U.S. Green Building Council â Los Angeles Westside and San Gabriel Valley Branches present:
TOUR at Caltechâs Gates-Thomas Lab:
The first LEED Gold V4 project in California
Please join us and other LEED professionals to highlight this groundbreaking project. It is the first project in California and the first higher education facility in the United States to reach LEED Gold under BD+C V4. The energy-efficiency addition/renovation project features state of the art labs; experimental and computation facilities; and open spaces where faculty, scholars, and students can collaborate and share ideas across disciplines.
The evening will start with presentations from Caltech as well as the architect and MEP on the project, and will finish with tours of the facility coinciding with a reception to discuss the project with your peers. Attendees will be exposed to the rich lessons learned from the planning, execution, and operations of this first-of-its-kind LEED implementation. The event will start promptly at 6pm, please allow some time for parking and the short walk to Gates-Thomas for sign-in.
6-7pm Presentations: Gates-Thomas Lab, Jim & Sandy Hall Auditorium (Room 135, 1st floor)
1. Project overview and ownerâs perspective: John Onderdonk, Director Sustainability Programs, Caltech.
2. Architectâs perspective: Andrea Cabalo, Director of Project Management, AC Martin.
3. MEPâs perspective: Andrew Rielman, Principal, Integral Group.
7-8pm Concurrent Tours and Reception
Tours: revolving groups 15 people each, about 20 minutes per tour. Signups for each group prior to event.
Reception: parallel to tours. Sponsored by AC Martin and Integral Group.
Meet our Speakers:
John Onderdonk, Director of Sustainability Programs, California Institute of Technology
John Onderdonk serves as the Director of Sustainability Programs at the California Institute of Technology where he is responsible for strategic planning to improve environmental performance in the areas of energy, climate, water, waste, supply chain, transportation and building infrastructure. At Caltech, John has advised senior administrators on the installation of 3MW of fuel cell and 1.3MW of photovoltaic capacity. He has supervised the execution of a $15M energy efficiency fund and has served as the lead sustainability advisor for 9 capital building projects totaling approximately $300M in construction costs. John is also the Primary Account Representative for the Instituteâs compliance with the California carbon cap-and-trade regulation AB 32. John was recognized as the 2013 California Higher Education Sustainability Officer of the Year. John is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design + Construction and a Certified Carbon Reduction Manager. John chairs the LA Regional Chief Sustainability Officer Taskforce and serves on the Deanâs Advisory Council at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. John holds a Masters in Corporate Environmental Management from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Economics from the University of Oregon.
Andy Reilman, Principal, Integral Group
Andy is a Principal with Integral Groupâs Los Angeles Office, and has more than 17 years of sustainable consulting engineering experience. His expertise in sustainable architecture and green buildings includes building designs for passive, low energy systems such as natural and mixed-mode ventilation, displacement ventilation, radiant heating and cooling, and building integrated renewable energy systems. Some of Andyâs notable high performance projects include the UCLA Pauley Pavilion (LEED Gold), UC Berkeley Student Community Center (LEED Gold), Long Beach Airport Terminals (LEED Certified Level), Soka University Performing Arts Center (LEED Gold), LAX Bradley International Terminal (LEED Silver) and Jefferson Creative Offices Re-Use (LEED CS). Andy, who has a BSME from University of California, Davis, is a licensed professional engineer. Additionally, he is a certified ASHRAE High Performance Building Design Professional. Andy is the ASHRAE SoCal Chapter President and is active in USGBC-LA and the Living Building Collaborative.
Andrea Cabalo, Director of Project Management, AC Martin
Andrea has over 20 years of experience building educational projects in California and Hawaii. Her skills in communication and collaboration have guided teams through many sucessfully completed projects. Andrea has a unique ability to absorb and retain details discussed during project development which insures the clients needs are met, and the design intent is realized in the completed work. Andrea's main strength is team building which gives her the ability to navigate challenging issues to successful outcomes for all involved. Andrea received the Sustainable Innovation Award in Indoor Environmental Quality Merit for her work at Gates-Thomas Laboratory as well as many other awards for her work in sustainable design. She is a licensed architect as well as LEED practitioner.
Attendees will receive GBCI Continuing Education credits, with learning objectives to include:
- Planning and operation lessons learned from the owner.
- Results of a sustainability/wellness assessment.
- LEED points review, challenges and areas of opportunity for Gates-Thomas.
- Implementation lessons learned.
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