Green California Summit

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A green revolution is unfolding, and California has the policy climate, public support, technology innovation and history of commitment to sustainability to remain at the leading edge of this revolution.

Whether setting aggressive renewable energy goals, enacting the nation’s first mandatory green building code, or launching a pioneering effort to retrofit millions of buildings constructed before the state had energy standards, California continues to set the pace for green policy, practice and economic opportunity.

The Green Summit has recently added some new, professional training sessions to the program.

Register Now! (AIA members receive a 20% discount. They should enter AIA in the discount code field when registering online.)
Remember, for the first time, free Expo and keynote registration includes access to the concurrent education sessions on April 18 and 19. You’ll receive these automatically when you register for Professional Training.

New – April 18
10:30 am – 2:30 pm (includes lunch break)
AB1103 – Commercial Energy Use Disclosure & Energy Star
California law (AB 1103) will soon require the disclosure of an energy performance benchmarking score prior to selling, refinancing, or leasing certain whole buildings. Learn how to benchmark your building’s energy performance using EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager.

New – April 19
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
LEED Green Associate Training
This training includes an overview of LEED, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Topics cover LEED building certification principles and LEED professional credentialing basics, including rating systems categories and LEED Accredited Professional specialties. Professionals that may be interested in the LEED Green Associate include real estate, law, planning, manufacturing, marketing and sales, leasing, education and those new to green building.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LEED AP Operations + Maintenance (LEED AP O+M)
This exam preparation class includes an overview of topics related to the LEED AP O+M professional credential exam. The LEED AP O+M credential distinguishes professionals who implement sustainable practices, improving performance, heightening efficiency and reducing environmental impact in existing buildings through enhanced operations and maintenance. Join us as we explore each credit within the O+M rating system and focus on the information that will be on the LEED AP O+M Exam.

More Sessions on April 19
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Updated Accessibility Regulations
This session will focus on coming changes in the California building code that bring state accessibiity requirements into alignment with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sustainability Academy
The discipline of sustainability planning is new – yet it is more important than ever to develop a comprehensive sustainability plan that addresses energy, water, recycling and waste, transportation and greenhouse gas emissions. It’s also vital to be able to make the case for investment in such programs, and to document and communicate the ROI. This session, limited to 50 participants, will give you the tools you need to succeed! Discover the essential elements of a sustainability program for a school, community or business? This session will draw upon decades of experience in developing and implementing model programs.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CALGreen Changes
This session will focus on recent changes in California’s mandatory green building code, which will become mandatory in January 2014 and will reflect changes in the California Energy Code.

April 19 – for Educators
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Green Curriculum Institute
The basic ingredient of any effort to build a green future is citizens who understand the environmental impacts of their personal and professional decisions. California’s groundbreaking Education and the Environment Initiative produced the nation’s first K-12 environmental literacy curriculum. The Summit is the place to come to get up to date on best strategies for implementation of the EEI materials and to learn about professional development resources that can help your colleagues have success with them. All participants will receive a complete set of the materials on DVD.

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The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments.

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