Event Title:

Green Affordable Housing Coalition Event


Sponsored By:

AIA East Bay

Event Date/Time:

Start: 3/6/2012 11:30:00 AM
End: 3/6/2012 1:30:00 PM


Brent Bucknum, Hyphae Design Lab & Mary Lucero-Dorst , EBALDC


AIA East Bay


Mar 5, 2012 5:30 PM
Mar 5, 2012 5:30 PM
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Event Deadline:

03/05/2012 17:30

Event Notes:

Affordable Water: Conservation and Reuse Tactics for Multifamily Projects

Where's the rain? This year's low rainfall reminds us that water conservation is just as important as conserving energy. By implementing some simple water saving techniques, multifamily housing projects can cut costs and help protect our local watersheds.

In this meeting, Brent Bucknum of Hyphae Design Lab will present his work with affordable housing developers to identify water conservation opportunities in both existing and new construction housing projects. Brent is doing cuting edge work in this field, and you won't want to miss his high-energy presentation!

Brent will be joined by Mary Lucero-Dorst from EBALDC who will describe EBALDC's efforts to utilize greywater recycling as both a water and an energy conserving strategy.
Brent Bucknum, Hyphae Design Lab
Mary Lucero-Dorst, EBALDC
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 2 credits
$10 | Build It Green or AIA Members
$15 | Non-members
$15 | Door price
Local, organic and delicious lunch courtesy of the Bread Workshop in Berkeley.
Transportation Tips:   There is no on-street parking at this venue. There is a parking structure across the street and there are several paid lots within walking distance. The venue is less than a 5 minute walk from the 12th Street Oakland BART station. For more info, see the AIA East Bay website.
About the Green Affordable Housing Coalition
A joint project of Build It Green and the Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the Green Affordable Housing Coalition, or GAHC, provides green building education, outreach, and policy advocacy to the Bay Area’s affordable housing industry.

The GAHC’s ultimate goal is to improve the lives of low-income families in the San Francisco Bay Area by increasing the supply of healthy and energy efficient affordable housing.

Event Comments:

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations or no-shows. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to someone else.

Speaker Information:

Brent Bucknum, Founder - Hyphae Design Lab

Brent founded the Hyphae Design Laboratory; an ecological engineering, research and design firm dedicated to bridging the gap between innovative architecture and ecological restoration.  He also founded and direct's The Urban Biofilter (urbanbiofilter.org), a West Oakland-based Green Infrastructure non-profit, which is part of the Earth Island Institute. Their work is focused on designing and advocating for innovative approaches to bioremediation of air, water and soil in communities with severe environmental justice issues. Brent currently lives and works in the former wetlands of West Oakland.
Mary Lucero-Dorst, Director of Asset Management - EBALDC

Ms. Lucero-Dorst came to EBALDC with over 8 years experience in Project Management with community based, non-profit developers in San Francisco and Berkeley. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with dual Masters in City and Regional Planning and Latin American Studies. Since coming to EBALDC in September 2004, Ms. Lucero-Dorst has shepherded four back-end tax credit deals for residential and commercial properties at a price of $1 each; overseen three rehabilitations of $100,000 to $950,000, as well as six smaller rehabs at occupied properties; provided Asset Management services to Preservation Park Center; refinanced two mortgages, and collaborated with other EBALDC departments for improved development, property management, and resident services provision. Ms. Lucero-Dorst was responsible for EBALDC receiving a 2006 MetLife Award for Excellence in Property and Asset Management for the Frank G. Mar Apartments

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