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Green Salon - NEW APPROACHES TO CALIFORNIA’S SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Expert panel discussion with robust Q&A to survey outstanding innovations that contribute to a more healthful and environmentally sustainable built environment, including a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
- Brian J. Cornelius, Vice President of Development, Caruso Affiliated
- Heidi Creighton, Sustainability Consultant, Buro Happold
- Steve Glenn, CEO, LivingHomes
- Richard Hansen, Vice President, AECOM Building Engineering, US West
- Gillian Wright, Director of Commercial and Industrial Services, Southern California Gas Company
Increasingly, the public is familiar with the system of LEED standards for buildings as a way to achieve high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. Moreover, through practice, new concepts are emerging such as carbon neutral buildings, zero-energy development and re-generative design. Regardless of the term, a growing trend is apparent that encompasses a whole building approach, seeking to better integrate systems to improve overall functioning. A great deal of experimentation is underway that will take us beyond current practices—in design, development and property management--and this Salon will give us a glimpse of some of those cutting-edge practices. Important questions will be raised, such as: How can we learn from exemplars to grow a new vibrant development sector in our region? And, what role can be played by our energy providers that are committed to sustainable practices?
No cost to attend. Space is limited. Free parking. However, please consider taking transit to Union Station
To RSVP, contact (323) 935-8050 x256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Cornelius, Vice President of Development, Caruso Affiliates, is responsible for development project management, pre-development planning, zoning and entitlement work at Caruso Affiliates. He also has headed the acquisitions department targeting appropriate properties in the southern California area and elsewhere. He started his career with Caruso in 2000 as head of tenant coordination services and construction document standards. Before joining Caruso, he worked for ten years as a designer and architect for The Viacom Retail Group, and for The Limited, Inc
Heidi Creighton is a registered architect and a LEED AP with BD+C (Building Design and Construction) and O+M (Operations and Management) specialties. She provides sustainability consulting services including master planning, 3rd party certification management (such as LEED and the Living Building Challenge), post occupancy evaluation, and social equity design. With more than 13 years of experience in the design and construction industry, Heidi has worked internationally within the academic, healthcare, commercial, and residential sectors. Recent campus projects include Washington University in St. Louis, Caltech, Emerson College, and multiple buildings within the LA Community College District. International projects include buildings in the King Abdullah Financial District in Saudi Arabia, and multiple master plan and high-rise projects in Korea, China and Qatar.
Steve Glenn is the founder and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC (www.livinghomes.net), a premier developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, was installed in eight hours. It became the first home ever to receive a LEED for Home Platinum rating. The second LivingHome was named Green Home of the Year by Green Home Builder Magazine. Twelve LivingHomes have been certified LEED Platinum, making LivingHomes one of the most experienced builders of Platinum-level homes.
Richard Hansen’s career began in 1986 as a mechanical engineer with Oscar Faber (AECOM legacy company) before embarking on a 6 month second assignment to Australia with Bassett (also an AECOM Legacy company). In 2006 Richard transferred to DMJM H&N/AECOM in the U.S. where he became Division Manager for the Orange office with responsibility for an architectural and engineering production team of over 100. He is now Vice President responsible for AECOM’s Building Engineering practice in the West Region and retains a passion the adoption of holistic, integrated and low impact approaches to building design. Richard has just completed the self installation of a Solar Thermal Hot Water system on his roof.
Gillian Wright has worked for the Sempra Energy companies since 1999. Since May 2011 she has been Director of Customer Programs and Assistance at the Southern California Gas Company. Gillian is responsible for managing SoCalGas’ energy efficiency and low income customer assistance programs, representing a combined budget of over $200 million annually. Prior to her current assignment Gillian had a variety of assignments for SoCalGas and its sister utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), in the companies’ energy markets, capacity products, and regulatory affairs functions. Gillian is a member of the board of the Los Angeles Business Council, and is currently Chair of the Board of the Energy Solutions Center, a trade association of North American gas utilities.
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am
The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, 90012