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Leaders in Sustainable Design Speaking at AIA Convention 2015

Looking for the greenest updates at Convention this year? Here is our quick roundup.

As architects and other design professionals from around the nation gather in Atlanta this week, they will find that the gap between design and sustainable design is narrower than ever. But if you are looking for the greenest talks of them all, look no further! Many of today’s greatest minds in sustainable design will be sharing their stuff—with everything from specifying healthier building materials to the latest on resilient design leadership to geeking out on energy modeling.

Don’t see your sustainability-related session here? Add it in the comments below! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, May 13

Transforming Firm Culture and Process; Embracing Sustainability and Getting to 2030

Nadav Malin, Barbra Batshalom, Betsy del Monte

8:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., All Day Workshop, WE205, Room B304

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Mike Manzi, Stacey Glass, Tom Lent, Bill Walsh, Russell Perry

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WE104, Room B407

EPA Target Finder, Portfolio Manager, and DoE AIA Design Data Exchange Tools

Karen Butler, Rand Ekman, Kevin Settlemyre, Zach Shelin

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WE103, Room B309

Redefining the Rules: A Deep Energy Retrofit Workshop for Architects

Tate Walker

1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. WE305, Room B405

Thursday, May 14

Non-Toxic, High-performance Assemblies

Paula Melton

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. TH107, Room B303

Defining an Agenda for Resilient Design

Alex Wilson, Mary Ann Lazarus, Z Smith

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. TH101, Room B206

The Good, the Bad, and the EUI (Energy Use Intensity)

Gregory Mella and Karen Butler

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. TH105, Room B203

Post Occupancy Evaluation: What, Why, and How?

Julie Hendricks, Julie Hiromoto, Shawn Préau

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. TH204, Room B309

Social Media: The Secret Sauce

Mike Davis, Karen Robichaud

9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. TH212, Room B402

Dream Materials: What do you REALLY want to build with?

Paula McEvoy, Larry Strain, Brad Guy, Nadav Malin

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. TH206, Room A412

Collaborative Achievement Awards Panel

Robert Miller

3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. TH304, Room B304

The Energy Modeling Wizard Show

Kirk Teske, Kim Shinn

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. TH318, Room A404

2015 COTE Top Ten: Designing for a Restorative Future

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. TH401, Room A412

The Intersection of Design and Performance: The Tesla Motors Lesson

Gregory Paypay

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. TH408, Room A411

COTE Top Ten & Top Ten+ Celebration on the “Roof Top” at the Metro Atlanta Chamber

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 235 Andrew Young International Boulevard, NW

Friday, May 15

Work-Life Balance: Oxymoron, Juggling Act, or Opportunity for Change

Jim Nicolow

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. FR117, B405

Implementing Material Transparency into Firm Culture

Kirk Teske, Anne Harney, Robert Phinney

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. FR105, Room B302

Getting to 2030: Institutionalizing Sustainability in Culture, Systems, and Processes

Lance Hosey, Rand Ekman, Barbra Batshalom

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. FR208, Room B406

Healthy Communities: Improving Health Impacts Beyond the Building Envelope

Richard Franko, Donna Laquidara-Carr, Christopher Smith, Esther Sternberg

3:30–4:30 p.m. FR305, Room B309

Thermal Programming and Profiling Using BIM Tools

Vikram Sami

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. FR308, Room B312

Lighting Workshop: Building Skins and Designing for Energy Savings

Margaret Montgomery

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. FR312, Room B313 SOLD OUT

Putting EPDs into practice: The EPD Summary

Marion Lawson, Erin McDade

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. FR307, Room B304

2030 Commitment Barriers and Successes

Marya Graff, Betsy Isenstein, Bill Sturm, Serena Sturm, Andrea Love 

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. FR406, Room B314

Saturday, May 16th

Collecting Rainwater - Integrated System Design For All Buildings

Gregory Mella, Celeste Novak, and Eddie Van Giesen

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. SA207, Room A411

Three Firms’ Approach to Integrating Research in Practice

Colin Booth, Z Smith, Andrea Love 

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. SA206, Room B206

Published April 27, 2015

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