This cutting edge lab building has been designed to last 100 years, and has integrated a host of sustainable and durable systems to improve operational efficiency and employee health. Tour groups will be guided through the building's green features with presentations by the owner, contractor, architect, and others. This will be a unique opportunity to see the inner workings of a 21st century crime investigation building and hear from the experts about the LABS 21 and LEED certification process on a non-traditional building type. Tour features will detail durability of design, green materials, daylight control, renewable power, green roof, native plants, storm water BMPs, 48% efficient MEP systems, and more!
LEEDŽ Green Associate - 2 day Exam Preparation Course
The purpose of this LEEDŽ Preparation Course is to better prepare you for the GBCI LEEDŽ examination to become a LEEDŽ Green Associate. The course will focus on teaching you how to study for the exam, on which areas you should concentrate, and how to solve the examination problems.
GBCI has created the LEEDŽ Green Associate credential, which denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations. The Green Associate credential is not only the first step in becoming a LEEDŽ AP, but also designates professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice.
The course fee includes a study manual and will provide attendees with a number of references for additional study materials and resources. This one-day session will also include a light continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.
PLEASE NOTE: This preparation course is NOT designed for other LEEDŽ accreditation examinations (such as the LEEDŽ AP BD+C). This is also NOT an introductory course on the LEEDŽ system or how to resolve project issues or designing for LEEDŽ.
, 2012, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
The Builders' Association Training Center, 105 West 12th Avenue, North Kansas City, MO 64116
USGBC Central Plains, Builders' Association & AIA Members: $149
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - Session #1 - 1:00-5:00 PM
The first session will provide a general overview of the USGBC and GBCI organizations along with a review of the LEEDŽ rating system and LEEDŽ online. During it, the first three credit categories will also be covered: Sustainable Sites (SS), Water Efficiency (WE), and Energy & Atmosphere (EA).
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - Session #2 - 1:00-5:00 PM
The last session will cover categories, Materials & Resources (MR) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), as well as the application of Innovation in Design (ID) and Regional Priority (RP) credits. All credit categories will then be reviewed and the opportunity to ask questions over all material presented in sessions. A sample test will be administered. Answers to the sample test will be provided and discussed. The final topic for the session will include some housekeeping details of scheduling and taking the Green Associate Exam.
Can't make this study course? USGBC Central Plains, the Builders Association, & AIAKC will be providing other opportunities in April & June!
Networking is Back for 2012!
Join us for a networking event at the new home of the KC Ballet the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity Thursday, March 15, 2011 5:30-7:30pm
The USGBC Central Plains Chapter is excited to announce that the Kansas City Ballet is graciously sponsoring a networking event and happy hour at their new home; KC Ballet's Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, on March 15th beginning at 5:30.
In August 2011, Kansas City Ballet's Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity became Kansas City Ballet's new home, located downtown at the corner of Pershing and Broadway, just west of Union Station. The facility houses the professional Company, Kansas City Ballet School, 180-seat Studio Theater and Kansas City Ballet's artistic and administrative staff.
Join us for some beverages and snacks, and get to know your fellow chapter members. We look forward to seeing you there!
Earn 1 CEU hours towards your LEED Credential Maintenance Program
The future of building construction, structural steel, and sustainability all truly do go hand-in-hand. Attendees will understand where the building construction industry is in its process of embracing and adopting sustainable principals and measures and where the industry is heading in terms of environmental stewardship and life cycle assessment. Participants will also learn about the sustainable attributes of structural steel - such as its cradle-to-cradle manufacturing and recucling process, minimal water usage and reduced construction waste - and how the structural steel industry is moving forward in its process of continual improvement in terms of reduced energy reduction and carbon footprint and its overall environmental stewardship. You will understand how sustainable design is a trend that is consistent with the principles of integrated project delivery in general and building information modeling in particular and that a convergence of these three trends leads supports the overall sustainable goals of a building project.
Objectives: At the completion of this course participants will have developed an understanding of the following:
Understand where the building construction industry is in its process of embracing and adopting sustainable principals and measures
Understand where the industry is heading in terms of environmental stewardship and life cycle assessment.
Learn about the sustainable attributes of structural steel
Understand how sustainable design is a trend that is consistent with the principles of Integrated Project Delivery in general and BIM
This program is GBCI/EPP approved for 1.0 hour of Continuing Education Hour, under the category Project Systems and Energy Impacts, that may be applied to LEED AP or LEED Green Associate CEU requirements.
When: Tuesday, 13 March 2012 11:30a-1:00p
Location: Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110
Lunch and beverage will be included with your registration. We would like to thank American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Great Plains for sponsorship of this event.
GTH 2012 Indianapolis Conference Date May 16-18, 2012
Register by March 15th and save $70!
Urban Green's EBie Awards
Submission Period Ends March 31, 2012
The EBie Awards is a nationwide juried competition created by the Urban Green Council, USGBC New York. The competition is for people in existing buildings (EBies) who have made great strides in improving environmental performance, but whose accomplishments may otherwise go unheralded - not just building owners, but building operators, auditors, commissioning agents, lighting designers, plumbing engineers and others. Unlike other award competitions, the EBies is based on measurable improvements in performance; complete details can be found on the EBies website.