Event Title:

San Francisco Guild


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 7/18/2012 5:30:00 PM
End: 7/18/2012 7:30:00 PM


David Edwards & Randy Potter


Zephyr Showroom


Jul 18, 2012 2:00 PM
Jul 18, 2012 2:00 PM

Event Deadline:

07/18/2012 14:00

Event Notes:

Topic:  Cost of GreenPoint Rated

Location change: Zephyr Showroom

GreenPoint Rated has become the accepted rating system for residential construction in California and has become a mandated part of the planning process for projects in many of the cities of the Bay Area. One of the biggest challenges for building professionals today is how to achieve a high score for their projects without breaking their client's budget in doing so.

We'll explore the five categories of the GreenPoint Rated checklist and show you how to conduct a cost benefit analysis that addresses the home's performance, health and durability, while remaining meaningful to the homeowner. We'll dispel the myth that a highly GreenPoint Rated home has to be much more expensive than traditional "to code" construction and show how intelligent decisions regarding material choices and construction methods can have a big impact on GPR scores.

We will explore this topic from both the design side as well as from the construction side.
Presentation Team: Dave Edwards & Randy Potter - EarthBound Homes
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 1.5 credits
5:30-5:45 Sign In
5:45-6:00 NetworkingExercise
6:00-7:00 Topic Presentation
7:00-7:30 Open Discussion
Registration:  Pre-registration on our website is encouraged and incentivized and is available until 2pm on Wednesday, July 18th.  When preregistering online, folks can pay by credit card or choose to pay at the door with check or credit card.  
Pre-Registered Prices: 
$10 /Members
$15 /Non-Members  
Door Price (Not Pre-Registered): 
$15 /Members and Non-Members 
Transportation Tips:  Zephyr Showroom has metered street parking.
Build It Green encourages carpooling to our events and we recommend posting comments in the section below to make arrangements with other attendees. 
Things To Bring:  Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking purposes.    
About the Guilds: Hear from expert speakers on the latest green building issues and share your own experience with your peers. Meetings take place monthly in the South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and San Francisco.  Learn more!

Event Comments:

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows due to our limited venue capacity. Registered attendees can transfer their credit to another colleague (i.e. go in their place) for the same Guild Meeting - not for another Guild Meeting.

Speaker Information:

President & Vice President - Earth Bound Homes
Earth Bound Homes is a Santa Clara based custom residential construction company focused on highly green new homes and home renovations throughout the South Bay Area and Peninsula communities.  Earth Bound Homes has built several of the highest scoring Green Point Rated homes ever certified including their model home in Santa Clara which at 309 points (and still counting) is the highest Green Point Rated home ever built.  Earth Bound Homes projects regularly score in the mid 200’s with the same budgets that most traditional contractors build for by using intelligent cost benefit analysis and years of material, system and construction practice experience.

Contact Name:

  Karen Beck

Contact Phone:

  510-590-3360 x116

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