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Spring Conference: Green Connections

GBCI: 0910000180

The conference will focus on projects that include innovative green strategies and connections between materials & assemblies, buildings, landscape, infrastructure and urban design.
Eligible for 5 CE HOURS.
  • 5 CE


Rating system: v4, v2009



The program includes 3 speakers, a panel discussion and a green products display.The conference will be on Friday, April 18 from 12 noon to 5 pm. It will be at the Florida A & M School of Architecture North Atrium and Room 121. The Architecture Building is located at 1938 South MLK Blvd. on the Florida A & M campus. Dedicated parking will be available in the campus parking lot 2 blocks south of the Architecture Building. A shuttle will provide transit from the parking lot to the Architecture Building.

Schedule: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12 – 5 pm
•Sandwich lunch and Green Products Display: 12 noon - 1 pm
•Introduction: 1 - 1:15 pm
•Speaker 1 - Dr. Ming-Chun Lee Ph.D. 1:15 - 2 pm ………………........ City & Landscape Urban Planner / Assistant Professor, UNC Charlotte LEED ND Case Studies
•Speaker 2 - Joseph Wheeler AIA 2:15 - 3 pm …………... Building & Material Systems Co – Director; Center for Design Research School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech University The Solar Decathlon Projects
•Speaker 3 - Dr. Jim Sullivan, Ph.D. 3:15 - 4 pm ……. Detail, Assembly & Performance Charles R. Perry Lecturer, University of Florida. The Evolution of Sustainable Buildings & Construction Ecology at UF
•Panel Discussion / Q & A - 4:15 pm - 5 pm


  1. Speaker 1: This presentation will start with an overview of the LEED-ND rating system. It will explain how the system guides new development and redevelopment projects towards more sustainable design.
  2. Speaker 2: Conference participants will learn how the innovative LumenHAUS design prototype comprehensively addresses the LEED standards for Building Design & Construction.
  3. Speaker 3: This presentation will focus on the adaptation of change within the design, construction, and planning community that supports the built environment at the University of Florida. Participants will be able to review the actual performance of LEED certified buildings over a 10 year period and develop an informed perspective on the benefits and challenges of the LEED process.
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