, Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

5:30

Reception & Sponsor Interactionsin Ballroom Atrium and Meeting Room Lobby

6:00 - 8:00 Student Leadership Summit, in Meeting Rooms 7/8
 

Friday, March 28, 2014

8:00 AM

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, & Sponsor Interactions in Ballroom Atrium and Meeting Room Lobby

9:00

Keynote Presentation in Ballroom 

The feasibility of converting New York State’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to one using wind, water, & sunlight
Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Professor, Cornell University & The Solutions Project

(Approved for 1.5 LUs)

(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

10:15

Visit Exhibitors in Ballroom Atrium and Meeting Room Lobby

Concurrent
Session IV

Track A:

Case Study in Higher Education

Track B:

Living Infrastructure

Track C: (10:30-12:30)

Construction Waste Management *

Track D: (10:30-12:30)

2012 Energy Code: Residential & Commercial *

10:45

From Silver to Gold: How Operational Sustainability Strategies Led to Achieving LEED Gold Certification for the Onondaga Community College SRC Arena and Events Center

Sean Vormwald, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety, Onondaga Community College

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

Rainwater Harvesting in Onondaga County

Bruce Wanlass, PE, LEED-AP, Principal Engineer, C&S Engineers, Inc.

Maggie Edelstein, RLA, LEED-AP, Landscape Architect, C&S Engineers, Inc.

John Williams, Jr., Plumbing Control Supervisor, Onondaga County Water Environment Protection

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.75 CECs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

7LEAN Strategies for Safe Profitable Jobsites - The Executive Primer

Brenda Griffin, Director, Construction Materials Management Center

(Approved for 2.4 LUs)
(Approved for 1 PDH)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

2014 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State Update

Joseph Hill, R.A., Registered Architect, New York State Division of Building Standards and Codes

Michael Burnetter, P.E., Licensed Professional Engineer, New York State Division of Building Standards and Codes

(Approved for 2.4 LUs)
(Approved for 2.0 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 2 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

12:30 PM

Lunch & Green Building Advocate Ceremony in Ballroom 

Concurrent
Session V

Track A:

Case Study in Higher Education

Track B:

Living Infrastructure

Track C:

LEED v4

Track D:

Renewable Energy

1:45

Sustainable Design and BIM Integration: Benefits and Pitfalls

Michael Frisina, LEED AP, Project Job Captain, Dalpos Architects

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

Green Infrastructure for Historic Districts

Cari Varner, Program Manager, Finger Lakes Institute

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.75 CECs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

LEED v4: In the Trenches

Jodi Smits Anderson, Director Sustainability Programs, DASNY

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.75 CECs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

Solar Photovoltaics

Daniel Bennett, President, Graystone Green Building Technologies - GCMS Inc.

(Approved for 2.1 LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 AIA CES LUs)
(Approved for 1.75 PDHs)
(Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

3:30

Closing Panel & Conference Giveaway in Ballroom

* Concurrent Session IV, Tracks C & D will begin earlier at 10:30 and run until 12:30.


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