Already a member? Login



Upcoming events

    • June 04, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Best Western Hotel 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven

    What's ZERO? How Do We Get There?

    Speaker: Paul Torcellini. PhD, PE
    Part I of the Building Performance Series

    Zero Energy Buildings have come to the forefront of the “next thing” in building performance. Questions as to technical viability and costs are seen as barriers to even producing pilots of these buildings. Questions about “what they are” are tossed about the literature. This presentation will look at what they are, the current definitions, and what is needed to change the paradigm of buildings from energy consumers to energy producers. Case studies of actual buildings and processes used by early adopters will be discussed.Many of the strategies can be used on existing buildings and new construction to achieve deep energy savings.

    Paul is a recognized expert in zero energy buildings having spoken widely on the subject and published numerous papers on the subject. Most recently, he served on a joint project between the National Institute of Building Sciences and the U.S. Department of Energy to define zero energy buildings. He is the Endowed Chair of Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University and a Principal Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. He holds a PhD. from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

    You won't want to miss this opportunity to hear Paul.


    Registration, networking & refreshments 9:00  -  9:20 am

    Speaker Presentation:  9:20 - 10:20 am

    Q & A    10:20 - 11:00 am




    • June 16, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Naugatuck Valley Community College, Chase Parkway, Waterbury


                  CTASLA: Trees and Design in the CT Built Environment

    CTASLA is pleased to bring James Urban to Connecticut, along with other respected speakers, to share their expertise on street trees with landscape architects, arborists, tree wardens, and other designers and managers of urban tree spaces. With the ongoing debate about utility tree-trimming practices and Right Tree-Right Place guidelines, and as cities respond to global warming, this is a time of increased scrutiny toward streetscapes and renewed passion about our urban forest. What are the key elements of tree space design that enable a specimen to become a long-term success story? What can designers learn about soils, canopies, and nursery stock to improve their specifications? How are cities responding to the challenges facing our urban forests?

    These questions and more will be addressed in “Trees and Design in Connecticut’s Built Environment,” a CTASLA continuing education program on Tuesday, June 16 in cooperation with Naugatuck Valley Community College. 

    Modules include:

    • The Vegetative Task Force Tree List: Who, What, Why and Moving Forward

    • Urban Street Tree Diversity: NYC’s Quest to Plant Over 250 Unique Trees a Year

    • Tree - Wire - Pavement: A Study of Trees in the Right of Way

    • Tree Design Issues That Impact Long Term Health of Urban Trees

    • Tree Specification and Nursery Inspections: Looking for Trouble

    • Managing Trees in the Built Environment- One Town’s Experience

    • Planting Trees in the State Right of Way: Safety & Permits

    Please see Brochure  to learn more about this exciting program!

    Contact Jeff Mills for schedule of Programs and Speakers and to Register:

     or call 860-454-8922

    Cost: $150 for members of CTASLA and related peer groups

    $200 / non-member

    $35 / students (with ID)

    Program is registered with LACES for 5.75 PDH/HSW…with AIA-CES for 5.75 LU/HS…and with CT DEEP for 6.0 Arborist/Pesticide Recertification Credits


    • June 18, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Energize CT Center 122 Universal Drive, North Haven (Target Shopping Center)


    Raising the Bar - Living Building Challenge Event

    Come join the CTGBC for happy hour and a presentation on the Living Building Challenge, Part 2 of the Building Performance Series.

    Melissa Arminio Kops, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LFA will present the Introduction to the Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture.

    Attendees can earn AIA/GBCI/LFA credit.

    Learning Objectives:
    i. Understand how the Petals and Imperatives work within the Living Building Challenge Certification.
    ii. Identify scale jumping and how it can be incorporated with a project.
    iii. Repeat the steps involved in the certification process.
    iv. Understand the difference between a prescriptive and performance certification path.

    Bio: Melissa Arminio Kops, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LFA is a LEED and Living Future Accredited Architect and a Living Building Challenge Ambassador. At Centerbrook Architects she is a project manager for the South Kent School Center for Innovation project, which is attempting Living Building Certification.

    Thursday, June 18, 2015     5:30PM

    EnergizeCT Center North Haven

    CTGBC members 10.00

    Non-members 20.00



               Sponsored by

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software