11/15: COTE

Thursday, November 15, 2018 6pm Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org. The Committee on the Environment would like to hear what environmental issues (existing and potential) are most important to you. We encourage all chapter members to attend this happy hour and  share your thoughts on program ideas, discussion topics, group mission and anything else […]

What’s Behavior Got To Do With It?

Thursday, October 18, 2018 6-7:30pm Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org. On October 18, Chris Hammer and Jennifer Tsau will co-present: what’s behavior got to do with it? As we know, building occupants can turn the performance of a well-designed even zero net energy building upside down. Fortunately, occupancy sensors and other controls […]

Build Positive: Carbon Positive Buildings and the Global Impact Initiative

A Committee on the Environment Presentation Thursday, September 20, 2018 6-7:30pm Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org. Build Positive: Carbon Positive Buildings and the Global Impact Initiative sponsored by Carbon Leadership Forum. Larry Strain, FAIA will give a brief presentation and lead discussion on decarbonizing the built environment, mostly focusing on building reuse […]

March for the Climate – Meeting the Paris Agreement Climate Goals

Environmental organizations around the country are organizing a massive march in San Francisco September 8. Meeting the Paris climate goals requires a lot of changes—including many changes to buildings.  Even as the ink dried on the Paris Agreement, analysts were telling us that the international commitments were nowhere near enough to keep global warming to […]

Energy Modeling for Architects

Thursday, August 23, 2018 6-7:30pm Free and open to all. RSVP to info@aiaeb.org. Energy modeling is not just for engineers. Philip Luo, AIA of Shah Kawasaki Architects, will present examples of how architects can use energy modeling for achieving LEED V4 Integrative Process Credit, optimizing building envelope design, and answering critical design questions. Software used […]

COTE: Resilient by Design Challenge

Thursday, July 19, 2018 6pm Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org. Ben Levi gives a presentation of Ratcliff Architect’s explorations into issues raised by the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge competition. “Resilience,” like sustainability, is difficult to define, yet everyone is talking about how to build or maintain it. So, what is […]

Design Tour: Bishop O’Dowd High School

Saturday, May 19, 2018 10-11:30am $5 Members / $10 Nonmembers Click here to register. 1.5 CES LUs Interested in seeing an educational building set in an ecological restoration of a once abandoned hillside? Susi Marzuola, AIA of Siegel & Strain Architects leads a tour of this Zero Net Energy site. Bishop O’Dowd Center for Environmental Studies […]

Case Study: Center for Environmental Studies at Bishop O’Dowd High School

Thursday, April 19, 2018 6pm Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org. 1.5 CES LUs Susi Marzuola, AIA of Siegel and Strain Architects discusses the 2017 AIA East Bay COTE Sustainable Design Honorable Mention winner, The Center for Environmental Studies at Bishop O’Dowd High School. Please note: this is a presentation at the chapter office, not a […]

Natural Building for Remodels and The New Carbon Architecture

Imagine that the act of building actually helped heal the environment.  What would that look like?  Massey Burke takes on this question both in her work as a local natural builder and in a chapter in the inspiring new book The New Carbon Architecture, by Bruce King. Massey answers questions below in conversation with AIAEB […]

Getting to Zero: The AIA 2030 Commitment and Other Strategies

Thursday, February 15, 2018 6pm Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org. AIA East Bay COTE members Alice Sung, AIA (Greenbank Associates) and Larry Strain, FAIA (Siegel and Strain Architects) present: Getting to Zero: The AIA 2030 Commitment and Other Strategies. Some of us have heard about Architecture 2030 and/or the AIA’s partner program, […]