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UPCOMING GREEN BUILDING Training EVENTS


August PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR SERIES: Energy Modeling

On Wednesday August 29th, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, come and learn about available options and best practices in energy modeling from experts within the field. This event is made possible by Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' (DCRA) Green Building Division, in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia's Center for Architectural Innovation & Building Science.

Energy modeling provides architects, engineers, and developers unique opportunities for complying with the energy code requirements. The need for familiarity with energy modeling will increase as time goes by due to increase stringency of the prescriptive pathway on future energy codes.  This high level entry overview presentation on energy modeling will demonstrate how projects can utilize energy modeling in their own projects. This improves their designs and threads energy compliance via modeling into each project’s unique site, owner, and city requirements. Project teams that most commonly use the prescriptive energy pathway will find this seminar useful for their future projects irrespective if the projects are submitted to DCRA this year or many years into the future.  This seminar will cover both commercial and residential sectors.

SPEAKERS
Anica Landreneau
Director of Sustainable Design | HOK

James Hansen
Principal, Sustainable Programs Studio Principal-in-Charge | GHT

Ali Alaswadi
Green Building Inspector | DCRA, Green Building Division

EVENT DETAILS

  • Event address is 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW.  The UDC School of Law, 5th floor.

  • Food and drinks are allowed. Feel free to bring your lunch/snack to this event.

  • If you have any questions regarding this email communication, please contact Bryan Bomer at bryan.bomer@dc.gov

     

 

 

ARCHIVED GREEN BUILDING EVENTS

2018


July PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR SERIES: Microgrids

On Wednesday July 25th, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, come and learn about available options and best practices in microgrid systems from experts within the field. This event is made possible by Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' (DCRA) Green Building Division, in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia's Center for Architectural Innovation & Building Science.

As the adage goes, big things have little beginnings. In the case of electricity grids, the use of microgrid arrangements can help achieve multiple end-user sustainable goals and financial targets on a smaller scale.  As an aspect of a modernized energy delivery system, microgrids can push forward the District’s electricity infrastructure through the integration and optimized use of distributed energy resources (DERs). Microgrids also offer the potential for greater resilience for important buildings and communities, affording participating entities greater control over their energy demand and costs.  Despite these benefits, few microgrid developments have materialized in the District or elsewhere. This seminar will cover the basics of microgrid arrangements, example use cases for microgrid developments (including those well-suited for the District of Columbia), and how existing challenges to their deployment were overcome in neighboring states and localities. The panel of speakers will focus on designs incorporating both residential and commercial stakeholders.

SPEAKERS

Shalom Flank (download presentation)
Microgrid Architect | Urban Ingenuity

Guy Warner (download presentation)
Chairman and CEO | Pareto Energy, LTD

Adje Mensah (download presentation)
Chief Executive Officer | A.F. Mensah

 

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JUNE PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR SERIES: MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

On Wednesday, June 27th, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, come and learn about available options and best practices in building mechanical systems from experts within the field. There will be particular attention on residential systems, with some commercial elements included to help illustrate the larger universe. Our seminars are designed to harmonize practical, relevant, and local experiences for the advancement of our building industry.

This event is made possible by Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' (DCRA) Green Building Division, in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia's Center for Architectural Innovation & Building Science. 

Washington D.C. has been a national leader in defining and implementing the concept of sustainable cities. Creating a sustainable built environment has included initiatives involving LEED, green roofs, stormwater management, and the adoption of the International Green Code, in the form of the DC Green Code. Mechanical systems link occupant health & comfort, and energy efficiency in this context, and include a variety of tools & methodologies that may be unfamiliar to some developers and designers. 

SPEAKERS

Donald Prather (download presentation)
Technical Services Specialist | Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

Geoffrey Eddy (download presentation)
Senior Mechanical Engineer |  ARUP

Kelly Westby (download presentation)
Commissioning Director | Steven Winter Associates

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MAY PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR SERIES: GREEN MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Join us on May 30th for a free seminar on Green Materials and Technologies. Attendees will learn about exciting materials, design decisions and the implementation of products and technologies including the first WELL Certified office in DC! Our speakers bring a unique perspective to the decision making process during design and implementation of construction projects in the District.

This event is made possible by Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' (DCRA) Green Building Division, in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia's Center for Architectural Innovation & Building Science.

SPEAKERS

Ed Weinmann  (download presentation)
Architectural Specialist |Ernest Maier
ed@emcoblock.com

Lois Arena  (download presentation)
Director of Passive House Services |  Steven Winter Associates
larena@swinter.com

David Cordell  (download presentation)
Associate Principal | Perkins+Will’s
david.cordell@perkinswill.com

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April Professional Seminar Series:  Net-Zero Energy

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' (DCRA) Green Building Division, in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia's Center for Architectural Innovation & Building Science, will host a free seminar on net-zeroOn April 25th, our speakers will educate us about the advancements of net-zero and share their first-hand experiences that help bring us closer to achieving net-zero in the residential and commercial sectors. 

SPEAKERS

David A. Yashar, PhD  (download presentation)
Deputy Chief, Energy and Environment Division Engineering Laboratory | National Institute of Standards and Technology  
david.yashar@nist.gov

John Miller (download presentation)
Principal | Flywheel Development
jmiller@flywheeldevelopment.com

Joseph DiIenno PE, LEED AP BD+C  (download presentation)
Associate/Senior Mechanical Engineer | Interface Engineering
JosephD@interfaceeng.com

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