BEST 2006 Workshops

Topic Lead Instructor(s) Day / Date

Workshop Number 1:
Introduction to the Design Charette process and an overview of Green Building Techniques:  Healthy indoor environment, maximum energy efficiency and conservative, thoughtful use of natural resources


  • Charle-Pan Dawson , LEED, AP, New Construction & Green Buildings Energy Efficiency Services, NYSERDA (Facilitator)
  • Tracie Baule-Hall, Development Director, Enable (Owner)
  • Robert J. Seigart, Partner, Schopfer Architects LLP (Architect)
  • Richard Schneider, President, Northeast Construction Services, and Foster Spadafora, Project Manager(Constructor)
  • Peter Lindabury, Vice President, RobsonWoese, Inc. (Commissioning agent)
Friday, 4/28/06

Workshop Number 2:
Reducing the Energy Footprint


  • Susan L. Weaver , P.E., Project Engineer, Barton & Loguidice PC (Mechanical Engineering)
  • N.V. Suryanarayana, Visiting Professor, SUNY-ESF (Principles of Heat Transfer)
Saturday, 4/29/06

Workshop Number 3:
Building Materials and Environmental Quality (IEQ and Interiors)


  • Diane Brandli, ASID, CID, LEED Accredited, Director of Interior Design, Ashley McGraw Architects PC (Materials and Interior Design)
  • John Vasselli, Executive Vice President, NYIEQ, (Indoor Environmental Quality)
Friday, 5/5/06

Workshop Number 4:


  • Scott Gates, Ph.D. Candidate, Construction Management, SUNY-ESF (What is commissioning?)
  • Peter Lindabury, Vice President, RobsonWoese, Inc. (Enable Commissioning)
  • Casey Whalen, SUNY-ESF, (Specifying LEED – will you get what you want?)
Saturday, 5/6/06


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