9:30 am Sessions

201 LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE – WHAT IT TAKES: A LEEDV4 CASE STUDY

  • 1 GBCI, LEED  Specific
  • 1 AIA LU/HSW
  1. Audience will gain an understanding of what further steps a LEEDv4 project must take in order to achieve Living Building Challenge certification.
  2. Audience will learn from a current LEEDv4 project what some of the barriers to LEEDv4 and Net Zero Energy are.
  3. Audience will gain insight on how pursuing net zero energy can be an initial step to push projects beyond LEEDv4 and towards Living Building Challenge.
  4. Audience will learn the basic concepts of Living Building Challenge and how teams can begin to incorporate those concepts into their design process.
  • Allen Schaffer
  • Moody Nolan
    • As Director of Sustainable Design for Moody Nolan, Mr. Schaffer merges the art and science of building with nature by applying sustainable design principles to projects and firm operations. He has 17+ years as a leader in sustainable design and attained his LEED AP Credential in 2001. Mr. Schaffer served on USGBC Chapter Boards in St. Louis and Central Ohio and currently participates in the National Sustainable Design Leaders Group and is currently a Facilitator of the Columbus Living Building Collaborate.
  • Johnna Keller
  • M+A Architects
    • Johnna S. Keller (AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, LFA, WELL AP) is a registered architect, and specializes in sustainable design and consulting. Ms. Keller has led the green building efforts for a number of organizations and projects forging new paths in sustainability throughout the southeastern U.S., with projects ranging from schools and universities to major research labs and most recently, achieved Living Building Challenge Petal Certification for the Light Lab at Mohawk Industries. She currently works for M+A Architects in Columbus, Ohio and is a Co-Facilitator of the Living Building Challenge Collaborative in Columbus.
  • Eric Boxer
  • Go Sustainable Energy
    • Eric works as an energy efficiency consulting engineer with Go Sustainable Energy. At Go, Eric is involved in enhanced commissioning for new construction projects, research projects, and enjoys the investigative work of efficiency measurement and verification. In eight years of diverse experience in the field, Eric has also worked as an intern at the National Renewable Energy Lab, a design engineer, whole building energy modeler, and building energy auditor.
  • Eric works as an energy efficiency consulting engineer with Go Sustainable Energy. At Go, Eric is involved in enhanced commissioning for new construction projects, research projects, and enjoys the investigative work of efficiency measurement and verification. In eight years of diverse experience in the field, Eric has also worked as an intern at the National Renewable Energy Lab, a design engineer, whole building energy modeler, and building energy auditor.
  • Jacqueline Langhals
  • Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
    • Jacqueline Langhals is the Energy Conservation and Sustainability Administrator for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. She was previously an owner of the Ohio-based sustainability-consulting firm, Focus on Green LLC, which focused on LEED and WELL consulting for both commercial and residential projects. She is currently serving as a member of the Regional Leadership Team for the Columbus Region of USGBC Ohio, as well as the Communications Chair for Columbus; and is a founding member of the Columbus Living Building Collaborate.
  • Where does LEEDv4 end and Living Building Challenge begin? What does it take for a LEEDv4 project to move into the Living Building realm? Our panel will analyze just that by discussing a current LEEDv4 project in Columbus, OH that has its sights on net zero energy — Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s Wyandot Lodge. We will begin with a quick introduction to what the Living Building Challenge is and discuss where the Living Building Challenge standard overlaps with the LEEDv4 rating system. From there, we will break apart the design and construction process of Wyandot Lodge – analyzing what additional steps would be needed to achieve Living Building Challenge certification. As this project is pursuing net zero energy, we will also look at the different certification pathways of the Living Building Challenge and briefly discuss any barriers those pathways may have in the local building market.

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202 NORTH RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TRANSFORMATION: A CASE STUDY ABOUT OHIO STATE’S LARGEST RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY PROJECT

  • 1 GBCI (LEED)
  • 1 AIA LU/HSW
  1. Attendees will learn about the history of the project and its connection to Ohio State’s academic mission.
  2. Attendees will learn about the design concepts for the project and its basis on the Second-Year Transformation Experience Program (STEP).
  3. Attendees will learn about the experience with the design-build process from the end users’ perspective for the largest project of its kind at Ohio State.
  4. Attendees will learn about overall building design, construction, and sustainability features of the project, including those related to LEED.
  • Molly Calhoun
  • The Ohio State University – Office of Student Life
    • Molly Calhoun, in her role as Associate Vice President, serves on the executive leadership team for the Office of Student Life. Her focus and areas of expertise include facilities, strategic planning, and community development. She has been involved in several marque campus projects, such as the Ohio Union, the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC), and North Residential District.
  • Jeremy Gabis
    • Jeremy Gabis has been working at Ohio State since 2005 and became a full time staff member in 2007. As Assistant Director, Jeremy coordinates capital & project planning for Student Life departments and facilities, including creating and maintaining our annual capital plan update through project approval and implementation. He earned a B.S. in Architecture from Ohio State and is a member of the USGBC and Society for College & University Planners.
  • Aubrie Smith
  • The Ohio State University – Office of Student Life
    • Aubrie Smith has been working at Ohio State since 2002 and became a full time staff member in 2008. As Communications & Logistics Manager, Aubrie coordinates logistics for large scale projects for the Office of Student Life including the NRDT project and student Move-In day. She earned a B.S. in Health Sciences in from Ohio State.
  • The North Residential District Transformation project is Ohio State’s largest residence hall construction project ever built. It was finalized in August 2016 and was built in two phases. Construction spanned three years while parts of the district were still in operation. At a cost of $365 million, the project completely transformed 27 acres on the north campus area, 3,200 new beds were added in seven residence halls, two dining facilities and a recreation center. It is Ohio State’s largest project built using the Design Build project delivery method. The team is pursuing LEED NC v2009 silver certification for all individual buildings.This session will describe the history of the project, the design process, and its basis on the academic mission of the university. The team will discuss the overall project design, the project’s sustainability features, construction process, and lessons learned after the buildings have been in operation for at least one year.

203 DAVID WORKING FOR A GREEN GOLIATH: A MODERN PARABLE OF POTENTIALLY MISMATCHED PARTICIPANTS.

  • 1 GBCI, LEED  Specific
  • 1 AIA LU/HSW
  1. Identify factors that shape sustainable design practices in a large international firm.
  2. Discover what lessons-learned even a large firm can offer in developing in-house resources for more “humble” sustainable design champions.
  3. Enhance their own sustainable design practices for better coordination with research-based design initiatives.
  4. Discover innovative ways technology can accelerate the growth of your sustainable design practice.
  • Matthew Kennedy, RA, ACHA, LEED BD+C
  • HKS, Inc.
    • Matthew Kennedy is a Vice President and Senior Healthcare Planner at HKS, Inc. Matthew brings over 25 years of experience as both an architect and a planning consultant working exclusively in the healthcare industry. His expertise and knowledge has enabled clients across this country and abroad, in providing excellent care with affordable facilities. He is certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects, served as a founding member of the AIA/AAH Committee on Research Initiatives and is a LEED BD+C accredited professional.
  • Camilla Moretti, AIA, ACHA, LEED BD+C
  • HKS, Inc.
    • A native of Brazil, Camilla Moretti’s resume includes planning, design and research for large-scale healthcare facilities around the world. A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, she studies and facilitates workshops on operational, logistical and functional issues to enable the team and user groups to make design decisions that promote operational best practices and evidence-based design strategies. In addition to her project work, Camilla is heavily involved in applied research projects and how they can lead to innovative design. Camilla is board certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects and a LEED BD+C accredited professional.
  • ProMedica Health & Wellness Center is a building recently completed in Sylvania, Ohio that is applying for LEED Silver. The project includes 230,000 GSF of Ambulatory Care space to be completed at a cost of $50 Million.HKS, Inc. is a global design powerhouse that has completed over 131,863,952 GSF of LEED Registered and Certified Projects with a total Construction Cost of $33,583,425,8573 is current ranked as the number 2 firm in the US in the category of sustainable design.Conceived and developed by planners and designers at HKS, the Health & Wellness Center would seem to be a humble challenge to the power-house of sustainable design project processes and resources available to HKS designers and planners.  However, this presentation will walk attendees thru the ups, the downs and even the sideways of sheparding development of such “humble” projects thru the sustainable design practice in a big firm.  Giving presentation attendees a rare insider’s view of what truly happens in the office of a Green Champion and reveal the truth behind the myths – the real story of LEED in a big firm – the story behind humble Green Designs in the midst of a Green Goliath.