Eye on Ecobuild Newsletter,October 2009

Eye on Ecobuild Newsletter
October 2009 
REMINDER: Don't forget, you can save up to $100 when you register for Ecobuild America by Oct. 31. It's coming up fast in just a few short weeks. After that, rates will increase.
BRAND NEW! Check out our new dynamic conference information and search tools. You can now slice and dice the comprehensive Ecobuild conference program however you like. Plus search by speaker, session number, and keyword. Try it now and let me know what you think.

SPOTLIGHT: Do and see more in one place with the many co-located events taking place during Ecobuild America. Read on to discover additional educational and networking opportunities that add value to your visit.
We welcome all the industry and government associations who are participating to help make Ecobuild a focal point for the year you won't want to miss. Complete information. and registration at www.aecEcobuild.com
LauraLaura Edwards
Director of Marketing
Ecobuild America

Co-located Conferences - 3 Day 
These conferences run 3 days, Tuesday Dec. 8th through Thursday Dec. 10th, and are a designated track of sessions in the core Ecobuild America conference program. To register for one or more of these conferences, choose a 3 Day Passport registration.
  • The buildingSMART™ alliance International Conference

Deke Welcome Letter   from Dana K. "Deke" Smith, FAIA, Hon. FIGP, Executive Director, buildingSMART alliance 

  •  The National High Performance Building Conference  details

    Doug Welcome Letter from Doug Read
    Chairman, High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition Program Director of Government Affairs American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.

  • The National Specifiers Conference details

    Mark  Kalin Welcome Letter from Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, President, Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice

This one-day conference, presents upcoming Federal design and construction budgets, programs, events and market outlook across applicable agencies. details
Sponsored by: NIBS

BETEC proposes that addressing the energy efficiency of our existing building stock directly addresses three crises facing the global community, climate change, energy security and the financial crisis. This one day conference on Thursday, Dec. 10th  covers these issues facing the nation, with stimulus funding available on the horizon. details

Wagdy Welcome Letter   from Wagdy Anis, FAIA, LEED, Chairman, BETEC Board, Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Specs and Marketing
Spĕkt: for Green Marketing:
Unlock the profit potential of getting into an architect's, engineer's, or building owner's specifications. details

Spĕkt: for New Media Marketing: Discover best practices in online marketing for the design and construction industry and a technology overview, including specific features and applications useful to sales managers and marketers. details  

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Praxis Workshops Presented By 
Praxis Green   

GreenSpeak GreenSpeak - The Language and Culture of Green details


Building Water Systems:  Water, Water Everywhere, Which Drop to Drink? details

LEEDTeacher Sustainable Design Seminars 
With the drastic shift in USGBC's LEED Rating System to a 3-tiered accreditation environment, LEEDTeacher is the first national education firm to offer new and cutting-edge courses that will give attendees the information they need to successfully pursue their green certification. 
Offering classes ranging from beginner to advanced, the co-located events at Ecobuild America mark the first of their kind in the United States and are backed by a track record of thousands of satisfied LEEDTeacher Clients. Get more information and register through the links below. 

LEED Green Associate
Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 8:30am- 5:30pm  

LEED Operations + Maintenance
Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 8:30am- 5:30pm

LEED for Building Design and Construction
Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 7:30am- 5:30pm

LEED for Interior Design and Construction
Thursday, Dec. 10th, 7:30am- 5:30pm

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE ) Workshop: The Basics of Standard 189  
There is a growing interest in knowing what this proposed standard is all about. This short course provides an overview of the requirements in this standard and the background information that led to development of these requirements. details

Presented by: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Green Your Process, Green Your Practice: Integrated Project Delivery Boot Camp
To be competitive in todays green building market, professionals need to address both project and company management differently so that integrated design and green skills are incorporated seamlessly into mainstream practice. This workshop provides frameworks and strategies for both external project management and internal company management so that attendees can optimize their time investment and be effective and successful. details  
Presented by: The Green Roundtable

Labs21 Introductory Course: High-Performance, Low-Energy Design - Earn 6 CEUs
Are you trying to save money this year and increase energy efficiency at your facility at the same time? Would you like the opportunity to learn cutting-edge sustainable design techniques with the ability to network with leaders in the design industry? The Labs21 Introductory Course: High-Performance, Low-Energy Design discusses sustainable design practices and strategies that have proven to increase energy efficiency and savings in high-performance facilities across the country. details
Presented by:

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Co-located Conferences -3 Day
BETEC Symposium
Specs and Marketing
Praxis Green Workshops
LEEDTeacher Sustainable Design Seminars
ASHRAE Workshop
Green Roundtable Workshop
Labs 21 Workshop - 6 CEUs
LEED Seminars
IGSHPA Certified GeoExchange Designer Workshop
buildingSMART International Users Group
Future Green Grid
Co-located Meetings
Evening Receptions
Free subscription to ED&C Digital
International Framework Dictionary Workshop

Flexible and affordable options and pricing  to meet your needs:  
  • 3 Day Passports
  • Day Passes
  • Session Passes
  • Exhibit/Keynotes Only
  • VIP Reception
  • National Institute of Building Sciences Awards Banquet
  • Co-located Events and more!

Hotel Reservation & Discount  

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International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Certified GeoDesign (CGD) Workshop    

Become a Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) with training brought to you through the combined efforts of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (GHPC), and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). details

buildingSMART™ International Users Group
The buildingSMART International Users Group meeting is a new event and is specifically targeted toward the user community of the interoperability standards being shepherded by the group.

The Sustainable Data Center: Green Evolution, Revolution or Green Field?     
The Sustainable Data Center is the first-ever conference that addresses the challenges facing facilities and IT managers, vendors, and data center operators when it comes to designing, building, and managing efficient, scalable, and sustainable data centers.    details

Meet Me at Ecobuild!
A large number of industry associations and government groups have made Ecobuild America the place to hold their meetings.  

Many are FREE and included with your registration. This is a great opportunity to check these groups out and hear how they are contributing to the future of the industry.
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Kick Back and Network at Evening Receptions
  • VIP Networking Reception

  • National Institute of Building Sciences, Reception and Awards Banquet


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International Framework Dictionary (IFD) -
Learn how the IFD Library functions as a core component of interoperability along with other buildingSMART standards IFC and IDM/MVD. Use cases for integrating specifications with BIM, product library access from BIM, cost estimation from BIM and for using the IFD Library as a source for controlled terminology will be shared and discussed. details

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