2014 Gulf Coast Green

Teaching Buildings - Best in Class Green

June 19, 2014 - June 20, 2014

Registration Instructions

Full Price General Admission:
AIA Members/GCG-Afilliate: $210.00
Non Members: $250.00

Early Bird registration has ended.

Pre-regitistration ends Wednesday, June 18th at Noon.

Walk-up Registration will be available Thursday and Friday onsite at the event:

Onsite Late Registration
AIA Members/GCG-Afilliate: $225.00
Non Members: $275.00

Determine if you are eligible for a discount: Government Employees, Educators, Students, & GCG-Affiliate Organizations: AGC-Houston, ASHRAE, Houston-BOMA, IFMA, IIDA, Preservation Houston, RDA, USGBC-TGCC. Discounted admittance is also available for those wishing only to attend Thursday's pre-conference activities.  Please contact the AIA Houston office for a discount code: 713-520-0155 | rashida@aiahouston.org.

AIA Members need to login to the AIA ‘box’. All others select the General Admission button. Those who are using eligible discounts will input their unique discount code received from AIA after selecting the General Admission button.

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Conference Sessions - Friday, June 20, 2014

Session 1

A. Using Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) to Inform and Improve Building
     Presented by Joshua Sawyer and Terry Hoyle, SHW Group

B. Lesson Learned from Seven Years of Net Zero Energy School Design
     Presented by Robert Anthony Hans, CMTA
     PS62: New York City’s Net Zero Energy Public School
     Presented by Jon Cicconi, SOM

C. Inside and Out: Greening the University of Texas Medical District
     Presented by Heather Venhaus, Regenerative Environmental Design and Jim Walker, UT

D. Selling Sustainability Passion
     Presented by Avinash Rahurkar, Sameer Kapileshwari, and Michael Burriello , University of Houston

Session 2

E. Net Zero Communities: Will we ever get there?
     Presented by Heather Nelson, RTKL and Sophia Duluk, Kelley and Stone Architects

F. Greening a Campus Community
     Presented by Tim Rumage, Ringling College of Art and Design
     Changing Nature and the Nature of Change
     Presented by Louis G. Po and Richard Yoder, University of Nebraska

G. Schools: More Than Just Green Buildings
     Presented by Betsy Del Monte, Transform Global
     Building Sustainable Cities through Community Gardening
     Presented by Erin Erikson and Dr. Bob Randall, Urban Harvest

H. Cradle to Cradle Certified: Selecting Safe, Healthy and Regenerative Materials
     Presented by Stacy Glass, Cradle to Cradle
     Efficiency + Health at Home and at School
     Presented by Adele Houghton, Biositu


Session 3

I.   The Integration of Architecture and Engineering for a Climate Responsive Design: High Performance Case Studies of an Interdisciplinary Research Lab and Cutting Edge Government Office
     Presented by Ed Clark, ZGF

J.  School as Curriculum – A Teaching Tool for the Community
     Presented by Mark Sullivan, Gensler
     Solar Technology as an Educational Tool
     Presented by Lionel Johnnes, Circular Energy

K. The Culture of Sustainability at the Awty International School
     Presented by Sandra Bauder, Bailey Architects and Leslie Nogaret, Awty School
     Sustainability Initiatives at NASA JSC
     Presented by Laurie Peterson, NASA

L.  CLO and Flow: Designing without Technology
     Presented by Nicola Springer, Kirksey
     Butterfly Effect: Sustainable Design for Our Youngest Learners
     Presented by Gary Machicek, Kirksey 


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