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    • 09 Sep 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 525 S. Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA

    Understanding the WELL Building Standard

    WELL Full Day Workshop


     Time: 6 hours of instruction

     GBCI Course Code: 920002572

    AIA Course Code: WELLAP6-15

     Audience: Design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, facilities managers, and sustainability consultants who are interested in furthering health through design of the built environment, specifically in commercial and institutional building types.

    Course Description:Understanding the WELL Building Standard workshop provides a deep dive into the WELL Standard.  The ideology and structure of the program are covered in depth as well as the certification process. The heart of the workshop is an in-depth review of the intents and requirements of each Concept category and Feature including an understanding of the medical basis for each Feature and design and construction strategies for implementing the concepts and requirements. Case studies of WELL pilot projects and other projects actively implementing the Standard are highlighted.

     The WELL Building Standard marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based health and wellness interventions. In this workshop, attendees learn how to harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, wellbeing, and comfort. Strategies for improving the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns and performance of occupants through design and construction practices are explored in detail. This intensive workshop helps building professionals and owners understand their role as public health practitioners. It also helps medical professionals understand the critical role that the built environment plays in a person’s health and wellbeing. For those wishing to become amongst the WELL Accredited Professionals, this workshop serves as a critical step in the preparation for the exam.

     The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also for people.  This workshop will teach you how to do this using the WELL Building Standard as the framework.

    Learning Objectives:

    - Identify the purpose, key components, and structure of the WELL Building Standard

    - Discuss the medical basis for the Concepts and Features of the WELL Building Standard

    - Understand successful strategies for meeting the requirements of the WELL Features

    - Learn WELL resources and how to become a WELL Accredited Professional

     Presenter:

    Jennifer Berthelot-Jelovic, is the President and CEO of A Sustainable Production, LLC (ASAP).  ASAP is a woman owned,, full-service, sustainability and WELLness consulting firm based in Los Angeles, CA.  ASAP provides an array of holistic consulting services including sustainable, regenerative, resilient and healthy design & construction for single buildings, communities and entire cities; LEED certification; and WELL certification.  As a Sustainability, LEED and WELL Consultant, Jennifer has extensive experience with the USGBC's various LEED rating systems, including LEED for Homes, New Construction, Core  & Shell, Commercial Interiors, LEED for Schools, Retail, LEED Volume and more.  Read more...

    • 13 Sep 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BuroHappold, 800 Wilshire, 16th Floor, Los Angeles

    USGBC-LA and BuroHappold

    present

    Innovations in Health and Wellness Series

    Transportation


    The great Missing Persons song from the early 80's says, "Walkin' in LA, nobody walks in LA", which is luckily a trend of the past.

    However, LA has a lot of room of improvement around traffic and getting Angelenos moving around the city.  A new report from the Auto Insurance Center states that in the span of 40 years, LA drivers spend an estimated 6.7 months of their lives stuck in traffic.  With another 500,000 residents expected to move to LA over the next 20 years, transit has significant challenges and opportunities to improve the quality of life of residents. 

    Please join us for a lively panel discussion focused on public transit, active transportation, advanced mobility, pedestrian safety and advocacy around these issues.

    Moderator:

    Jessica Meaney, Managing Director, Investing in Place

    Jessica Meaney is the Managing Director of the non-profit, Investing In Place, which promotes aligning public investments and policy goals to create walkable, bikeable streets and sidewalks with access to high quality transportation options for people of all resources and abilities.  Academically trained as a sociologist, Jessica's approach to transportation policy began with looking at the key roles public transit, walking and bicycling play in social cohesion and community health.  And most recently, Jessica worked a the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on State and Regional Transportation policy, and before that as a transportation planner at the Southern California Association of Governments.

    Speakers:

    Cris B. Liban, D.Env., P.E.

    Executive Officer, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability

    Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

    Dr. Cris B. Liban, P.E. is LA Metro’s Executive Officer, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability.  Cris oversees LA Metro’s internationally recognized Environmental, Sustainability, and Energy initiatives.  A published author and national speaker, he is also very involved with transportation and environmental industry and research activities particularly as Chair of several American Public Transportation Association sub-committees; Member of the Transportation Research Board ADC60 Resource Conservation and Recovery Committee; Chair of two National Academies’ Transportation Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) studies related to Climate Change Impacts to transit; and a Member of the National Cooperative Highways Research Program (NCHRP) study to determine a lifecycle and cost framework to determine climate change solutions implementation.  He holds concurrent political appointments as an Adviser to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Commissioner to the Los Angeles County Beach Commission, and Commissioner to the Los Angeles Board of Transportation Commissioners.  He is also the Board Chair of the Filipino American Services Group, Inc.; and is involved in a number of civic causes through the American Society of Civil Engineers, US Green Building Council and City of LA.  Dr. Liban has degrees in geology (magna cum laude), civil and environmental engineering, and environmental science and engineering.

    Sara Potts Ashton,

    Associate Director, Government Relations & Public Policy,

    Faraday Future

    -    Sarah Ashton serves as Faraday Future’s Associate Director of Government Relations & Public Policy, where she oversees FF’s global government affairs portfolio. Previously, Sarah was with the Obama Administration, where she was the Director of the White House Climate Action Champions Program, launched by the President to accelerate sub-national climate action via cross-agency solutions. In addition, Sarah also served on the President’s Community Solutions Task Force, a team developed to re-examine Federal programs to improve how the government designs and implements efforts to support local communities across environment, health, economic development, etc.

    Prior to joining the Administration, Sarah was appointed to the executive team of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group to launch and lead a new department, managing global partnerships, the C40 Board of Directors (Board President, Michael Bloomberg), the C40 Steering Committee (Chair, Mayor Eduardo Paes of Rio de Janeiro), C40 fundraising and grant management, and all aspects of C40’s city diplomacy strategy and UN engagement in the lead up to COP 21. Sarah also previously served as the Deputy Director for Global Strategy for C40, and the Los Angeles City Director of the Clinton Climate Initiative.

    Samantha Bricker

    Deputy Executive Director:  Project Development and Coordination 

    Los Angeles World Airports

    Sarah Bricker was appointed Deputy Executive Director for Project Development and Coordination for the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in July 2016.  She is responsible for coordinating with external agencies and stakeholders in support of LAWA's Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).  The LAMP program includes the development of an Automated People Mover system, a Consolidated Rental Car Facility and two Intermodal Transportation Facilities.  In this role, she will be working with the Cities, Metro, stakeholders and other third parties to coordinate activities and develop agreements necessary for the implementation of the project.

    Prior to joining LAWA, Bricker was the Chief Operating Officer for the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority from 2006 to 2016.  In that role, she managed to budget of $2.5 billion and directed the Authority's procurement process, contract compliance, real estate program as well as legal and third party agency coordination.  Bricker also led the Authority's government and community outreach efforts and the environmental and planning process for the Phase 2 expansion.

    Prior to joining the Authority, Bricker worked for almost 15 years as a senior policy advisor to former Los Angeles County Supervisor, Zev Yaroslavsky.  As an advisor to the Supervisor, she focused on transportation, environmental and other policy issues that impacted the residents of Los Angeles County.  During her tenure, she worked on major transportation projects such as the Red Line subway to Hollywood and North Hollywood as well as the Orange Line busway in the San Fernando Valley.

    Samantha hold a master's degree in Political Science from UCLA and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Northwestern University

    Bart Reed, Executive Director, The Transit Coalition

    Bart Reed is the Executive Director of The Transit Coalition, A Sylmar, CA based non profit engaged in educational programs, transportation advocacy, land use planning and goods movement.  In this capacity, he is a nationwide advocate for effective transportation systems and solutions.  Reed addresses citizen and community groups about public transportation issues, including autos, rail bus, bicycles, roads, toll lanes, ADA, goods movement and rail / pedestrian safety.

    Reed currently runs the California State University, Northridge Transportation Tiger Team Internship Program in partnership with the University.

    Reed has served as a consultant to the CEO of Metrolink to provide an independent review, assessment and strategic look at the SCRRA service plan and schedule.

    In the railroad safety capacity, Reed was a member of the Metrolink Peer Review Rail Safety Panel.  Reed is versed in Heavy and light Rail operations, construction issues, transportation planning, economic and community development, the EIR/S process, urban design and station area planning and was a key figure in bringing the Exposition Light Rail from concept to reality. 



    Networking begins at 5:30 pm.  Program begins promptly at 6:00 pm and will conclude at 7:30 pm. 

    Refreshments provided by our host, BuroHappold

    Continuing Education Credits available for LEED and AIA.

    • 02 Oct 2016
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • T4T Warehouse 12815 S. Western Ave Gardena, CA 90249

    2016 Greenbuild Legacy Project

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony







    • 04 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05 Oct 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • 180 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena CA 91103
    LEED Green Associate v4
    Exam Preparation




    The LEED Green Associate exam prep course provides students with a general knowledge of green design, construction, and operations for commercial and residential buildings. The course prepares students to be successful on the LEED Green Associate exam by explaining and demonstrating the LEED Green Associate Knowledge and Task Domains.

    *  Enjoy in-person, classroom training near you

    *  2 full days (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with an hour-long lunch break

    *  Includes all study aids - course guide, reference sheets, practice questions

    *  Live interaction with an experienced LEED Professional

    *  Enhanced conversation, group participation, and networking

    Tuition:  begins at $595

    USGBC-LA Members receive a $50 discount!
    Use code: USGBCLA50 at checkout

    Register at:http://www.everbluetraining.com/leed-green-associate-v4


    • 15 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230
    LEED Green Associate v4
    Exam Preparation




    The LEED Green Associate exam prep course provides students with a general knowledge of green design, construction, and operations for commercial and residential buildings. The course prepares students to be successful on the LEED Green Associate exam by explaining and demonstrating the LEED Green Associate Knowledge and Task Domains.

    *  Enjoy in-person, classroom training near you

    *  2 full days (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with an hour-long lunch break

    *  Includes all study aids - course guide, reference sheets, practice questions

    *  Live interaction with an experienced LEED Professional

    *  Enhanced conversation, group participation, and networking

    Tuition:  begins at $645

    This is a 2- Saturday Course

    USGBC-LA Members receive a $50 discount!
    Use code: USGBCLA50 at checkout

    Register at:http://www.everbluetraining.com/leed-green-associate-v4


    • 24 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Oct 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230

    LEED AP O+M v4
    Exam Preparation


    Update your green building knowledge and earn this advanced specialty focusing on the performance of an existing building. One of the most valuable ways to contribute to this industry is by monitoring and optimizing the energy use of our existing buildings. The LEED AP specialty designation gives you a competitive edge and shows employers that you have the fundamental knowledge, experience, and credibility to bring success to LEED projects and sustainability-focused organizations. With new curriculum available to reflect the LEED v4 exams, you can get started on your LEED studies with confidence!

    Course: LEED AP Operations + Maintenance v4

    Duration: 2 Days

    Includes: Course Guide, Reference Sheets, 120 Practice Questions, 2 Simulated Exams

    Tuition: Starts at $645 (goes to $695 within two weeks of course start date)

    USGBC-LA Members receive a $50 discount!
    Use code: USGBCLA50 at checkout

    Register at:  http://www.everbluetraining.com/leed-ap-operations-maintenance-v4

    • 10 Nov 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Bonaventure Brewing Company, 404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

    12th Annual Green Gala

    Celebrate LA

    featuring

    6th Annual Sustainable Innovation Awards

    It's time to celebrate together at the 12th Annual Green Gala. Regarded by many as the most fun and enjoyable event in the industry.

    The Green Gala is successful in drawing 500 of the top industry professionals from local government, real estate owners and developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and LEED professionals.

    USGBC-LA invites you to join us as we celebrate the 12th Annual Green Gala and celebrate successful hosting of the iconic Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.  Your generous sponsorship will enable us to continue to promote sustainability in LA’s built environment.

    The 12th Annual Green Gala offers a variety of sponsorship packages detailed here. Perks include tickets for VIP Brew Masters Tour and a pin dropped on your organization’s location on EcoMapLA. We look forward to further exploring how we can help you leverage your sponsorship at this historical event and beyond.



    • 05 Dec 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06 Dec 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230
    LEED Green Associate v4
    Exam Preparation




    The LEED Green Associate exam prep course provides students with a general knowledge of green design, construction, and operations for commercial and residential buildings. The course prepares students to be successful on the LEED Green Associate exam by explaining and demonstrating the LEED Green Associate Knowledge and Task Domains.

    *  Enjoy in-person, classroom training near you

    *  2 full days (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with an hour-long lunch break

    *  Includes all study aids - course guide, reference sheets, practice questions

    *  Live interaction with an experienced LEED Professional

    *  Enhanced conversation, group participation, and networking

    Tuition:  begins at $595

    USGBC-LA Members receive a $50 discount!
    Use code: USGBCLA50 at checkout

    Register at:http://www.everbluetraining.com/leed-green-associate-v4


    • 15 Dec 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Dec 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230

    LEED AP BD+C v4
    Exam Preparation


    Now is your chance to pursue an advanced LEED credential. The LEED AP Building Design and Construction designation is more comprehensive than ever! This training now includes topics related to LEED Online and the LEED project process. You will be tested on this knowledge, ensuring that you will continue your green building career as a true leader of the LEED certification process. Stand out from the competition, and pursue this specialty designation under the LEED Version 4 standard.

    Course: LEED AP Building Design + Construction v4

    Duration: 2 Days

    Includes: LEED Standards Sheets, Study Manual, 200 Practice Questions, Course Certificate, Continuing Education Credits

    Tuition: Starts at $645 (goes to $695 within two weeks of course start date)


    USGBC-LA Members receive a $50 discount!
    Use code: USGBCLA50 at checkout

    Register at:  http://www.everbluetraining.com/leed-ap-building-design-construction-v4




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