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Achieving Energy Efficiency with Simple Technologies


for Members

Achieving Energy Efficiency with Simple Technologies

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The New York Academy of Sciences

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This panel will highlight two examples of innovative design processes resulting in cost-effective energy efficient solutions. Baldor Specialty Foods recently moved into a larger refrigerated warehouse with increased cooling load, but the energy use remained the same due to improvements in mechanical, lighting and building envelope system. In planning the new Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall on the U.C. Davis campus, Sasaki, the A&E for the project, took a holistic approach to sustainability to develop a low-energy and low-water use office building and conference center. Leading the discussion is Bert Gregory, President and CEO of Mithun architects, who has led the firm to be nationally recognized for concept-based, environmentally intelligent design

This program qualifies for two professional development hours (PDHs) for Professional Engineers or two learning units (LUs) for Licensed Architects under sponsorship of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) . To receive these credits, obtain the supplemental registration form at the meeting and submit to NYIT along with a $50 registration fee.


Baldor Specialty Foods Warehouse Facility
Lorey Flick, HBDP, LEED AP, ADS Engineers

Maurice J. Gallagher Hall and Conference Center, University of California at Davis
Strachan Forgan, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C , Sasaki Associates

Panel Discussion
Bert Gregory, FAIA, Mithun

Networking reception to follow


This event is the second in a four-part series Green Building Solutions: What’s Working? The series will showcase current green building technologies, demonstrate case studies of building design and construction incorporating these technologies and examine the lessons learned in the process. Technologies to be covered in the series will include energy efficiency measures, renewable energy generation, water efficiency and reuse, waste reduction, the use of environmentally responsible materials and integrated design processes.

Other events in this series include:
Considering the Brains Behind a Smart Building, Thursday, October 15, 2009 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Post Occupancy Evaluation, Thursday, April 15, 2010 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (date tentative)

A Business Case for Sustainability, Thursday, June 3, 2010 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (date tentative)



Lorey Flick, HBDP, LEED AP

ADS Engineers

Lorey Flick, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP, has over six years experience in the design of mechanical systems, energy modeling analysis, LEED documentation, and building commissioning. Ms. Flick has completed HVAC systems for high-rise residential buildings and various commercial and institutional spaces, energy analysis and cost benefit analysis for new and existing buildings of all types, and has led many design teams in the LEED and commissioning process resulting in over a dozen successful LEED projects. She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University, is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New York, and is currently the Director of Sustainable Services at ADS Engineers, a full MEP service consulting firmin New York City.

Strachan Forgan, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C

Sasaki Associates

As Director of Digital Design at Sasaki Associates, Strachan's responsibility is to seek efficient technological tools and streamlined delivery processes that allow an elevated quality of design and sustainability. Working daily designing and implementing real projects ensures solutions grounded in reality. Strachan is a vocal proponent, and an early adopter, of emerging technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM). Strachan spoke on the topics of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) at the 2009 American Institute of Architects (AIA) national convention; he has presented to the USGBC Sacramento Chapter and has participated in several industry panel discussions and user groups.

Bert Gregory, FAIA   


As President and CEO of Mithun, Bert Gregory, FAIA has led the firm to national recognition for concept-based, environmentally intelligent design. He is renowned as an expert in the development of resource-efficient structures and communities, and serves as a national leader, speaker and advocate for sustainable building and urbanism. His perspective reaches beyond traditional architecture to merge science and design -- an interdisciplinary approach that creates lasting places for people. With Mithun’s offices in Seattle and San Francisco, Bert strives to expand the reach of the firm to inspire a sustainable world through integrated design. Recent lectures include keynotes at the 2009 Jerusalem Seminar on Architecture, Tsinghua University’s School of Architecture in Beijing, and panels at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. Symposia participation includes The Johnson Foundation Environmental Forum’s “Examining US Freshwater Systems and Services: Infrastructure and the Built Environment,” the Urban Land Institute’s Innovations Workshop on “Building a Sustainable Region with Vibrant Transit Neighborhoods,” and the University of Washington’s “China-US Professional Workshop on Regional Sustainable Development.” Books include Integrated Design – Mithun by David Macaulay and the chapter "Biophilia and Sensory Aesthetics," co-written with Judith Heerwagen PHD, in the compendium; Biophilic Design edited by Stephen Kellert, Judith Heerwagen and Martin Mador. Design awards include four AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects, two ASLA national honor awards, and the AIA national honor award for regional and urban design. A founding board member of the USGBC Cascadia chapter, Bert currently serves on the USGBC LEED® Neighborhood Development core committee as Co-Vice Chair, the Board of the Cascade Land Conservancy and on the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Climate Positive Program’s Technical Resource Group.


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Baldor Specialty Foods Warehouse Facility

Lorey Flick, HBDP, LEED AP, ADS Engineers

Baldor Specialty Foods owns a refrigerated warehouse facility in Hunt’s Point. Fresh food is stored there awaiting delivery to thousands of customers throughout the New York City area. The company recently moved into a renovated space that is approximately 50% larger than their previous building. The new building also receives approximately 30% more food on an hourly basis, thus increasing the cooling load even more. The program for the new space included improvements to all mechanical, lighting, and building envelope systems for both the warehouse and office spaces, resulting in a savings of approximately two million kilowatt hours over the base design model.

This talk will focus on the company’s current operating costs as compared to their smaller facility and will ultimately demonstrate that including the facility manager in design decision-making, incremental improvements and optimized building operation and maintenance are key factors in reducing and maintaining lower operating costs.

Maurice J. Gallagher Hall and Conference Center, University of California at Davis

Strachan Forgan, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C, Sasaki Associates

The University of California at Davis has just completed the new Graduate School of Management and Conference Center/Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall (GSM)

The 82,000 gross square foot project includes a three-story office structure for the GSM and a two-story Conference Center that includes a restaurant, office space, meeting rooms, and a one-story ballroom. The project includes an underground geothermal water loop which provides a highly efficient heating and cooling system. Current energy models are predicting a 40% energy use savings beyond the State of California’s already stringent Title 24 requirements.

The presentation will focus on the cost benefits and energy efficiency of this system as well as the project implications of a using a ground-source heat pump/radiant slab system. It will also address the process of getting team acceptance to use new technologies and the applicability of these technologies in other markets. .

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