Monday, January 7, 2013

Cascadia - Energy Efficient Schools Presentation


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The steering committee is our local organizing group, providing scope and direction to the branch. All are welcome to attend and contribute at the committee meetings. We are eager to hear a new voice and gain the help of a lending hand. Volunteers are eligible for LEED CE hours. Meetings are at BLRB Architects the 4th Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 am. For more information contact Committee Chair Brett DeSantis.

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This Thursday January 10th,  7:30-9 am

Energy Efficient Schools - the Grants and Results

Seats are still available for our January meeting featuring Nancy Johns, Coordinator High Performance Schools and Energy Grants from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). We'll be taking a look at the relationship between high-performance design and construction and energy efficiency grant work, plus on-going performance tracking and the first-year performance results achieved.

OSPI has received over $126 million dollars from the State capital budget to fund energy efficiency improvements in Washington's K-12 schools. Project applications are competitively awarded based on prior award, leverage ratio, simple payback and persistence. Johns will discuss the types of programs available, application and outcome performance requirements, and the tools and techniques being used.

Free for members, $5 non-members
Continental breakfast included

AIA CES available 

No TOLUG in January

Enjoy the break!

We'll be back in February with our monthly LEED user group meeting at McGranahan Architects. Details to come.

Thursday March 7th, 3-8:30 pm

Joint Meeting with CSI Rainier Chapter

Branch dinner meeting with Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Rainier chapter. Details to follow.

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