21 June 2012
5:00PM - 8:30PM
Ford House Office Building, 5 - 6:30pm
U.S. Botanic Garden, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Washington, District of Columbia
Dress: Business/Business casual
How to get there: The easiest way to reach the Botanic Garden from the Ford House Office Building is to walk North along 3rd Street for two blocks, cross Independence Avenue and continue one more block to Maryland Avenue. Look toward the Capitol and you will see the glass dome of the Conservatory. Enter on Maryland Avenue.
$25.00 for the Roundtable -AND- Celebration. Registration required.
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
Roundtable, 5:00 - 6:30pm
2012 Summer Solstice Roundtable Discussion: How far have we come? And how far do we have to go? Representatives from various data-driven agencies, organizations and business will discuss their metrics-based perspectives on the state of sustainability in the building industry.
The last 10 years have seen huge growth in the practice of and interest in sustainable design. In 2007, Architecture 2030 issued the 2030 Challenge which has since been adopted by the AIA, USGBC, federal, state, and local governments as well as scores of individuals and firms. Over 10,000 projects have received LEED certification.
How much measurable impact has this trend toward sustainability had on the building and real-estate industries? What changes have had the biggest impact? What potential changes could have the biggest impact? Have reductions in demand kept up with the growth of renewable energy? The panelists will address these questions and more in what is sure to be a lively and informative discussion.
Andrew Burr, Director, Building Energy Performance Policy at the Institute for Market Transformation
Andrew Burr leads IMT's building energy performance policy work, providing guidance to policymakers, outreach to the real estate and utility sectors, and advocacy for legislative and regulatory policy. He has assisted state and local government agencies including the New York City Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, the San Francisco Dept. of the Environment, the Chicago Office of the Mayor, the Philadelphia Mayor's Office and the California Energy Commission on energy efficiency policy design and implementation. Andrew has authored or co-authored major research on building energy disclosure policy with the China Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, CB Richard Ellis, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Political Economy Research Institute.
Kelly Pickard, Director, Building Science + Technology, American Institute of Architects National Component
Kelly Pickard develops and maintains the Institute's portfolio of projects related to building science and performance. In this role, she works in collaboration with AIA Knowledge Communities, AIA components, and industry partners to implement programs and develop relationships necessary for positioning the AIA as an authoritative source for information about building science and performance. Ms. Pickard leads the management of the AIA's 2030 Commitment, working with AIA component and member volunteer leaders to shape the program requirements aimed to transform the way AIA member firms practice. She has presented AIA programs at the AIA National Convention, Greenbuild, EcoBuild and at several AIA components.
Joelle Michaels, CBECS Survey Manager, Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Joelle Michaels is with the Energy Information Administration, which is the independent statistical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. She is the survey manager of the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). Joelle has a degree in Statistics and Psychology from the University of Rochester and has worked on the CBECS for almost 20 years.
Karen Butler, Program Manager, Energy Star-Commercial Building Design, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Karen is currently the National Manager for Commercial Building Design initiative at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR voluntary labeling program. She provides strategic outreach to the architectural commercial buildings community and its affiliates to elevate their awareness on incorporating energy performance targets during the project design phase. Karen participated on the AIA +2030 Professional Series, AIA - COTE, ASHRAE Building Performance Metrics Steering Committee, USGBC LEED Advisory Committee and the New Buildings Institute research projects to refine energy performance as it relates to sustainable design, energy and cost savings. She has written numerous articles and been a speaker at AIA national conventions, USGBC's GreenBuild conferences and many local and regional chapter events. Karen's academic background includes a Master's of Architecture education from California Polytechnic University at Ponoma, and a B.A. in Psychology from university of Southern California.
Anthony Guma, Research Director, CoStar Group
Anthony Guma is the Director of Building Rating Systems at CoStar, a leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytic and marketing services. Mr. Guma oversees the development of a multi-criteria building rating system for commercial properties; a comprehensive system that rates all property types on consistent, objective criteria and provides more detail in comparing property assets across markets. In addition, Mr. Guma coordinates green building data integration activities and manages relationships with green real estate stakeholders. He has conducted original research on real estate finance, including the advancement of a method for estimating the value of development options over time. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development and a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida.
Dress: Business/Business casual
Address: Ford House Office Building, 3rd & D Street SW, Room 108
Closest Metro: Federal Center Metro Station (Blue/Orange lines)
Celebrate! 6:30 - 8:30pm
Please join the AIA|DC Committee on the Environment (COTEdc) and AIA|DC at the U.S. Botanic Garden for an evening of networking after the Summer Solstice Roundtable. Attendees include the green building community, Congressional members and their staff as well as members of the DC Council and mayoral staff. Includes a brief welcome and presentation.