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Green Drinks - Case Studies & Cocktails

  • 03/29/2018
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • ASU Tempe Campus Starting at the Bio Design Institute Building C, 797 E. Tyler St., Tempe, AZ

Join USGBC Arizona and Arizona Green Chamber for a Case Studies & Cocktails/Green Drinks Event at the ASU Tempe Campus on Thursday, March 29th!

Date: Thursday, 3/29/18 4:30 – 7PM

Cost to Attend: Free (This event is free to attend, but attendees must purchase their own food/drink.)



The tour will begin at: ASU Bio Design Institute Building C, 797 E. Tyler St., Tempe, AZ (1/2- hour tour)

Then a short walk to: ASU Student Pavilion, 400 East Orange Street, Tempe, AZ (1/2- hour tour)

Followed by a short walk to: The Graduate Hotel – Tapacubo Rooftop Bar, 225 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ (Please see link for menu.)

This is an approximately .80 mile walk before we get to the restaurant. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes. Ride your bike, take the light rail or see map below for ASU visitor parking.

Remote attendance is not available.

Credit: 1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU hour pending, please self-report.

Topic: This tour will address the various tools and processes used in getting these LEED projects certified.

Description: Take a walking tour of the new LEED certified ASU Bio Design C and ASU Student Pavilion buildings. The tour will address the various tools and processes used in getting these LEED projects certified. This 1-hour tour will be followed by networking at Tapacubo Rooftop Bar.

Biodesign Institute Building C

This new, multi-functional research facility will meet the university's growing need for additional laboratory space to secure and perform high-quality research. Biodesign Institute Building C will include state-of-the-art research support space designed specifically to promote and enable the creation of cutting-edge research clusters. The facility’s design will leverage the university’s investment to maximize the opportunities for research growth. Biodesign C, which will be located just to the east of Biodesign B on the Tempe campus, is a five-story-plus-basement complex. The building will include laboratories, lab casework and office layouts that will feature maximum flexibility, adaptability, and expansion based on needs. Biodesign C will house research from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and the Biodesign Institute. It will provide high-quality wet lab space for chemistry, engineering, and the biological sciences. The building is designed to meet specifications for LEED Silver at a minimum, with intentions of achieving a higher certification.

ASU Student Pavilion

The new 74,653 square foot Student Pavilion is situated at the nexus of student activity and student traffic. It is a student-centric facility managed and operated by students with Memorial Union resident staff oversight. The hub of the building will be a new event space, which will provide the venue for guest lecturers, musical shows, comedy acts, and student productions with seating for 1,200. The event space will also include movable partitions to allow subdivision of the space into three smaller event/meeting rooms. The second floor will house office space for student government and student organizations, university classrooms and other academic functions will be located on the third floor. The goal for the Student Pavilion is to be a Net Zero Energy Building; a showcase of the University’s goals for Climate Net Neutrality and sustainable building systems. The building is designed to meet specifications for LEED certification.

Learning Objectives:

1. Challenges faced during the LEED certification process.

2. Best practices during the LEED certification process.

3. Lessons learned during the LEED certification process.

4. Tools and processes used during the LEED certification process.

Speaker Bio:

Bryan Kuster, LEED AP, McCarthy Construction

Bryan Kuster is one of the Vice President of Operations for McCarthy’s Commercial Group with a focus on higher education projects and science and technology projects. Bryan is a graduate of Arizona State University and attended the DEWSC. Joining McCarthy in 2005 Bryan has completed work across the southwest including science labs, K-12, performing arts centers and utility grade solar facilities.

Bryan Custer

Philip Weddle, FAIA, LEED AP, Weddle Gilmore

Philip co-founded WEDDLE GILMORE Black Rock Studio in 1999 with partner Michael Gilmore. Philip’s completed projects in fields of architecture and urban planning demonstrate his unique approach to discovering appropriate responses to site development across a range of ecological and urban contexts. Committed to the public good, Philip has actively sought out project opportunities that directly benefit underserved and culturally diverse communities. Through the projects he undertakes, Philip explores his career-long interest in the complex relationship between the urban form of the Phoenix Metropolitan area and its natural host–the Sonoran Desert.

Philip Custer

Map of ASU Campus Showing Tour Sites, and Nearby Parking:

About the Event Organizers:

USGBC Arizona strives to engage, educate and encourage the Arizona community to choose to live in and support the advancement of a sustainable, environmentally responsible and economically prosperous built environment. Contact Kris Wilson kwilson@usgbc.org if you have questions.

Arizona Green Chamber’s vision for Arizona is diversified, responsible, and strategic growth of our "Green" industries creating a strong state economy that is more resilient and is better shielded from economic downturns. The Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce is your hub for resources to help your business! Contact info@azgreenchamber.org if you have questions.


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