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Green Building

Schools, Hospitals, and Public Buildings: Making the Case for Green Building

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 8:00am-10:30am PDT/ Streamed Panel Discussion: 8:30am - 10:00am PDT / 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT / 17:30 - 19:00 (Paris-Frankfurt)

 

 

Schools, hospitals and other public buildings are essential to every community as they meet the needs of both building occupants and project developers. About 41% of the United States’ total energy consumption in 2010 was by buildings alone; 19% of which were commercial buildings1. Fortunately, existing commercial buildings have the potential to save half of current energy consumption rates by deciding to retrofit2. At this meeting we’ll discuss the decision and implementation process required for greening public buildings and accessing their full value.

 

Join us for this on-site meeting as we discuss both the challenges and value of building green in the public sector. 

 

Topics of discussion will include:
 
1.    Incentives for Building Green:

  • Available funding and savings opportunities
  • Return on investment – why meeting economic and social benefits is worth the commitment
  • Drivers for building proposals – weighing government mandates and lowest bid in the RFP decision making process
  • Meeting goals such as city strategies for carbon emission reduction and state requirements of Assembly Bill 758

 

2.    Barriers to Green Building: 

  • Bridging the gap between project planners, builders, investors and regulators
  • Managing financial risk in an unstable economy
  • Responsibility to taxpayers and all other stakeholders
  • What government programs are working to reduce setbacks and create partnerships? How?

 

3.    Successful Management:    

  • Connecting building owners and operators
  • Are technology companies delivering on their efficiency promises?
  • Importance of building maintenance and communication of building intentions vs. actual performance

Speakers:

 

  

  Fong and Chan Architects

  Melanie Bonn, LEED AP, Sustainability and LEED Coordinator

 

 

 

 

   

  Peralta Community College District

  Charles Neal, Energy & Environment Sustainability Manager

 

 

 

 

  

  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

  Shelby Campbell, LEED AP, Project Director, 525 Golden Gate

 

 

 

 

 

  Webcor Builders,

  Megan White, LEED AP, Assistant Sustainability Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Moderator:

 

  

  San Francisco Department of Environment,

  Rich Chien, LEED AP, GreenFinanceSF Program Manager and Green Building Coordinator

 

 

 

 

View Full Biographies Here

 

 

 

Hosted By:

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - 525 Golden Gate Avenue

O'Shaughnessy A Conference Room, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94102

  

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is building a greener, more sustainable headquarters at 525 Golden Gate avenue. Considered to be one of the greenest buildings in North America, 525 Golden Gate will be LEED Platinum Certified and represents a significant, long-term investment in San Francisco’s environmental and economic future that will result in real ratepayer savings3.

 

VIEW FULL REPORT

 

 

1 U.S. EIA, DoE, 2011

2 U.S. DoE, 2011

3 S.F. PUC, 2012

 

 


Agenda
06 MAY 2014
25 MAR 2014
20 MAR 2014
07 NOV 2013
23 OCT 2013
15 OCT 2013
02 OCT 2013
25 SEP 2013
20 AUG 2013
19 AUG 2013
14 AUG 2013
31 JUL 2013
26 JUN 2013
18 JUN 2013
11 JUN 2013
07 JUN 2013
06 JUN 2013
02 MAY 2013
02 MAY 2013
25 APR 2013
03 APR 2013
19 MAR 2013
08 FEB 2013
06 FEB 2013
31 JAN 2013
30 JAN 2013
30 JAN 2013
30 JAN 2013
12 DEC 2012
05 DEC 2012
04 DEC 2012
28 NOV 2012
20 NOV 2012
08 NOV 2012
25 OCT 2012
18 OCT 2012
16 OCT 2012
25 SEP 2012
18 SEP 2012
23 AUG 2012
23 AUG 2012
14 AUG 2012
07 AUG 2012
26 JUL 2012
24 JUL 2012
24 JUL 2012
05 JUL 2012
14 JUN 2012
13 JUN 2012
05 JUN 2012
31 MAY 2012
16 MAY 2012
10 MAY 2012
10 MAY 2012
17 APR 2012
11 APR 2012
05 APR 2012
27 MAR 2012
22 MAR 2012
07 MAR 2012
28 FEB 2012
22 FEB 2012
10 NOV 2011
26 OCT 2011
28 JUL 2011
14 JUN 2011
08 JUN 2011
09 MAR 2011
22 FEB 2011
16 FEB 2011
27 JAN 2011
09 NOV 2010
09 NOV 2010