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Central: Accomplishing LEED v4 Platinum in Passive Ventilated Buildings

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hideaway Kitchen at Ramada South Austin, 4323 South I-35, Austin, TX 78744
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Thursday, May 30th
11:30 am-1 pm

Hideaway Kitchen at
Ramada South Austin

4323 South I-35, Austin, TX 78744

About this Event:
Join us for an informative presentation by Jorge Lopez on the successful and challenging efforts to build green in Mexico. A passive ventilated space, designed within a building science scheme offers great opportunities and challenges to comply with both the required indoor air quality and a low energy use required to achieve a LEED v4 Platinum certification. The case study of an office space in Gudalajara, Mexico, one of first 10 spaces in North America certified as LEED® ID+C: Commercial Interiors, v4, Platinum level, will be presented, explaining the LEED v4 compliance and documentation.

About the Presenter:

Jorge Lopez is a LEED Fellow since 2016 and the former Vice President for SUMe, Mexico's equivalent of USGBC. Jorge graduated from the Architectural Association in London, receiving a MA degree in Housing and Urbanism. In 2014 he participated in the program Leadership in Sustainability at the UBC in Vancouver. He is currently a founding partner and Chairman of the Board of Eosis Inc, an international and Texas-based consulting firm for Energy Modeling, Passive Solar Design and Health and productivity enhancement in offices.

Jorge has performed the role of Integrated Design Coach in more than 75 LEED registered buildings, mainly commercial but also multi family residential and institutional. He is active with the ongoing development of LEED, volunteering with on the Social Equity working group advocating to increase Health and Dignity conditions for Construction Workers. He has also lectured and participated in forums in Canada, U.S. and South America, both Spanish and English.

This educational session is eligible for 1.5 CEUs AIA/HSW/SD.
Attendees will learn:
  • how the minimum indoor air quality performance for a LEED Platinum v4 certification was achieved in a passive ventilated building.
  • how to manage thermal gains by a building science scheme that includes a solar chimney and thermal mass to obtain the LEED points for the Optimize Energy performance credit. 
  • how to engage users through LEED, the B corp certification, and a 10 year social program applied through LEED consultancy.
  • how to achieve the Advanced Energy Metering credit trough affordable yet effective technology.

Event Sponsors:

USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75229

Contact us at chapter@usgbctexas.org or at 214-571-9244

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