Growing a Green Building Conference

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

7:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception and Registration
Charleston Maritime Center

Welcome    Dr. Raymond Greenberg, President, MUSC
                    Janice C. Schach, FASLA, Dean, Clemson University College of 
                    Architecture, Arts and Humanities

How to Stay Ahead of the Curve: Messages from Washington and Fiscal Responsibility   David Gottfried, Founder and CEO, Worldbuild Technologies Inc. -  Enjoy dessert, coffee and a view of Charleston Harbor while listening to a very early “green building” pioneer.

Thursday, October 12, 2000 9:00 a.m.
Gold Room, Francis Marion Hotel

8:00 Continental breakfast, Registration 

9:00   Welcome – Dr. Cheryl Addy, Assistant Dean, USC School of Public Health

Integrating Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations into Planning and Design 

Sandy Mendler, AIA, CUH2A, Inc. Washington, D.C.   - Using recent projects as illustrations, Ms. Mendler will discuss synergies between “green” design and environmental health and safety, special considerations for laboratory space, and the benefits of a collaborative design process. 

Moderator:  Cheryl Addy, Assistant Dean, USC School of Public Health

10:30 Break

10:45     Finding the Money and Making the Case for Green Buildings 

David Gottfried, Founder and CEO, Worldbuild Technologies Inc. – Described by one listener as  “the most compelling speaker on financing green buildings I’ve ever heard”, Mr. Gottfried will outline ways to leverage financing, make the case that long-term savings will outweigh short term costs, and develop creative partnerships with others. 

Moderator:  Marty Davis, Professor, Clemson University School of  Architecture

Noon   Lowcountry Buffet, Calhoun Room

1:00 Nuts and Bolts: How to Make it Work

Panel will discuss building codes, waste disposal, deconstruction, using specs and other construction documents to ensure desired outcomes, working your way through state regulations

Michelle Minstrell, Chair, Carolina Green Building Council of the Carolina Recycling Association 
Sandy Mendler, AIA, CUH2A 
Bruce Wood, Solar Specialists, Greenville, SC
Scott Langford, S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism

3:00 Break

3:15 Lessons from the Pioneers 

Furman University has three campus buildings, in various shades of “green.”   This panel of “veterans” will share their advice, successes, and frustrations. 

Frank Powell, Ph.D., ACS Environmental Fellow, Furman University
Douglas Lange, Director of Facilities Management, Furman University
Mary Pat Crozier, Capitol Construction Manager, Furman University 

4:30 Adjourn   Dinner on your own

Friday, October 13, 2000
Colonial Room, Francis Marion Hotel

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30 More Lessons from the Pioneers

George Bandy,  (former) Director of Sustainability, University of Texas, Houston (currently Director of Sustainability Programs, Interface Inc.)
The University of Texas at Houston recently embarked on a major initiative to green the campus, including the construction of a new nursing and biomedical sciences building.  The architect of that effort will share his insights.

9:45 Break

10:00 “We’re from the Government and We’re here to help”

Panel members will briefly describe resources available to assist with “green building” projects

Michael Rowe, Director of Planning and Research, SC DHEC 
Kate Billing, Assistant Director, SC Energy Office
Robert McClam, AIA, Director, S.C. Office of General Services

11:15 Why It Matters: The Relationship Between Architecture and Pedagogy 

David Orr, Ph.D. – Dr. Orr, a professor at Oberlin College, guided that institution through the planning, design and construction of a building so “green” it is off the power grid. Author of numerous books including Earth in Mind, Dr. Orr will not only remind us why we’re doing what we do, but will also offer practical advice based on his experiences at Oberlin and elsewhere. 

12:00 Adjourn

1:30 Optional Pre-Grand Opening Tour of the 113 Calhoun Street Project

This 125-year-old house has been retrofitted to demonstrate how off-the-shelf, economically feasible materials and techniques can be used to help houses survive flooding and other forces of nature as well as to reduce energy and other resource usage. The project has been developed and staffed by the 113 Calhoun Street Foundation, a partnership of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and the city of Charleston

Prepared by Kim Buchanan.
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