September Meeting and The New LEED v4: A Guide to Navigating the Materials and Resources Section

The New LEED v4 contains the most substantially revised section of the new LEED rating system compared to previous iterations, the Materials and Resources (MR) section deserves an in-depth explanation. This presentation will describe differences in the LEED v4 and Materials and Resources when compared to LEED 2009. It will also review the concept of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and Health Product Declarations and their effect on the green building marketplace.

The program qualifies for 1 AIA HSW Contact Hour

Our September Meeting and The New LEED v4: A Guide to Navigating the Materials and Resources Section   Tad Radzinski

Annie Bevan, B.A., CSM, LEED Green Associate & Tad Radzinski, P.E., LEED AP, SFP

Annie Bevan is the Certification and Operations Manager for GreenCircle Certified, LLC and is responsible for supervising and ensuring the quality of GreenCircle’s various certifications. Prior to joining GreenCircle, Annie gained extensive experience working with numerous Fortune 500 companies as a sustainability consultant providing services including: green marketing, end-of-life product analysis, sustainability assessments, sustainable product development programs, and life cycle assessments. Annie currently serves as a technical advisor to several national and international standard development committees including the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, ASTM E 60 Group on Sustainability, ISO PC 277 Sustainable Procurement Technical Advisory Group, ANSI STP 2799 Waste Diversion from Landfill and associated claims, and the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Counsel’s Construction and Renovation Technical Advisory Group. Utilizing her experience and expertise, Annie provides insight to help develop these standards to further progress the industry. Tad Radzinski is the co-founder and President of Sustainable Solutions Corporation. With 30 years of practical experience, he has been a trusted advisor for Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries. Tad has conducted life cycle assessments and developed Environmental Product Declarations for numerous companies across a wide range of industries. He has assisted clients with the development and integration of sustainable product innovation programs and has been instrumental in assisting clients with developing more sustainable products and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs, and has experience with the Health Product Declaration Pilot Program. Tad has also certified close to 30 buildings to the LEED rating systems, including New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell, LEED for Homes, and LEED for Existing Buildings Standards.

Date - 09/22/2014
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

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October Meeting – Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Programs and Incentives

This CSI Program will focus on PWD Programs, Incentives, Grants and City of Philadelphia Green Roof BIRT Tax Credits.

Green stormwater infrastructure includes a range of soil-water-plant systems that intercept stormwater, infiltrate a portion of it into the ground, evaporate a portion of it into the air, and in some cases release a portion of it slowly back into the sewer system.

Impervious surfaces, such as roadways and buildings, are characteristic of urbanized landscapes. As land development increases, it leads to replacement of pervious areas with impervious surfaces, causing an increase in stormwater runoff volume and combined sewer overflow (CSO) episodes. In turn, this affects Philadelphia’s watersheds by impairing water quality and degrading stream habitats. Our vision is to protect and enhance our watersheds by managing stormwater runoff with innovative green stormwater infrastructure throughout our City, maximizing economic, social, and environmental benefits for Philadelphia.

Integrating green stormwater infrastructure into a highly developed area such as Philadelphia requires a decentralized and creative approach to planning and design. Various tools can be implemented to accomplish this, including stormwater planters, rain gardens and green roofs. All of these tools help to reduce runoff volume and filter pollutants by intercepting stormwater runoff before it enters the City’s combined sewer system.

Erin Williams (2)

Erin Williams and Melissa Muroff, Esq.

Erin Williams manages the Stormwater Billing and Incentives Program under the Environmental Services Division of the Philadelphia Water Department. As director of this program, Erin oversees staff responsible for maintaining and enhancing a stormwater billing database, working with Philadelphia ratepayers, and administering and pushing for new incentives-based programs. PWD launched its first grant program, the Stormwater Management Incentives Program, for private property owners in 2012, and most recently rolled out the Greened Acre Retrofit Program. Both programs aim to generate greened acres and assist customers in receiving stormwater credits. Before taking over this program Erin reviewed stormwater management plans for private development. Erin received a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering in 2008 from Drexel University located in Philadelphia where she focused on water resources and urban hydrology. Melissa Muroff, Esq. is Vice President of Roofmeadow, an award-winning green roof civil engineering and design firm specializing in elegant and inventive designs. Roofmeadow’s multidisciplinary staff of landscape architects, civil engineers, horticulturalists and construction specialists works collaboratively – from concept design through long-term stewardship – to foster landscapes on structure that are designed to Engineered to Endure, Proven to Perform, and Guaranteed to Last.

October Meeting - Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Programs and Incentives

Date - 10/27/2014
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

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Monthly Meeting Cost, Schedule and Parking

Philadelphia Chapter Member with reservation: dinner included with dues.
Non-members: $40.00.
There is no charge to attend just the program.
Please sign up by noon of the Wednesday before the meeting.

Our meetings are held at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

4:30 p.m. Board Meeting
5:30 p.m. Social Time (cash bar)
6:15 p.m. Dinner (full course buffet)
7:00 p.m. Business and Program

The hotel has a parking garage. The cost to park in the garage will be $7 with a discount pass you can obtain at the meeting.

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