Building & Design Innovation Mollohan Center Room 315 A
Healthy, beautiful, efficient and affordable buildings aren't just for the latte sipping, fancy out of towners. Turns out, folks everywhere like well-designed, cool buildings! (We've got plenty of research to support this claim. Just ask.) Get the information you need to design, build and retrofit residential, commercial and historic buildings to attract and retain innovators, and new economy talent. This track even includes expertise on financing innovative projects, designing for resiliency, and offers a look into the future of high performance, green buildings with the LEED Version 4 overview.
Building, Retrofitting and Financing Energy Efficient, Healthy, Affordable Residential and Commercial Buildings
Monday, 9:45 - 11:15
Michelle Connor, Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity
James Swiger, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, WYK Associates, Inc.
Bobby Clark, Midwest Clean Energy Enterprise LLC
Does it really cost more to build a beautiful building that is energy efficient? Can we design residential and commercial buildings and developments to encourage healthier lifestyles? Master builders, developers and designers dish on what it really takes to build to Energy Star, NAHB, LEED for Homes or Passive House standards. Do you finance building projects? Are you a building owner? Do you pay your bills or pass them off for your renters to pay? Are you thinking about building a new development? Will it be another affordable housing development or are you planning middle income or luxury projects, hoping to attract customers who appreciate quality? Find out the truth about what costs more up front, what’s worth extra money, true Return on Investment information for small, medium, and large projects like retrofits, housing developments, schools, offices, convention centers, hospitals, and industrial complexes. Learn about USDA Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) grants and opportunities for grants to cover 25% of energy efficiency or renewable energy projects. USDA loans are also available for these projects. Tip: Use this area to let your visitors know about your latest news. You can change the title to the service you provide and use this text area to describe your service. Feel free to change the image.
Resiliency: Designing for Disaster and the New Economy
Monday, 1:45 - 3:15
Jill Watkins, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, Watkins Design Works
Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘resilient design’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just among architects and designers, but politicians, engineers and city planners as well. With a large percentage of West Virginia’s building stock in critical need of repair, take a look at how resilient design and adaptive reuse can work together to save our historic buildings for the new economy, and learn how we can better design new buildings for a new climate reality.
Building Energy- What We’ve Got, What We Should Demand, and What We Can Hope For
Monday, 3:30 - 5:00
Sam Butzer, PE, LEED AP BD+C, ASHRAE, USGBC-WV
Plow right through the hype surrounding codes with this tour of current and future building codes and standards, plus get an exciting look at onsite power production, combined heat and power, fuel cells, renewables, passive solar and much more. This session is perfect for anyone who pays utility bills, and for building owners who pass those bills off to renters.
The Future of Green Buildings: A LEED Version 4 Overview
Tuesday, 9:45 - 11:15
CEUs: Eligible for 1 hour LEED-specific GBCI Credit
Joe Sinclair AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Jill Watkins NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C
Sam Butzer PE, LEED AP BD+C
This session provides building owners, developers, architects, engineers, designers, and contractors with an overview of USGBC’s new LEED Version 4 green building rating system. Topics covered include green building in the marketplace, its effects on the environment, and how far away we are from “zero impact” buildings. All six major sustainable categories will be addressed using a credit-by-credit, or strategy, approach. Case studies will illustrate implementation of these strategies so attendees have an understanding of a holistic approach to project location, transportation, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.