Day One
June 3, 2020
Day Two
JUNE 4, 2020
Day One
June 3, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Agenda

Andrea Pinabell
President

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote

KP Reddy
Founder-CEO
ShadowVentures

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Planning and Policy

Policies and Strategies to Catalyze Attainable Housing

HOMES

Development tensions in metro Atlanta continue to reveal how the challenges of significant energy burden and development displacement adversely affect vulnerable communities. Hear what Atlanta's development leaders can do to move the market towards greater attainable housing.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

SPEAKERS:

Marissa Ghani
Senior Land Use Planner
Atlanta Regional Coalition

Chris Norman
Chairman
Atlanta Land Trust

Abe Krueger
Partner
SK Collaborative

James Alexander
Executive Director
Mercy Housing

Aligning Corporate Tenants and Property Managers for Corporate Sustainability Goals

WORKPLACES

Corporate sustainability reporting has long driven GHG inventorying and goal setting for the world’s leading companies. Many such companies are meeting their initial targets ahead of schedule and doubling down with next-level commitments. In this session we’ll review some of the partnerships, programs and tactics that corporations are using to drive sustainability and carbon drawdown throughout their supply chain, including their leased corporate real estate holdings.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

SPEAKERS:

Jenny Carney
Vice President, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change
WSP

Michael Chanin
CEO
Cherry Street Energy

Disruptive Building Codes and Zoning to Encourage Innovation

COMMUNITIES

Local governments have the tools and resources to achieve regenerative goals for their communities. Local ordinances, such as planning and zoning laws, can help drive communities toward greater sustainability. Hear from local organizations on how they are driving these changes for their communities.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

SPEAKERS:

Robert Zoeckler
Founder
The Zoeckler Firm

Sarah Kirsch
Executive Director
Urban Land Institute Atlanta

Mike Morton
Community Development Director
Chattahoochee Hills

Residential Energy Code Overview

TECHNICAL

Participants will learn detailed prescriptive standards for various climate zones within Georgia, including those for insulation requirements throughout the building thermal envelope. Participants will also learn about the Simulated Performance, Energy Rating Index (ERI) and UA Alternative as alternate compliance pathways.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Regenerative Design

Designing for Resilience and Efficiency

HOMES

As the population in Atlanta continues to grow, and the effects of climate change increase, resilient and efficient housing becomes a critical component of a regenerative economy in the Southeast. Hear from speakers who are currently working on affordable solutions for high-performance homes.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

SPEAKERS:

Edwin Akins
Associate Professor of Architecture
Kennesaw State University

William Carpenter
President
Lightroom

Chris Laumer Giddens
Architect and Custom Home Builder
LG Squared Inc.

Frank Wickstead
Adjunct Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology

Optimizing Workplaces for Productivity and Health

WORKPLACES

While more attention has been paid to the impact of design on well-being and productivity, such practices have yet to become main stream standards in commercial design. This panel will discuss strategies in new and existing work environments.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

SPEAKERS:

Liz York
Senior Advisor for Buildings and Facilities, Strategy and Innovation
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Alissa Kingsley
Associate | Project Architect
Lord Aeck Sargent

Bonnie Casamassima
Principal and Owner
Interweave People Place

Development Without Displacement

COMMUNITIES

Thriving communities are often fabrics composed of various heritage communities, evolving development and the infrastructure to support them. Development pressure in Atlanta is threatening these heritage communities, affordable housing and the cultural character within them. Hear from some of Atlanta's top commentators on ways to implement healthy development without dislocating the vibrant communities already there.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

SPEAKERS:

Alex Trachtenberg
Senior Project Manager
Southface Institute

Michael Halicki
Executive Director
Park Pride

Monica Evans
Manager of Accounts and Communication
FCS | The Lupton Center

Kristen Cook
Just Growth Portfolio Manager
Partnership for Southern Equity

Commerical Energy Code Overview

TECHNICAL

Participants will learn about possible compliance options (including ASHRAE 90.1, prescriptive or performance paths). Participants will also learn basic requirements for building envelopes and mechanical systems, as well as new requirements for Existing Buildings (2015 IECC, Chapter 5).


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Break/Cleantech Entrepreneur Challenge

Join us and learn who in the Southeast is creating the most innovative green tech to improve sustainability in our region. Cleantech Open is the world's largest clean-tech accelerator, providing entrepreneurs and corporate innovators the resources they need to launch and grow successful clean-tech businesses. 

PRESENTERS:

Galina Coada
Co-Founder
Uniqa

Elise Strobach
CEO and Co-Founder
AeroShield

Talbott Howard
President, CEO and Chairman
ECT Services and Solutions Inc.

Marcelo Sandoval
COO and Co-Founder
ProsumerGrid

John Higley
Vice President
ProsumerGrid

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Implementation and Case Studies

Discussion of Impacts on Regeneratively Designed Homes

HOMES

As Atlanta addresses its housing pressures and opportunities, there are many creative innovative solutions coming forth in the market place. Come listen to three examples of this innovative work in our local communities.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

SPEAKERS:

Will Johnston
Founder
Tiny House Atlanta

Eric Kronberg
Principal
Kronberg Urbanists + Architects

Carl Seville
Partner 
SK Collaborative

Deanna Holiday Ingraham
Mayor
City of East Point

Discussion of Impacts on Regeneratively Designed Workplaces

WORKPLACES

Development pressure often decrease design and construction times to achieve production success. Industry has responded with tools and resources to facilitate better design and construction decisions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

SPEAKERS:

Michael Lehmann
North American Sales Manager
UL Environment

Jackson McQuigg
Vice President of Properties
Atlanta History Center

Jeff Ross-Bain
President
Ross-Bain Green Building

Discussion of Impacts on Regeneratively Designed Communities Implemented by Municipalities

COMMUNITIES

Municipalities have taken national leadership roles in implementing climate change and equity solutions, while advancing their development and quality of life goals. Hear local leaders share their challenges and solutions to meet these goals head on.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

SPEAKERS:

John Maximuk
Director, Design, Environment & Construction
City of Decatur

Crystal Jackson
Principal Planner, Sustainability/Natural Resources Group
Atlanta Regional Commission

Shamica Tucker
Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Covington

Nick Johnson
Senior Planner
Georgia Conservancy

Strategies for High-Performance Light Commercial

TECHNICAL

In this session, Southface technical experts discuss best practices and strategies for going above and beyond basic energy code compliance, including tips for improving energy efficiency, indoor air quality and other factors that save money and enhance occupant wellbeing.


CEUs: AIA HSW, BPI, ICC and BOMA

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Keynote with Wine and Beer Reception

Day Two
JUNE 4, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Keynote

Andrea Pinabell
President

John Lanier
Executive Director
Ray C. Anderson Foundation

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Overview and Introduction to Georgia Drawdown

The Georgia Drawdown project aims to identify the most promising solutions to significantly reduce Georgia’s net carbon emissions by 2030. The approach involves (1) understanding Georgia’s baseline carbon footprint and trends, (2) identifying the most impactful Georgia-specific carbon-reduction solutions based on Project Drawdown’s global framework, (3) estimating the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction potential of these high-impact 2030 solutions for Georgia, and (4) highlighting costs and benefits of these solutions, including how they impact societal priorities beyond carbon. These high-impact 2030 solutions provide an evidence-based pathway for reducing the state’s carbon footprint in the next decade using market-ready technologies and practices. Ultimately, the goal is to inspire a transformational vision that will motivate households, businesses, neighborhoods, municipalities, and leaders across the state to take advantage of opportunities that exist today and in the near future to reduce their carbon footprints.

SPEAKERS:

Marilyn Brown
Co-Director of Masters Program on "Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management"
Georgia Institute of Technology

Matt Cox
CEO
The Greenlink Group

Mike Rodgers
Director of the Georgia Tech Air Quality Laboratory
Georgia Institute of Technology

Michael Oxman
Managing Director & Professor of the Practice - Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
Georgia Institute of Technology

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Georgia's Drawdown Opportunities Breakout Sessions

Breakout Groups:

  • Built Environment and Materials: Retrofitting
  • Electricity Generation: Demand Response
  • Electricity Generation: Rooftop Solar with Storage
  • Food Systems: Composting
  • Transportation: Electric Vehicles including Micro-Mobilit

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Session Report Back

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Conclusion

Come Create a Regenerative South March 19-20, 2020

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