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UPCOMING GREEN BUILDING TRAINING EVENTS



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ARCHIVED GREEN BUILDING EVENTS


2018


9/27/2018: Green building SymposiuM

The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is partnering with the District of Columbia Code Official’s Association (DCCOA) to host a full day of green building and building science trainings on September 27, 2018 from 8:30AM – 5:00PM with nationally-renowned green building expert Peter Yost, followed by Lori Koch with the American Wood Council on Tall Wood Buildings. All four trainings provide important background and experience and applicable to anyone involved in building industry and interested in green building, building science and emerging technologies. 

Space is very limited so reserve your spot today!  Please note, you must sign up for a ticket for each training you wish to attend when registering

Agenda:

08:30-10:00 AM |  Peter Yost: Getting to Zero: The Science, the Code, and the Business of Net Zero Energy (NZE) Buildings

10:30-12:00 PM | Peter Yost: Building Science Puzzles Training 

1:00-2:30 PM | Peter Yost: Roofs: Avoiding Wet Roofs

2:45- 5:00 PM | Lori Koch, P.E., American Wood Council: Tall Wood Buildings


Developing Greener Affordable Housing in the District
 

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Location:
Department of Energy and the Environment offices
1200 1st St. NE, Room #709
Washington, D.C. 20002

Date: Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Time: 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Description:

Join the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and Enterprise Community Partners to learn about how to develop greener affordable housing in the District.  We will cover DC’s green building requirements, incentives, ways to make your next financing application more competitive and resources available to help you reach your green

building goals.  It is well established that green building practices can lower operating costs and improve quality of life for occupants – both of which are paramount for the affordable housing sector.  What isn’t quite as well known is that green building practices can improve your access to capital through DHCD’s priority scoring points and can be achieved for little to no cost premium over a typical building.



9/26/18: SEPTEMBER PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR SERIES: Residential Air Barriers

On Wednesday September 26th, from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, come and learn about available options and best practices in residential air barriers 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.

Air barriers are a fundamental component of any wall assembly and directly impacts durability, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency. This presentation will cover best practices and lessons learned for historic single family projects, and new construction single family as well as low-rise multifamily projects. The panel of speakers will focus on local case studies and provide photos and wall assembly details.  This seminar will cover residential construction.

 

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Tanya Topolewski, Gabriella Simundson, Ali Alaswadi, and Doug Horgan

SPEAKERS

Philip Frederick and Gabriella Simundson (download presentation)
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Tanya Topolewski (download presentation)
Owner | True Turtle

Doug Horgan (download presentation)
Vice President | BOWA

 

EVENT DETAILS

  • Event is moved to the University of the District of Columbia, Building 32, room 200

  • 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


 

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.

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Ali Alaswadi, James Hansen, Anica Landreneau, and David Kaiser

SPEAKERS
Anica Landreneau (download presentation)
Director of Sustainable Design | HOK

James Hansen (download presentation)
Principal, Sustainable Programs Studio Principal-in-Charge | GHT

Ali Alaswadi (download presentation)
Green Building Inspector | DCRA, Green Building Division


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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