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The Committee’s mission is to promote green building practices for single family and multi-family homes. Committee members have various areas of expertise and interest. Our meetings are used to discuss strategies, implementation tools, and best practices. Check the chapter calendar for quarterly meeting dates and tours.

LEADERSHIP

 

Orfino

Robert Orfino, Founder and President of Alpine Green, has run a successful green consulting business and home performance construction company. He has developed and implemented sustainable solutions for clients since 1989. At one time he had played a role in 40% of all LEED Certified buildings in New Jersey. He has successfully completed numerous corporate greening programs all focused on practical green savings.  Some of his commercial retrofit projects have document over 65% energy savings with a 6 year payback schedule.

Robert’s Home Performance business completed of 50 green and near-zero energy home renovations here in Southern California.  Robert is a LEED accredited professional and maintains multiple credentials in the areas of energy management, energy auditing, and indoor air quality. Robert has served as the Co-Chair for the USGBC- LA Green Home Committee since 2014,

Email Robert: orfino@alpinegreenps.com

KohutTim Kohut, AIA, is an Architect with Green Dinosaur, where he coordinates project team efforts focusing on high performance sustainability and zero net energy.   He has spent more than 20 years designing, building, and consulting on affordable housing projects throughout Southern California, and he has been involved in the design and construction of more than 1500 units of high performance multi-family housing.  He was Principal Architect for the first multi-family housing project to to achieve LEED for Homes Platinum level certification in Southern California, the first commercial scale project to include a gray water irrigation system in Los Angeles County, and was project architect for the first affordable housing project in Southern California to install a photovoltaic system.  His research has focused on thermal comfort in multi-family housing, and he has designed projects that use passive ventilation and night flushing instead of refrigerated air conditioning. He is currently involved in the design of multiple multi-family housing projects pursuing Living Building Challenge certification, one of which will include dual plumbing to allow for gray water reuse, and rain water harvesting for use within the building, the first such building permitted in LA County.   Additionally, Tim is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), and helped craft the Los Angeles Community Development Commission’s Universal Design Standards (used in all affordable housing projects), and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee’s “Enhanced Accessibility Standards”.  He has presented locally and nationally on issues of energy efficiency and accessibility.   Tim has served as Co-Chair for the LEED for Homes Committee since 2014.

Email Tim: tkohut@greendinosaur.org