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Build + Buy Green 2016: Breaking Ground on Green & Affordable Housing and Communities

Starts On - September 22, 2016 - 7:30am
Ends On - September 22, 2016 - 3:30pm
701 Ilalo Street
Honolulu , HI 96813

This annual event brings together nationally acclaimed keynote speakers and local experts in the fields of green building and communities, affordable housing, design, engineering, construction and development. Under this year's theme, "Breaking Ground on Green & Affordable Housing and Communities," the conference will feature notable projects from Kakaʻako and across Oahu.

Attendees qualify for 6 AIA CEUs (HSW) and 6 GBCI self-reporting CEUs.

Time Session
7:30-8 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8-8:05 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks: USGBC President, Joanna Griffith
8:05-9:05 a.m. Plenary Session: Driving the Evolution of Green & Affordable - Krista Egger & Alistair Jackson, Enterprise Green Communities

The plenary session will set the stage for the conference, looking first at the evolving meaning of "green" in affordable housing, and of what constitutes affordability - to homeowner or renter, to building owner, LIHTC investor and public funder. Where "green" has traditionally been seen as "good for the environment," it has evolved to encompass all aspects of Sustainability; as much focused on occupant health, community resilience and financial sustainability as on resource conservation and pollution prevention. Krista Egger will speak to how Enterprise Green Communities and USGBC/LEED are helping to foster this evolution with emerging strategies and new models, including real examples here in the State.
9:05-9:15 a.m.
A Note from the Mayor's Office: Mayor Kirk Caldwell
9:15-9:45 a.m. The Shades of Green: Kunia Village - Ming-Yi Wong, Mason Architects
9:45-10:15 a.m. Seeing Green: Why Green Building Makes Cents - Makani Maeva, Ahe Group
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Panel 1 - ADUs and Living Small
  • The How of ADUs - Questor Lau, HHF Planners
  • The Big Idea in a Small Package - Ethan Twer, AHL's Waimanalo ADU
  • The Promise of the Micro Unit - Samantha Magistro, Bronx Pro Group, LLC
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel 2 - What's up in Kaka'ako...and beyond???
  • Progress in Ward Village - Katrina Morgan, Fermata Consulting LLC
  • Local Foods, Local Places - Growing the Local Food Economy: An HCDA Initiative -- Daniel Simonich, HCDA; and Justine Espiritu, Oahu Fresh
  • Re-inventing the City Block: SALT - Paul Kay, Director of Real Estate, Kamehameha Schools
12:30-1 p.m.
Lunch - The Mobile Lunch from Street Grindz
1-1:30 p.m. Visit with Exhibitors
1:30-3:30 p.m. Walking Tour - Kaka'ako Local Foods, Local Places [Visit local food projects, vertical gardens, and urban farms to gain an understanding of how we are growing a greener future in Kaka'ako]