Friday, July 17, 2009

USGBC Meeting

When: 7.29 @ July 29th at 11:30

July's meeting will focus on water; we will be viewing part of the film FLOW and will listen to Renee Hoyos with Tennessee Clean Water Network speak about issues in our area of Tennessee. FLOW (Irena Salina) goes beyond identifying the problem, it also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those deveoping new technologies, which are fast becoming blue prints for a success global and enconomic turnaround.

RSVP to Brittany Cobb-

$10 members
$15 nonmembers

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Governor Bredesen's Energy Bill Needs Help!

The Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act, an initiative of the Bredesen administration and Energy Task Force, needs our help. See a briefing on HB2318 below. Please contact your House members and others who may be appropriate and urge them to vote for the bill without weakening amendments. Many of the amendments ask for counties to opt out of the statewide adoption of the International Residential Code (IRC). A statewide code will not only improve energy efficiency, but also sets the minimum level for the Health and Safety of Tennessee homes.

The bill has passed the Senate comfortably but has run into trouble in the House.
Voting on the amendments began Tuesday, June 9 so please contact your representatives by phone or email as soon as possible. Find your legislator here:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Third Annual 1/2 Day ASHRAE Seminar

June 3rd, 2009 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
At the Chattanooga Choo Choo Holiday Inn – Finley Lecture Hall

Building for Energy Reduction
The Tennessee Valley Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers is pleased to present our third annual; lunch, ½ day seminar and mini trade show.

Energy Recovery Ventilators - ERV (not a VE item!)
Presented by Dan Jore of Greenheck – Schofield, Wisconsin
ERV’s are the most economical HVAC equipment you can buy and they operate almost for free!
Greenheck is a major supplier of HVAC equipment and a developer of Energy Recovery Ventilation equipment with units ranging from 200 to 20,000 cfm and heat recovery efficiencies up to 83%.
Close the doors please! You told your kids to not to air condition the outside, but code mandates that you blow outside air straight into the building to meet the indoor air quality requirements. What’s the difference? Raw outside air, at 15, 20 or 25 cubit feet of air per minute per person can be the single largest HVAC load in the system. Energy Recovery Ventilation lets you precondition the hot incoming air by moving most of its heat and moisture into the cool, dry air that must be exhausted, significantly reducing the load on the building. Come see how.

Solar Window film - Block the heat but not the light
Presented by Brent Williams of 3M – Energy Control Systems – Powell, TN
The view may be beautiful, but the sun heats up the building and fades the furniture. Modern window films are available that can be virtually invisible and yet block a good percentage of the solar radiation and damaging UV radiation coming in the window. We’ll review the materials, the installation requirements and the performance data.

High Efficiency Lighting – Brighten your world for less energy!
Presented by Sam Delay of TVA – Chattanooga, TN
TVA spends significant resources in evaluating and promoting the efficient use of energy. Mr. Delay has followed the development of high efficiency lighting and will share insights into the products currently on the market as well as what is on the horizon.
In many buildings, the lights can be the one of the two highest loads in the structure (outside air is the other!) Yet lighting options abound and the selection is getting bigger every day. Choose your fixture, the color of the light you need and the proper control options and you can increase the system performance while decreasing the cost of operation and the electrical and cooling loads.

Seminar registration is required:
Registration deadline: Friday, May 29th, 2009 - limited attendance
Cost: $75 per person

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch – (vegetarian meals are available upon request)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Energy Recovery Ventilation
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Solar Window Film
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM BREAK
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM High Efficiency Lighting
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM A vendor sponsored mini-trade show (vendor tables are available)
Building for Energy Reduction

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chattanooga's LEED Accredited Professionals

Chattanooga's Newest LEED AP:

Alex Quarles, LEED AP!
Jazz Construction

Way to go, Alex!!!

Heather Adcox, LEED AP, NCIDQ
Blythe Bailey, LEED AP
Brandi Hill, LEED AP

Brian Locke, LEED AP
Jo Bolton, AIA, LEED AP
Ray Boaz, LEED AP

Richard Botto, LEED AP
Taylor Bowers, AIA, LEED AP

Matt Brown, AIA, CDT, LEED AP
Phil Chandler, LEED AP
Jared Chastain, MEM, LEED AP
Ethan Collier, LEED AP
Elizabeth Crenshaw, LEED AP
Eric Cummings, LEED AP

Rick Gehrke, LEED AP
Kate Gilbert, LEED AP

Steve Haase, AIA, LEED AP
Robert Harland, LEED AP
Alan Janney, PE, LEED AP
Tricia King, LEED AP
Adam Levitt, LEED AP
Joe Martin, Asso. AIA, LEED AP
Anj McClain, LEED AP
Michael McGowan, LEED AP
Scott McKenzie, PE, LEED AP
Neenah Miller, LEED AP
Thomas Palmer, AIA, LEED AP
Craig Peavy, LEED AP
Jeff Rayburn, PE, CIAQP, LEED AP
Christian Rushing, LEED AP
Samuel Shore, LEED AP

Jessica Stack, LEED AP
Matt Stovall, LEED AP
Matthew Twitchell, AIA, LEED AP
Sara Webb, LEED AP

Rice Williams, LEED AP
Wayne Williams, LEED AP
Tanya Smith Wilson, LEED AP
Patrick White, AIA, LEED AP

Let us know when you become a LEED Accredited Professional- we'll add you to the list.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Chattanooga's First LEED certified Building

Well, folks, it's official- Chattanooga has it's very first LEED certified building! River Street Architecture's new office at 714 Cherry Street in Downtown Chattanooga. We're proud of RSA for leading the way in Sustainable Architecture- from practicing what they preach.

The building, owned by Fidelity Trust and remodeled by GenTech Construction boasts of LEED Gold certification! At 1:30pm on May 01, 2009 there was an awards ceremony to commemorate the occasion.

A job well done, River Street Architects!
Keep up the good work!!

(a good lookin' bunch!)

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