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Friday, April 5th, 2013
Starting Early: Energy Modeling Throughout the Entire Design Process- Building Simulation Users Group 2.0 April Meeting
Image: US Courthouse Cedar Rapids / OPN Archtiects / KJWW MEP / The Weidt Group
Description: Mr. Baker will talk about utility sponsored Demand Side Management (DSM) programs that use energy modeling early in the building design process to inform owner and design team decision. The Weidt Group provides Energy Design Assistance programs for 5 investor owned utilities and one state wide program serving over 100 utilities. These programs have averaged 30% savings beyond code for projects where the comparative analysis starts during Design Development, and 45% savings on average for projects when the analysis starts during the Predesign phase. Mr. Baker will describe how energy modeling a wide variety of design and operational options from Predesign through Occupancy can significantly reduce building energy use. He will discuss the EDA process, key intervention points, setting baselines, and verifying the savings in the final design.
Chris Baker, a Senior Energy Analyst at The Weidt Group, focuses on providing analysis to help design teams understand the energy and environmental implications of various design options. In addition to his project work, Mr. Baker contributes as a subcommittee chair for ASRHAE Proposed Standard 209 “Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings”. Since joining The Weidt Group in 2006, Mr. Baker has consulted on more than 100 projects totaling over 13 million square feet, including 30 LEED project submittals.
Mr. Baker received an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas. He is a Registered Architect, a Professional Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional.
Date: April 17th, Noon-1:00pm
Location: University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab, 306 S 6th Street, Boise ID 83702
RSVP: RSVP here by April 16th for a Free LUNCH!
CEU Credits Available!
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
The USGBC Idaho Spring Lecture Series will take place at the Idaho Associated General Contractor’s training center at 1649 W. Shoreline Dr in Boise on each first Thursday at Noon April through June. Topics and speakers will be announced soon. We are pleased to be partnering with Idaho AGC and hosting the lunch time lecture series at their great training facility.
There is no lunch lecture scheduled for today March 7th.
Friday, February 24th, 2012
Thursday, March 1stNoon-1:30pm
Idaho Power, 1221 West Idaho St. Boise, ID
$10 members, $12 nonmembers, brown bag free
rsvp for lunch to rsvpATusgbcidaho.org by 2/28
menu: chicken enchiladas and beans from Life’s Kitchen
Sustainability Beyond Building
LEED For Neighborhood Development: A Tool to Retrofit the Suburbs
Join us for this 1 ½ hour webinar presented by national experts in green building and sustainable development.
The global economic crisis has shown that the rampant outward growth of most American metropolitan regions is both environmentally and financially unsustainable. With large retailers going out of business and many suburban jurisdictions looking to alter their zoning codes and encourage more compact development, there are many opportunities to create walkable, urban places in the suburbs. Learn how LEED for Neighborhood Development can be used as an urban design tool in appropriate suburban locations to encourage this type of development through certified pilot case studies.
This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of LEED Specific (ND) GBCI hours as well as 1.5 AIA/CES LU/HSW/SD hours.
- Gain knowledge about the LEED-ND Rating System and its applicability from pilot case studies.
- Compare LEED-ND technical strategies from certified pilot projects located in suburban areas.
- Explain the challenges faced by LEED-ND pilot projects and the strategies used to overcome them.
- Identify key reasons why development teams of owners chose to pursue LEED-ND certification for a suburban development project.