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Palm Beach Community College Green

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Sustainability - LEED, Businesses, and Buildings

Fall 2009 issue: Sustainability

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Direct Use of Natural Gas Conserves Energy

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Green Expo ‘09

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Meet the Presenters

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PBCC’s Green Institute

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Green Expo ‘08 photos

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"The Green Expo at Palm Beach Community College last year was fun and informational. It brought together young and old and a diverse population of the community that believe in keeping our environment healthy and strong." AnEta Sewell South Florida Water Management District

In my experience working with clients to address their buildings and businesses, there's much ado about starting green programs; green teams, green cleaning, green meetings, green products, green purchasing, water use reduction, energy use reduction, etc. but little understanding as to how to pull all of those initiatives together to get started down the path to our ultimate goal, sustainability. If you own your facility, the LEED for Green (Existing) Buildings Operations and Maintenance rating system provides an excellent roadmap to begin getting your "green" house in order.

Missy Tancredi, Eco Advisors

The Direct Use of Natural Gas Conserves Energy Fueling in-home appliances and equipment directly with natural gas is a much more efficient use of this resource than using it to produce electricity and then transporting that electricity across the grid to power those same appliances. When deciding between natural gas and electric appliances and equipment, consumers can often be confused by efficiency ratings. For example, a typical high-efficiency electric water heater may have

a rating of 90%, while a high-efficiency gas unit may be rated at 65%. Sounds like the electric unit is a much more efficient use of resources, right? Well, not when you consider the total fuel cycle, which is the overall efficiency in delivering energy from its source to the ultimate consumer. In this case, natural gas is the clear winner-90% vs. 31% for electricity-according to an analysis of energy flow data from the Annual Energy Review.

Contributed by Florida Public Utilities

General Admission to the Green Expo is Free! Exhibitors Display Information: Tables are still available. If you would like to display your products or share your services, please call and reserve your space today!

Costs:

Learn how you fit into the new green generation

Non-Profits, $150.00 plus a door prize Companies with 1-4 employees, $200.00 plus a door prize Companies with 5 or more employees, $250.00 plus a door prize.

Free Admission

Call: Space is limited so call 561-868-3702 to reserve your space today!


Meet 2009 Green Expo Featured Presenters

PRESENTATIONS

Joseph R. Eysie

Energy Management Strategy

As energy conservation manager for Florida Public Utilities Co., Joe Eysie is responsible for implementing Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management programs for FPU's natural gas and electric customers. Joe has a master's degree in Business Administration, is a HERS Rater, a Florida Green Building Coalition Certifying Agent and a NAHB Certified Green Professional.

Learn how you can design and implement an Energy Management Strategy for your home. The presentation will feature low cost and no cost energy saving solutions.

Sustainability: How Big is Your Footprint?

Missy Tancredi LEED速 AP Ms. Tancredi is a vice president of Eco Advisors and the host of Radio Green Earth, South Florida's first all environmental talk show. She is a certified sustainable business leader and green building consultant.

Discover how to quantify environmental impacts through carbon and ecological footprinting.

Understanding Green Home Certifications - Which is best for you?

Kyle M. Abney CGC, LEED速 AP and LEED速 AP+Homes Principal of Abney + Abney Green Solutions, a full-service sustainable development consulting firm, Kyle is also the current USGBC South Florida Chapter president and FGBC board member. Green homes are being built across the country and to multiple green home programs.

In Florida, the U.S. Green Building Council, the National Association of Home Builders and the Florida Green Building Coalition provide green home certifications for home builders to consider. Is having an option a good thing? What are their differences? Which is best for you?

John W. Szerdi

PB/TC Branch of USGBC

M.Arch, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP 速

John is a licensed architect in Florida and New Mexico plus a licensed General Contractor in Florida. He is president of Living Designs Group in Lake Worth, Florida and is presently chairman for the Treasure Coast/Palm Beach Branch of the USGBC South Florida Chapter.

What we do, how to get involved, what's going on in our area.

visit www.pbcc.edu/GreenExpo.xml for more presentations! "This was a truly enjoyable experience for the USGBC Treasure Coast and Palm Beach Branch and we were delighted to participate in the day's events. It was a great opportunity for us to reach out to more people at the PBCC Green Expo last year, and we look forward to attending again and presenting the most up to date information on green building design and sustainability." Robert Cannellos Vice President of the South Florida Chapter of USGBC

"Those in my generation are truly fortunate individuals. We are some of the lucky few, who in our own lifetimes, have the opportunity to implement our youthful dreams of bettering the world, in a real, and relevant way. Through green building and sustainable development, we can actually leave the world a better place than it was when we arrived. If we borrow the earth from our children, let those efforts be their legacy. It is a noble aim and a labor of love. It is one that we can all, with thoughtful endeavor, be successful in achieving." Rebecca Driskill Caldwell, C.B.O. Building Official Palm Beach County Building Division

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Palm Beach Community College


The Green Institute

at PBCC

Learn more about your role in the Green Environment, how to be green and meet demands for low energy efficient homes, all on a budget! What you'll learn… • What it means to be green

What’s your carbon and ecological footprint?

• How to become sustainable • The benefits of getting certified • Designing and Installing PV Systems

Many additional offerings coming soon! For course descriptions and schedules go to

www.pbcc.edu/GreenInstitute.xml

The Green Institute course offerings this fall

new class

For more information, call

561-868-3702

COURSE ID

COURSE TITLE

DATE

HOURS

LOCATION

FEE

TIO 0815

Designing & Building Energy Efficient Homes (CEUs)

TBA

4

TBA

$42.28

TIO 0850

Energy Efficient Housing for Florida Climates (CEUs)

9/26

4.5

LW

$64.44

TIO 0560

Florida Green Programs and Certifications

9/2 10/21 12/2

3 3 3

LW PBG BR

$40.96 $40.96 $40.96

TIO 0108

HVAC "Green" Service School

TBA

7

TBA

$180.00

TIO 0550

LEED Introduction - What is LEED?

10/7 11/4

3 3

BR LW

$41.28 $41.28

TIO 0555

LEED AP New Construction Exam Prep

9/12-9/26 10/12-10/19

10 10

PBG BR

$203.20 $203.20

11/16-11/23

10

LW

$203.20

TIO 0556

LEED AP Green Bldg Oper. & Maint. (GBOM) Exam Prep

10/10-10/17

12

LW

$203.84

TIO 0557

LEED Green Building Basics for the Green Associate Exam

TBA

8

LW

$154.56

TIO 0562

Residential Energy Audits Intro

TBA

8

TBA

$182.56

TIO 0561

Sustainability for Business

9/9 10/28 12/9

3 3 3

PBG LW BR

$40.96 $40.96 $40.96

TIO 0861

The 2007 Florida Energy Code & Green Buildings (CEUs)

10/13 12/8

2 2

LW LW

$28.64 $28.64

To register, go to www.pbcc.edu/ti.xml and click on Continuing Education Registration

Thank You to our Green Expo Sponsors!

Green Link - Fall 2009

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NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE

PAID Trade & Industry Continuing Education 4200 Congress Avenue MS # 60 Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796

WEST PALM BEACH, FL PERMIT #1388

Don’t miss this year’s Green EXPO10 3 09

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Green Expo

Last year’s exhibitors included Event sponsor, Florida Public Utilities and South Florida Water Management District.

Participants took time to hear from local officials and learned how to conserve energy & water, enjoyed product demonstrations and classroom presentations.

Green Expo 2008 participants learn from exhibitors about sustainable planting, green gardening & native plants.

CRM0909-0051


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