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IDL Fall 2013 Lecture Series


FROM ORIGINS TO OPERATIONS - ENVISIONING, FINANCING, DESIGNING, OPERATING HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS

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Introduction
To achieve a built environment that is economically resilient, energy efficient, and healthy for communities + individuals, we need to fundamentally shift the status quo of the building industry.

The 2013 University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab Fall Lecture Series provides all players within this industry an integrated understanding of how the creation of high performance buildings requires a different approach to their development, financing, design, and operation. Each presentation of this series brings together regional and national experts to focus on one aspect of this high performance building spectrum.

Session Information
LOCATION: Idaho Power Building, 1221 W. Idaho Street in Downtown Boise

TIME: All sessions are 4:00pm to 5:30pm MST.

AIA and Engineering CEUs available.

Admission is free.

Presentations are also broadcast via webinar for remote viewing.

Each presentation will be followed by a reception,where participants are encouraged to eat, drink, socialize, and continue the discourse on the night's topic.

For any questions please call or email Jacob Dunn - 208.401.0652 or jdunn@uidaho.edu

October 3
Boise
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR GREEN DEVELOPERS

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TOPIC: Kicking off the year’s lecture series in the “Envisioning” category, this presentation will provide insight into the economic viability and financial sense of green development. Ashley Lemon from ARES LLC will present the developer’s perspective on the business case of high performance buildings. His talk will focus on three of the full-service development firm’s projects that exemplify the additional financial value derived from LEED certification, energy efficiency, and sustainable design. As the market progresses and evolves, the business of green development has proven to strengthen both environmental design and economic sustainability. Their belief is that sustainability in the building business does not come at financially nonviable cost premiums or under-performing assets. In fact, it is just the opposite. Investments in green development produce high performing, earnings-driven buildings--instead of typical real-estate commodities.

SPEAKER:Ashley Lemon - AIA, Vice President of Design & Construction for ARES

With over 20 years of experience, Ashley has contributed to more than 3.5 million square feet of built space in commercial, educational, retail, healthcare and residential projects. He leads the design efforts for all ARES LEED projects, as well as general oversight of project construction.

ARES is a nationwide, full-service developer, architect, construction manager and property services firm based in Golden, Colorado. The ARES group includes architects, engineers, contractors, construction management specialists, financing specialists, property managers, real estate brokers and support staff second to none in the industry. A recognized leader in build-to-suit User Effective workplaces, we focus upon building structures that are sustainable, economical, efficient, and humanistic.(

Presentation held @ the Idaho Power Building – 1221 W. Idaho Street in Downtown Boise

USGBC Idaho Chapter-sponsored post lecture reception from 5.30-6.30pm @ CTA Architects and Engineers (1185 W. Grove St, Boise, ID).

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October 17
Boise
TOTAL VALUE ANALYSIS - CAPITAL MARKETS AND COMPETITIVE REALITIES

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TOPIC: The market requires a vastly different business case for owners, one that looks at the total value of sustainability and includes the full range of non-energy as well as energy, benefits. Decisions around sustainability need to quickly move beyond neat rows of check boxes (and simple payback) to the messy complexity of real life. There exists a quantifiable suite of integrated payoffs at the property level that accrue to both owner and occupants, as well as at enterprise and community levels. Change happens when we are able to articulate the benefits in the context of this complexity and make this the primary source of inspiration and the lever for action vs falling into the trap of easy black and white answers. In this evolved business model, sustainability and deep retrofits effectively future-proof a building against functional and economic obsolescence, while increasing the stability and predictability of the income stream. The resulting methodology both quantifies and monetize the results - at the property, tenant, enterprise and community levels and looks to provide the means to fund it.

PRESENTER: Founder and President of Hayden Tanner, Molly is a management consultant and strategic advisor to global organizations and governmental agencies. Grounded in more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and business consulting, she is an innovator in the field of finance, sustainability and the monetization of deep energy retrofits. She has a unique, comprehensive and quantitative understanding of the triple bottom line and takes a systems approach in cultivating practical solutions and strategies to accelerate the emergence of resilient buildings and vibrant, sustainable cities.

Molly is the author of the book: Practical Greening: The Bottom Line on Sustainable Property Development, Investment and Financing as well as several research reports. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Responsible Property Investment Council and Climate and Land Use Advisory Panel (CLUE) and is a Research Fellow for the Responsible Property Investing Center. Before starting her entrepreneurial career, she spent several years in corporate America. Originally from San Francisco, she now lives with her family in Northwest Montana.

Presentation held @ the Idaho Power Building – 1221 W. Idaho Street in Downtown Boise

USGBC Idaho Chapter-sponsored post lecture reception from 5.30-6.30pm @ CTA Architects and Engineers (1185 W. Grove St, Boise, ID).

Click here to RSVP for the live lecture!

Click here to RSVP for the webinar!

October 24
Boise
MOVING TOWARDS NET ZERO

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TOPIC:We want to make buildings that provide for greater occupant comfort with lower energy consumption and better environmental impacts. This talk will profile what’s been learned from a number of low-energy and net-zero projects in climates as diverse as the Pacific Northwest and the Gulf South, for clients rich and poor, farsighted and stubborn.

PRESENTER: Z Smith has been involved in nationally published sustainability research and design for thepast ten years. He has served as a Project Architect for carbon neutral, net-zero energy andnet-zero water use buildings, and taught sustainable design courses at universities in theU.S. and Canada.

With training and experience in the fi elds of architecture, physics, information technology,and renewable energy, Smith now serves as our studio’s Director of Sustainability & Building Performance. He integrates his broad range of skills in service of lowering the environmental footprint of each of our buildings, while continuing to help us deliver projects on time and on budget. He brings an approach of scientifi c rigor to green design in our studio’s wide array of community, educational, and institutional projects, and brings tremendous added value to our clients through the reduction of energy consumption, and subsequently the reduction of energy bills.

In addition to his Directorial role within our practice, Z is also a frequent public speaker on sustainable design issues, Chair of the USGBC Louisiana Chapter, and an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Architecture.

Presentation held @ the Idaho Power Building – 1221 W. Idaho Street in Downtown Boise

USGBC Idaho Chapter-sponsored post lecture reception from 5.30-6.30pm @ CTA Architects and Engineers (1185 W. Grove St, Boise, ID).

Click here to RSVP for the live lecture!

Click here to RSVP for the webinar!

November 21
Boise
FINDINGS FROM THE KILOWATT CRACKDOWN, A COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING COMPETITION IN ENERGY EFFICIENT OPERATIONS

TOPIC: The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) conceived the Kilowatt Crackdown program, on behalf of Idaho Power and the Northwest region, to offer the opportunity for community engagement and competitive dynamics among commercial buildings, in regards to energy efficiency goals. The program has demonstrated that through a process of benchmarking, goal-setting, scoping, implementation, internal reporting and evaluation, energy savings and other non-energy benefits can be accomplished. With a focus on operational recommendations, savings can be achieved at a relatively low cost. This session will summarize the goals and strategies of NEEA's Kilowatt Crackdown program, as well as commonly found energy efficiency measures.

PRESENTERS: JACK DAVIS - has over 18 years of experience in the energy, development, and marketing fields, and manages JDM Associates' West Coast clients. Jack currently serves as NEEA's key program manager for projects like the Kilowatt Crackdown. Advising clients on strategy development, program design and implementation, and market based environmental initiatives, Jack’s work has led to innovative programs and materials such as Carbon4Square, the Kilowatt Crackdown, the Green Building Opportunity Index, the Deep Retrofit Playbook, and the High Performance Portfolio Framework. Jack serves on the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Responsible Property Investing Product Council and the ULI Northwest Advisory Board. Jack has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a MBA in Marketing from the University of Minnesota.

KATIE LEICHLITER - Katie Leichliter is a Research Scientist at the University of Idaho – Integrated Design Lab in Boise. She conducts energy efficiency field work, measurement and verification, and operational and investment grade audits. Katie also conducts simulation research for energy efficiency in existing building renewal projects, and has developed stand-alone energy analysis tools. Katie graduated with a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho and spent three years in a private mechanical design practice specializing in BIM, building simulation, and HVAC design. Katie serves on the board of governors of the Idaho ASHRAE Chapter.

Presentation held @ the Idaho Power Building – 1221 W. Idaho Street in Downtown Boise

IPC-sponsored post lecture reception from 5.30-6.30pm @ CTA Architects and Engineers (1185 W. Grove St, Boise, ID) The event will feature and promote the UI-IDL's EUI Labeling research project.

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University of Idaho's 125th &
Integrated Design Lab's 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Join us at the IDL on January 21st at 3:30pm as we celebrate our 10th year of energy efficiency research as well as our university's 125th anniversary!

2013 Fall Lecture Series
As our 2013 Fall Lecture Series "From Origins to Operations" comes to an end, remember that you can view all of the videos on-demand at our YouTube channel! Once there, you can retrace the arc of high performance buildings through their processes of visioning financing, designing, and operating.

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