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California Environmental Protection Agency

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Acting Secretary
California State and Consumer Services Agency

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Pre-Summit Workshops
Monday, March 15
(Full Day Workshop 9 am – 4 pm)
(Note: Sessions are subject to change.)

Marketing Your Green Programs:
How to Use New Media and Social Media

The evolution of the Internet has resulted in powerful opportunities for communication that didn't exist even five years ago. From the blogosphere to Twitter, FaceBook and YouTube, vehicles exist for new kinds of marketing and intra-organizational communication that are cost-effective and yield measurable results. This full-day workshop will explore essential aspects of new media. You will learn how to raise your organization's profile by using new media effectively get the word out about your projects, programs, organizational news, etc. There will also be a section on innovations in green web design.

Speakers:
Dennis Erokan, President, Placemaking Group
Jan Burch, Placemaking Group
Michael Macias, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Creative Cube Marketing Concepts
Kathryn Tyler, Partner, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith


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2010 California Green Building Standards Code
(This class will offer 5 AIA CEUs)
This comprehensive full-day workshop will identify and explain the voluntary and new mandatory provisions of the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), which goes into effect in January, 2011.

The 2010 code will affect new residential, commercial, school and hospital construction.  Requirements for construction waste reduction, disposal and recycling; and low-emitting building materials are just two examples of new mandatory measures. Representatives from each occupancy group will present this vital information and provide a clear understanding of the mandatory standards, voluntary tier structure, compliance checklists and code availability. In addition, the representatives will provide answers to your specific code questions.

Presented by:
Dave Walls. Executive Director, California Green Building Standards Commission
Enrique Rodriguez, Associate Construction Analyst, California Building Standards Commission
Doug Hensel, Assistant Deputy Director, CA Department of Housing and Community Development
Ray Raymer, Senior Engineer/Technical Director, California Building Industry Association
David Thorman, State Architect, Division of the State Architect, California Department of General Services
Theresa Townsend, Supervising Architect, Division of the State Architect, California Department of General Services
Duane Borba, Deputy Division Chief, Facilities Development Department, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development


Green Operations and Maintenance:
Improving Existing Building Performance

(This class will offer 6 AIA CEUs)

With rising utility costs and resource scarcity, improving building performance through energy and water efficiency affects both financial and environmental sustainability. But deciphering an existing building's performance can be a struggle if you don't know where to start. This presentation highlights a proven approach to understanding base building performance to guide building owners to immediate and long-term savings and facilitate LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB OM) certification. The course will address water and energy conservation including an in depth review of Energy Star Portfolio Manager. In addition we will cover development of robust policies and procedures along with building performance measurements. Green Cleaning issues will address reference standards, protocols and procedures that addresses chemical use and processes for maintaining your building. Using successful case studies, this presentation provides the tools and confidence to evaluate existing conditions and implement best practices in on-going maintenance and operations.

Learning Objective One:
Learn how to create comprehensive building audits that assess policies and measure current performance for building sites, transportation management, and energy and water efficiency. In addition purchasing, waste management and green cleaning practices will be covered.

Learning Objective Two:

Discover how to analyze and implement strategies for improving existing building performance tailored to your particular property, and identify policies and tracking programs that gauge your progress.

Learning Objective Three:
Gain an understanding of the LEED-EB OM rating system and learn how to use the framework to help achieve your performance objectives. Establish protocols and procedures to establish long term base building tracking and performance practices.

Speakers:
Elaine Aye, IIDA, ASID, LEED AP, Principal, Green Building Services
Richard Manning, AIA, Principal, Green Building Services
Brian A Sehnert, AIA, Senior Consultant, Green Building Services

Financing Projects
There is little argument that in today's economy cities, counties and the state are struggling to finance new building projects. However, there building programs are being developed and implemented. How are they being financed? This session will be presented by experts who are navigating through a tough economy to explore new, innovative financing options, including using tax credits, rebates, private funds, public-private agreements and more.

Speakers:
Bob Powell, President and CEO, Solar Power Partners
Roy Schwatrz, Vice President, Project Development, Solar Power Partners
Steve Kelly, Executive Vice President, DRI Energy
EJ Shalaby, General Manager West County Wastewater District, Richmond California
Kathleen McKee, Partner, Fagan, Friedman, Fulfrost
Michael McClure, President, Professional Utility Consultants


LEED & Other New Green Building Certifications
(This class will offer 5 AIA CEUs)
Green buildings have been shown be more desirable to buyers and lessors - they promote health and save energy and money. The LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council is the pre-eminent certification for green buildings, and the numbers of LEED certified buildings has been growing exponentially. This workshop will give you an update on the refinement and implementation of LEED certification standards. It will also explore other certifications, such as Energy Star Qualified (for energy efficiency), NAHB National Green Building Program and others.

Speakers:
Alex Spigler, Principal, Green Step
Keith Killpack, Life Cycle Assessment Practioner, Scientific Certification Systems
Graham Irwin, CPBD, CGBP, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Consultant, Essential Habitat Consulting
Henning Bloech, President, GREENGUARD

Tuesday, March 16
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 
Sustainable
Design
Track
Energy Track
Local Government Track
Federal Government
Track
10:45 am-
noon
From Voluntary to Mandatory: Green Building Codified
Understanding the Carbon Economy: Credits and Legislative Mandates
Cities, Regions and Communities: Green Programs & Collaborations
Executive Order 13514: Achieving Federal Sustainability Goals
1:30pm-2:45pm
New Sustainable Communities: Brownfields and Environmental Restoration
Accelerating the Learning Curve: Safe Financing Options for Renewables
Creating Green Cities: ICLEI Toolkit for Sustainability
Parks, Barracks, Prisons and Beyond: Federal Green Building Initiatives in California
3:15pm-
4:15 pm
Green Roofs, White Roofs, Living Walls
What’s New in Renewables:
Costs are Down, Technology
Options Up
Buying Green: The Power of Purchasing
Green Purchasing with
GSA e-tools

 

Wednesday, March 17
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 
Infrastructure
Track
Green Economy Track
Potpourri Track
Special Sesssions
10:45 am-
noon
From Meters to Grids: Pathways to Smart Energy
California's Expanding Green Economy
Tweets and Texts: Using New Media for PR and Internal Communications
 
1:30- 2:45 pm
Roads, Bridges and Cars: Advances in Green Transportation
Where the Green Jobs Are: The Economic Potential of California's Green Workforce
Detoxifying California: The Green Chemistry Initiative
Federal Procurement: Programs Open to Local Government
3:15pm-
4:15 pm
Sustainable Water Use and Infrastructure for the 21st Century
Training for the New Green Economy: Programs that are Working
Computers with Conscience:
Green IT

Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, March 16

Sustainable Design Track

10:45 – noon
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2010 California Green Building Standards Code
This session will provide an overview of the new 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), which goes into effect in January, 2011.  CALGreen, the first-in-the-nation statewide green building standards code, is designed to reduce the impact new buildings have on human health and the environment while increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water, other natural resources and materials.

Presented by:
Dave Walls, Executive Director, California Building Standards Commission
Enrique Rodriguez, Associate Construction Analyst, California Building Standards Commission
Doug Hensel, Deputy Director, Department of Housing and Community Development

1:30 – 2:45 pm
New Sustainable Communities: Brownfields and Environmental Restoration
Redeveloping abandoned or underused industrial and commercial facilities has led to the creation of vibrant new, green communities. Discover the new technologies that allowed these brownfields to be safely mitigated and how the redevelopments were financed and built .

Moderator:
Thomas Cota, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, Department of Toxic Substance Control, Brownfields and Environmental Programs, California Environmental Protection Agency

Speakers:
Laura Bonich, Vice President, Nolte Associates, Inc.
Matthew Raimi, Principal, Raimi & Assocates, Inc.
Denise Pinkston, Partner, TMG Partners

3:15 – 4:15 pm
Green roofs, White roofs, Living walls
A building’s envelope is often overlooked as a potential source of energy efficiency and lowered carbon footprints. Green roofs, which are planted with vegetation, help keep buildings insulated while white roofs cost little and deflect solar heat. Living walls are horizontal gardens offering not only insulation but shading and beauty. Learn from those who are utilizing these technologies how much energy and money they save and how to implement them in your buildings.

Speakers:
Patrick Carey, Principle, Hadj Design.
Alan Good, Landscape Exhibits Supervisor, California Academy of Sciences
Jason Stanley, Vice President Business Development, IB Roof Systems

Energy Track

10:45 – noon
Understanding the Carbon Economy: Credits and Legislative Mandates
Carbon trading and other schemes to offset an organizations CO2 emissions are being implemented around the world, making it crucial for anyone who builds or owns buildings or whose company emits CO2 to understand how carbon trading works.

Speakers:
Robert Hrubes, Senior Vice President, Scientific Certification Systems
Bruce Rich, PE, LEED AP, Parsons Brinkerhoff
Mike Sandler, Co-Founder, CarbonShare.org

1:30 – 2:45 pm
Accelerating the Learning Curve: Safe Financing Options for Renewables
From power purchase agreements to public-private partnerships, options for getting renewables projects financed are proliferating. Avoiding costly errors by knowing how to structure contracts and getting the right kind of renewable energy to match your specific needs is a subject of interest to anyone wanting to implement renewable energy now or in the future.

Moderator:
Laura Berland-Shane, LEED AP, Buisness Development Manager – Alternative Energy, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Speakers:
Paul Detering, Chief Executive Officer, Tioga Energy
Bob Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Solar Power Partners
Steve Kelley, Executive Vice President, DRI Energy
Kathleen McKee, Partner, Fagan, Friedman, Fulfrost
Mark Williams, Partner, Fagan, Friedman, Fulfrost

3:15 – 4:15
What’s New in Renewables: Costs are Down, Technology Options Up
Green technology in renewable energy generation is expanding rapidly, while costs for many are coming down. The time may be right for your project. This session will give you a brief overview of 6 different new technologies: storing wind power as ice, micro-turbine generators in storm drains, energy from waste and biomass, solar with distributed electronics, onsite wind energy generation, and fuel cell technology.

Moderator:
Elizabeth Huber, Legislative Director, California Department Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Speakers:
Allie Corless, Vice President of Marketing and Channel Partnerships, Rentricity
Jeff Lustgarten, Director, Environmental Science & Community Affairs, Covanta Energy
Greg Nugent, Field Applications and Western Sales Manager, National Semiconductor Corp.
Mark Sheifkhrezai, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Windation Energy Systems
Elton Sherwin, Senior Managing Director, Ridgewood Capital
William Sproull, Senior Vice President of New Business Development, ClearEdge Power



Local Government Track

10:45 – noon
Cities, Regions and Communities: Green Programs & Collaborations
Actions speak louder than words, and in this session you’ll find out from those who made it happen how cities, regions and communities have implemented their green program. This information can pave the way for your projects to get started now and for the future.

Moderator:
Margo Reid Brown, Director, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Speakers:
Jon Martens, Facilities Operations Division Manager, Sonoma County
Scott Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Brightworks Sustainability Advisors
John Haig, Division Manager for Energy and Sustainability, General Services Department, County of Sonoma
James Campbell, Special Projects Manager, County of Orange, California

1:30 – 2:45
Creating Green Cities: Action Planning for Sustainability
Learn how Climate Action Plans (CAPs) help local governments take the lead in creating sustainable communities by addressing a wide variety of programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The benefits of CAPs are numerous. Not only do they create healthy communities, promote a green economy, conserve resources, and protect the environment; but they also result in savings by reducing energy, water and waste disposal costs. Climate Action Plans also provide a mechanism for streamlining environmental review under CEQA. Examples of the broad range of programs that CAPs can include are: green building, smart growth, transit-oriented development, energy efficiency, alternative energy, water conservation, and waste reduction. In this session, the presenters, who are on the forefront in the development of CAPs, will discuss: the process for developing CAPs; programs and measures to be considered; and the resources available to help create and implement CAPs including ICLEI's step-by-step Five Milestone Process for advancing deep reductions in GHG emissions and achieving tangible improvements in local sustainability.

Speakers:
Michael Schmitz, California Director, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
Timothy Cremin, Principal, Meyers Nave
Honorable Mark Green, Mayor, City of Union City
Curtis Alling, founding Principal and CEO of Ascent Environmental, Inc.

3:15 – 4:45
EPP –

Speaker:
Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director, California Product Stewardship Council
Charlie Popeck, President, Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants



Federal Government Track

10:45 – noon
The Promise of Federal Executive Order 13514
President Obama signed Executive Order 13514 to set  sustainability goals for Federal agencies, focusing on making improvements in their environmental, energy and economic performance. From reducing waste and fleet fuel consumption to conserving water and purchasing green products – this EO will dramatically change the way business is done with the federal government, including federal agencies housed in California. This session will allow you to plug into a plethora of new opportunities at the Federal level.

Speaker:
Kevin Kampschroer, Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration

1:30 – 2:45
Parks, Barracks, Prisons and Beyond: Federal Green Building Initiatives in California
The federal government owns and runs many buildings in California, and there is a green building initiative that will be leading to high performance building standards for federal buildings this year. This could open the door for refurbishing existing federal buildings and green standards for new buildings. Find out about this exciting new opportunity.

3:15 – 4:15
Greening Agency Market Research Practices with the use of GSA Acquisition e-Tools
Effective green market research is the cornerstone of acquisition environmental excellence. Come to this advanced session designed by Contracting Officers for Contracting Officers and experienced purchasing agents to learn how using GSA Advantage, e-Buy and GSA eLibrary in conjunction with each other leads to truly effective green market research. This fast-paced, robust class promises detailed demonstrations of a new synergistic approach that will strengthen your agency's acquisitions while showcasing how to best comply with sustainability practices.

Speakers:  
Kathryn Pamiroyan, Customer Service Director, U.S. General Services Administration
Liz Belenis Slater, Customer Service Director, U.S. General Services Administration



Wednesday, March 17

Infrastructure Track

10:45 – noon
From Meters to Grids: Pathways to Smart Energy
New applications of smart grid technology will give consumers the ability to manage their energy use in real time, allowing them to save energy, reduce cost and increase reliability. What smart technologies are available now, and what’s coming?

Moderator:
Jim Parks, Program Manager, Energy Efficiency and Customer R & D, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Speaker:
Heather Sanders, Director of Smart Grid, California ISO


 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Roads, Bridges and Cars: Advances in Green Transportation
For California, unlike the rest of the US, the transportation sector is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions. Get perspective on the options for alternative vehicles – and the infrastructure that is needed to sustainably meet the needs of a growing population.

Moderator:
Craig Duehring, Air Resources Engineer, California Air Resources Board

Speaker:
Mike Ferry, Transportation Programs Manager, California Center for Sustainable Energy
 
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Sustainable Water Use and Infrastructure for the 21st Century
As California struggles to meet its needs for water today and tomorrow, sustainable water use and infrastructures need to be developed. A combination of expert management and cooperative effort - and participation from users and agencies alike - will be required for California to meet its growing need..

Speaker:
John Andrew, California Department of Water Resources

Speakers:
William Kirksey, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Manufacturing, Worrell Water Technologies
Chris Manchuck, Vice President and co-Founder, Hydropoint
G.G. Pique, President and CEO, Energy Recovery Inc.



Green Economy Track

10:45 – noon
Energy Efficiency and Job Creation
Since 1972, California households have saved more than $56 billion on energy by comparison to their national counterparts. Diverted to other expenditures, these funds created about 1.5 million new jobs with over $45 billion in payroll. How can this trend be continued – and expanded?

Presented by Next10


2:00 – 3:00 pm
Where the Green Jobs Are: The Economic Potential of California's Green Workforce
Millions of federal stimulus and state dollars are being invested to develop a clean energy workforce for California. Are the “green jobs” really there? How important is this sector to the state’s economy? And how can you tap into its potential?

Moderator:
Karen Humphrey, Executive Director, California Postsecondary Education Commission

Speakers:
Panama Bartholomy, California Energy Commission
Barbara Halsey, Executive Director, California Workforce Development Boards
 
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Training for the New Green Economy: Programs that are Working
Effective training is the key to creating the workers who can meet the full range of demands of the burgeoning green economy. Find out about programs that are routinely achieving success.

Speaker:
Panama Bartholomy, California Energy Commission
John Haig, Division Manager for Energy and Sustainability, General Services Department, County of Sonoma



Potpourri Track

10:45 – noon
Tweets and Texts: Using New Media for PR and Internal Communication
Communication tools that didn’t exist even five years ago can improve your marketing and intra-organizational communications. From the blogosphere to Twitter, FaceBook and YouTube discover how to using new media to get the word out about your projects, programs and organization, etc.

Speakers:
Michael Macias, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Creative Cube Marketing Concepts
Mary Hunt, Consultant, Ecolutionary Selling
Kathyrn Tyler, Partner – Lawyer, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

 
2:-00 – 3:00 pm
Detoxifying California: The Green Chemistry Initiative
California’s green chemistry initiative aims for nothing less than a paradigm shift, away from the management of hazardous substances and toward the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of toxic materials. Learn about the latest developments in this landmark policy effort.

Speaker:
Mazir Movassaghi, Acting Director, California Department of Toxic Substance Control

3:15 – 4:15
Green IT

Speaker:
To Confirm

 

Special Sessions Track

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Achieve Environmental and Fiscal Savings through the Utilization of Federal Procurement Programs Available to Local Governments

How authorized use of GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracts Help Green Local Procurement Practices

This training course will provide a brief overview of the GSA State and Local Purchasing Programs open to local governments and how these programs may be valuable procurement vehicles for your local agency to conserve both financial and environmental resources. Join us for a lively, in-depth demonstration of how to research Green products and services, find Green contractors, and manage competition through GSA's free on-line e-tools. Come prepared to learn how using GSA e-procurement tools supports green procurements at the local level.

Speakers:
Patricia Reed, Program Anaylst, MAS Program Office, Special Programs Branch, Office of Acquisition Management, U.S. General Services Administration.
Kathryn Pamiroya, Customer Service Director, U.S. General Services Administration
Liz Belenis Slater. Customer Service Director, U.S. General Services Administration


 

 
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