ASHRAE SoCal Webinar
October 20, 2011
Presented By atelier ten, Environmental Design
Consultants + Lighting Designers
Credits: 2 PDH + 2 CMP* (GBCI)
*Pending approval from GBCI.
$25 ASHRAE SoCal or USGBC-LA Members
Contact: Andrew Reilman firstname.lastname@example.org
This webinar will examine the current state of design in the pursuit of a climate positive architecture. The presentation will use project examples to a high performance design process in the midst of increasingly stringent energy standards and
environmental imperatives. The discussion will address the differences in approach that arise from variation in project scale, location, and type, and will focus on the importance of carbon metrics in evaluating environmental impact.
1. Differentiate between definitions of Net Zero and understand the implications of measuring each: Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Source Energy, Net Zero Energy Cost, Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Carbon).
2. Identify drivers of change, including benchmarking standards, California Code Requirements, State-wide mandates and social generators, and their impact on the future of the built environment.
3. Identify complex building water cycles and their implications for water cost savings and energy and carbon conservation.
4. Differentiate between carbon neutral and carbon positive and describe the potentials for the future of the built projects.
a. Who we are and our projects
II. Drivers of Change
a. State of CA Imperatives
i. Architecture 2030
ii. California Assembly Bill
b. Energy vs. Carbon
i. Net Zero Energy v. Net Zero Carbon
ii. Varied sources of grid-supplied electricity
c. Regenerative Design
III. Project Process and Case Study Overview
a. Process Overview
b. Campus Masterplanning
c. Façade Optimization
d. Mechanical System Selection
e. Advanced Water Conservation
f. Approaching Carbon Neutral
IV. Climate Positive Architecture
Brian Meinrath, a member of Atelier Ten's environmental design practice group, has expertise in comprehensive water management systems and in complex facades. His wide range of project experience includes universities, laboratories and commercial high-rise buildings.
Some of his current clients include Stanford University, University of Utah, and the University of California at San Diego. Prior to Atelier Ten, Brian worked as an intern architect at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, where he worked on high-rise and mixed-use projects. Brian holds a B.A. in Architecture from Rice University. He is a LEED AP BD+C and a LEED GBCI Reviewer.
As an Environmental Designer for Atelier Ten, Kristen’s work focuses on the integration of sustainable design principles with her knowledge of interior environments and the architectural design process. Some of her current projects include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, salesforce.com Mission Bay Global Headquarters, and the Noumea Waterfront Masterplan. Prior to joining Atelier Ten, Kristen taught Architectural Design and Environmental Systems and Controls at the University of Oregon and worked as an architectural designer at Gensler and Group 4 Architecture. Kristen holds an M. Arch degree from Cornell University, and she is a LEED AP BD+C.