Upcoming Event – The Cost of Building Green

The Cost of Building Green

Co-sponsored by AIA SF Committee on the Environment (COTE) and Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)

February 8, 2011 (Tuesday)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

Peter Morris will be addressing ‘the cost of getting to zero’, looking at both Davis Langdon’s cost experience with very high performing and living buildings, and at strategies for budgeting these goals to ensure that they can be incorporated early in the project.

Peter Moriss is a Principal with Davis Langdon, an international Construction Consulting firm. Peter heads the company’s research group, with a particular focus on construction economics and sustainability. He has served as a member of the USGBC Research Advisory Committee since its establishment in 2006, and as its chair from 2008.

The event is free. More info and links to RSVP here.

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Upcoming Webinar – CALGreen

GreenPoint Rated, CALGreen and You

Organized by Build It Green

January 27, 2011 (Thursday)

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Earlier this year, the Building Standards Commission approved a landmark California Green Code, or CALGreen, for all new buildings in the state.  The code has a list of mandatory green building measures that must be applied to every new building by January 1, 2011, while water measures go into effect July 2011.  The California Green Code also provides two voluntary tiers that may be adopted by local governments as a reach code.

In this presentation, you will learn about:
  • The Green Code’s mandatory measures
  • Similarities and differences to GreenPoint Rated
  • Reasons to go beyond code
  • Ways local government can keep their GreenPoint Rated policy
  • How the Green Code will affect builders and local government officials

More information and links to register here.

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