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  • 08/05/2015 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Green Building Council included a new “Integrative Process” credit as a major addition to the LEED v4 system in order to support high-performance, cost-effective project outcomes through an early analysis of the interrelationships among systems.  Additionally, the new Site Assessment credit encourages project teams to assess site conditions before design to evaluate sustainable options and inform related decisions about site design.  These entirely new LEED v4 credits address the need to consider important sustainability elements earlier in the design/construction process in order to create a truly sustainable project.


    Join USGBC Arizona Chapter Founder and President of Green Ideas Sustainability Consultants Charlie Popeck as he presents an overview of the two newest LEED v4 credits along with details for implementation strategies to create a high-performance building that concentrates on energy and life-cycle cost savings.


    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Check-in and Lunch 

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM presentation followed by audience questions  


    Live-In person Admission (Includes Lunch):

    Okland Construction- 1700 N. McClintock Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85281

    $20 - USGBC AZ Chapter Members | $25 - USGBC AZ Chapter Members (after July 29th)   

    $25 - Non-Members | $30 - Non-Members (afterJuly 29th)

    $10 Students (with valid Student ID)

    Live-Streaming Webinar Viewing:

    $20 - USGBC AZ Chapter Members | $25 - Non-Members  




  • 07/29/2015 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Creating the High-Performance Building

    Discover ways to utilize LEED and other building efficiency standards.

    APS is offering a full-day training event as part of our Energy Efficiency Technical Training series. Join U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Arizona Chapter Founder and President of Green Ideas, Charlie Popeck, for a technical seminar to address high-performance building design and how to use the LEED Green Building Rating System as a tool to achieve an energy efficient building. This session will provide a comprehensive view of the green building industry in addition to focusing on the reasons for creating a high-performance building and the details necessary to achieve optimum energy efficiency.

    Session participants will explore: 

    • How to save money through integrative design
    • Energy saving strategies for your design
    • Current green building industry trends and green building programs
    • Which green building programs are voluntary and which are mandatory
    • Differences between rating systems
    • How to minimize uncertainty and errors related to high-performance buildings
    • Why and when building commissioning is required
    • Strategies for communicating high-performance building benefits to clients
    • What rebates are available for energy efficient practices 




    Registration: 7:30 a.m.
    Program: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Phoenix

    320 N. 44th Street

    Phoenix, AZ 85008




    Self-parking only

    Cost Per Class

    $150 general public

    50% discount for APS commercial customers and Trade Allies

    (includes breakfast, lunch and snacks)


    Please note: Invoicing is only available to APS governmental customers or by pre-approval. All unapproved invoice requests will be considered unpaid, and the registration will be void. 


    Laptops are suggested for this training. If you would like to request a laptop for use during the workshop, please contact Patti Najarian.


    All attendees will receive a certificate of class participation.  

    Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-the-high-performance-building-tickets-17711841595


  • 07/14/2015 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    • 27 Aug 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Aug 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • First American Title, 20860 N Tatum Blvd., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85050


    - See more at: http://www.usgbcaz.org/event-1961547?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=8/14/2015#sthash.ogpUWe0M.dpuf

    As the United States continues to search for energy alternatives, properties improved with solar PV (photovoltaic) are becoming more common, creating demand for appraisers trained in properly valuing solar PV. Encountering a solar photovoltaic (PV) system could present a valuation problem that you may not be prepared to solve. As an appraiser appraising green properties, it is inevitable that you will encounter solar PV.  Even for those who don’t specialize in green properties, the likelihood that you will encounter solar PV in your practice is increasing. This hands-on course introduces you to solar terminology, and through real-life examples and case studies, on both residential and commercial properties, shows you how to solve solar-related valuation problems. This course will focus on solar PV most commonly encountered in commercial and residential appraisal/consulting assignments. It will not focus on utility-scale solar (solar farms), solar thermal, or other forms of on-site renewable energy generation.  

    Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to: 
    • Comprehend the solar PV language 
    • Identify and understand the documents and data necessary to value PV solar systems 
    • Describe, understand, and analyze solar PV components and their relevance to market valuation 
    • Develop a credible value opinion using tools, worksheets, and resources provided in the course 
    • Recognize potential valuation problems, including USPAP and lender underwriter concerns. 

    Note. This course is in the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program.

    Program Sponsor: SALT RIVER PROJECT


    27 Aug 2015 

    8:00 AM



    28 Aug 2015

    5:00 PM



    First American Title, 20860 N Tatum Blvd., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85050


    Early Registration Fee – $249.00 (USD)

    Late Registration Fee – $299.00 (USD)

    - See more at: http://www.usgbcaz.org/event-1961547?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=8/14/2015#sthash.ogpUWe0M.dpuf

  • 06/04/2015 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    Green Innovative Built Projects

    Who are some of the local creative agents creating new building prototypes for the 21st century? What are the innovative features? Come see and hear about successes with innovative residential and commercial projects that exemplify principles of resource conservation, energy independence and healthy living.

    Granite Reef Senior Center
    1700 N. Granite Reef Road​​, Scottsdale, AZ 

    The lectures are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not needed. For more information, call 480-312-3111.  

  • 05/21/2015 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    Date:  21 May 2015
    Time:  5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Location:  Gordon Biersch, 420 S Mill Ave #201, Tempe, AZ 85281


  • 05/07/2015 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    Did you know that 43% of all electricity consumed in Phoenix metro area homes is used for air conditioning? Cool roofs reduce energy use, ambient air temperature, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and improve human health and comfort. Learn about cool roofing strategies from solar reflective surfaces to radiant barriers and attic ventilation techniques.

    Granite Reef Senior Center
    1700 N. Granite Reef Road​​, Scottsdale, AZ 

    The lectures are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not needed. For more information, call 480-312-3111.  

  • 05/06/2015 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Course Description:

    LEED 4.0, the 2012 International Energy Code, now being adopted by municipalities throughout the United States, and the 2010 Guideline for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities all contain new requirements for building systems commissioning.

    Commissioning provides the building owner, designers, and builders with risk mitigation by reducing RFIs, warranty issues, maintenance and construction issues as well as schedule creep due to lack of coordination by trades.

    Up to now, building commissioning has been prescribed for projects where non-conformance is an unacceptable risk and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects where building systems commissioning is a prerequisite for LEED certification.  However, with these new standards, the demand for commissioning in buildings will intensify.  This intensive course will look deeply into the process of commissioning, and how the new requirements will affect your projects with respect to cost, schedule and participation.



    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Check-in and Lunch  

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM presentation followed by audience questions   


    Live-In person Admission (Includes Lunch):

    $20 - USGBC AZ Chapter Members | $25 - USGBC AZ Chapter Members (after April 29th)    

    $25 - Non-Members | $30 - Non-Members (after April 29th)

    $10 Students (with valid Student ID)

    Okland Construction- 1700 N. McClintock Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85281 

    Live-Streaming Webinar Viewing:

    $20 - USGBC AZ Chapter Members | $25 - Non-Members  




  • 04/29/2015 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    You can learn from the best -- the latest in proven Telematics / Idle Reduction systems.  Fleet Managers currently integrating systems will also be there to review their progress and challenges. 


    This workshop is free, parking is free, as well as a continental breakfast.  

    Wednesday, April 29,

    Coffee& rolls at 8:00 AM

    Meeting at 8:30 AM

    ASU SkySong campus, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale 85257


    RSVP to billsheaffer2000@yahoo.com

  • 04/28/2015 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Date:  28 Apr 2015
    Time:  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Location:  DIRTT Environmental - 836 E University Drive Phoenix, AZ 85034


    “Green Buildings”, for all their merits and good intentions, can be flawed, when it comes to occupant comfort and occupant health.  Green buildings are often carefully designed and constructed to use recycled, recyclable, locally produced, renewable and energy efficient materials, but indoor environmental quality or IEQ is habitually not high on the priority list of even the most vigilant of green designers and builders.

    Aside from sometimes overlooking IEQ, green buildings are often plagued by the “Devil that we don’t know.”  New, unproven building materials or installation techniques applied to save money or save the environment can wreak unexpected consequences on IEQ.  Like our bodies, a building is a collection of individual materials (think tissues).  These materials make up building components (think organs).  Groups of components make up building systems (think body systems like respiratory, circulatory, nervous, etc.).  These systems all work independently and collectively in a complicated puzzle make up the whole building or the body.  Insult, remove or damage one piece of this complicated puzzle in a building or a body and the entire structure can become ill.

    Come and learn about a variety of “green building” techniques that negatively impacted actual buildings.  We will discuss the who, what, when, where and why of various failures.  We will cover some local examples that affected an area high school.  We will discuss lessons learned in order to help in the mitigation or prevention of these green-gone-bad examples.


    Derrick A. Denis, CIEC, CIAQP, CAC | Vice President of IEQ for Clark Seif Clark, Inc. (CSC)

    Mr. Denis has provided professional environmental consulting services for over 19 years. He has worked on over 13,000 IEQ projects with values ranging from $25 up to $250,000. He is an active participant in the indoor environmental quality industry. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and the Arizona Chapter of the Environmental Information Association (EIA).

    As an IEQ expert, Mr. Denis has appeared on television, been quoted for newspapers, and has published articles in industry periodicals. He has provided professional environmental services as both a designated expert and consulting expert in a variety of litigation, arbitration, and insurance appraisal hearings.


    Members and Students:  $10

    Non-Members:  $20

    This includes light appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine.

  • 04/16/2015 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Form a team:

    Human foosball requires a team of 6 people. Teams can be exclusively from a single company, but are not required to be. Team captain is responsible for registering all team members.  If you are only able to form a partial team, please reach out to Chad Billings (cbillings@dfdg.com) to see if you can be placed on a team.


    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Check-in  

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tournament (and networking)


    Live-In person Admission:

    $100 - Team registration before April 1st  

    $150 - Team registration after April 1st

    $5 spectator registration at the door 

    Food and drinks will be available for purchase 

    Location:  Okland Construction- 1700 N. McClintock Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85281


    Registration: http://www.usgbcaz.org/event-1868442?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=4/22/2015 


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