COTEducation Series

 COTEducation Series

Committee on the Environment

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**The December 4th Building Enclosure Consulting workshop with Karol Kazmierczak, CDT, LEED AP, NCARB has been postponed until 2016. Check back for more information in the next couple months!

 


 Drones - How They Enhance Our Work in the Built Environment

 

Heapy Engineering’s Drone Program will advance data gathering for project work similar to when the calculator replaced the slide rule. The math was the same… it was just much more efficient (faster) getting it done. 

Come hear (and see) how Drones are making an impact in the A/E/C Industry. It is commonly known approximately 85% of what buildings will exist in 2030 already exist. Therefore, to meet future energy standards (ie: the carbon-neutral goal of the 2030 Challenge), we need to wage a massive campaign to upgrade our current building stock. Drones become a powerful tool to enhance energy efficiencies and identify which buildings to address first. Attend this seminar and learn the basics of using Drones to enhance the built environment, (and see an operational Drone up close). 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to describe what is a drone and what the general requirements are to fly them commercially.
  2. Attendees will recognize the benefits of using Drones to aid in ongoing building maintenance.
  3. Attendees will be able to identify for their own organizations the potential uses for Drones to speed up their design and construction process.
  4. Attendees will be able to assess the difference in value of using outside expertise versus implementing an internal drone program for their business.

SPEAKERS: Michael Berning PE, CEM, LEED Fellow, Senior Principal, Heapy Engineering
Michael Gilkey, Owner, 3D Aerial

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Noon to 1:00 pm

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town St., Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

1.0 HSW Learning Unit

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Environmental Dashboard: Using Real-Time Feedback to Engage, Motivate and Empower Stewardship in the Built Environment

Presented By: John Petersen

This session will be led by John Petersen, the Paul Sears Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology and chair of Oberlin College’s Environmental Studies Program. A systems ecologist by training, Dr. Petersen's research focuses on understanding flows of energy, cycles of material and feedback control mechanisms operating in environmental and social systems. He has been instrumental in developing real-time feedback display technologies for cities, organizations and individual buildings with the goal of engaging, educating, motivating and empowering community members to conserve resources and develop pro-environmental attitudes. With support from the U.S. and Ohio EPA, the Great Lakes Protection Fund and others he and his colleagues are developing “Environmental Dashboard” as a technology and approach for accomplishing these goals. A co-founder of Lucid, the “Building Dashboard” technology he and his students developed is now installed in thousands of buildings across the U.S. and Canada.

Why do we need feedback, what do we know about what works? How has the Environmental Dashboard been developed as a tool to engage whole communities through feedback? How has it been implemented and what have we learned?

1.0 HSW Learning Unit

Monday, November 2, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar located at The Center for Architecture and Design. 
Lunch included by AEP Ohio!

50 West Town St., Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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Thanks to our sponsor: AEP Ohio

 

Email Jordan Iseler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions.

 


 

Sustainable Product Manufacturing: Tools for Measuring Environmental Impacts

Presented by: Andree Iffrig, LEED AP of DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

There are good reasons for a manufacturer to conduct a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs). Diminishing the embodied energy and ecological impacts of products can reduce manufacturing costs and improve the bottom line financially and environmentally. Explore the sustainability case for these transparency measures using the example of one product manufacturer; in a facilitated exchange, discuss their strengths and limitations. Answer the questions: Are these measures sufficiently robust to withstand scrutiny and be widely applied at this time? What benefits would your professional practice realize by adopting these material assessment measures?

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the characteristics of sustainable product manufacturing: socially, environmentally and economically.
2. Understand why conducting an LCA, EPDs and HPDs matters to product development and ultimately occupant health and safety, environmental wellbeing and the bottom line in business.
3. Review the steps in completing an LCA, EPDs and HPDs, focusing on resources and metrics for measuring material impacts.
4. Explore the strengths and drawbacks of transparency measures.

Worth 1.0 HSW Learning Unit!

Lunch Provided!

Location:
The Center for Architecture & Design
50 West Town St., Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

Price:
$ 5 - Associate AIA
$10 - AIA/Affiliate Members
$20 - Non-AIA Members

REGISTER HERE

BIO:

Award-winning graduate architect and community builder Andrée Iffrig, LEED AP, is passionate about sustainable design. A Royal Architectural Institute of Canada medalist, she uses her design background to collaborate with others in building more sustainable communities. Andrée is a leader with the Sustainability Team at DIRTT and the author of the Inglewood Design Initiative, a sustainable community plan which won an honorary mention in the 2011 Mayor’s Urban Design Awards in Calgary. She is a co-founder of the Biomimicry Network in Alberta and the Chair of the Advisory Committee, Green Building Technology Access Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. She served for six years as a volunteer Wildlife Ambassador in Alberta Parks. Andrée has more than 10 years of professional presentation and facilitation experience.

 


 

Passive House 

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by: Mary Rogero

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the Passive House building energy standard criteria and principles
  • To understand the benefits of using PH design to achieve high performance buildings
  • To illustrate the importance of building science in the development of high-performance building enclosures
  • To demonstrate successful PH projects

1.0 HSW Learning Unit!

BIO:
Mary Rogero is a Registered Architect and an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Interior Design at Miami University. In the fall of 2015, Mary will assume the role of Interim Chair of the department. She teaches Passive and Low Energy Design seminars and Design Studio to freshman through graduate level.  She is passionate about engaging students in the practice of Passive House and high performance design to prepare them as future leaders in sustainability.  Mary continues to practice architecture and serves on the national board of the Passive House Alliance. Prior to teaching, Mary was a principal in the Dayton design firm of Rogero Buckman Architects for 15 years.

 


 

Using AIA Tools to Manage Legal Issues on Sustainable Projects

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Presented by: Eric Pempus, AIA of Oswald Companies and Dave Patterson, ESQ, of Weston Hurd Curley Patterson & Bush LLP

Through an exploration of the design-bid build and construction management delivery models, this course looks at the roles, responsibilities, risks and opportunities unique to sustainable design and construction projects, and explores the AIA's Sustainable Projects Contract Documents, and the revised AIA Sustainability Guide, to provide attorneys with methods to reduce, or better allocate, contractual risks on sustainable projects.

Location:
The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town St., Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

Price:
$5 - Associates
$15 - AIA/Affiliate Members
$30 - Non-AIA Members

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Legislation Updates

Monday, May 18th Presentation
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 

The State of Ohio legislature has been active recently on issues that affect architects and sustainable design. We’ve invited two experts to give us an update on critical legislative issues, where they stand today, and prospects for the future. First, attorney David M. Scott will discuss the efforts to ban LEED version 4 for projects undertaken by the State of Ohio. This issue gained a lot of attention last year but has recently gone quiet – David will fill us in on the current status, what’s been going on, and where things are headed.  Following this, Trish Demeter of the Ohio Environmental Council will update us on State Bill 310 (SB 310)– the bill which put the state’s energy efficiency and renewable initiatives on hold. Again, we’ll find out where things stand today, where they are probably headed and what any likely outcome will mean for our profession.

Location:
The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town Street, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

Presenting:
David Scott, LEED AP BD+C, discussing Anti-LEED Legislation
Trish Demeter, managing director of energy and clean-air programs for the Ohio Environmental Council, discussing SB310 - Energy Efficiency and Incentives

Price:
$5 - Associate AIA Members
$10 - AIA & Affiliate Members
$20 - Non-AIA Members

REGISTER HERE 

 


 

APRIL 21st Site & Senses: A Qualitative Approach to Green Design - More Information.

 


 

Introduction to the Living Building Challenge 3.0: A Visionary Path to a Regenerative Future

Join the Committee on the Environment for the first in the 2015 COTEducation Series, Introduction to the Living Building Challenge 3.0 A Visionary Path to a Regenerative Future, presented by Allen Schaffer.

The Living Building Challenge defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions. This certification program covers all building at all scales and is a unified tool for transformative design, allowing us to envision a future that is Socially Just, Culturally Rich and Ecologically Restorative. Whether your project is a single building, a park, a college campus or even a complete neighborhood community, the Living Building Challenge provides a framework for design, construction and the symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment.

Worth 1.0 HSW Learning Unit


Date: Friday, February 13, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town St, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

Associate AIA         $5.00
AIA/Affiliate        $10.00
Non-AIA Member   $20.00

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