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Event Info
When: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 

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Opening Panel

Emerging Trends - Environment, Social, and Governance 

Emerging design practices, technology advances and business practices have increasingly integrated The Triple Bottom Line value concepts in an effort to address climate change, resource depletion, social equity, health and fiscal responsibility.  Today, measuring the impacts of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are critical to sustainable design considerations and investor capital decisions.  This session will highlight emerging practices that provide visibility to assessing and reporting of ESG performance metrics in response to increased investor requirements for this information. 

Dana Arnold, COO, Measurabl
William Burckart, President & COO, The Investment Integration Project
Bryan Easterly, Sector Analyst - Infrastructure, Sustainability Accounting Standards board 

Track 1: Partnerships




1A. San Diego 2030 District: Private-Public Partnership for Urban Sustainability

1. Matt Ellis, Founder and CEO, Measurabl
2. Douglas Kot, Head of Section, Sustainable Buildings and Communities DNV GL
3. Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego
4. Sean Kinghorn, Intuit

San Diego is the latest city to become a 2030 District a high-performance building community that aims to help owners of commercial buildings make their holdings more energy-efficient. The goal of the 2030 Districts program is to have a 50 percent reduction in energy, water and transportation emissions in participating buildings by 2030. In this session, private and public sector representatives from the San Diego 2030 District Leadership Council will describe the boundaries and goals of the district and explain how energy efficiency targets will be met and measured in the buildings across the district.

2A. Beyond Triple Bottom Line Policies:
How North Park Updated its Community Plan 

1.Howard Blackson, Urban Design and Community Planning Manager, Michael Baker International, Urban Design
2. Angela Landsberg, Executive Director, North Park Main Street Business Improvement District
3. Dave Gatzke, Senior Director, Entitlements and Development at HG Fenton 
4. (Moderator) Rene Vidales, Chair,  North Park Planning Committee,Program Coordinator, County of San Diego

At the time of its approval in the fall of 2016, the North Park Community Plan had the most comprehensive Sustainability Element of any community plan in the City of San Diego, creating a set of policies to help retrofit an urbanized older community and is a model currently being followed.This presentation will focus on the role of community volunteers and pro-bono professionals such as planners, architects, engineers, business leaders, and developers by contributing in writing a plan with a sustainable future in mind, as they all play a crucial role in shaping public policy for sustainable urban planning.

3A. Breaking Down Barriers: system-wide collaboration for resilience planning 

1. Brendan Reed, Director, Environmental Affairs, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
2. Cody Hooven, Chief sustainability Officer, City of San Diego
3. Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego

4. (Moderator) Beth Breitenbach, Senior Project Manager, Haley & Aldrich

This facilitated session will co-create a strategic, whole-systems approach for coalition building. The panel will provide a brief background on their organization’s resilience efforts. A process that successfully brings together groups within the whole organizational system, external stakeholders and funders at the project inception will then be generated collaboratively to develop a common, holistic vision for resilience. 

4A. Makers Quarter Block D: Building Positive on Urban Master Plan

1. Christianne Jordan, Architectural Designer, BNIM
2. Matthew Porreca, Principal, BNIM
3. Stacey Pennington, Makers Quarter 

Makers Quarter Block D is a speculative office building that maximized its marketability through high performance design. Block D is part of a larger development in East Village that is rooted in sustainability. The urban setting presents programmatic and site constraints that challenged the client’s vision. The application of active façade elements such as dynamic shading and operable windows contributed to the balance of daylight, elimination of heat gain, and natural cross ventilation. 

Track 2: Frameworks




1B. Here & Now: Our Living Building Challenge (LBC) Studio and JUST Certification

1. Caroline Kreiser, Principal, Miller Hull, 
2. Margaret Sprug, Principal, Miller Hull
3. Kristin Kelsey, Associate AIA, miller Hull
4. (Moderator) Ken Hall, Director of Facilities Operations and Planning, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UCSD

This presentation will present lessons learned from the Miller Hull’s Seattle Studio tenant improvement which was recently Petal certified through the ILFI’s Living Building Challenge Program. Navigating energy reduction through lighting and “red list” material selection management were key design processes to reach petal requirements. Miller Hull’s certification as a JUST firm was also a requirement and the presentation will cover lessons learned during the certification process we well as positive cultural shifts resulting from the certification. 

2B. Design Practices from the WELL Building Standard and how Testing can Augment Success

1. Steven Shinn, Architect, Gensler
2. Ravi Bajaj, Project Manager-Sustainability

 Join us in a conversation about the dynamic impacts of good design practices and the value of testing in delivering buildings that use air, light, and acoustics to improve productivity, health, and wellness.

3B. Zero Waste Approach to Clean Production

1. Richard Anthony, Director, Zero Waste Associates 
2. Stephanie Barger, USGBC
3. Mike Carey, Orange Coast College

This panel will provide a brief overview of the Zero Waste Approach to clean production. Case Studies will be presented about businesses that are working toward Zero Waste as a Corporate goal. The new GBRCI certificate program for Zero Waste will be out lined. A class exercise to outline a Zero Waste plan for a Company present at the workshop will be conducted.

4B. County of San Diego Zero Net Energy Framework

1. Charley Marchesano Chief, Energy and Sustainability Division Department of General Services County of San Diego
2. Eric Carbonnier, Phd, Architect, LEED AP BD+C 
Associate Principal/Vice President of Sustainability HMC Architects
3. Beth Brummitt, CEM, CEA, LEED AP Brummitt Energy Associates, Inc.
4. (Moderator) Kyle Frandsen Sustainability Project Manager, LEED AP BD+C Balfour Beatty Construction

From ideas to implementation this session explores the County of San Diego’s Operations Energy Strategy focused on water, energy, resiliency, and occupant well-being of County-owned facilities. The County’s deep greening efforts has resulted in 13 MW of solar farms over 8 county sites, water saving strategies resulting in 122 million gallons of potable water between 2015-2016, and three new zero net energy County-owned facilities. The Alpine Library, Imperial Beach Library, and the North Coastal Health and Human Services. The County will set the stage of high performance expectations and the AEC panel will share how they responded to energy and occupant well being requirements. Discover the sustainable strategies, technologies, and construction challenges on these projects leading to zero net energy futures.

Track 3: Systems




1C. Sustainable Solutions Measured by Quality of Space: A Focus on Human-Purposed Design

1. Chad-Jamie Rigaud, Architectural Designer, BNIM, 
2. Elif Tinney, Director of Interior, BNIM

The collaborative design-build team was challenged to provide a facility that would set the precedent for Palomar College in high performance building design and construction. Sustainable solutions were successfully implemented by reallocating confined budgets towards a holistic design. Innovative design strategies, such as thermal chimneys, rainwater harvesting, daylight harvesting, and a PV shade canopy, took on multiple uses to create an environment that promotes wellness and collaboration, and has a positive impact to the larger campus community.

2C. Successful Daylighting for Wellness and Sustainable Design

1. Hanna Scott, LEED AP BD+C, Director if Design and Marketing, Sun West Distributors, Inc.,
2. Neal Digert, PhD., MIES, Vice President of Product Enterprise, Solatube International, Inc. 

3. Camille Sowinski, Partner, BCK Programs, LLC

Participants will learn about the role of natural light in building interiors for improving human health and achieving sustainable design goals. Multiple perspectives from industry professionals will demonstrate the positive impacts for people, the environment, and financial considerations. After a brief overview of key energy and human performance-based reasons for daylighting buildings, we will review innovative applications toward achieving LEED credits, applying WELL concepts, and understanding Net Zero Energy strategies. 

3C. Relationships between IEQ and Commissioning Services

1. Jorge Torres. Coto, Commissioning Specialist, Kitchen CEM
2. Alejandro Vega Thomas, Commissioning Technician, Empirical Engineering

3. Courtney Ward, Commissioning Provider, Kitchell CEM, 

Alll energy codes require commissioning for the systems included in the code. The emphasis for compliance with these codes is energy savings. A hidden part, though very important part, of commissioning services is the Indoor Environmental Quality. This presentation will focus on presenting the interactions of the different systems that a commissioning services provider should focus on for any given project in order to have a well-designed, installed and maintained Whole Project that should insure acceptable IEQ. 

4C. Energy Storage to Help Reduce Customer Electric Costs & Support Integration of Renewables on the Grid

1. Terry Andrews, Western Sales Manager, CALMAC Corp. 
2. Cameron Peck, Service Account Manager, Trane  San Diego

3. (Moderator) Andrea Pavlick, Systems Account Manager, Trans San Diego

To appreciate the benefits of energy storage technology it’s important to understand how electric rates are structured, how storage helps to make renewable energy more viable, and how it helps the electric grid. This session will discuss how rates are structured in California and how shifting peak loads can reduce energy costs. Energy storage can be used when renewable forms of energy are unavailable due to natural weather events or when output diminishes at the end of the day. We will describe in detail the benefit of thermal energy storage for commercial power consumers and the broader benefits for sustainable building design.


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