Energy and Green Codes: Concept thru Construction

COTE Quarterly Program

May 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Credit: 4.0 HSW/SD
Architecture & Design Exchange (AD EX)
325 N St Paul, Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75201

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Architects, MEP Engineers, General Contractors and Interior Designers are under constant pressure to ensure commercial buildings and first-time tenant finish-outs utilize high-efficiency measures to reduce energy use to comply with energy & green construction codes. This workshop will provide professionals with a sound understanding of Energy and Green Building Codes and how they directly impact architectural and interior projects.  It will offer a historical overview of the purpose, development, and practical application of the Energy and Green Construction Codes for your projects.  Our industry-leading panel of experts and local building officials will demonstrate how to perform and evaluate a Lighting, a Mechanical and an Envelope COMcheck, along with providing a list of Do’s and Don’ts for Permitting a Commercial Project, concluding with an interactive panel discussion.  A case study of the LUMINARY will illustrate how Revit was used to run early building performance analysis.


Gerald Kettler, PE, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, CCP, CPMP, CIAQM
Gerald J. Kettler has over 50 years of management and professional level experience in the design, construction, testing, commissioning, and operation of physical facilities. He is a licensed professional engineer in nine states and certified in many specialties including commissioning, test and balance, and environmental management. He has performed commissioning authority and other USGBC LEED administration functions for over 300 LEED projects and is a LEED Fellow, LEED AP, SITES AP, PARK SMART Advisor, and TRUE Advisor. Mr. Kettler has worked for a variety of architectural, engineering consulting, construction, testing and management companies. He has been active on many ASHRAE, ICC, and other organization committees that develop industry wide guidelines, codes and standards. He served as chair of the ASHRAE SSPC 300 committee on Commissioning and the ICC Guideline 4 committee developing commissioning instructions for building officials

Michael Lackey, PE, LEED AP, CxA, CEM, CCP
Michael is a AEC industry professional with extensive management experience in commercial, institutional, healthcare and industrial projects. He has extensive background in conceptualization, design, estimating, construction, scheduling, and budgeting projects.. Years of experience in the industry give him excellent organization and prioritization skills to prioritize and focus on critical areas of the work flow. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills allow him to communicate with owners, clients, designers, and decision makers to manage complex decisions.  As the current owner and managing member of LCCx, Mr. Lackey has served as Principal-In-Charge on all related Commissioning, Test&Balance and Energy Engineer projects for nearly 10 years.  He possesses an extensive background in MEP Systems and the Commissioning of Energy-Using Systems.

Christina Riggs
Christina joined Facility Performance Associates in 2015 as a Sustainability Coordinator. She primarily has experience with the LEED and Parksmart rating systems and assists clients with documenting and reviewing design and construction credits throughout the certification process. She is also familiar with the Chapter 61 and LEED compliance paths of the Dallas Green Building Code. Christina also works closely with our lead commissioning agent and energy modeler in order to assist clients with all services Facility Performance Associates provides.  Christina earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on sustainability from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Mike Brown
As Energy Analyst & Energy Systems Design Engineer with HKS, Mike is an Energy Engineer working alongside architects and engineers to help building owners/developers create high performance buildings that save energy and are healthy for the environment. An Engineer in Training, LEED Accredited Professional, and Building Energy Modeling Professional, he has been in the green building industry for over 6 years collaborating on projects all over the U.S., for a variety of project types. Utilizing building energy modeling and other innovative sustainability tools, he has been able to help owners save an estimated $4.5M in energy cost and over $1.1 M in water costs on both LEED and non-LEED projects. Passionate about his profession, Michael is currently involved in a variety of professional organizations including Board Member of Texas U.S. Green Building Council, Member of North Texas National Association of Energy Engineers, and the National Society of Black Engineers.   

Chris Davis


   Overview of ICC Code Development and NCTCOG Regional Code Review Process
   Energy Code - IECC 2015/2018
   Green Code - IGCC 2015/2018

   COMCheck and Energy Modeling
   Permit, Construction, and CO Phases
   Case Study of 401 N Houston





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