Lunch & Learn: Aligning Budgets and Energy Conservation Goals (1 LU)
Identifying energy efficiency strategies while balancing real-world constraints such as budget can be challenging. Take part in this interactive course that demonstrates how energy-efficiency goals—when addressed beginning early in design—can be successfully achieved, saving valuable resources such as design time and client budgets.
The session begins with an overview of comparative analysis towards achieving energy conservation goals alongside factors that drive energy use. A real case study building forming the basis of the charrette will be presented, including an overview of conservation strategies available for consideration. Participants will utilize live polling to assemble “bundles” of selected energy efficiency measures to play out what-if scenarios.
Facilitators will run real-time energy modeling simulations to show the results of bundled measures and discuss the merits and challenges of each. Charrette results will be revealed alongside energy-savings trends, dispelling common misconceptions about the link between budget and energy savings. Actual energy performance of the case study building will be reviewed.
About Your Speakers
Tan Diep - CSI, CDT, CCPR, LEED® AP, Project Manager for Willdan
Tan Diep joined Willdan in late 2021 as Project Manager for the CEDA Program (California Energy Design Assistance). Previously spent four years working for Vitro Architectural Glass as the National Architectural Manager – West Region assisting in the design of glazing envelope. Has 14 years experience as a building products representative which includes plumbing, electrical, high-performance coating, and low-e glazing envelope. He began his career with Environmental Contracting Corp (General Contractor) focusing on high end commercial tenant improvement projects within the Southern California market. An active member of Construction Specifications Institute Los Angeles Chapter and previously held many positions within the Chapter: Board of Director, Co-Chair Certification Committee, Co-Chair Sustainability Committee, Nomination Committee Chair, Electronics Communication Chair and Education Committee Member. LACSI Chapter has awarded him with Rising Star Award 2009-2010, Chapter Citation Award 2012, and Chapter’s President’s Award 2013-2014. He was awarded Construction Specification Institute’s West Region Wilbur Johnston Award 2017 which is award to an individual who has made notable contributions in the advancement of the construction sciences, construction specifications, and to the education of those in the construction industry who are, or will be responsible for the preparation of, or conformance to construction specifications. Construction Specifications Institutes (National) awarded him Institute’s President’s Plaque in 2015 for his commitment to Certification Committee in creating exam questions for Construction Document Technologist national exam and the overhaul of Certified Construction Product Representative national exam. In his spare time you can find him off road in his 4×4 Tacoma truck taking in the landscape with his DSLR Camera by his side to capture the moments. He comes from a large family with four sisters; he is not the youngest (4th child) but is the only son.
Tina Hendrix - Lead Outreach Specialist for Willdan
Tina Hendrix, LC is the Outreach Lead at Willdan, the implementer of the CEDA California Energy Design Assistance program. Tina is based in Southern, CA and has been Lighting Certified through the NCQLP National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions since 2013. Her professional background for the past two decades as has been in the commercial lighting industry. She holds a B.A. degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in City Planning from San Diego State University.