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Online courses and certification (CSD, GCSD)


Study online at your convenience Interact with expert faculty in small, graduate-level classes Prepare for LEED and beyond New courses each semester Earn AIA HSW Learning Units

Many of our online, instructor-led courses are part of the USGBCs Education Providers Program that endorses high quality offerings from proven green building leaders.

The courses have been developed in partnership with BuildingGreen, providers of authoritative information on sustainable design and construction since 1985.

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Sustainable Design Certificate Contents


5 6 7 Welcome to Sustainable Design What to Expect/Current Semester Schedule Courses Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking pg 7 Learning from Sustainable Design through History pg 7 The Zero Energy Home: What, How, And If pg 7 Site Design, Landscaping and Site-Water Issues pg 7 Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles pg 8 Materials, Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality pg 8 Building Envelope pg 8 Environmental Systems pg 8 Sustainable Transportation pg 8 Sustainable Communities: Land Use, Transportation, and Planning pg 9 High Performance Buildings and the LEED Rating System pg 9 Sustainable Design in Practice pg 9 Sustainable Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) pg 9 10 Faculty

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Welcome

Online Sustainable Design Courses and Certificate Program offered by the Boston Architectural College

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) has offered the Sustainable Design Certificate Program since 2002. There are more than a dozen college-level courses in the program, all of which are available online. These eight week courses, which are instructor-led and interactive, may be taken individually or applied to the certificate program. Through the online offerings, courses are accessible to practicing professionals and green building enthusiasts around the world. The certificate provides a focused course of study that leads to a credential representing knowledge and skill in sustainable design. To complete the certificate, students choose six of the available courses, which provides them the opportunity to customize their studies and focus on their particular areas of interest. The certificate program is appropriate for individuals seeking LEED accreditation, as well as for those who are already LEED accredited and are seeking more in-depth knowledge. Students in the certificate program gain a strong foundation in green building practices and principles, as well as exposure to LEED accreditation requirements, processes, and resources. Additional study areas include site design, life cycle costing, renewable energy sources, materials, indoor air quality, and sustainable community and regional planning. The strength of the program is evidenced in the fact that all of the BACs sustainable design courses are accepted for AIA Health, Safety, Welfare Learning Units and several have been approved as part of the USGBCs Education Providers Program. The BACs courses and certificate program have been developed in partnership with BuildingGreen, LLC., a trusted source of unbiased information for building industry professionals concerned with environmental performance. Alex Wilson and Nadav Malin of BuildingGreen have collaborated on curriculum and course development, and Alex Wilson is an instructor for the Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking online course. For more information about the Sustainable Design offerings at the BAC, visit www.the-bac.edu/green or contact:

Lance Fletcher, AIA, LEED AP Director of Sustainable Design Boston Architectural College 320 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02115 USA Phone: +1 (617) 585-0129 Email: lance.fletcher@the-bac.edu

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Sustainable Design Certificate

What to expect in an online Sustainable Design course


The online courses do not have specific meeting times but are highly interactive. For the duration of an online course, weekly correspondence via email and the discussion forums is required. Courses are eight weeks long and are all instructorled. Materials and assignments are posted on an assigned day/time and are available to students throughout each week. Online course technical requirements include: Access to a computer with a standards compliant browser (most recent versions of Internet Explorer or Firefox preferred; Mac users must use Firefox) and an internet connection (broadband preferred). For more information, please visit: www.the-bac.edu/green.

2009 Summer Schedule


JunE 8 - AuguSt 1 Online, no prerequisites: Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles High Performance Design and the LEED Rating System Sustainable Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) The Zero Energy Home: What, How, and If Online, with some prerequisites: Environmental Systems

2009 Fall Schedule


Coming Soon! Watch our website for upcoming course information!

tuItIOn (PEr COurSE) Certificate Credit $1,150 Graduate Certificate Credit $1,725 Audit $730

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Sustainable Design Certificate Courses

SuStAInABLE DESIgn AS A WAy OF thInkIng 1.5 Credits 24 AIA HSW USGBC Education ProvidersLevel 300 Instructors: Alex Wilson, Tristan Korthals Altes, David Foley, Elena Douvlou-Beggiora This course traces the history of the sustainable design movement then introduces its primary tenets using the LEED Rating System as the organizing structure. Readings in the online version of the course are drawn largely from Environmental Building News. Online discussions are design to acquaint the students with the language, philosophy, and principles of sustainable design. This course examines the underlying principles of sustainability and design. The class focuses on environmental sustainability and thought processes that can help professionals design a more sustainable world. Major aspects of environmental building that will be addressed include energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and land use. Ways of evaluating the sustainability of the built environment are discussed including the LEED rating system. LEArnIng FrOm SuStAInABLE DESIgn thrOugh hIStOry 1.5 Credits Instructor: Suzanne Sowinski This course will explore the evolution of green practices in architecture as expressed in buildings over time. Sustainable building is not new to architecture. Our buildings have been sustainable over time, by connecting to nature, using local resources, using climate and geographical relationships. Each time period has had qualities, expressions, and advances in sustainable design. The protection of natural resources, conservation of energy, use of the climate and site planning concepts, designing for end users, and use of holistic principles will be examined for established periods of architecture. The student will be given an overview of green architecture as seen through the lens of its evolution and understand how sustainable building has been integral to architecture and building throughout our history. The course will also tie the LEED rating system five environmental categories into the lectures. Prerequisites: Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking, and Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles or equivalent knowledge/experience. Please contact the CE office if you are in doubt about meeting the prerequisites.

thE zErO EnErgy hOmE: WhAt, hOW, AnD IF 1.5 Credits Instructor: Thomas Hartman and Andrew Webster Zero is simply a number, an absolute; yet it is neither positive or negative. A Zero Energy Home is currently a goal and ever present in the media, but not yet accomplished at theLevel of our technical potential. We will explore the various definitions of Zero Energy and understand the implications of the term within several contexts: bioregional, local and site-constrained. The various energy loads being counted toward the absolute of zero will be explained, as well as the design opportunities to reduce them. The occupants behavior and habits in the home are critical to the successful energy outcome, and feedback opportunities and data from case studies will be presented and examined. Metrics of consumption, peak load, and annual use will be presented and compared. The principles of orientation, thermal envelope, renewable energy systems that produce (positive), as well as mechanical, electrical, and ventilation systems that consume (negative) will be explained and investigated for both case studies and theoretical projects for exploration. SItE DESIgn, LAnDSCAPIng AnD SItE-WAtEr ISSuES 1.5 Credits 24 AIA HSW USGBC Education Providers Level 300 Instructor: Beth Paulson Structures are sustainably sited based on an assessment of site specific climatic and natural conditions. An understanding of the geologic, hydrologic, and ecosystem processes, as well as regional climate, and site-specific microclimates, are the foundations upon which sustainable planning and design are based. This course will introduce principles and practices, and materials and methods that allow the realization of responsible solutions in todays burgeoning green marketplace. Students will explore the role that architects and other design team professionals share in generating sustainable site design as site elements are used to increase comfortLevels, and lower energy use and operating costs. In green practice, the sites climatic and environmental features directly influence form and location as architectural design moves beyond the building envelope and into the landscape.

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grEEn Pr ACtICE: EnErgy AnD AIr quALIty PrInCIPLES 1.5 Credits 24 AIA HSW USGBC Education Providers Level 300 Instructors: John Boehs and Elena Primikiri The concept of an environmentally conscious building should take into account energy consumption, the quality of indoor air, and most importantly human comfort. Indigenous strategies that adapt to the rigors of the local climate and contemporary bioclimatic architecture are part of this introductory course to sustainable design. Participants will be introduced to the human needs for comfort and shelter as well as psychrometrics and the physics of heat transfer and heat loss calculations. Building form, orientation, and indoor spaces will also be discussed as they relate to sun, wind, and site, as well as bioclimatic design, passive solar design, natural cooling, and daylighting. mAtErIALS, rESOurCES, AnD InDOOr EnvIrOnmEntAL quALIty 1.5 Credits 24 HSW AIA Hrs/LUsLevel 300 Instructors: Margie McNally This course gives students the tools they need to evaluate a material based on how it impacts the built and natural environment. Since people in western cultures tend to spend most of their time indoors, specific attention will be paid to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). Environmentally responsible materials selection will be discussed, including the importance of waste, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and all aspects of the manufacturing process. Interior design issues that are covered include the importance of natural daylighting, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and acoustics. Current materials rating systems and specification writing aids will be reviewed. Case studies representing best practices in sustainable design of interiors will be presented for discussion. This course is directly useful to anyone selecting materials for any kind of building project. BuILDIng EnvELOPE 1.5 Credits 24 AIA HSW USGBC Education Providers Level 300 Instructor: TBA It is the building enclosure where many sustainable design intentions find their physical expression. Here, as well, is where the majority of legal claims against designers find their expression. The building enclosure has three major assemblies-foundation, walls, and roof- each with as many as 10 (or more) components. Sustainable design requires integration of these assemblies and their components in a way that manages the major degradation vectors- water, air, heat, radiation, pests, and even occupants. This course covers the building enclosures for both commercial and residential structures. A major focus of the course is the

relationships among green building, building science, energy efficiency, durability, and risk management. Students leave the course with a new way of understanding, analyzing, and designing sustainable enclosures. An equal emphasis is placed on design, specification, construction, and commissioning of building enclosures. Prerequisites: Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking, or equivalent knowledge in sustainable design. Working knowledge of construction documents, including detail sections and specifications. EnvIrOnmEntAL SyStEmS 1.5 Credits 24 AIA HSW Instructor: Asesh Raychaudhuri Designed as a follow-up course to Energy and Air Quality Principles, this course covers environmental systems fundamentals, HVAC system types, ventilation requirements, demand-controlled and energy recovery ventilation, underfloor-air systems, air distribution, fuel choices, understanding energy efficiency, zero-energy buildings, renewable energy systems, solar thermal systems, building-integrated photovoltaics, biofuels, energy modeling, and plumbing/water conservation. Prerequisites: Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles. Please contact the CE office if you are in doubt about meeting the prerequisites. SuStAInABLE tr AnSPOrtAtIOn 1.5 Credits Instructor: John Hersey In the pursuit of a model that meets needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future, sustainable transportation is inextricably linked to sustainable development. Starting from a context of land-use planning, this course will examine current transportation models and their impact on our environment, consider alternatives to these models, and discuss methods to affect change beyond the academic setting. The course provides an overview of sustainability as envisioned by the Smart Growth paradigm and explores issues of transportation policy as they pertain to a variety of modes, uses and users. Students will learn to think about transportation in close relation to land use and gain familiarity with local, national and international models of sustainable transportation.

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SuStAInABLE COmmunItIES: LAnD uSE, tr AnSPOrtAtIOn, AnD PLAnnIng 1.5 Credits 24 AIA HSW Instructor: James OConnell This course will examine how communities across the nation are grappling with such smart growth issues as affordable housing, sprawl, urban revitalization, economic development, transportation investments, and open space protection. These issues are also collectively referred to as sustainable development, growth management or New Urbanism. The course will cover the history of sprawl and current policy debates about land use, urban design, regulation, and public and private investment. The course will feature critiques of specific development projects, tailored to the interests and communities of students. hIgh PErFOrmAnCE DESIgn AnD thE LEED r AtIng SyStEm 1.5 Credits 24 AIA HSW USGBC Education Providers Level 300 Instructor: Ashley Muse High performance design is changing the way buildings are built and the way design and construction professionals work. The US Green Building Council developed the LEED Rating System as a tool to promote and propagate high performance building design; LEED has become the dominant green building rating system in the US and is being adapted for use around the world. This course presents integrated design and sustainability principles through the lens of the LEED for New Construction Rating System. Students will learn how to use LEED on projects both as a design tool and for building certification. They will gain an understanding of the evolving role of LEED in professional practice and in larger issues of human & environmental health. Specific topics include in-depth look at the six major LEED categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality, plus the use of integrated design practices, financial costs and benefits of green building, and more. This course is appropriate for students with some background in green building who are interested in learning how to apply the LEED Rating System principles into building design. It covers, but does not focus solely on, preparation for the LEED AP exam. Prerequisites: Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles, or equivalent experience in design and construction; and Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking, or equivalent knowledge in sustainable design. SuStAInABLE DESIgn In Pr ACtICE 1.5 Credits 24 AIA HSW Instructor: Richard Sullivan Effective organization and design process are as essential to green design as technical knowledge. This course will address tech-

niques for mobilizing support for sustainable building among clients, funding sources, sub-consultants and the project team. A variety of strategies will be discussed with regard to integrated design, goal setting, specifications, commissioning, post-occupancy evaluation, LEED certification, construction administration, and policy implications. Resources for further learning will be provided and discussed as well as case studies representing best practices in orchestrating sustainable design projects. Prerequisites: Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking or equivalent knowledge in sustainable design, and one of the following courses: Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles, Building Envelope, or Materials, Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality. Courses in our Planning track. SuStAInABLE DESIgn AnD BuILDIng InFOrmAtIOn mODELIng (BIm) 1.5 Credits Instructors: Bradley Nies Buildings are the largest single resource consumer in the world. The United States consumes 25% of the worlds energy and the US building industry accounting for 40% of those resources. In order to solve the problem of global warming, we need to look at the AEC industry and move towards a truly sustainable building practice built on solutions which embrace conservation, efficiency, health, prosperity and elegance. Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows designers to change communication and workflow, making the practice of architecture more efficient and better equipped to address global climate change and resource issues. It allows the design team to create the building in a virtual environment and test a number of design variables with climatic givens to test and streamline building performance optimizing resource and material usage. This class will investigate the solutions currently available using BIM to provide more sustainable building solutions. We recommend having a computer that meets the specifications below. Also, knowledge of a BIM application is not necessary but it is strongly recommended to gain the full benefit of the lessons in this class. If you do not own a BIM application, you can download a free copy of Revit using your student email address at students.autodesk.com with a license valid for one year. For system requirements, go to www.the-bac.edu/green, select Course Descriptions, then click on System Requirements after this course.

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mAr A BAum High Performance Buildings & the LEED Rating System Mara Baum, AIA, LEED AP, is a designer and researcher at Anshen+Allen Architects in San Francisco. She received her Master of Architecture and Master of City Planning from University of California Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from Washington University, and has been a LEED Accredited Professional for 7 years. Her professional interests include holistic approaches to net zero energy and water use, human health and well being, and urban and regional planning and design. Much of her current work in hospital design focuses on the intersection between ecological considerations and the creation of a healthy and healing built environment. Maras diverse professional experience includes work in green building consulting, a building science research, higher education, architecture and urban design. She was the US Green Building Councils 2006 Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow and is currently a liaison to the national USGBC Research Committee. Mara also teaches LEED and sustainability classes within Anshen+Allen and in the Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture Programs at California College of the Arts. JOhn BOEhS Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles John obtained mechanical engineering degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (MSME) and Lehigh University (BSME). John is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as both a Mechanical Engineer and a Construction Supervisor and is a LEED Accredited Professional. ELEnA DOuvLOu-BEggIOr A Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking Elena is a registered Architect both in the UK and Greece. She has a special research interest in sustainable design and urban regeneration, building monitoring, simulation and post-occupancy evaluation and has presented her research on the subject and lectured in various institutions in UK, as well as in Greece, Dubai, Tunisia, Estonia, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Brazil. Within her area of expertise she has published articles and has presented papers in international conferences. Her interest in the environment led her to complete a Masters in Advanced Architectural Studies at the University of Sheffield focusing on passive cooling techniques and later, as a scholar of the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece, to complete a PhD in the area of climatic responsive design and occupant comfort. Elena joined the University of Portsmouth from October 2003 until August 2008 as a Senior Lecturer. She taught studio design to both undergraduate and diploma students including projects such as the Eco-House Live Project and coordinated units on the sub-

ject of Sustainable Development. She also acted as the director of the MSc Sustainable Architecture and Environment course and has supervised more than 20 MSc projects. While at Portsmouth, she successfully completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in UK, and is a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy. She is currently an independent environmental consultant. As an architect and environmentalist she is able to draw on her understanding of sustainable approaches to design from different cultures with a view to establishing a best practice dependent upon climatic conditions. DAvID FOLEy Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking David Foley has worked in the fields of energy efficiency environmental building since 1980, as a designer, builder, teacher and researcher. Since 1994, he has been a partner in Holland and Foley Architecture, LLC, a small firm engaged in environmental building design and consulting. Prior to 1994, David has worked for the Maine State Energy Office, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Fisher-Friedman Architects of San Francisco, William R. Sepe Architect and Planner of Camden, Maine, John Scholz Architects of Camden, Maine, and Tanglewood Camp and Learning Center of Lincolnville, Maine. David has a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Professional Studies in Resource Economics from the University of Maine, and a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Community Design from Dartmouth College. In 1996, he was one of six U.S. recipients of a German Marshall Fund Environmental Fellowship, to research green buildings in Europe. His design for an affordable environmental house was awarded Best Life-Cycle Cost by the Maine State Housing Authority in 2006. David lives with his wife Judy Berk in Northport, Maine, in a home he designed and built. He is an avid gardener, sea-kayaker and crosscountry skier.

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thOmAS rC hArtmAn, AIA The Zero Energy Home: What, How and If Thomas RC Hartman is a partner at Coldham & Hartman Architects in Amherst, MA. The firm provides professional design services for residential, commercial and institutional clients committed to creating green buildings and communities throughout the Northeast. The firms completed work includes the Student Housing and the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME, the Moomaw residence in Williamstown, MA, the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, NH, the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store in Ghent, NY, and Rocky Hill Cohousing in Northampton, MA among other notable green and high performance buildings. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association for two terms and has been Treasurer. Additionally for NESEA, he has been Chair, Co-Chair, and organized and presented at numerous Building Energy Conferences. He is currently the Treasurer and President-Elect of the Western MA Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Tom graduated with a Professional Bachelor Degree from the School of Architecture of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and an Associate in Architectural Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute in Boston. After graduation from USC in 1995, he was awarded the USC Architectural Guild Traveling Fellowship and studied and visited intentional communities in Scandinavia, Holland and Great Britain. Prior to joining as a future partner at C&H in 1999, he worked at DiMella Shaffer Associates in Boston, DMJM Keating in Los Angeles, and various consulting positions including construction documentation analysis and 3d computer model representation for a Thelen Marrin Johnson & Bridges on a public transit litigation case. He is a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Connecticut and holds an NCARB Certificate. JOhn hErSEy Sustainable Transportation John Hersey is a transportation planner for the Central Transportation Planning Staff, the technical and policyanalysis support to the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization and other members of the regions transportation community. He received a Bachelor of Arts in sustainable urban planning and a Master of Regional Planning both from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. As a student, his work earned the 2006 Student Planning Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association. He has worked at the municipal and stateLevel on a variety of planning-related issues, including economic development, civic engagement, community branding and placemaking, urban safety, homelessness, environmental preservation, and multi-modal transportation policy. A lifelong resident of the North Shore, John enjoys community engagement, work-

ing and playing outside, ruminating about planning concepts, and his friends. mArgIE mCnALLy Materials, Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality Margie McNally is an interior designer and environmental consultant specializing in sustainable design. Her approach to interior design is a relationship between sustainability, resource efficiency, good indoor environmental quality and health. Margie has an associates degree in interior design and is licensed with NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) in the state of Massachusetts for the practice of interior design. She also is a USGBC (United States Green Building Council) LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental design) as well as an ALA Lighting Associate (American Lighting Association). She has more than15 years of experience in the field. Margie worked as The Environmental Program Coordinator for the American Lung Association in a team effort with southeastern Massachusetts schools to address indoor air quality issues. For several years Margie was the Lighting Program Coordinator for Massachusetts Energy Star Homes where she also administered the LEED for Homes pilot program. She has conducted many workshops on green building including a BSA sponsored LEED for Homes training for architects and workshops at area colleges and technical high schools. Margie has written and published several articles on green design including a recent feature in Antiques and Fine Arts Magazine. In an effort to assist her clients in the selection of more healthful and resourceful materials and furnishings for their homes and offices, Margie works as a consultant as well as a workshop presenter. Materials selection, specification review and energy efficient lighting design are services she offers. Indoor air quality, healthier alternatives in building materials and design methods are subjects that her workshops explore. AShLEy muSE LEED 2009 AP Test Preparation Ashley Muse has experience in creating high performance, sustainable buildings. Through her work with Rocky Mountain Institutes Built Environment Team, she provides recommendations and integrated design strategies for a range of project types including institutional and educational buildings, large mixed-used developments, and campus master plans. She has expertise within the subjects of energy and water use, resource efficiency, daylight analysis, material selection, and indoor environmental quality. Ashley has held leadership roles in RMIs LEED certification team and the US Green Building Councils Emerging Green Builders Committee and Colorado Chapter.

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AnnE nICkLIn Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Anne Nicklin is a designer with the sustainable group at Gensler Architects in San Francisco. Her work focuses on LEED certification, integration of HVAC and architectural designs, as well as innovative handling of construction waste and salvaged materials. Prior to her work in California, she was with Atelier Ten Environmental Designers in New York City and received her MArch-I from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn,NY. Anne is a LEED accredited professional, a certified deconstruction specialist, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Away Station in Marin, CA. Br AD nIES Sustainable Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Brad is director of Elements, a division of BNIM Architects that focuses on sustainable design consulting. He is a registered architect in the state of Missouri with 13 years of experience and a LEED Accredited Professional. Brad has worked on several LEED Certified projects including two that achieved Platinum Certification. Brad was the sustainable design consultant for the USGBC LEED Platinum Certified Heifer International Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, which won a 2007 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Award and a National AIA 2008 Institute Honor Award. Volunteering as part of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Climate Protection Partnership Brad is co-leading 151 firms through inventory and action plan development. In 2002 Brad led the team that created Implement: The City of Seattles Sustainable Building Tool. Brad is co-author of Green BIM Successful Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling. JAmES OCOnnELL Sustainable Communities: Land Use, Transportation, and Planning James C. OConnell is a Community Planner at the Boston Office of the National Park Service. He has worked in planning positions in Cape Cod and Springfield, MA.. He has written four books and many articles on planning and New England history. His books include Becoming Cape Cod: Creating a Seaside Resort. He serves as chair of the Massachusetts Zoning Reform Working Group, which has developed the Community Planning Act. He has written the report Ahead or Behind the Curve?: Compact Mixed-Use Development in Suburban Boston (2004) for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

BEth PAuLSOn Site Design, Landscaping and Site-Water Issues Beth Paulson is a landscape designer who promotes the use of Ecology and Plant Community Models in her work with private clients and design firms, most recently at Walter Cudnohufsky Associates. She has studied Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts. She currently works as an Energy Specialist for the Center for Ecological Technology, where she is an EnergyStar Homes and a LEED for Homes Rater and landscape consultant. ASESh r AyChAuDhurI Environmental Systems Asesh is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, where he works on greening the departments buildings. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. He has extensive experience in engineering and project management. Asesh is a member of ASHRAE and AEE. He has also been teaching at different universities/colleges in Boston area for a number of years, including the BAC and Northeastern, where he has taught Environmental Systems. trIStAn rOBErtS Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking Tristan Korthals Altes is Managing Editor at BuildingGreen, Inc., publishers of Environmental Building News (EBN) and the GreenSpec product directory. At EBN, the leading source for green building news and information, Korthals Altes has applied his experience in residential construction and renovations while exploring key topics in green building such as historic preservation, green product selection, designing buildings for hygiene, nanotechnology in building materials, and third-party green product certifications. Korthals Altes has recently spoken at Yale University, the Southface Energy Institute, the State University of New York, and the Governors Institutes of Vermont, and his writing has appeared in Landscape Architecture, Energy Design Update, and GreenSource magazines. Korthals Altes holds a masters certificate in Sustainable Design from the Boston Architectural College and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

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SuzAnnE SOWInSkI History of Sustainable Building Suzanne Sowinski is the director of sustainable strategies for Sowinski Sullivan Architects. Named by NJ Biz as one of New Jerseys Top 50 Women in Business this year, her designs have been recognized in various national and international publications, including, The NY Times, Landscape Architecture, and Architectural Record. Currently, Ms. Sowinski has the following notable projects underway through her firm. A zero energy footprint rail station in the Meadowlands; research on sustainable strategies for the Harmon Shop Facilities, which include a $300 million LEED Silver building within a larger, multi billion dollar complex, a green parking garage study and LEED strategies for stations for the MTA/Metro North Railroad; Currently there are over $800 million worth of buildings that are being designed to meet LEED certification or better status under her responsibility within the firm. Additionally, she recently received a grant from the BAC to write a new class on the history of sustainable building. Certifications and Accreditations: USGBC LEED AP, US Department of Energys Energy Code 2007 Certification of Compliance, Licensed Architect NJ, NY, CT, VA, ME, VT, PA and NCARB Accredited Professional. rIChArD SuLLIvAn Materials, Resources, and Indoor Air Quality Richard Sullivan has over 20 years of technical and design experience has been built on designing and building architecture in the public realm. He has designed and/or managed the design for over 4 miles of New York Citys new waterfront parks from Roosevelt Island to Brooklyn, Long Island City and Manhattan. He has designed improvements to over seven dozen rail properties over the past two decades, most recently for the new $65 million Yankee Stadium Station in the Bronx. Long a proponent of green building and the effective reuse of urban infrastructure, he has also received local and regional awards for his historic preservation and building rehabilitation projects. With his wife Suzanne Sowinski and their firm of 25 people, he provides creative architectural services to a broad spectrum of public clients throughout the northeast as well as private entities such as the Four Seasons and Intercontinental Hotel companies. Certifications and Accreditations: USGBC LEED AP, Registered Architect NJ, NY, CT, FL, MT, ME, DC, NCARB Accredited Professional.

StEPhEn tuCkEr Building Envelope Stephen Tucker is a registered architect in Boston. Throughout his career he has designed, specified, and managed the construction of buildings large and small. After graduation from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1970, Steve worked for several prominent Boston design firms and in 1975 won the first EOCD design competition in Massachusetts for housing for the elderly which was sponsored by the Boston Housing Authority. Several of his early private residential projects won design awards and have been published. In the late 1970s, following his natural inclination to technical matters, he began a decade-long independent practice as a construction specifier. In the early 1980s he joined with two friends to form Dean Tucker Shaw, Inc. which grew to a fifty-person architectural firm specializing in buildings for medicine and biotechnology as well as providing design services in the areas of corporate interiors and building preservation. He served as the firms Technical Principal. Since the mid-90s he has devoted his energies to working with younger designers to improve theirLevel of technical expertise and as a reviewer of building detailing within an overall quality assurance program under his direction. Most recently this has involved him in designing building envelopes incorporating high-performance air barriers and new approaches to exterior wall and window construction and sealing. AnDrEW WEBStEr The Zero Energy Home: What, How and If Andrew Websters focus has long been on the translation of complex ideas into understandable forms. His career in visual communication began in documentary film, producing, writing and editing. When the technology subjects he focused on grew stale, he moved to the more complex world of commercial production, managing dynamic projects with large teams and even larger budgets. He began teaching at that time, writing and instructing online classes in digital production. He moved with his family to Western Mass to begin work in architecture, based on the conviction that green design would provide the only rational way forward into an uncertain energy future. He has studied energy efficient and passive solar design, renewable energy systems, and building science fundamentals, with an eye on deep energy retrofits. He is currently a project manager at Coldham&Hartman Architects, working on residential renovations and small-scale commercial projects.

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ALEx WILSOn Sustainable Design as a Way of Thinking Alex Wilson is president of BuildingGreen, LLC, the Brattleboro, Vermont-based publisher of Environmental Building News (EBN), GreenSpec Directory, and BuildingGreen Suite, an integrated online resource on green building. Alex has been the executive editor of EBN since the newsletters founding in 1992, and he is coeditor of GreenSpec, which is available in print and as part of the BuildingGreen Suite. He wrote Your Green Home (New Society Publishers, 2006) and is coauthor with Rocky Mountain Institute staff of Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate ( John Wiley & Sons, 1998), and coauthor of ACEEEs Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (9th edition, 2007). He has also written hundreds of articles on energy conservation, building technology, and the environment for such magazines as Fine Homebuilding, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, The Journal of Light Construction, The Construction Specifier, and Popular Science. He served on the board of the U.S. Green Building Council from 2000 through 2005, and currently serves as a trustee of The Nature Conservancy Vermont Chapter. When hes not researching and writing about green building topics, he might be found exploring New Englands lakes and pondshe has written a series of four books on quiet-water paddling for the Appalachian Mountain Club. Alex lives with his wife and two daughters in Dummerston, Vermont, just outside Brattleboro.

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