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Engineering Green 2016

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Starts On - November 2, 2016 - 8:00am
Ends On - November 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
10 E. 33rd Street
Baltimore , MD 21218

Join USGBC Maryland and the Maryland Section of ASCE for the sixth annual Engineering Green conference.

Engineering Green is designed for professionals and others interested in the planning, technical design of a sustainable site, and the latest examples of sustainable projects. Register today for the one-day conference to learn more about projects and design strategies from various disciplines in the private and public sectors, primarily in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (PA, VA, DE, & MD).

From our sessions, get an in-depth look at project design, implementation, and lessons learned, and connect with others in similar fields who can share their experience in working on sustainable projects. For the latest news about the summit, follow USGBC Maryland on Facebook and Twitter.


8-9 a.m.
Event Check-in & Networking Breakfast / Exhibitor area opens (8 a.m.-9 a.m. & 10:05 a.m.-3 p.m.)
9-10:15 a.m.
Welcome & Keynote Address – “Building Responsibly, Operating Sustainably, Educating Holistically” JHU Sustainability Team
Track: Sustainable Design Track: Restoration Projects Track: Stormwater Retrofit Track: Energy & Operations
10:15-11:05 a.m. "Resilience - The Ultimate Sustainability"
  • Steven Tripp, Chaney Enterprises
"Growing Green Initiative - It Takes a Village: Riggs Avenue Case Study"
  • Ted Brown, Biohabitats, Inc.
  • Terry Cummings, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
"Miquon Creek-Restoring Stream Function, Water Quality, and Safety Following Storm Damage"
  • Brett Long, Biohabitats, Inc.
"Setting up Fast-Tracks Stormwater Retrofit Projects for Long-term Success"
  • Kevin Quelet & Robert Hirsch
"Energy-efficient Design and Smart Operations of Appliances in Homes and Buildings"
  • Marc Beaudin, Johns Hopkins University
11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. "Wellness Benefits Extend Beyond the Building into the Site"
  • Michelle Dusseau Diller, Paladino and Company
"Who's Down with NGOPP? NGOPrivate-Public Partnerships to Design and Implement Restoration Projects"
  • Kelly Lindow, CityScape Engineering, LLC
  • Abbi Huntzinger, Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Laura Connelly, Parks and People Foundation
  • Ashley Traut, Blue Water Baltimore
"Water Quality Retrofits for the Redevelopment of a Small Waterfront Residential Lot"
  • Eileen Straughan, Straughan Environmental, Inc.
"Tour: Johns Hopkins University" **Extended Session: 11:10 am – 12:15 pm**
12-1:15 p.m.
Track: Water Track: Restoration Projects Track: Building Retrofit Track: Design Guidance
1:15-2:05 p.m. "Great Adaptations: LBC NET Zero Water Solutions for the Gaddy House"
  • Peter Doo, Doo Consulting, Inc.
  • Lauren Wheeler, Chris Sonne & Mary Sper, Natural Resources Design, Inc.
"High-Performance Manufacturing: Achieving Net Positive Water with HumanScale"
  • Chloe Bendistis & Christine Varney, The Sheward Partnership, LLC
  • Jane Abernethy, HumanScale
"Stream Restoration Design and Implementation for Maximum TMDL Reduction Credits"
  • Kathy Hoverman, KCI Technologies, Inc.
"Life Cycle Analysis of Adaptive Reuse: Is Existing Building the Greenest Building?"
  • Ming Hu, University of Maryland
"Driving Sustainability Beyond the Buildings- Introduction of the SITES Rating System"
  • Theresa Backhus, U.S. Green Building Council
2:10-3 pm "Library Square, Baltimore: A Public Stormwater Retrofit Design-Build Case Study"
  • Bryan Arvai, Biohabitats, Inc.
  • Carl Simon, Blue Water Baltimore
"Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance: Design Implications of an Urban Case Demonstration in Baltimore"
  • Kathleen Hayes, Floura Teeter Landscape Architects
"Exterior Retrofits that Attract Tenants and “Green” Your Facility"
  • Scott C. Scarfone, Oasis Design Group
"Practical Design and Implementation of Water Reuse Systems and Utilization"
  • Michael Gauthier, Highland Tank Manufacturing Company
  • Robert Mourlas, Tanks Direct

* Breakout Session schedule may be subject to change. Check day-of-event postings for room locations.

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Keynote: Building Responsibly, Operating Sustainably, Educating Holistically

  • Speakers (from John Hopkins University): Matt Beecy, Associate Director for Engineering, Energy, and Sustainability (ADEES); Ashley Pennington, Program Manager for the Office of Sustainability; and Olivia Zug, Associate Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability

Explore the unique approach institutions of higher learning can take in advancing sustainability in campus planning, operations and maintenance, and outreach.

From visual educational tools within state-of-the-art buildings that expose staff and faculty to the complexities of a campus ecosystem, to hands-on experiential learning programs that have students interface with the behind-the-scenes campus operations, the spaces we build and operate can enhance the communities we want to live, learn and work in.