COTE AIA|LA w/VCA Green @ Dwell on Design: Residential Envelope and Non-Residential Commissioning Seminars
Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dwell on Design @ the L.A. Convention Center

COTE AIA|LA w/VCA Green @ Dwell on Design: Residential Envelope and Non-Residential Commissioning Seminars

Join COTE AIA|LA with VCA Green at Dwell on Design May 29.  Here is an opportunity to pick up CEU credits while learning about the new Title 24 Residential Envelope requirements and Non-Residential Building Commissioning.  These professional development seminars are free to conference attendees.  CEU credits will be available.
Class 1: Title-24 Residential Envelope – Design & Field Compliance and Third Party HERS Testing           

When: Friday May 29 10am-11am Room 304C (1 CEU Credit)

The 2013 California Energy Code is requiring tighter building envelopes, additional ventilation, and stricter energy performance requirements.  In this class, new energy code requirements pertaining to residential building envelope will be discussed.  Home owners, developers, designers, architects, engineers and other building practitioners will learn a.) how to comply with Title 24, b.) why we energy model, c.) how HERS measures can boost energy savings, and d.) what pitfalls can be avoided during construction.
Learning Objectives:

1. Learn newly adopted Title-24 building envelope requirements

2. How an energy model changes relative to prescriptive-based requirements

3. Which HERS measures are now required and which measures will often be selected to achieve energy compliance

4. How to address new measures in design and in specifications
Class 2: Non-Residential Building Commissioning – What is It and How to Comply?

When: Friday May 29 11am-12am Room 304C (1 CEU Credit)

Building commissioning is a process that delivers quality assurance on behalf of ownership and the design team. Now a required code item, commissioning measures will need to be addressed on all non-residential new construction projects 10,000 square feet or greater. The process begins at design kick-off and ends when the operations staff is trained. Learn a.) what commissioning is, b.) how it affects the design and construction process, and c.) how designers can better prepare themselves for plan check.
Learning Objectives:

1. Commissioning 101 - learn the basic steps in the commissioning process

2. Benefits of commissioning to the designer and owner

3. What documents to prepare in design phase

4. What to expect during the design quality assurance phase

5. What is the role of the commissioning agent during the construction process
Speakers Bios
Charles Russell, VCA Green, C.B.O. Vice President
In October of 2008 Mr. Charles “Russ” Russell was named Vice President of VCA Code Group, in Orange, CA, a building code consulting and engineering firm. Russ is responsible for the operations and management of the firm’s strong team of project managers, energy consultants, and plan check engineers, who provide building code evaluation and plan checking services for municipal and county building departments across California. 
Mr. Russell is the International Code Council (ICC) Orange Empire Chapter President and serves as the ICC CALBO Green Committee Chairperson. He also serves as a member of the ICC L.A. Basin Chapter Green Committee and is the ICC Orange Empire Chapter Green Committee Chairperson. He is a certified Building Official, Plan Examiner, and Building Inspector and has been for over 15 years, and is directly responsible for the adoption of applicable building codes and authored several local ordinances. Charles Russell is also certified as a CALGreen Plan Examiner and inspector. In collaboration with the BSC and HCD, his team provides CALGreen seminar presentations throughout the State.  
Moe Fakih, VCA Green, LEED AP (O+M, Rater), CCP, GPR, BPI
Moe Fakih is the Director of Sustainability for VCA Green. He possesses both private and public sector experience. He worked as a City Planner in Orange County processing project entitlements totaling millions of dollars and presenting project details to the public. Prior to joining VCA Green, Mr. Fakih was principal at AEF Consulting, Engineering, & Construction, Inc., a consulting-construction firm specializing in California Green Building Code and LEED® projects.   
Early in his sustainability career, Mr. Fakih certified a LEED Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance gold level hotel in San Francisco, the first hotel in the world to achieve the title. He later designed and built the first LEED Commercial Interior remodel in Anaheim Hills, implementing sustainable improvement strategies that reduced electricity costs by more than 50% and water consumption costs by 43%.
Mr. Fakih currently manages a strong team of project managers and energy consultants working on several projects in California. Last year his team uncovered $3.5 million in unrealized savings back to clients. Services include CALGreen Code, Commissioning, Energy Modeling, Green House Gas reporting, LEED, GreenPoint Rated, NGBS, HERS, and Energy Audits. The mission of VCA Green is to create Sustainable Opportunities. Both voluntary and code driven measures should provide economic benefits to our clients. Our objective is to maximize return on investment.
Glen Folland, LEED AP, CGBP, CEPE, HERS Rater
Glen Folland is a Project Manager for VCA Green. He became involved in sustainable design while completing his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and working part time at a top southern California MEP engineering firm. Practical, detailed and possessing a knack for software, he was attracted instantly to energy simulation modeling. Mr. Folland also performs HERS verifications and manages CALGreen, LEED® and Green Point Rated projects.
Mr. Folland’s passion rests in modeling buildings for maximum efficiency.  Given a current design, he can assess existing construction practices and opportunities that can provide a better energy score, realize a higher rebate, and deliver better return on investment. His proactive efforts building modeling efforts have helped VCA clients save millions of dollars. 
Nicole Cannon, AIA LA Committee on the Environment Chair, NCA Studio Principal, AIA, LEED GA
Nicole Cannon is Chair of the AIA|LA Committee on the Environment and Principal of NCA Studio an Architecture and Project Management Consulting Studio. In both roles, she is dedicated to creating healthier, sustainable living through education, advocacy and built projects. Nicole has over fifteen years of experience in design, construction and management of commercial, broadcast, single and multi-unit residential, and education projects.  During this time, she has lead numerous LEED certified projects and has focused on finding sustainable solutions for all project types.  Nicole is committed to improving the quality of life through design by providing creative, practical and sustainable solutions.