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Tour of StopWaste’s LEED Platinum Building



a Small Firm Forum Excursion

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Free AIA Members / $3 Guests
Brown bag lunch (BYO Lunch)
Location: 1537 Webster Street, Oakland

Host: Maggie Maiers, AIA
Tour Guide: Wes Sullens

1.5 CES LUs

StopWaste will open their LEED Platinum office building for a complete tour lead by Wes Sullen, Manager of Green Building Policy and Advocacy. Originally built in 1927, StopWaste’s building was purchased and fully renovated in 2007 with the help of architect Thomas Towey. When completed, it surpassed the initial goal of LEED Silver. Highlights of this tour will include learning about StopWaste’s mission, witnessing specific green building and Bay Friendly Lanscaping practices, hearing about the challenges of renovating a circa 1920’s structure and learning how the real use energy numbers relate to the designed numbers.

The Small Firm Forum will meet at the chapter office and at 12:15, walk together to the StopWaste Office in Downtown Oakland. There is no lunch planned at the tour destination, but the chapter office will be open all morning until departure if you wish to eat before.

About the Presenter:

Wes Sullens is the Manager of Technical Policy and Advocacy for the Northern California local government agency StopWaste. Wes works on regional energy and green building codes and standards advocacy, recycling and materials management program and standards and green building legislation.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation, attendees will…

  1. List at least three elements which led to the building exceeding California’s building energy efficiency code by 40 percent.
  2. List at least three green building materials used in the LEED building that resulted in a healthier workplace.
  3. Be able to compare the energy and resource use and healthy building practices design goal to nine years of actual use.
  4. Identify elements of the Bay-friendly, environmental landscaping.