Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Title 24 and You: How Changes to the 2008 Energy Standards Will Affect Affordable Housing

Co-sponsored by AIA East Bay

Please join the Green Affordable Housing Coalition, Build It Green, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, for a Green Building brown bag workshop at AIA East Bay, September 9, 2008 at noon on the changing energy standards, which take effect July 1, 2009. The new "2008" Energy Standards will be more stringent than the current 2005 Energy Standards, and this workshop will concentrate on information you need to know to manage your projects to meet the new state requirements, comply with an increasing number of local green building ordinances, and remain competitive for tax credits.
Date: September 9, 2008
Time: Noon - 1:30pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.
Cost: None. This meeting is open to all. Brown bag lunch. Drinks provided.
1.5 CES/LU

Guest speakers:

Mike Gabel (Principal of Gabel Associates, LLC) will discuss important changes to the Residential Title 24 Energy Standards for low-rise and high-rise multifamily projects. He will illustrate the overall impact of the new Standards through the use of recent data he has developed while assisting several local governments evaluate and adopt green building ordinances. Using model results for a prototypical multifamily projects, Mike will explore which design strategies are the most cost-effective under the 2008 Standards.Mike is the current Vice-Chair (and former Chair) of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC). Gabel Associates has provided energy consulting assistance on more than 10,000 building projects including single family homes, low-rise multi-family buildings, high-rise apartments and a large range of nonresidential buildings.

Jeff Jacobs (Principal of Building Advisory Group, LLC) will provide findings from a cost analysis study he is undertaking alongside Mike Gabel’s work on evaluating green building ordinances. Together, they will present cost-effective compliance strategies for the new code.Jeff has been involved in the design and construction of energy efficient homes since 1980. In 1981 the first building that he completed won the PG & E Passive Solar Award for design and energy efficiency. For 17 years, he ran his own homebuilding business building over 300 homes and developing more than 15 neighborhoods. He has been in the production builder world for over 9 years, as Project Manager and then Director of Community Development for Centex Homes (Bay Area division) and then VP of Community Development for Meritage Homes. While at Centex, in 2001 he built the first Zero Energy Home in Northern California and in 2006 rolled out the first Zero Energy Community (100+ Green Points) in Alameda County and in 2007 the first Zero Energy Home Community in Solano County.

Sophia Hartkopf (Associate Manager at Heschong Mahone Group, Inc) will highlight the upcoming (2009-2011) multifamily utility new construction and rehab programs through PG&E, focusing on the PG&E California Multifamily New Homes (CMFNH) program. Sophia will also discuss the existing CMFNH program and how this program overlaps with green/solar programs and affordable funding sources.
Sophia Hartkopf is an Associate Manager at Heschong Mahone Group, Inc, a professional firm providing consulting services in the field of building energy efficiency. Sophia works with HMG on program implementation and program evaluation efforts of multifamily and commercial programs. Most of her energy is spent working on the Pacific Gas and Electric sponsored California Multifamily New Homes (CMFNH) program, which works with developers, architects, engineers, city/county officials and consultants on reaching their energy efficiency, solar, and green building goals.

For more information contact: http://www.builditgreen.org/councils/gahc-2008.09.09

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