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AIA/USGBC Seminar LA - Building Optimization: Innovations from Canada
Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel

711 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Special parking rates at parking structure adjacent to hotel at $17/car.

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Building Optimization: Innovations from Canada

Commercial & Light Commercial Construction Focus

Friday, October 16

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

AIA credits - 3 GBCI credits

The Canadian Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Government of Ontario, in collaboration with USGBC Los Angeles and the AIA Los Angeles Chapter, are pleased to bring you a full day program with 5 building science presentations.  Attend all day and receive 6 AIA CEUs and/or 3 GBCI credits.

Space is limited.  Register today!

No cost to participate.  Breakfast and lunch included.

7:30 - 8:30

Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30 – 9:30

1 LU HSW - Open   Cell Spray Foam Insulation in Commercial Buildings - Identify the characteristics of open cell spray foam that make it   suitable for high-performance roof/ attic assemblies and exterior wall   assemblies.  Investigate the inherent   energy performance and cost-saving foam when insulation and air barrier are   provided in one.  Recognize the ability   of open cell spray foam insulation to manage into construction assemblies and   add to building durability and assess the various ways that open cell   insulation contributes to environmentally responsible and green buildings.     Icynene   Inc. – John Broniek

9:30 – 10:30

1 LU HSW/SDAcoustic Doors & Green   Design - Describes   the role of acoustics in occupant comfort.    Reviews the requirements for both LEED® for Schools™ Credit 9 and   Pilot Credit 24.  The term “acoustic   assembly” and its importance in specifying acoustic doors are discussed with   an in depth review of the key components of an acoustic door and frame   assembly.  Outlines the features of ADA   compliant acoustic door and frame assemblies that meet ASTM A117.1   requirements.  AMBICO Limited   – Jack Shinder

10:30 – 11:00

Break and Exhibits

11:00 – 12:00

1 LU HSW & 1 GBCI - Wind and   Microclimate Issues for the Built Environment - Many of the   decisions made early in design can influence performance and   satisfaction.  The seminar will discuss   the role of microclimate influences (i.e. wind, sun air quality, noise   vibration, etc.) on master plans and building concept development.  The presentation will identify new   technologies and discuss the best way to incorporate engineering studies into   the design decision process in a timely fashion.  Early input supports successful integration   of design concepts when changes are readily made at lower cost, in lieu of   band-aid solutions forced to merge with a final design.  Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI)-   Frank Kriksic

12:00 – 12:45

Lunch and Exhibits

12:45 - 1:45

1 LU   HSW - Exterior Air Barrier Systems - High Performance Building - Part   1 Air barrier systems are becoming a more   important concern for modern, high performance commercial buildings.  This presentation will help you understand   changing codes and standards, why air tightness is important for commercial   buildings, and how to detail exterior air barrier systems.  Because air tightness is a “whole building”   characteristic that depends on the work of multiple trades, we will also look   at commissioning and inspection during construction.  You will come away with a stronger   understanding of how air barrier systems work and how to solve common   problems in design and construction.      Cosella Dorken – Anthony Camp

1:45 - 2:45

1 HSW/SD – 1 GBCI - Water Reuse Management Solutions and Practices for Commercial and   Residential Buildings - The Decentralized Solution - This   seminar will educate the attendee on how water reuse is accounted for under   LEED Certification. Furthermore, during this seminar you will learn what gray   water sources are the most appropriate for reuse, best practices for design,   how the systems are sized for various building types and many other benefits   relating to managing water more efficiently within commercial and residential   buildings. Greyter Water Systems – Mark Sales

2:45 - 3:00

Break and Exhibits

3:00 – 4:00

1 LU/HSW - 1 GBCI – Introduction to Cost-Effective   Energy Savings with Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems - With over 100,000 units saving every daily, proven   Drain Water Heat Recovery technologies have been designed into residential   and commercial buildings in many countries. This course shall provide you   with a thorough understanding of how Drain Water Heat Recovery systems work   and give an overview of their inclusion in single-family residential,   multi-family residential and commercial buildings, including hotels,   hospitals, restaurants, and prisons. Upon completion of this course one will   have an intuitive sense about where and when to consider Drain Water Heat   Recovery technologies and the value that these technologies can offer in   energy savings, potential LEED® and HERS point contributions, and towards   achieving building energy code targets.    RenewABILITY Energy Inc. - Gerald Van Decker