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AltBuild is coming to a town near you!!! (if you live near Santa Monica)
by Katy Purviance on 05/06/10 @ 09:56:55 am
Categories: Events | 2031 words | 3981 views

I’m so excited! AltBuild is TOMORROW, May 7 and runs through May 8th.

This year it’s at the Santa Monica Civic Center, a couple of blocks from the Promenade. Here’s how to get there.

And did I mention it’s FREE?!

The only thing you might pay is $8 for parking, but I suggest taking your bike (they have free bike valet) or taking the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus. I think just about all of their lines converge over there.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, May 7, 2010
9:30 AM Developers Go Green
Panel will demonstrate how real estate developers are currently and successfully developing highly sustainable projects, proven to be cost effective and well received within a competitive marketplace.
Wally Geer, President, Greymar Associates
Dennis Allen, President, Allen Associates
Jonathan Budner, Manager of New Construction & Sustainability, Southern California Edison
Peter DeMaria, AIA, Principal Architect, DeMaria Design Associates
Mike DiGiovanni, CEO, Comstock Homes

10:00 AM
West Lobby Take the LEED: The New Landscape & Irrigation Standards in Santa Monica
Discover how the new water-efficient landscape & irrigation standards in Santa Monica set a new bar for green building landscapes. Learn how building to our local code can gain LEED points. Also find out how greywater and rain harvesting fits in the sustainable landscape.
Russell Ackerman, Water Resources Specialist, City of Santa Monica

11:00 AM CalGreen: What Does It Mean?
This panel will explain the development process of the code, the first in the nation, including particular challenges that this code faced from environmental groups, industry trade groups, and other associations. These experts will explore the relationship of the code measures to LEED: how different code requirements map to LEED credits and what the implications are for jurisdictions with LEED mandates. In addition, the panelists will cover an abbreviated technical review of the code requirements and the implementation of this code, drawing on collaborations with the City of Los Angeles and the experience of the City of Santa Monica, which has had green code requirements since 2000.
Brenden McEneaney, Green Building Program Advisor, City of Santa Monica
David Walls, Executive Director, California Building Standards Commission
Osama Younan, P.E. Chief of Mechanical Engineering Section & Green Building Unit, City of Los Angeles

12:15 PM BIA: Financial Rebates & Agency Incentives for Green Building
Hear the top experts in the industry discuss the most-up-to date news on governmental and utility company financial incentives for green building and green remodeling. This presentation and Q & A will include the many programs – some new, some old, and some about to begin – that provide financial incentives and rebates that can make an investment in green remodeling more feasible. The panelists will help explain how all in the building industry can understand the myriad of programs that exist and how you can help your clients achieve the best results from their construction or reconstruction.
Holly Schroeder, Director, Building Industry Association (BIA)
Jonathan Budner, Manager of New Construction & Sustainability, Southern California Edison
Howard Choy, Office of Sustainability, County of Los Angeles

1:00 PM
West Lobby AIA COTE: Beyond Prefab - Containers, Dirt & Other Affordable, Green Strategies for Residential Construction.
This one hour panel discussion will include three presentations and open Q & A sessions from the state’s most innovative and green leading architects and contractors. Presentation will include discussion on the use of indigenous dirt and cement materials to form and build blocks to construct affordable housing; the use and retrofit of recycled ISO containers to build contemporary and affordable homes, and the use of panelized construction on home building.
Walter Scott Perry, AIA, Co-Chair COTE; Ecotech Design
Eric Engheben, President, 44 West Construction Inc.
Polly Osborne, AIA, Principal, Osborne Architects
Kevin Radanovich, President and CEO, Green Walls-US

1:30 PM Legal Issues for Green Buildings - Issues and Solutions for Success
This one-hour presentation will touch on the legal issues in four different areas:

* Design Professionals
* Construction Professionals
* Real Estate Developers and Project Managers
* Property Management / Leasing

The panel will identify some of the most significant legal issues in each of these areas and offer practical risk management solutions.
Q & A Session will follow.

Douglas White, Esq., Weintraub Genshlea Chediak
Steve Jones, Esq., Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Shawn Kraatz, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

2 :00 PM
West Lobby Build It Green: Green Retrofitting & Remodeling
Expand your business. Prepare to take advantage of the robust, energy retrofitting and green building industry being created in California. Federal stimulus money is being used throughout the state to design and implement energy efficient retrofit programs. Learn about the Southern California program being developed now. You will learn:

* What is the local retrofit program and how do I participate?
* What financial options will be available to my clients?
* How to make an energy efficient retrofit into a green home?
* What training and certifications are available?

Tenaya Asan, GC - Program Manager, GreenPoint Rated, Build It Green
David Blanke, Division Director, Southern California, Build It Green

2:45 PM AIA: A Focus on Performance, Instead of Points
A performance centered approach to designing and retrofitting buildings will not only improve a building’s overall quality, with regard to aesthetics, livability, and utility, it will also obviously reduce the amount of energy and water it consumes to the benefit of the environment. This presentation, A Focus on Performance, Instead of Points, is an acceptance and acknowledgment that California’s new green building code, Cal Green, is a performance-based approach to sustainable building. Hear discussions on the design and the proper installation of a thermal boundary (thermal envelope) for both new and existing single-family (Type V) homes, plus much more.
Scott Young, Associate AIA, LEED AP, GC, CGBP, GPR, GPR-EH, President, Restore 2 Green
Robert Meiklejohn, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Partner, Hablinski+Manion Architecture
Wes Harding, CEO, Harding Construction & Sustainable Solutions
Judy Rachel, HERS, CGBP, GPR, Green Achers Sustainable Solutions

3:00 PM
West Lobby Effectively Selling Green Homes
Talk confidently and effectively with customers about the benefits of a green house. Learn marketing and advertising techniques and best practices. Research shows your customers are looking for healthier, more comfortable homes that are affordable to operate and easier to maintain. Do you know how to speak with them about how your green home can deliver the goods? In this session we will address:

* The benefits of green building
* The value of a green label - GreenPoint Rated and LEED-H
* Effective selling and marketing techniques

Marc Richmond, LEED AP, HERS, CGBP, GPR, President, Practica Consulting

4:00 PM Green Building Council - LA Chapter: Living in LEED… Or Not?
Green Homes, LEED Rated or Not - a Designer’s and Home Owner’s Perspective.

Erik Lerner, Real Estate Broker, AIA, CGBP, LEED AP,
Glen Boldt, LEED AP, CGBP, GBWorks
Marco DiMaccio, Principal, PUNCHouse ecodesign group
Kyle Moss, AIA, LEED AP. Principal, Levitt & Moss Architects
Warren Wagner, AIA, Principal Architect & Founder, W3 Architects
Carl Welty, Principal, Claremont Environmental Design Group

More info

Saturday, May 8, 2010
11:00 AM Detroit & Despotism: a plan to save a City
After all of this talk in the past decade about the need for green buildings, the question is no longer WHY we need to go green, the question is HOW. American cities are confronting serious issues and are they are in dire need of tangible, deployable & affordable solutions.

This talk explores the lost city of Detroit by analyzing its decline from the once great “American Dream City and mapping out a plan for transforming it into an urban oasis of sustainability. The lessons learned here could be applied to every rust belt and industrial city in the country.

This “bullet-point free” talk is presented by the acclaimed author of “Green Building for Dummies.”

Eric Corey Freed, Principal, organicARCHITECT

11:30 AM Sustainable Remodeling & Adaptive ReUse
Today’s homeowners and commercial property owners wish to remodel in a sustainable, responsible and cost effective manner. This panel will presents ways of integration of recycled materials, building components and building systems that go a long way towards cost effective sustainable remodeling and retrofitting. This panel will also demonstrate cost effective solutions to integrate salvaged and recycled materials into remodeling or adaptive reuse projects.
Wally Geer, President, Greymar Associates
Eric Corey Freed, Principal, organicARCHITECT
Ted Reiff, President, The ReUse People of America
Leland Walmsley, Principal and Founder, everGREEN landscape architects, inc.

1:00 PM Integrating the Whole System - The practice of Living System and Regenerative Design
Sustainability is ultimately about sustaining all life. The current trend of making buildings, cars, light bulbs, products and processes more efficient is simply the beginning point for achieving this goal. Bill Reed introduces the practical concepts of integrating technical and living system design. This is not as hard as it may seem; but it is a real change in the way to think. Learn about it all from the expert.
Keynote Speaker – Bill Reed, AIA, LEED, Hon FIGP
Internationally Recognized Green Building Expert: Proponent & Practitioner in Sustainability and Regeneration

2:00 PM Making the Dollars Work - Practical Financial Analysis for Energy Efficiency Retrofits.
Distinguished members of the US Green Building Council, Commercial Real Estate and Finance Sub-committee (CRE&F) will offer their perspectives of “Making the Dollars Work", as well as provide outreach, education and networking opportunities. The panel will address the sustainability business case and discuss how residential and commercial property owners may yield a higher return on investment in connection with green building and retrofit initiatives.
Roger Williams II, Director - Finance Services, SPC Building Services
Jeff Bricmont, CGBP, Lighthouse Capital Group
James Finlay, VP, Wells Fargo Bank
Dan Thomsen, President, The Building Doctors

3:00 PM The Facts about Cisterns, Greywater and Drip Irrigation for Home Gardens
These experts will share the information you need to know if you’re thinking about installing cisterns, greywater systems or drip irrigation in your garden. Making these changes can save you thousands of gallons of water each year. But a beautiful and sustainable garden can only be achieved when you choose the right products and plants for your garden, understanding laws governing landscaping and irrigation and installing and maintaining it properly.
Kim O’Cain, Water Resources Specialist, City of Santa Monica
Pamela Berstler, Founder, Flower to the People, Co-Founder, G3 - The Green Gardens Group
Pam Bottaro, Principal, Red Lemon Landscape Design
Paula Henson, Designer, Terra Bella Landscape Design
Sam Milani, Managing Director, Advanced Waste Water Systems (AWWS)

More info

AND here are the Exhibitors!
Acme Environmental, Inc
Acorn Engineering
Acrylatex Coatings & Recycling
Advanced Waste Water Systems
All American Energy Products
Alternative Environment
Angelus Block
Aqua-Flo Supply
The Architect’s Newspaper
Arto Manufacturing
Axiom Home Resources
Build It Green
The Building Doctors
California Energy Commission
California Green Designs
California Solar
Carlton’s Custom Floors
City of Santa Monica - Green Building Department
City of Santa Monica - Office of Sustainability and the Environment
City of Santa Monica - Watershed Management
Claremont Environmental Design Group
Clark Adams Co.
Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker
Danmer Custom Shutters
D.A. Foster Construction
Denizen Design Gallery
Eco Safety Products
eco stucco
Edward Pine Stevens
Environmental Solar Design
Environmental Specialty Products
Freelite Skylights
General Electric Appliances
Go Green Construction
Green Energy Barrier
Green Planet Building
GreenGrid ®
Greymar Associates
Habitat for Humanity - ReStores
Haven By Design
Hennessey + Ingalls
Invest Green
Jill’s Paint
Kingspan Insulated Panels
LA Box Collective
LifeSource Water Systems
Loll Designs
Los Angeles County Smart Gardening
Marilyns’s Own
Neoporte Modern Door
Oxygen Ozone
Pacific Coast Teak
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PermaCity Solar
Progressive Insulation & Windows
Real Goods Solar
Reclaimed Woods of the World
The ReUse People
Riiska Design
Robert Apodaca
Royal Plywood
Samuel Moyer Furniture
San Diego Gas & Electric
SCI-Arc / Caltech Solar Decathlon Team
Sempra Energy
Sidecar Furniture
Southwest Septic Loo
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Company
Stranger Furniture
Sun Aire Skylights
Sustainable Industries
Sustainable Works
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants
TimberSIL Wood California
Timbron International
Topher Paterno
Trex Company, Inc.
Tri-C Organics
TRU Architectural
Urban Woods
U.S. Green Building Council - LA Chapter
Vast Pavers
Waste Management
Western Roofing Systems
Weston Solutions
Woca Oils

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