by Vera Lease, Marketing Coordinator
Glumac is thrilled to offer a variety of educational seminars and Lunch & Learns to our clients and other professionals in the A/E/C industry. Many of our presentations are registered with the AIA and USGBC, offering attendees continuing education credits.
On April 17th, 2012 Glumac teamed with Haworth and Treadwell & Rollo to provide an afternoon of continuing education seminars for industry professionals in the San Francisco area. The afternoon was highlighted with a keynote presentation about the "Living Building Challenge (LBC)," presented by LBC Ambassador and Glumac Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Dylan Connelly. Dylan gave a broad overview of the program, including its structure and how to obtain certification or partial recognition. Central to the LBC is the fact that the program grants certification not upon design, but instead upon actual performance data, measured for at least a year. Dylan also reviewed several case studies of completed LBC projects, and discussed other projects currently pursuing certification.
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Ross Farris, San Francisco Energy Analyst and Central Region Energy Coordinator, is also a frequent Lunch & Learn presenter. He enjoys sharing knowledge on recent energy modeling developments and the energy consulting field. Ross and his energy team utilize numerous industry-leading modeling platforms, allowing Glumac to produce accurate, advisable results within an expedited timeframe. In his presentations, Ross explores the importance of getting into a project at the initial stages and discusses specific tools that can help architects shape their first big steps in blending aesthetics with performance. With advancements in the LBC and Net Zero Energy developments, now more than ever, design intent is conceptualized and scrutinized through energy models early in the design stages.
In addition to seminars on the topics of the LBC and energy services, Glumac is proud to offer an extensive list of other current presentations on subjects such as "Demystifying CalGreen" and "Changes to the California Energy Codes." We are happy to combine and customize agendas, tailoring our presentations to our audiences' needs and interests. Additionally, our energy department offers “working sessions,” where we teach professionals how to use some of the preliminary energy tools that are helpful for initial design conceptualizing. Our goal is to aid architects with the regulatory knowledge they and their clients need: to build certification programs, to seek incentives, and to develop ways in which to differentiate and lead.