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{Past Event} - Green Building Series: 'How To' Achieve Energy & Atmosphere Credits

June 1, 2007 - 2:00 pm - June 1, 2007 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


A panel discussion of industry professionals outlining how they achieved specific Energy & Atmosphere strategies on a project, from schematic design through construction. Learn how to tailor energy efficiency measures to the health care environment. Verify the value of integrated systems design and energy modeling in improving energy efficiency. Understand the rules of thumb for improving energy efficiency in institutional food service areas. Learn how to successfully integrate on-site renewable energy sources on a health care project.


Vince Briones, PE, LEED® AP, TLC Engineering for Architecture
Vince Briones, PE, LEED-AP, is LEED Manager for TLC Engineering for Architecture in Orlando, FL. A graduate of the University of Central Florida School of Engineering, Vince has more than 12 years of engineering experience in educational, correctional, industrial, hospitality, and commercial office buildings. He was lead mechanical engineer on two TLC projects that were among the first LEED-certified buildings in the state, Stetson University Lynn Business Center and the University of Florida McGuire Center for Lepidoptera. He chairs the finance committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, Central Florida Chapter, and is active in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning.

Kristi Ennis, AIA, LEED® AP, Boulder Associates
Kristi Ennis is an architect, a senior associate, and the sustainable design director at Boulder Associates, Inc., an architecture and interior design firm specializing in healthcare projects. An alumnus of the University of Illinois and the ECOSA Institute, she works to educate clients and staff on all aspects of sustainable design, and teaches sustainable materials for Colorado State University. She was the medical project architect for Boulder Community Foothills Hospital, which became the nation’s first hospital to be certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program, and is currently facilitating the sustainable design process on numerous healthcare and senior living projects.

Grant Kidd, P.Eng., Stantec
Grant Kidd has over 17 years of experience in consulting mechanical engineering. His project experience includes the design of health care facilities, long term care, institutional facilities, and educational facilities. He has recently completed the design of the first LEED hospital expansion in Calgary, which has incorporated some innovate technologies to increase energy efficiency. Grant’s specialities include co-generation, life-cycle costing, and industrial ventilation. He also has a special interest in low energy building design, natural ventilation, ground source heat pumps, and solar systems. Grant typically provides solutions that balance first cost with long term operating and maintenance costs.

Hagen Materne, OAA, AAA, LEED® AP, HOK
Hagen Materne’s passion for healthcare design extends from the very practical issues of day-to-day operations to the greater challenges of aging staff and constantly changing technologies. With HOK since 1997, he has been responsible for managing large Canadian healthcare projects including the University Health Network (amalgamation of Toronto General, Princess Margaret, and Toronto Western Hospitals) in Toronto and the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary. Hagen is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Alberta Association of Architects. He has over 21 years experience as an architect and is a LEED® 2.0 Accredited Professional.

Kim Shinn, PE, LEED® AP, TLC Engineering for Architecture
Kim Shinn is a registered professional mechanical engineer in fourteen states and a Principal with TLC Engineering for Architecture (, as well as TLC’s Director of Sustainable Design. He is an AABC Consulting Group (ACG) Certified Commissioning Authority. Kim is a Certified Professional Services Marketer, and is a Past-President of the Nashville Chapter of the Society of Marketing for Professional Services (SMPS). Kim is a co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), was the first Chair of the USGBC Chapters’ South East Region Council, a member of the national Chapter Steering Committee and is currently the Southeast Regional Delegate to the national USGBC Board of Directors, serving in that capacity through 2009. Kim also serves on the Program Committee of the USGBC’s national conference, Greenbuild.

Richard Young, Food Service Technology Center
Richard is the senior engineer and Director of Education at the Food Service Technology Center (FSTC), an unbiased research facility that focuses specifically on commercial food service applications. The FSTC works at all levels of the industry, from mom-and-pop restaurants to the largest chains, as well as with manufacturers, trade associations, utilities, and state and federal government. Richard has been with the FSTC 16 years and he has over a dozen years of experience creating and presenting seminars on energy efficiency. He authors a regular column, The Green Sheet, for the California Restaurant Association. Richard is an electrical engineer with a background in both computers and power plant design.

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