Meeting Agenda, Feb. 2, 2004
Building & SustainableDesign
J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at Oberlin College (article)
The Green Building Market: A Rising Tide ┐
presentation and discussion, by Barry Hooper, 20 min. + Q&A.
and Success Stories:
Status of the USGBC Monterey Bay Chapter-in-formation, status and results of 1/21/04
formation meeting, Sharon Sarris and Lili Wright
Presentation on status of the Santa Cruz Green Building Working Group, featuring Barry Hooper and
Coleen Douglas, 10-15 min, including Q&A
Industry Focus:Š Short film
called "Project Enduring Legacy" about greening the construction
industry, and a segment from 9/03 Swinerton "Green Building
Summit" on the business case, by FireHawk, 20 min., +Q&A.
Resources and Next
Networking: ~9:00-9:30pm (or whenever our hosts throw us out)*
are your particular interests?Š Come prepared to quickly mention what you want
out of the session.
Agenda so Far
I.Š The Green Building Market: A Rising Tide,
by Barry Hooper
This presentation will:
- Show why green building is valuable and the status
quo is unsustainable
- Offer detail on local, state, and national sustainable
- Introduce the US Green Building Council, and its goals
of integration of the industry, market transformation, and education
- The USGBC's Leadership in
Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program and its progress
in market transformation
- Examine research on the costs and benefits of green building
(accruing to owners, tenants, employees, residents, and developers)
- Implications of productivity
benefits -- in the office, school, and home
- Why the most favorable research
results are often proprietary
- Reduced liability through better
- Highlight more readily quantifiable benefits, such as
energy and water savings
- Effect on real property value
- Savings for local governments
Examples, Scenarios, and Success Stories
Who is involved locally?Š Who is doing what?
- USGBC Monterey Bay Chapter-in-formation
┐ status and results of 1/21/04 formation meeting, Sharon Sarris and
- City of Santa Cruz Green Building
goals of the GBWG presentation are to:
the GBWG and its vision
- Show why green building is valuable and the status
quo is unsustainable
- Detail the resources we've drawn from
- Provide an overview of technical elements considered
- Explain our proposed educational program, incentives,
and other opportunities identified to date.
Focus by Industry
Film: Green Building and the Construction Industry, by FireHawk.
may invite his Granite Construction colleague as co-presenter.
Resources and Wrap-up
in Santa Cruz
to and appropriate for both
- USBGC Monterey
Bay membership and the local chapter
- C3SN website
(www.cccsn.net resource center
Biographies and References
works with organizations as a facilitator of strategic change. With
a background in organizational development and science, and a deep
caring about people and the environment, she is convinced that each
person can be a catalyst for positive change. Coleen has worked
with organizations in business, government, academic, and non-profit
settings. She has a special interest in the application of sustainability
principles for all kinds of organizations. Coleen received
her BA in Biology from UC Santa Cruz, and her MA in Organizational
Development from the Fielding Institute. Coleen is a member
of the City of Santa Cruz Green Building Working Group, and works
part time as an information systems manager at UC Santa Cruz.
Hooper a green building consultant collaborating with local
businesses, non-profits, and jurisdictions to bring sustainable
integrated design and planning into wider application on the Central
Coast and the Bay Area. With master═s degrees in Earth System
Science and Environmental Science and Management from UC Santa Barbara,
he draws upon diverse technical, policy, and economic training
in his practice. Barry is a member of the City of Santa Cruz Green
Building Working Group, a member of the US Green Building Council
(USGBC) Northern California Chapter, and a participant in the formation
of a Monterey Bay USGBC chapter. Contact: email@example.com.
worked for 26 years in Chicago at his own media production company,
creating powerful audio/visuals for a number of Cooper Industries
divisions and for Kraft, McDonalds and TRW. This work led him into
the world of large systems change and transformation, where he collaborated
on the first ever "Learning Expedition," with seven companies
committed to evolving their "change work" over a two-year
period. The next spiral of development took FireHawk into an ancient
body of Earth Wisdom teachings, which he learned and applied as
an apprentice at EHAMA Institute.Š
The Institute teaches extensively in this country and Europe,
and FireHawk was instrumental in sharing teachings with Lucent,
US Air Force, Mattel and the World Business Academy as well as many
community groups and non-profit agencies. Since completing his apprenticeship,
he is working on an industry-wide initiative to catalyze a transformation
of the US Construction Industry toward Regenerative Design and Construction
so that the industry can take a leadership role in creating a world
that cares for all the children of all species for all time.
Sarris is owner of Green Fuse - a unique resource for whole-systems
planet restoration, providing its clients with sustainable program
management, integrated whole-systems solutions in green building,
alternative energy technologies, energy conservation, habitat restoration,
waste management, and sustainable master planning. Sarris is a retired
General Motors' executive who managed project teams with members
from engineering, R&D, and manufacturing in GM's highest quality
U.S. plant in California and at the GM Technical Center in Michigan.
She served as a quality improvement and organizational development
director for the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Sarris
was also a member of the innovative team process that introduced
GM's EV1 electric vehicle in California and Arizona in the mid-1990s.
As a volunteer with the Sustainable Business Institute (San Jose,
CA), she led a team that developed the first-ever "Seal of Sustainability"
program to recognize businesses that implement integrated sustainability
practices. She also served two terms as an elected member of the
Board of Trustees of Schoolcraft (Community) College in Livonia,
Michigan. Currently, she is working with Lili Wright, Carrie Mann
(Sustainable Base Reuse Institute), and others to form a Monterey
Bay chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Wright is the owner of Wright
Design, which offers full service interior design consulting,
coaching and informational products aimed at producing healthy,
high performance, high impact interiors that are low impact on the
environment. Lili is an entrepreneur and published designer with
25 years' experience in the arts and non-profit environmental work.
She holds a BA from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA and has done
interdisciplinary graduate studies in natural resource management.
Brauneis is director of sustainability for Hayward Lumber Company.
Steve has worked in eco-efficiency program implementation, building
material purchasing, environmental education, health care, building
project management, and commercial sustainability program development.
As Director of Sustainability at Hayward Lumber, his work includes:
sustainable product identification; purchasing and sales training;
vehicle purchasing and use optimization; recycling program design
and implementation; project management for the construction and
LEED application of the Hayward Building Systems facility; and,
ongoing work with suppliers, contractors, industry groups, and non-governmental
organizations in identifying opportunities for positive environmental,
social, and economic performance. Brauneis is a graduate of the
Monterey Institute of International Studies, with an MA in International
Environmental Policy. He is certified under the U.S. Green Building
Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Daniel Robin, moderator and C3SN co-founder, brings
more than 20 years executive/board, financial and venture development
experience to clients.Š Daniel is principal of Daniel Robin & Associates, a leadership
consulting and training firm established in 1985 (www.abetterworkplace.com), and managing director of Integrated Investments International
(www.in3inc.com).Š In3 is a ˝venture catalyst network,ţ
specializing in clean and sustainable technology, product and service
commercialization.Š In3 assists
investors and companies with reaching their goals through market
trends and strategy consulting, investment match making, team development,
training and coaching.Š Daniel
received his bachelors in Computer & Information Science from
University of California at Santa Cruz, completed advanced studies
in Marketing and International Business (UC Berkeley), and earned
certificates in coaching, and master═s level/trainer certificates
in NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) and public speaking.
US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
USGBC has a Northern California chapter and a local (Monterey Bay
region) group-in-formation.Š For more about USGBC, visit their excellent
website at www.usgbc.org.
See below for additional links and resources.
CITY OF SANTA CRUZ GREEN BUILDING WORKING GROUP (GBWG)
Formed in October 2002, the Green Building Working Group for the
City of Santa Cruz is an advisory body to the City Council, reporting
to the Planning Commission. To develop sustainable design
and planning policy recommendations tailored to Santa Cruz, the
Green Building Working Group is drawing upon green building research,
policy, and tools developed by local jurisdictions, as well as regional
and national organizations. The Working Group consists of 16 community
members, including contractors, engineers, planners, consultants,
architects, a member of the Planning Commission, and the City's
chief building official.
of Santa Cruz GBWG website: http://www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us/pl/gbwg/gbwg.html
Northern California Chapter membership
roster; USGBC Board
"Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design" (LEED)
Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings: a 134 page report
to California═s Sustainable Building Task Force (October 2003) http://www.usgbc.org/Docs/News/News477.pdf
/ Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility (http://adpsr.org/)
Commercial Sustainability Network homepage: www.cccsn.net
information about Special Interest Networks: http://www.cccsn.net/about.sins.html
join a Special Interest Network (SIN), go to: http://www.in3inc.com/joingroup.html
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