Building Innovation 2014 Conference & Expo Program: LVDC Symposium

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council Symposium:
Beyond Green™: Guidance for Life-Cycle Performance

Earn 3.25 Learning Units/Health, Safety, Welfare

Wednesday, January 8, 8:00 - 11:45 am

How do you reach and maintain high performance levels in Legrandbuildings? Meeting the criteria for low-energy usage and the efficient use of resources required for building and maintaining high performance in buildings—especially residential structures—can be confusing. The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) Symposium Beyond Green™: Guidance for Life-Cycle Performance, will address the confusing criteria and clarify the priorities for consideration when building and maintaining high-performance homes and other structures.

SBIC recently released the Beyond Green™: Guidelines for High-Performance Homes—Meeting the Demand for Low-Energy, Resource-Efficient Homes. These Guidelines provide a framework for incorporating high-performance attributes into the design, construction and operation of homes. A number of chapters in the Guidelines are applicable to both residential and commercial construction. Using the Beyond Green™: Guidelines for High-Performance Homes as the kick-off point, Symposium speakers will discuss how to effectively achieve specified levels of performance across a building’s life-cycle.

In addition to offering an introduction to high-performance attributes and the importance of a life-cycle approach to achieving an owner’s performance goals, the SBIC Symposium also will feature the 2013 Beyond Green™ Awards recipients and include case studies that exemplify how high-performance attributes can contribute to a sustainable building and show attendees ways attributes were incorporated into real-world buildings.

Symposium Schedule

The presentations below are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. PDF

8:00 – 8:15 am

Welcome, Introduction to Sustainability & Beyond Green
Douglas E. Read, SBIC Chair

8:15 – 8:45 am

Community and Site Planning
Michael Medick, Architect.Town Planner
BSB Design

8:45 – 9:15 am

Energy Efficient Equipment & Systems and Renewable Energy
Harvey Sachs, Senior Fellow
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

9:15 – 9:45 am

Efficient Water Use
Pete DeMarco, Senior Director of Special Programs
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

9:45 – 10:15 am

Materials and Indoor Environmental Quality
Marilyn Black, Founder and Corporate Fellow
UL Greenguard

10:15 – 10:45 am


10:45 – 11:15 am

Hazards Resistance
Fred Malik, Fortified Programs Manager
Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

11:15 – 11:45 am

High-Performance in Practice: Input from the Beyond Green™ Award Winners
Chemeketa Community College, Health Sciences Complex
A New Generation of Buildings to Address Outdoor PM 2.5 Contaminant
Retrofit Chicago: Commercial Buildings Initiative

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