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    • 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 in Golden, Colorado. He holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer.


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

    Speaker Presentation:  9:20 - 10:20 am

    Q & A    10:20 - 11:00 am




    • 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



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