GreenWeek Event Descriptions

"Greening Existing Buildings: Where do we begin?!"
5:30pm-7:30pm Panel Discussion
Existing buildings are responsible for the vast majority of our energy consumption, CO2 emissions, resource depletion, and trash accumulation. Many developers and organizations want to make a change, but have no  idea where to start. This panel discussion will focus on the early stages of developing a sustainable platform that is tailored to each building or portfolio, based on existing conditions, client goals, and budget. We will discuss potential tenant expectations, tools used to analyze the performance, as well as eco-friendly modifications to a building's design and operational procedures.

"Beyond LEED: High Impact Sustainability Strategies"
5:30pm-7:30pm Panel Discussion
In today's industry, LEED is quickly becoming the status quo. Innovative developers, architects, and tenants are now seeking even higher levels of performance and incorporating state-of-the-art systems to go above and beyond LEED certification. This panel discussion will focus on efficient and affordable strategies to achieve a deeper shade of green, including the latest advancements in renewable energy systems, high-efficiency systems, and strategies for greening entire neighborhoods.

“Green Product Expo”
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Manufacturers and vendors will showcase the latest in innovative green products at the 3rd Annual DCS Green Product Expo. Representatives will be on hand to show samples, discuss design solutions, and answer questions.

“BIM for Green Design and Construction”
5:30pm-7:30pm Presentation
Representatives from CAD Microsystems will show how green design and construction can benefit from Building Information Modeling (BIM). The latest 3D modeling tools will be presented and discussed for LEED analyses, energy and daylight studies, more accurate material estimating, and early conflict resolution.
 


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