Event Title:

CALGreen in Practice


Sponsored By:

Build It Green's Public Agency Council

Event Date/Time:

Start: 6/23/2011 9:00:00 AM
End: 6/23/2011 3:00:00 PM






Jun 22, 2011 4:30 PM
Jun 22, 2011 4:30 PM

Event Deadline:

06/22/2011 16:30

Event Notes:

Last year, the Building Standards Commission approved the landmark California Green Building Code, known as CALGreen, for all new buildings in the state. This new Code officially went into effect on January 1, 2011.

This meeting will address upcoming changes to the Code, provide a guide to the Code’s voluntary Tiers, and examine the role of special inspectors for verification procedures. Build It Green will present its newly revised Roadmap for Local Governments, a guide for the development and implementation of green building ordinances.

Roundtable Discussion
In the afternoon, we’ll ask you to share your experiences implementing CALGreen so far. Come prepared to ask questions, raise issues, and share what has worked for your jurisdiction. Potential topics include inspection fees, filing findings, educating your staff, and what happens when the building industry picks up again.
$10 Suggested Donation at the Door
Morning coffee and tea provided.
Local, organic  lunch courtesy of the Bread Workshop in Berkeley.
About the Public Agency Council
The Build It Green Public Agency Council (PAC) is a unique collaborative effort of over 100 participating public agencies that meet periodically to share information, create consistent green building standards in their regions, and support each others’ programs and initiatives.

Participation in the Bay Area PAC is not limited to Public Agency representatives from Northern California, however, presentations and updates given during the meetings are limited to the region. Build It Green Membership is encouraged but not required.

Event Comments:


Speaker Information:

Christopher Becker brings over 15 years of architectural design and affordable housing experience to the GreenPoint Rated Program. As Project Manager, he assists with rater trainings and certifications; quality assurance for rated projects; education and support to builders, raters, designers and others; and development and implementation of the GreenPoint Rated Program. & Prior to joining Build It Green, Christopher served as the lead designer for a 4 story affordable housing prototype that incorporated a range of green building features including an innovative Trombe wall for the street façade and grey water irrigation system for the communal rear yard. He has also served as the project manager and/or designer on a range of building types from single-family renovations to high-rise mixed use developments, many of which incorporated green building features. Before returning to school to get his architecture degree, Christopher also worked on the developer side of many projects, both as a development and planning consultant for several non-profit developers as well as the Resource Development Manager for East Bay Habitat for Humanity.
Wes Sullens is a Program Manager in the Green Building group StopWaste.Org, one of the most influential local government agencies in California. Prior to joining StopWaste.Org, Wes was a successful energy and green building consultant in the private sector who worked on over 40 LEED projects.  At StopWaste.Org, Wes supports municipal, commercial and multifamily green building programs in Alameda County. Wes manages the StopWaste.Org green building grant program that has given out over $3million in grants and free technical assistance since 2001 to public and public-benefit projects in Alameda County. Currently Wes is tracking the adoption and implementation of CALGreen in Alameda County and the Bay Area. He recently published the CALGreen Companion Guide for LEED Projects, a guidebook aimed at streamlining the documentation and enforcement procedures for new construction LEED projects in California. Wes also co-chairs the Bay Area Climate Collaborative Green Building Working Group, where he led the development of a guidance document on CALGreen policy adoption in 2010.

Contact Name:

  Karen Beck

Contact Phone:

  (510) 590-3360 X 116

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