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APC by Scheider Electric . . . . . . . 617

B.L. Harbert International . . . . . . . 608

Greening Urban . . . . . . . . . . . . 540

O’Neal Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512

ACS, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 616

Bama Painting & Wallcovering Inc . . 325

GreenPoint US . . . . . . . . . . . . 327

Panasonic Home & Environment . . . 413

ACT D’Mand Systems . . . . . . . . 329

Benjamin Moore . . . . . . . . . . . 634

Grow Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . 642

Pavestone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 617

Advanced Disposal . . . . . . . . . . 637

Birmingham Business Journal . . . . 743

Henkel OSI Green Solutions . . . . . 427

Piedmont Green Building Solutions . 209

ADECA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304

Birmingham Pledge . . . . . . . . . . 735

Herrington Architects . . . . . . . . . 106

PMT Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . 739

Ai Corporate Interiors . . . . . . . . . 623

Black Warrior Riverkeeper . . . . . . 123

HKW Associates . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Rain Harvest System . . . . . . . . . 422

Air Movement & Control

Blastcrete Equipment Company . . . . 128

HOAR Construction . . . . . . . . . . 202

RainTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 610

International . . . . . . . . . . . . . 639

Bresco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235, 237

HOBBS Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 715

ReadyMix USA . . . . . . . . . . . . 410

Air Quality Sciences -

Building Services Management . . . . 119

Huber Engineered Woods . . . . 514, 516

RedBird LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511

Building Consulting . . . . . . . . . 213

Caddell Construction . . . . . . . . . 205

Hudson Architecture . . . . . . . . . 517

Robins & Morton . . . . . . . . . . . 205

AirTest Technologies . . . . . . . . . 308

Cahaba River Society . . . . . . . . . 127

ICI Paints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323

SAWCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423

AIRVAC Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

Call2Recycle/RBRC . . . . . . . . . . 525

Icynene Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

Sips Team USA . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

Alabama Alternative Energy LLC . . . 409

Capstone Construction &

Ikon Office Solutions . . . . . . . . . 126

SmartSpace Technologies . . . . . . 314

Alabama Asphalt Pavement

Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . 723

iLevel by Weyerhaeuser . . . . . . . . 424

Solar Control Specialists . . . . . . . 430

Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 625

Centiva by International Floors

Imaging Technologies . . . . . . . . 124

Speed Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527

Alabama Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

of America Inc. . . . . . . . . . 222, 321

Inline Electric Supply Co. . . . . . . . 229

The Albert Kahn Family

Alabama Department of Economic &

Chemical Design . . . . . . . . . . . 443

Innerspaice . . . . . . . . . . . .333,335

of Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534

Community Affairs . . . . . . . . . . 304

CIPSI & DIPRA . . . . . . . . . . . . 509

International Interior Design

The Stewart Organization . . . . . . . 717

Alabama Environmental Council . . . 125

Clarus Consulting . . . . . . . . . . 635

Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 720

The Stewart Perry Company . . . . . 403

Alabama Graphics . . . . . . . . . . 108

CMH Flooring . . . . . . . . . . 224, 226

Interiorscapes, Inc . . . . . . . . . . 703

The WRATT Foundation . . . . . . . . 727

Alabama Green Initiative . . . . . . . 526

Construction Services . . . . . . 504,603

International Code Council . . . . . . 728

Thermacote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

Alabama International

Cornerstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515

International Mulch Company . . . . 615

ThermaFlex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411

Trade Center (UA) . . . . . . . . . . . 601

Cree Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

IVCi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

ThermaGreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643

Alabama Lighting

Davis Architects . . . . . . . . . . . 618

James Hardie Building Products . . . 627

Timber Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513

Associates . . . . . . 216, 218, 315, 317

Demilec USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

JF Day / Pella . . . . . . . . . . 530, 629

TOTO USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402

Alabama Metal Industries

Dryvit Systems Inc . . . . . . . . 208, 307

John Deere Landscapes . . . . . 322, 421

TREX Company, INC . . . . . . . . . 528

Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . 408, 507

DUNN Building/Construction . . . . . 311

JohnsonKreis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501

TriAqua LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Alabama Rivers Alliance . . . . . . . 119

EBSCO Creative Concepts . . . . . . 324

Jones Valley Urban Farm . . . . . . . 121

TTL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613

Alabama Small Business Development

Eco-Innovations . . . . . . . . . . . 705

Kimball Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Twister Compact Lens . . . . . . . . 536

Consortium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502

Eco-Tune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

KMAC Services . . . . . . . . . 122, 221

United States Green Building

ALACAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Edgefield Lumber Co. . . . . . . . . . 518

Kohler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630

Council - Alabama Chapter . . . . . . 730

Alagasco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 729

Energy Potential . . . . . . . . . . . 225

KONE Elevators . . . . . . . . . . . . 633

Urban Land Institute -

Allied Waste . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

Enviroclean USA . . . . . . . . . 412, 414

KPS Group, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 407

Atlanta District Council . . . . . . . . 718

AllSouth Appliance . . . . . . . . . . 340

Environmental Protection Agency . . . 737

LBYD Civil & Structural

US Floors Inc . . . . . . . . . . 628, 626

Almon Associates . . . . . . . . . . . 214

ESP Low-E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

Vetrazzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611

American Council of Engineering

Evans Cabinet Corp . . . . . . . . . . 428

Lafarge Gypsum . . . . . . . . . . . 725

Victor Stanley . . . . . . . . . . . . . 621

Companies - Alabama Chapter . . . . 724

EXPOTECHNIK . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Lighting Partnership . . . . . . . 612,614

W.G. Yates & Sons Construction . . . 522

American Hydrotech . . . . . . . . . 416

Ferguson Enterprises . . . . . . 604, 606

Lighting Solutions . . . . . . . . . . 114

Wadsworth Electric Inc . . . . . . . . 130

American Institute of Architects -

FLS Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

L&S Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . 644

WaterFurnace International . . . . 709, 707

Birmingham Chapter . . . . . . . . . 726

G & L Marble . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

L’Tryce Slade LET Planning . . . . . . 636

WATERSHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

American Osment . . . . . . . . 508, 607

Gary C Wyatt Gen.Contractor . . . . . 711

M.J. Harris, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Weston Solutions Inc . . . . . . . . . 521

American Society of Landscape Architects

Geo. F. Wheelock Company . . . . . . 425

Marvin Windows & Doors

Woodworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330

- Alabama Chapter . . . . . . . . . . 716

Glowble Solid State Lighting . . . . . 733

by Dale . . . . . . . . 316, 318, 415, 417

WWISP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 640

Amerrock Products, LC . . . . . . . . 503

Golightly Landscape Architecture . . . 418

Mayer Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . 312

Xero Flor America . . . . . . . . . . 622

Anderson Nikolich Design Initiative . 538

Goodwyn Mills & Caywood Inc . . . . 140

McGriff Seibels & Williams . . . . . 523

xpedx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

Arbors Direct + Pergolas

Green Building Services . . . . . . . 721

McPherson Oil . . . . . . . . . . 440, 539

@ Pepper Place . . . . . . . . . . . 426

Green Coast Living . . . . . . . . . . 134

McWane Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . 713

ARC/GreenSwitch . . . . . . . . . . . 429

Green Resource Center of Alabama . . 129

Nature’s Tap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439

Associated Builders and Contractors

Green Roof Solutions . . . . . . . . . 624

NeedCo Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 638

of Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 722

Green Solutions from Sweden . . . . 337

Nexxus Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . 302

ATC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Greenblock Worldwide . . . . . . . . 310

Novater Design Solutions . . . . . . . 223

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Learning to LEED: An In-Depth Overview of the LEED 2009 Standards

2009 keynote s peakers Live Simply So Others Can Simply Live

When it comes to taking personal responsibility for the environment, few individuals can match the record of actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. Known for turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, he has served as chairman of the Environmental Media Association and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. He serves on the boards of organizations including the Thoreau Institute, the Earth Communications Office, Tree People and Friends of the Earth. His work has earned awards from numerous environmental groups including the California League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, the Santa Monica Baykeeper and the Southern California Gas Company. Currently, he is the co-star of the hit HGTV series Living with Ed, a look at the day-to-day realities of “living green� with his not so environmentalist wife Rachelle Carson. The series has currently just finished airing its 2nd season. The series has now moved to a new home at Discovery’s new network Planet Green. His new book Living Like Ed is currently available nationally from Clarkson Potter / Random House, and he continues to tour the country giving speeches about his sustainable living practices.Begley lives in Studio City, CA in a small, energy efficient home with his wife and co-star Rachelle Carson and their daughter Hayden.

The City in 2050: The Strategic Role of Green Building

Jeff DuFresne is Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta District Council. ULI is global research and educational “think tank� focusing on land use and sustainability issues in 90 countries worldwide. ULI membership consists of developers, investors, engineers, consultants, architects, attorneys and public officials. Prior to joining ULI, Mr. DuFresne held senior positions with national investment firms such as Prudential Real Estate Advisors, DIHC, LNR Property Corporation and Colonnade Properties, where he specialized in development, re-development, asset management and adaptive reuse. Mr. DuFresne holds the CCIM and CPM real estate designations, earned a bachelor degree in economics from Trinity College (Hartford) and concentrated in marketing and finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business (New York).

Not Your Father’s Building Codes: Creating a Regulatory System for the Long Haul David Eisenberg co-founded and leads the non-profit Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT) in Tucson, Arizona. His three decades of building experience range from troubleshooting construction of the steel and glass cover of Biosphere 2, to building a $2 million structural concrete house, a hypoallergenic structural steel house, and masonry, wood, adobe, rammed earth, and straw bale structures. He has written extensively for Building Safety Journal (magazine of the International Code Council), co-authored The Straw Bale House book, and has written dozens of published articles, forewords, book chapters and papers. David and DCAT were named 2007 International Code Council Affiliate of the Year and received a 2007 USGBC Leadership Award.

FIRST DO NO HARM: Honoring Diversity, Initiating Action, Invoking Peace

Karan Grover is an internationally acclaimed Indian architect who in 2004, became the first architect in the world to win the USGBC “Platinum� Award for the greenest building on earth. Today he is working towards the need for practicing “Green Architecture� inspiring students and fellow architects to build “Beyond Platinum� and set cutting edge benchmarks in the architectural fraternity. Winner of all five of the Indian awards for Excellence in Architecture and Interior Design, he was nominated as one of the 14 architects from Asia for this Millennium.

Charles J. Kibert Ph.D., P.E. is co-founder and President of the Cross Creek Initiative, a non-profit industry/university joint venture seeking to implement sustainability principles into construction. He holds a B.S. (General Engineering) from the U.S. Military Academy, a M.S. (Nuclear Engineering) from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of South Florida. He is a registered professional engineer in Florida and held mechanical and electrical contracting licenses in Florida. He is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). He has served as a consultant for numerous green building projects and directed the design and construction of the award winning Rinker Hall, the first LEED gold certified building in Florida which was listed as one of the AIA COTE Committees Top 10 projects. He is a member of the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) and has extensive experience in mechanical and electrical contracting, and design of renewable energy systems.

AEC+P+F Integration and Sustainable Buildings

Kathy O. Roper, CFM, LEED AP, IFMA Fellow, is Professor of Integrated Facility and Property Management at Georgia Institute of Technology and teaches in the areas of graduate sustainable facility and property management, facility planning, project management, benchmarking, and corporate real estate. In 2007, Roper was awarded an International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Fellow, the association’s highest recognition of service and lifetime achievement in the field. Roper has been a member of the Atlanta Chapter of IFMA Board of Directors for over 13 years and served as president in 1997; she chaired the IFMA Recognized Degree Programs Committee, as well as serving as a member of the Board for the Atlanta Chapter of CoreNet Global and being an appointed member of the USGBC’s Formal Education Committee. Roper is a founding member of the European Centre for Facilities Management and also a founder of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Endorsed Georgia Tech Ph.D. Built Environment Research Chapter.

The Future of Green Building Codes and the Transformation Process in the Regulatory Environment

Chief Operating Officer, International Code Council, Washington, DC. Dominic Sims is responsible for the International Code Council’s day-to-day operating activities, financial performance, short- and long-term planning and strategic business activities. A membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, ICC develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Mr. Sims holds several professional certifications with the Code Council and the states of Florida and Ohio and was Executive Director of the Palm Beach County (Fla.) Planning, Zoning and Building Department. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including as Vice Chairman of the Florida Governor’s Building Code Study Commission and was Vice Mayor of Jupiter, Fl.

Green Buildings are an Instrument of Transformation

Llewellyn van Wyk graduated in architecture from the University of Cape Town in 1980. He opened his own architecture practice in 1983, completing over 300 buildings within Southern Africa over a period of 20 years. In 2002 he left professional practice and took up a research post at the CSIR in Pretoria, South Africa, where he heads a research team examining new construction materials and methods based on an advanced construction technology platform. All of his work is predicated on sustainability principles. Llewellyn is a Past-President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA). He is the Director for the UIA Work Programme Sustainable Architecture, Region V (Africa). Llewellyn has presented Keynote Addresses at conferences around the world. He is a visting lecturer and examiner at various universities in South Africa.

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2009 PARALLEL session s: J uly 28 th

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SESSION A Overcoming the Challenges of LEED Development in the Southeastern U.S.

This program reviews the challenging factors associated with developing and supporting LEED projects in the Southeastern states. Project examples concerning energy use, GHG intensity, water use, and materials availability will be provided. •Review the benefits associated with LEED certification. •Review LEED objectives associated with existing building and new construction rating systems. •Understand the LEED credits most and least achieved in the southeast. •Review the reasons for the success or failure of particular credits. •Discuss the new regional credits associated with LEED 2009. •Look ahead to future developments How Taught: The presenter utilized a PowerPoint presentation to provide an in depth review of the factors affecting LEED performance. Real world examples were used to demonstrate the challenges associated with success/failure. The session includes an interactive period and encouraged feedback and questions. Target Audience: Architects, owners, specifiers, contractors, interior designers, and other design professionals. This program is provided at the intermediate level to meet the need of professionals who have some experience with the LEED rating system. Chris Ladner is President and CEO of ecoIntegration (EI), a sustainability consulting firm. He has a BS in engineering from Iowa State and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Ladner currently serves as Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council National Chapter Steering Committee and holds positions on various USGBC sub-committees. He is an Arkansas delegate to the USGBC Southeast Regional Council and the regional Co-Chair. His past positions with the Arkansas Chapter of the USGBC include Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and coordinator of the annual Sustainable Arkansas conference.

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SESSION A Building Envelope: Design, Development & Financial Incentives for High-Performance Green Building Envelopes

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will make billions of dollars available, including for commercial and residential building envelope improvements. Over 75 percent of federal building space and more than one million homes may be modernized under ARRA. Another act, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, also presents initiatives for promoting energy conservation in buildings. Dagmar B. Epsten is a Registered Architect in several U.S. states, building envelope consultant and building envelope commissioning specialist and president of The Epsten Group. In this session, Ms. Epsten will focus on cost-efficient building envelope improvements in the domestic commercial building sector, leading to improved energy efficiency as well as long-term reliable performance. She will also briefly cover residential building envelope improvements that have financial initiatives, such as under the new ARRA weatherization program. Dagmar B. Epsten, AIA, CCS, CSI, LEED® Accredited Professional, BCA, founder and president of The Epsten Group, is a national leader in designing and consulting for high-performance buildings. She is a registered architect in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina, a national NCARB certificate holder, a registered interior designer in Georgia, a Certified Construction Specifier, and a LEED Accredited Professional. Ms. Epsten has achieved much recognition for her management of complex teams toward LEED certification. In addition to LEED-related services, she enjoys providing comprehensive architectural services, with an emphasis on mid-size commercial and residential projects. Ms. Epsten contributes to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program, is a founding member of the USGBC Atlanta chapter, and is a member of the Building Commissioning Association. The Epsten Group also has designed and managed more than 200 commercial, institutional and residential projects, providing services in all phases from programming to occupancy.

SESSION B Case Study: Ecomanor, Atlanta, GA A Model Green Residence

EcoManor, the Atlanta residence of Rutherford and Laura Turner Seydel, was the first house ever to be certified by three of the country’s leading green initiatives (LEED, EarthCraft and NWF’s Backyard Wildlife Habitat program). It is the first residence in the Southeast to incorporate advanced insulating and air sealing techniques, Energy Star appliances and lighting, a ground source heat pump system and photovoltaic solar panels that power virtually all of the home’s daily electrical needs. EcoManor incorporates many energy saving and water conservation technologies and was constructed exclusively from environmentally responsible materials. It serves as a demonstration house to educate builders, architects, designers, vendors, landscapers and school teachers on the benefits of earth-friendly, energy-efficient homes. Hear from the architects who designed this innovative residence and the lessons they learned in creating one of the region’s most sustainable structures. Get practical information from these working professionals as they take a pragmatic look at what worked and what didn’t; what they would do again and what they would avoid in the future; which elements provided the highest return on investment and which produced little impact. William (Bill) H. Harrison, AIA, the founding principal of Harrison Design Associates graduated with a degree in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Harrison established Harrison Design Associates with a single goal: To create ancestral homes and public buildings in keeping with age-old traditions. Richard (Rick) Hatch, joined Harrison Design Associates in 1998. He is a partner in the firm and served as the lead designer and project manager for EcoManor. From orienting the home to maximize light and wind to specifying recycled and reclaimed materials, sustainable design practices are part of every project he creates.

SESSION B Case Study: GSA-Social Security Administration Building, Birmingham, AL

Learn about the process involved in the design-build development of the recently completed 600,000 SF Birmingham Social Security Center. The developer originally set a goal of achieving LEED Certification for the project, but was able to deliver a Silver LEED Certification to its clients, General Services Administration and Social Security Administration. Duane Wood and Keith Hornsby of RDW Companies, Inc. will share with you the process that was followed through the design-build development of the project to achieve the Silver LEED certification. Some of the highlights of the project that will be discussed includes the large “Green” roof, the elaborate rainwater collection system and the site remediation. R. Duane Wood has 24 years of Real Estate knowledge includes experience with multiple product types (office, industrial, retail and multi-family. Duane has directed the pursuit, acquisition and implementation of development opportunities all over the South tracking key trends and issues impacting each, and providing general oversight of project development. Keith Hornsby has over 25 years of construction experience as both the project manager and the general contractor’s project manager and has successfully managed and completed several million square feet of office, distribution, high-rise residential and retail projects in the South. Deborah Leighton is a Senior Property Manager and responsible for the Birmingham Social Security Center, a Government-leased and LEED Silver Certified office building. Deborah has been with Opus for over 8 years and in that time has successfully demonstrated her leadership, organizational and motivational skills.

SESSION C The Green Building Underwriting Standard: Financing Green Buildings & Maximizing Return on Sustainability

The Green Building Underwriting Standard and the CMP Green Value Score is a straightforward, easy-toimplement tool allowing lenders, private equity investors, developers, and real estate owners the ability to rate an asset’s “greenness” at the time of financing or acquisition. The tool is structured as an underwriting overlay that enhances current underwriting practices, increases transparency, and serves as an indicator of investment risk and long-term asset value. The CMP Green Value Score takes into account asset features that lead to energy and water efficiency, reducing current operating costs while also insulating tenants from future energy and water price increases and price volatility. The CMP Green Value Score incorporates location-based attributes that affect a tenant’s commuting patterns and/or carbon footprint, as well as factors inherent to indoor environmental quality that can affect rents, risk, and liability exposure. The Standard addresses critical market pressures that include the rapid and continuing rise in conventional energy and water costs, increased ongoing operating costs, exposure to price volatility, tenant preferences swaying in favor of green buildings, and current/future climatechange issues. Implementation will improve underwriting processes leading to increased capital market confidence. Ultimately, determining and disclosing an asset’s CMP Green Score will better enable investors to fulfill fiduciary responsibilities, improve real estate industry underwriting, and lead to better risk-adjusted investment decisions. Dan Winters is the managing principal of Evolution Partners, an advisory firm specializing in high performance, environmentally responsible real estate projects. He works with leading real estate developers and owners across North America to financially maximize a client’s “return on sustainability” by triangulating and coordinating the market positioning/messaging, leasing, and financing perspectives which includes debt and equity capital raising for green projects.

SESSION C Clean Water - An Increasingly Scarce Commodity: How to Maximize Consumption & Pollution & Maximize Reuse

There are literally dozens of issues surrounding water as a sustainable natural resource. This novel workshop will use an expert panel format, which will highlight best and next practices regarding three critical issues relative to our need to protect and conserve water resources: Water Resources, water distribution and water usage. The availability of reliable sources of clean water is critical to future growth and development with net zero water systems for green buildings and communities required to utilize gray water. Largely out of sight and out of mind, the aging water system in the U.S. has not been maintained. Lou Musante, Senior Advocate, Clean Water Pipe Council. Lou has been an advocate for the Clean Water Pipe Council since its inception. In addition, he is a new ambassador for the Living Building Challenge (the next step beyond LEED platinum) in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Allison Jenkins, Statewide Coordinator, Alabama Clean Water Partnership since 1999. Alabama Clean Water Partnership is a nonprofit organization designed to bring interested citizens and water users together through a neutral forum and focusing on the identification and prioritization of water related issues. Brian Sims is from Sylacauga, Alabama and has a B.S. in Geology from University of Alabama 1988. He worked with Consulting firm in coalbed methane 4 yrs until 1991; Environmental Geologist 7 yrs until 1998. Brian joined Jenkins Brick as geologist/environmental manager 1998; He became Plant Manager for the Montgomery Plant in 2002 and VP Manufacturing in 2007.

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SESSION D Energizing Appalachia: A Regional Blueprint for Economic and Energy Development

In 2006, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) prepared a report – Energizing Appalachia: A Regional Blueprint for Economic and Energy Development – that articulates the ARC energy goal: “Develop the Appalachian Region’s energy potential to increase the supply of locally produced, clean, affordable energy, and to create and regain jobs” (ARC, 2006). The report identified three strategic objectives that support this goal, one of which involved developing energy efficiency within the Region. To more fully articulate this strategic objective, ARC commissioned an assessment of “the potential long-term energy efficiency gains for the Appalachian Region over current baseline projections from introducing a range of advanced efficiency standards for each energy end-use sector, and to detail the economic and environmental impacts from the technologies and investment required to attain these objectives.” Energy Efficiency in Appalachia presents the results of this assessment. It addresses several essential questions: •How big are the energy-efficiency resources? •How quickly can these energy-efficiency resources be realized? •What policies and programs can most effectively translate these resources into energy savings? •What impact will such policies and programs have on jobs and wages in Appalachia? Ben Taube currently serves as the Executive Director of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) which is a nonprofit headquartered in Atlanta, GA with a mission to deploy energy efficiency across 11 southeast States. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, Ben served as the Public Affairs Manager for the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. Ben also worked as the Director of Government Affairs for EcoSMART Technologies. Mr. Taube has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Memphis and a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.

SESSION D Tightening Our Belt: Sustainable City Strategies from Atlanta’s Beltline

Sustainable solutions will be found in new alternatives and new infrastructures, but with some notable exceptions, political leaders in the Southeast have been reluctant to lead us in that direction. In Atlanta, where urban growth is now outpacing most suburban counties, the Beltline project offers a set of strategies for change that originated at a grassroots level and ultimately transformed the direction of political leadership. People are demanding a brighter and more sustainable future. Beginning life as Ryan Gravel’s graduate thesis in 1999, the Atlanta Beltline is now a $2 billion public-private initiative in the early stages of implementation. The Beltline is empowering Atlanta to think beyond sprawl; challenging citizens to think differently about their city so that they might construct a more sustainable future for themselves. With the Beltline, Atlanta has set into motion a long-term project that is bound to not only have a profoundly sustainable impact on the physical conditions of the city, but also on the way Atlanta thinks about itself and its future. Ryan Gravel brings an architect’s perspective to urban planning, building consensus around bold ideas that are rooted in three-dimensional reality. His joint master’s thesis in Architecture and City Planning from Georgia Tech in 1999 was the original vision for the ambitious Beltline project in Atlanta – a 22-mile transit greenway that combines light-rail transit, parks and multi-use trails to generate economic growth and protect quality-oflife in 45 historic neighborhoods throughout the central city. Six years of subsequent work as a volunteer and later in the nonprofit and government sectors was critical to the Beltline’s success, which is now a $2 billion public-private initiative in the early stages of implementation. Gravel now practices Urban Design at Perkins+Will, expanding sustainable design beyond architecture to engage urban planning, campus and district designs, public policy and landscape architecture.


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2009 GR EEN BUILDING FOCU S EXHIBITORS APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides leading industry product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2007 revenue of $3.5 billion ($2.4 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. ACS is a diversified company that develops, markets and distributes innovative and sustainable products that serve the architecture, engineering and commercial construction industries. ACS is the exclusive distributor for the patented Structeavent and Encloser systems, which are promoted nationally through a network of independent sales reps. ACS also represents several product lines manufactured by other companies including synthetic column covers, cornices, domes, mouldings & accessories; insulated wall systems; architectural metal products; roof deck systems; roofing accessories; and rooftop pipe & equipment support systems. Act Inc. is a California based manufacturing company that makes D’MAND Electronic Pumping Systems for new and existing residential and commercial buildings. This “Made in America” product is designed to move hot water from the water heating system to the most remote location in the building without wasting water and by saving energy at the demand of the user. Studies by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, funded by the US Dept. of Energy, have proven the D’MAND SYSTEMS save both water and energy at an annual costs of less that $1.00 (dollar) a year. D’MAND Systems receive EPA HERS Energy Star Credits, LEED credits, NAHB Green Building Credits and is recognized by WaterSense programs. The most sustainable Water/Energy product with an ROI of less that two years.

improving their manufacturing processes to improve our environment. Sustainability and recycling are key to achieving the vision we all should have as a professional and social responsibility. We provide creative solutions for our customer’s environment by consistently exceeding their expectations with honest and knowledgeable professionals. Our goal as an experienced furniture dealer is to insure our clients have purchased and we have installed quality functional furnishings to meet their needs at the very best price available in the market. Our integrity, products and services result in customer loyalty. Ai Corporate Interiors is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and is a certified woman owned business. We are also members of the AIA, IIDA and many other organizations that keep us in touch with the needs of our clients. The Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. is a not-for-profit international association of the world’s manufacturers of related air system equipment primarily, but not limited to: fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, airflow measurement stations, acoustic attenuators, and other air system components for the industrial, commercial and residential markets. AMCA International publishes and distributes standards, references, and application manuals for specifiers, engineers, and others with an interest in air systems to use in the selection, evaluation, and troubleshooting of air system components. Many of AMCA International’s standards are accepted as American National Standards. AQS’ Building Consulting group takes a practical and solution-oriented approach to IAQ best practices, helping clients pursue sustainability with indoor occupant health in mind. With an office strategically located in Atlanta, AQS works throughout the United States and internationally. AQS is an ISO 9001 registered firm and its laboratories are ISO 17025 compliant. Our services include reactive and proactive IAQ investigations, mold & moisture consulting, building commissioning, energy audits and sustainability consulting. Our consultants include engineers, scientists, CIHs and LEED® APs. Our 20 years of experience and successful investigations in over 1,000 buildings enable us to solve any IAQ problem.

The Green Movement is upon us, and thankfully, it’s gaining momentum every day. If we want to preserve our planet, we all have to do our part. One simple and highly effective way to make a difference is by recycling. In essence, recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste in landfills into valuable resources. Advanced Disposal Services customizes our commercial recycling services to meet your specific needs. The most common service provided is cardboard recycling. In specific markets, we offer paper, steel, aluminum, fiber and plastic recycling. Please visit www.advanceddisposal.com to learn more about how your recycling efforts impacts your community and our planet.

AirTest Technologies is a Green-Tech company specializing in sensors that improve commercial building operating efficiency and at the same time create energy savings. These include CO2 sensors used for demand controlled ventilation in schools and other variable occupancy spaces. We also provide parking garage ventilation control systems using CO and NO2 sensors. These can be stand alone sensor/controllers for small garages up to multiple transmitters with central controllers for larger enclosed parking garages. As well, our company offers humidity, dewpoint, and air velocity transmitters for commercial building applications. We can offer considerable technical support including energy analysis tools, and web conference training.

Ai Corporate Interiors, LLC specializes in the sale and installation of commercial furnishings. We provide an excellent staff with sales experience, project management skills, design services, AutoCAD design capability, and project installation. We have partnered with many manufacturers that are consistently updating and

AIRVAC vacuum sewers are a cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative to traditional gravity sewers providing low maintenance, efficient and reliable sewage collection. As the industry leader and expert in vacuum sewer system technology , AIRVAC offers vacuum valves, valve pits and vacuum station equipment as well as our expertise in design and construction.

AirTest Technologies is a Green-Tech company specializing in sensors that improve commercial building operating efficiency and at the same time create energy savings. These include CO2

sensors used for demand controlled ventilation in schools and other variable occupancy spaces. We also provide parking garage ventilation control systems using CO and NO2 sensors. These can be stand alone sensor/controllers for small garages up to multiple transmitters with central

controllers for larger enclosed parking garages. As well, our company offers humidity, dewpoint, and air velocity transmitters for commercial building applications. We can offer considerable technical support including energy analysis tools, and web conference training.

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