Start Date:
October 25, 2018 12:00 PM

End Date:
October 25, 2018 02:00 PM

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NPH Conference Room
369 Pine Street, Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94104
[Montgomery BART]

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Sustainable Site Design: Innovations and Strategies for Developing High Achieving Green Projects


Sustainable Site Design: Innovations and Strategies for Developing High Achieving Green Projects​
Today we work in a context where affordable housing infill site selection and planning is critical in guaranteeing a project’s ability to compete for funding and rank high on sustainable measure indexes. Particularly, during initial site layout, we must make decisions and evaluate trade-offs that will impact the achievable level of LEED or GreenPoint certification. This Brown Bag training will discuss the competing challenges facing green affordable housing projects, such as the need to maximize unit count, satisfy parking demands, and design active open space while meeting Stormwater C.3 Guidelines, as well as satisfying jurisdictional and utility requirements. Through an interdisciplinary panel discussion of case studies, this session will provide project managers with strategies to meet the California Building Code CalGreen, GreenPoint and LEED requirements, in addition to site strategies to help projects exceed Title 24 Energy Modeling requirements

Attendees will:

  • be better equipped to advocate for green design during the early phases of site and building design.
  • leave with a basic understanding of the overlapping requirements that are placed on a site by the California CalGreen Code, GreenPoint Rated and LEED certification systems and the Stormwater C.3 requirements.

This workshop will begin at 12pm, but we encourage attendees to arrive at 11:30am to enjoy the hosted lunch and to network with peers.

Jeff Miller – Principal, Miller Company Landscape Architects
Kim Suczynski Smith – Associate, Pyatok Architects (convener and moderator)
Ruchi Shah – Sustainability Manager, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
Rose Wirtz – Assistant Project Manager, Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

Please note: registration closes on Wednesday, October 24 at 12:00PM

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