3rd ANNUAL GREEN BUILDINGS SUMMIT 2011

Trenton, New Jersey
Thursday, June 02, 2011

      GREEN BUILDING CONFERENCE SPONSOR        
Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (MAREJ) in conjunction with U. S. Green Building Council-New Jersey (USGBC-NJ) is pleased to announce our 3rd ANNUAL GREEN BUILDINGS SUMMIT,  JUNE 2, 2011. The event will convene the top industry leaders of today‚Äôs commercial, industrial, retail and multi-family investment properties, who will examine the latest methods, best practice scenarios and governmental issues facing the industry. This senior-level forum will provide successful strategies to incorporate the economic benefits of this heightened, corporate social responsibility.  You will walk away learning how to ultimately master capitalizing on this new initiative, while also providing your employees, and the environment, with a comfortable, safe & sustainable building.

The event will provide the perfect platform to meet face-to-face and Network With:

Commercial Developers, Property Owners, Redevelopment Experts, Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Attorneys, Consultants, Environmental Professionals, Multi-Family Investors, Urban Planners, Local and State Government Officials and Economic Development Agencies and more!

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

                                                         
 
   
 7:30 am        REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
   
 8:00 am        WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
 
            CHAIRPERSON:

            Florence Block, 
            Executive Director
            USGBC-NJ

8:15 am          KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

              
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

              Caren Franzini
              
CEO
              NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA)
   
 8:30 am        ANALYZING THE CURRENT MARKET: IS GREEN BECOMING MAINSTREAM?
  • Utilization of green building standards in new multifamily construction, e.g. LEED, ENERGY STAR, NGBS
  • Incorporating renewable energy projects.
  • Going green in a down economy: Balancing affordability and sustainability in green projects and taking advantage of incentives and programs to achieve a positive ROI on green investments.

    Moderator:

    Gregg Woodruff, PP, AICP, LEED-AP
    Project Manager                 
    Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
     
    Panelist:

    Nicholas J. Kikis
    Director
    Regulatory Affairs & Research, NJAA

    Lee D. Striar
    Development Officer
    Pennrose Properties, LLC

   
9:15 am        THE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGES OF GREEN BUILDINGS
  • What are the benefits and how does a healthy building increase productivity in the workforce.
  • Increasing demand for energy in the face of economic and environmental pressures.
  • Incorporating high-performance "green buildings" and environmentally-friendly technologies as part of overall corporate social responsibilities.
  • The Economic Advantages of Solar PV in NJ, The value proposition and success of NJ's S-REC

    Panelist:

    Mark Warner
    Founder/CEO
    Sun Farm Network

    James V. Mascaro, CCIM, LEED-AP
    Development Director
    DP Partners

    Laurie Actman
    Dir. of Strategic Partnerships and Public Policy
    Viridity Energy 


10:00 am        MID MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
   

10:15 am        BUILDING GREEN: CREATING A"NET-ZERO ENERGY"OR"
                      CARBON-NEUTRAL" STRUCTURE
  • How to effectively design an efficient building envelope.
  • Designing energy efficient systems within the building.
  • What are efficient methods to offset building load toward carbon neutral?

    Moderator:
    Joseph Porrovecchio, LEED AP, CRM
    Carbon-Key, LLC

    Panelist:
    William Amann
    P.E., LEED AP
    President, M&E Engineers, Inc.

    Jason Kliwinski, AIA, LEEDap BD&C/O&M
    Director of Sustainable Design
    Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
   
 11:00 am        EMPLOYING RESOURCE-EFFICIENT MATERIALS TO ACHIEVE COMFORTABLE,
                       SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS.
  • What are the cost implications of waste management for construction. How does that effect the owner and manager.
  • Improving the quality of the environment by using green certified products.
  • What material and recycle products are available to reduce overhead and save money.

    Moderator:

    Brad Molotsky
    Executive V.P. & General Counsel, LEED-GA
    Brandywine Realty Trust 

    Panelist:

    Andrew Hathaway, LEED AP
    Director, Sustainability Consulting
    Steve Winter Associate, Inc.

    David Horowitz, LEED AP
    Senior Vice President
    Tishman Construction Corporation

    E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., LEED AP
    Consulting Engineer
    MDCSystems

   
 11:45 am        GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION FOR ECO-FRIENDLY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION    
  • Department of Environmental Protection - Understanding the LSRP Construction programs and how the program will be affected under the new administration.
  • Building Codes and Government Legislation for Eco Friendly Building Construction.
  • Claims arising out of Green Building

    Moderator:
    Rhatican, James P.
    Partner, Roseland Office
    Connell Foley LLP

    Panelist:
    Darren Molnar-Port
    Green Building Administrator
    Code Specialist
    State of NJ
    Div. of Codes and Standards

    Jeanne Schubert Barnum
    Partner
    Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
   
 12:30 pm        Networking Luncheon
   
 1:15-5:15pm                                      POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS      

 WORKSHOP #1
(4 Hours) (4 AIA Learning Units)

   
INSTRUCTOR:

Paul Qvale LEED AP
President
Paul A. Qvale, Consulting

USGBC-NJ WORKSHOP & EXAM PREP:
  
FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSTAINABILITY & LEED® GREEN ASSOCIATE EXAM PREP WORKSHOP
   

WHAT WILL BE COVERED:
This workshop is an in-depth review of technologies, strategies, and practical applications related to LEED®   credits,using case studies. As part of this session, LEED certification will be reviewed as well as practice questions introduced. Learning Units, counts towards HSW requirement

   

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT:
Gain an understanding of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) system Obtaining a thorough analysis of the growing trend to build green and be certified by LEED®.

   

 OR

   

 WORKSHOP #2
(4 Hours) (Submitted for 2 AIA and 2 USGBC Learning Units)

   
INSTRUCTOR:

William Amann
P.E., LEED AP
President, M&E Engineers, Inc.



DESIGNING BUILDINGS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
How can we predict how much energy a new building will use?
And what can we do during the design to make it more efficient?
This course will discuss energy modeling programs, and how they can be used as design tools during the building design process.  We will discuss some of the limitations of the models, and illustrate how this process fits into the LEED Certification process by presenting a LEED Platinum Case Study.
   
     
INSTRUCTOR:

Anastasia Harrison, AIA LEED-AP 
Director of Sustainability, NE Region
Gannett Fleming, Inc.


CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY- A VIEW FROM THE GREEN OFFICE.
In the corporate world, economic factors play a decisive role in shaping sustainable decisions
and making your company a success.
We will discuss the economic value of sustainability in a corporate environment. We will explore how the attitudes
and motivators of corporate leadership have changed and effects employee morale. We will discuss our strategies and tools for tracking multiple office locations, monitoring and reporting metrics for sustainable corporate strategy.
5:15 pm        Cocktail Reception and Networking
   
     
     
     
 

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