July GreenLearn: Process Zero Retrofit Resolution - Achieving a Net-Zero Environmental Footprint (2 GBCI CEUs)
by Emily English, Executive Director
On Thursday, July 28th at 5:30 PM at the Allsteel Showroom, earn 2 GBCI CEUs by joining an expert panel from HOK Architects and Vanderweil Engineers as they discuss their Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition 2011 winner. This accomplished panel will present their cutting-edge proposal, its challenges, opportunities, and solutions to achieve net-zero environmental impact through process zero: retrofit resolution.
Existing buildings are the frontier of building-related GHG reductions. Process zero: retrofit resolution is a strategy that neutralizes an existing building's carbon footprint by re-engaging natural systems to achieve net-zero environmental impact. A new facade reduces loads while generating energy. Natural daylight streams into interiors, redefining the workplace and decreasing electricity consumption. Under-performing equipment is replaced with technologically advanced systems and biomimetic solutions that create regenerative effects. With buildings consuming nearly half of the energy used within the United States, we must evaluate the existing building stock and implement innovative strategies to eliminate the negative impacts to our natural world. This presentation is worth 2 GBCI Continuing Education Units toward maintaining your LEED AP credential. For more information and to register,