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Thursday, May 12

10:30am PDT

Stanford: Designing One of the World’s Most Energy Efficient Universities
Track: Energy + Power

Stanford University has just completed a transformational campus-wide energy system – replacing a 100% fossil-fuel-based combined heat and power plant with grid-sourced electricity and first-of-its-kind heat recovery system. Positioning Stanford as a national leader in energy efficiency and carbon reduction, the results are impressive: greenhouse gas emissions are slashed by 68%; fossil fuel use by 65%; and campus-wide water use by 15%. This comprehensive Stanford Energy System Innovation (SESI) system will eliminate 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of removing 32,000 cars from the road every year. Expected energy savings to Stanford over 35 years is $425 million.

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avatar for Mike Bové

Mike Bové

Principal, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Mike Bové brings over 30 years of technical engineering and project management experience both domestically and internationally, specializing in high technology and scientific research project in the higher education, national labs, renewable energies, biotech/life sciences, and... Read More →
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Ron Gawer

Director of Energy Operations, Stanford's District Energy System
Ron has over 30 years of experience in the construction, operation and maintenance of energy systems starting his career in the Naval Nuclear Engineering Program and then into the private sector involved with many power projects, from combined cycle power plants, hydro and biomass... Read More →
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Toby Hasselgren

Principal, ZGF Architects LLP
Toby Hasselgren’s 18 years of design experience have encompassed work with a number of the nation’s leading higher education institutions, corporations and healthcare providers. Toby has designed more than 1.1 million SF of LEED Gold and LEED Silver projects and worked on projects... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Westin: Cascade 2

1:30pm PDT

A Fitbit for Your Building: Using the Internet of Things to Achieve Net Positive Results
Track: Energy + Power

What if a building could wear a Fitbit and deliver the realtime pulse of its system’s performance? In our quest to get to Net Positive Energy Buildings, the complicated and expensive monitoring and controlling of the many connected bits and pieces affecting energy performance has become a lot easier and cheaper. Available technologies can provide instant data streams and tools that reframe the traditional retro-commissioning process to ongoing optimization-commissioning with real actionable data. This presentation will tip over the cart of conventional practice, introduce a paradigm shifting concept and share how to accomplish these aspirations and more today!

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Dina Belon

Director, Paladino and Company
Dina Belon is director of the Seattle team at internationally recognized green building and sustainability consulting firm Paladino and Company. Dina’s team promotes sustainable advancement in design, construction and operations of the built environment through the planning and... Read More →
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Daniel Huard

Principal, Greenview Global, LLC
A lifelong learning proponent, Daniel has long been a sought after Green Building expert. Daniel received degrees in Mechanical Engineering, from Niagara College; Undergraduate in Architecture, Masters of Architecture and Masters of Urban Planning from SUNY at Buffalo. Beyond... Read More →
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Julia Raish

Manager, Paladino and Company
Julia Raish is a manager with Paladino and Company, an internationally recognized green building and sustainability consulting firm. With a background in sustainable building design and implementation, master planning and site analysis, Julia brings a holistic understanding of sustainability... Read More →

Nikhil Taskar

Chief Technical Officer, N2-Global Solutions
Nikhil Taskar, Chief Technical Officer's diverse background includes a PhD and BSEE in Electrical Engineering, and an Executive MBA, as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt, strong management, LEED training designs, implementing strategies for innovative technology, and product road-maps... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Westin: Cascade 2

3:15pm PDT

Evolution of Enclosure: the Anatomy of Building Performance
Track: Energy + Power

Buildings are a major contributor to the climate crisis today. However, we now have the science and techniques to revolutionize building energy performance while also safeguarding building integrity and occupant health and happiness. Architects and builders have a starring role to play in the climate solution. Dan Whitmore and Zack Semke of builder Hammer & Hand, and Prentis Hale, principal of SHED Architecture + Design, will share field-tested techniques for designing and constructing advanced building envelopes that deliver superior energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and durability.

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Prentis Hale

Principal, SHED Architecture & Design
Prentis received his Master of Architecture from University of Washington, has an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University, and has performed traveling research in Stockholm on a Valle Scholarship. From 1998 to present, Prentis has worn the various hats of business... Read More →
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Zack Semke

Chief Evangelist, Hammer & Hand
Zack directs business development at Hammer & Hand, a construction company dedicated to inciting evolution in building. He studied human ecology at Stanford University (’93). He’s worked as an advocate for progressive regional planning, a developer of nonprofit community organizations... Read More →
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Dan Whitmore

High Performance Building Consultant, Hammer & Hand
Dan has worked in the construction industry since 1987 as a carpenter, general contractor, builder, and even FEMA Inspector. His introduction to high-performance building came at an early and impressionable age when, in 1977, his family built an award-winning Solar Home in Oklahoma... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Westin: Cascade 2
Friday, May 13

10:30am PDT

Net Zero Energy: Schools that Make the Grade
Track: Energy + Power

Growing populations and years of deferred maintenance are impacting K-12 schools. Often administrators are forced to stretch limited budgets between building efficiency and expanded student needs. With a focus on performance and life-cycle costs, net zero energy buildings (NZEB) are the ideal solution for many districts. To achieve this ambitious goal, teams must utilize an integrated process that seamlessly combines architectural elements, site features, and systems. Our panel will discuss advanced technical strategies and lessons learned from the first two K-12 certified NZEBs in the country, and how they are sharing those skills for the design of the possible third.

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Roger Frechette

Managing Principal, Interface Engineering
With over 20 years of experience in the field of sustainable engineering and building design, Roger’s work encompasses building systems and master planning designs for new, existing, and historic buildings, both domestically and internationally. Roger is a Senior Fellow with the... Read More →
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Andrew Frichtl

Managing Principal, Interface Engineering
Andy is well known in the world of architecture and infrastructure as a leader in sustainable design. He specializes in energy efficiency and resource conservation, and has been the recipient of numerous awards. As a Managing Principal at Interface Engineering, he has designed many... Read More →
avatar for Hormoz Janssens

Hormoz Janssens

Managing Principal, Interface Engineering
Hormoz brings over 20 years of experience in building sciences engineering and project management from a variety of project types. Focusing his career on sustainable and complex systems design, he has completed multiple LEED Platinum projects as well as designed dozens of additional... Read More →
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Pauline Souza

Partner | Director of Sustainability, WRNS Studio
As WRNS Studio’s Director of Sustainability, she is responsible for implementing sustainable design principles into all of the studio’s projects and business operations. She has served as the Green Schools Advocate for the USGBC Green Schools Campaign since 2007, currently serves... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Westin: Cascade 2

1:30pm PDT

Performance Engineering: Using Operations Data to Inform Design
Track: Energy + Power

Many buildings don’t perform as predicted; the solution is to bring performance realities back to design. This panel investigates design and performance of high-performance projects, considering how lessons learned in operations can be incorporated into the design process. We review predicted and actual metrics: water, energy, cost, and carbon. Panelists will include the lead engineer and the energy analyst for the first net-zero lab building, and an international designer with experience in performance tracking systems.

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Neil Bulger

Associate Principal, Integral Group
Neil is an Associate Principal at Integral Group, running the analysis team. Neil works with energy systems in the built environment, working on communicating energy flows and information. With a background in teaching digital computer graphics and a degree in mechanical engineering... Read More →
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Ed Garrod

Principal, Elementa
Ed Garrod is an influential sustainability strategist and environmental design consultant whose passion lies in developing compelling visions and innovative design responses for major projects in the built environment. Before joining Elementa, Ed was Partner and Deputy Group Leader... Read More →
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Lisa Matthiessen

Managing Principal, Integral Group
Lisa Fay Matthiessen, FAIA, manages Integral Group’s Los Angeles office. Lisa has over 25 years of experience directing sustainable initiatives at leading architectural, consulting, and engineering firms. Lisa has led seminal research into the cost implications of sustainable design... Read More →
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John McDonald

Principal, Integral Group
With over two decades of engineering experience, John McDonalad is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading green mechanical engineers for laboratories and animal facilities. He has managed and designed new and renovation projects for a variety of building types including... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Westin: Cascade 2

3:15pm PDT

Market Feasible Net Zero Energy for Small Office Buildings?
Track: Energy + Power

Although nearly 1/3 of US commercial office space is in buildings smaller than 25,000 square feet, net-zero energy(NZE) dialogue and research on small office buildings is hard to come by. Utilizing a comparative study of a standard small office building design and an optimized NZE version, this session will explore the barriers and opportunities for NZE for small office buildings. Energy and cost models for both designs will be unpacked to demonstrate the financial case for energy efficiency/NZE. Along the way some of the critical ways our design approach should change to smartly meet the challenge of NZE emerge.

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Scott Kelly

Principal, Re:Vision Architecture
Scott Kelly is co-founder of Re:Vision. Scott has led Re:Vision’s interdisciplinary team in designing or consulting on hundreds of innovative green projects, many of which are “firsts” of their kind. Scott is a champion of third-party verification for green buildings and... Read More →
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Drew Lavine

Director of Design, Re:Vision Architecture
Drew is Director of Design at Re:Vision where he specializes in designing deep-green buildings for a variety of project types and scales ranging from small residential to mid-size commercial projects to campus master plans. Drew leads Re:Vision’s architecture studio’s Quality... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Westin: Cascade 2