Architects and clients around the world are embracing sustainable design to create buildings that give back to the environment, brightening the future for future generations. The desire to build green however, is tempered by project realities, like budget, and by perception that sustainable design must always cost more.
This presentation talks about the factors that can influence the cost of incorporating green features in building design. LEED rating system is used as the metric for measuring a building’s “greenness”. This presentation also provides an overview of cost effective techniques of green buildings.
Cost and Value of Green Buildings
A joint program of Women in Architecture and the Committee on the Environment
Presented by: Puja M. Vohra
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.
Cost: None; this program open to all. Drinks provided. Please RSVP.
PUJA M. VOHRA
With nine years of experience in sustainable design and energy efficiency in buildings, Puja is a LEED Accredited Professional who has worked on projects throughout California within the academic, commercial, residential, and public/government sectors. She specializes in energy efficiency and green building research, sustainability and LEED consulting, energy modeling, and energy efficiency program design and implementation. At Davis Langdon, she is involved with the City and County of San Francisco to provide green building consulting services, managing individual LEED consulting services to individual projects and energy modeling.
Puja holds a Masters of Science in Building Design from Arizona State University in addition to a Bachelor of Architecture from the Institute of Environmental Design in India. A member of the Green Resources Committee of the USGBC Northern California chapter, she is also certified with both the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE) program, a statewide California building energy standards certification program.
For more information: Jayna Blackwell, CMP