Gulf Coast Green 2017

March 27, 2017

Onsite Registration available.
$225 AIA Member
$275 Non Member

John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004

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Schedule & Speakers

8-8:30 a.m. - Introductory remarks and Green Product Expo

8:30-10 a.m. – Speaker Session 1

• Adele Houghton - 6 Ways to Use Place-Based Health Data to Prioritize Green Building Strategies
• Shafik Rifaat - The Modern City Re-Invented: Conceptual Model for a Sustainable Urban Form
• Suzanne Simpson - Staying Afloat: Urban Conservation in the Houston Region
• Deborah January-Bevers - Looking Beyond Ecological Functions to the Value of Ecosystem Services
• Rives Taylor, Lisa Gonzales, Dirk Kestner, Mark Seibert - Net Zero for a Non Profit in the Gulf Coast Climate: A case study of HARC’s new headquarters campus focus on Operational and Material Embodied Energy
• Daniel Hellmuth and Travis Horton - Moving Forward: Modeling and Reality in achieving Net Zero Energy in Affordable Housing
• Steve Stelzer - Sustainability and the Brain
• Eric Corey Freed - The Power of Exponential Thinking:  Creating the XPRIZE for Healthy Buildings

10:15 - 11:30 a.m. – Morning keynote: Ann Sussman - The 21st-Century Paradigm Shift: Neuroscience Informing Green Design

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – Green Product Expo

12-1 p.m. – Lunch at McGovern Centennial Gardens

1-2:30 p.m. –  Speaker Session 2

• Anne Harney and Lona Rerick - Material Transparency Revelations
• Diane Alexander and Louise Nicholson Carter - Therapeutic Gardens: Where Science and Art Merge 
• Jack Holmgren - Rainwater as a Resource
• Z Smith - Closing the Loop Between Modeled & Measured Results—Across your Portfolio
• Eddy Santosa - Are You Still Using Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Design?
• Walter Murphy, Kyle Humphries, David Bucek, Catherine Callaway, Amanda Tullos - Autobiography of a LEED Platinum Building
• Bill Dwyer and Jody Henry - Harnessing History: Restoration though Modern Technologies and Traditional Techniques

2:30-3 p.m. – Green Product Expo and Student Competition Judging

3-4:30 p.m. – Speaker Session 3

• Scott West - The Convergence of Daylight Design and Modeling
• Kristof Irwin - Integrated Mechanical Design & Project Delivery
• Jill Kurtz and William Braham - Beyond Net-Zero: Designing the Renewable City and Region using Big Data
• Pliny Fisk - Texas as a Canary for Climate Change
• Jonathan Baron and Sandra Bauder - Basic Building Science – A Prerequisite for Sustainable Design
• Cory Duggin - Ignorant Glass Boxes:  Glazing Impact on Energy and Occupant Comfort
• Joe Fong - Ways to Enhance your Building Enclosure for Energy, Environment, & Operations
• Wendy Heger - State of the Gulf Coast: Advocacy in the Current Political Climate
• Tristan Roberts and Jennifer Preston - Hacking Your Design Process to Bust Inertia

4:45-6 p.m. – Closing remarks and afternoon keynote: Jessica Green - Building Wellness: Creating Healthier Homes, Hospitals, and Offices with Microbiology

6-9 p.m. – After party at McGovern Centennial Gardens


*** All sessions meet the requirements for GBCI credit; these courses been developed in collaboration with USGBC Texas. They are eligible for continuing education credit for LEED credential holders ***