Building Performance For a Changing Environment
- The annual summit has been shifted to May this year!
- Location: Billings Northern Hotel (map)
19 N Broadway, Billings, Mt
- Date: May 10-11, 2013
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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USGBC Montana Chapter Summit, May 2013
Speaker Lineup for Friday, May 10: FOR FULL BIOS CLICK HERE (PDF)!
8:30am-9:30am Overall presentation, 9:45am – 12pm Excel Work Shop: FULL PDF OF PRESENTATION, CLICK HERE!
Jacob Dunn - LEED AP, Architectural Simulation Specialist, and Lauren Hemley, both at University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab, Boise ID - Climate Responsive Design Workshop – all morning.
9:45-10:45am - Concurrent to Work Shop
Rob Arthur, PE, LEED AP, Principal / Director of Refrigeration Engineering, CTA Billings – Refrigeration System Analyses
11:00am-12:00pm - Concurrent to Work Shop
Terry Beaubois, Interim Digital Scholarship Director, MSU Library, Bozeman- MSU Eco-Smart Rehau House.
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch Break (On your Own)
Brent Hecker, PE, LEED AP BD+C, AEE Certified GeoExchange Designer, CTA Missoula - Ground Source Heat Pumps in the Last Best Place
Thomas R. Wood, AIA, NCARB, Professor of Architecture, Director, Integrated Design Lab – Bozeman, Montana State University - LED Lighting: Ready for Primetime
3:45-5:15pm - Happy Hour!
5:30-7:30pm – Dinner and Awards Banquet
6:30pm - Key Note Speaker in the evening
Jason Dunlop, LEED AP, Vice President at Big-D Signature, Jackson WY, USGBC Wyoming Chapter Board of Directors, Chair - “Once Upon a Time” - Dinner Keynote Speaker
Saturday May, 11Home on the Range [220 South 27th Street]
Download a Walking Tour PDF for more information
‘Home on the Range’ reinvents a 8,300 SF windowless 1940 concrete block grocery store in Billings’ Southside neighborhood into a professional office building that demonstrates sustainable technologies for the Northern Plains Resource Council and the Western Organization of Resource Councils. Green building strategies include: a well-insulated shell; extensive daylighting through new clerestory monitors and light shelves at new perimeter windows; energy-efficient radiant floor heating and evaporative cooling; abundant use of salvaged, recycled-content, locally available, and low-VOC materials; construction and demolition waste diversion exceeding 90%; 10kW photovoltaic system and solar hot water panels; ultra low flow toilets; permeable pavement (first permitted use in Billings); and drought-tolerant native landscaping. The building uses only 21% for heating, cooling, and lighting as compared to new office building model energy codes. The project was the first LEED® Platinum project in Montana.
Klos Building [2720 Minnesota Avenue]
This small brick 3,000 SF building is among the oldest commercial structures in Billings, with its date of construction ca. 1895. The building has undergone an extensive remodel to restore the storefront on the north facade, replace infilled windows on the west facade, and renovate the interior space into an open studio for High Plains Architects. Utilizing numerous sustainable strategies such as daylighting, natural ventilation, rainwater collection, photovoltaics, and daylight monitor, material salvaging and reuse, this project received LEED® Platinum certification. This renovation has followed the Secretary of the Interior’s “Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties” in order to transform the structure into a unique and highly energy efficient commercial office space.
Swift Building Lofts [2605 Minnesota Avenue]
The Swift Building Lofts project converted a 1918 meat processing and cold storage warehouse into 9 loft apartment units in downtown Billings. The project incorporated many sustainable building strategies and received LEED® for Homes “Platinum” certification. Green building strategies include: a well- insulated shell; energy-efficient radiant floor heating and cooling, abundant use of salvaged, recycled-content, locally available, and low-VOC materials; photovoltaic arrays, solar hot water and low-flow plumbing fixtures. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places making it the first LEED Platinum building in Montana listed on the National Register.