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Connect with SERA at Greenbuild 2012

by | November 9, 2012 0 SERA General

If you’re headed to San Francisco for this year’s Greenbuild extravaganza, please be sure to connect with us. You can find the following SERA folks offering these compelling presentations:

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Water: from Research to Policy to Practice

Lisa Petterson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LC, NCARB – Assoc. Principal, Project Architect, Sustainability Resources Group Manager, Technical Green Building & LEED Specialist, SERA
Ben Gates – Project Manager & Architect, Central City Concern
Jonathan Gray – Principal, Interface Engineering, Inc.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Room 2002, West Building
Four years ago Central City Concern received a grant to identify regulatory barriers project teams would face when creating Living Buildings. In the undertaking, the Water Team found themselves doing more than just that. Ultimately the team’s work resulted in passage of three alternate methods to the state building code and a bill which legalized the use of rainwater and graywater in Oregon. Today as a result of these policy changes, the team is celebrating completion of one of the largest rainwater collection projects in Oregon and now is in design of what will be a major rainwater-to-potable system.

 

Red List to Red Flag: Sharing Materials Research

Priya Premchandran – Associate, LEED Manager, SERA
Carrie Burke – Principal, PARABOLA
Anne Less – Google Real Estate & Workplace Services, Green Team Consultant, Mary Davidge Associates
Thursday, Nov 15, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Room 2002, West Building
Finding healthy, non-toxic products is one of the most challenging aspects of green building material selection. choosing building materials without chemicals of concern is a relatively new and very arduous undertaking. Case studies presented in this session will demonstrate how collaboration and knowledge exchange between teams helped to research and identify building products, while still mitigating issues such as risk and liability that are associated with information sharing.

 

Regenerative Campus Strategies on Two Coasts

Clark Brockman – Principal, Sustainability, Incentive Program & Policy Specialist, SERA
Chris Garvin – Researcher, Terrapin Bright Green
George Salah – Director of Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google
Thursday, Nov 15, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Room 2003, West Building
How does a rapidly growing technology organization develop large scale campuses in radically diverse settings, while also meeting its commitment to achieve aspirational environmental and human health performance? This panel will present leading edge district strategies developed for two large scale campuses, one in a very dense urban setting in New York City and the other in suburban Mountain View, California. What is striking is that the solutions for each are driven by the values of the client organization, to create the optimal work environment, enhancing the health and wellbeing of employees, while also reducing their environmental footprint, restoring the ecosystem and developing a strong connection to their respective communities.

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