Please join us for the February Chapter meeting! We will also enjoy a discussion from the following speakers:
John McFarland, P.E. Stanton Stafford, P.E.
LEEDv4 – What’s in it for Engineers?
While the phaseout of LEEDv2009 may have been delayed, LEEDv4 is here to stay. UGSGB has raised the bar on what it means to be a “sustainable” building. Stanton Stafford and John McFarland will present the changes that are most relevant to engineers (mechanical, plumbing and yes even electrical). Some of the changes are pretty cool… for engineers at least.
To attain accurate catering counts, please register for this event in advance. Day-of and on site registration will result in an increased cost of $20.
STANTON STAFFORD, PE, NEBB RCxP, LEED AP BD+C
Stanton Stafford is the Managing Principal of Integral Group in Atlanta. Integral Group is a collection of building systems specialists committed to accelerating critical change in the built environment through the integrated design and operation of simple, elegant, cost-effective systems for high-performance buildings. Driven by this mission, Stanton is building a team in Atlanta focused on sustainable design and operations, intelligent buildings and performance engineering.
A native of Atlanta, Stanton received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Virginia and has spent his career designing, modeling and commissioning HVAC systems for a variety of facility types including hospitals, research laboratories and district energy plants. Stanton is a Voting Member on three ASHRAE Technical Committees where he recently led a subcommittee that rewrote the ASHRAE Handbook Chapters on Energy Use and Management and Building Energy Monitoring. Stanton also Chairs the Board of Directors of the Lifecycle Building Center of Greater Atlanta, an entrepreneurial non-profit focused on bulk waste stream diversion through building material salvage and reuse, serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chapter of the United States Green Building Council and recently became a Charter Member of the University of Georgia's Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board.
John McFarland, PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP BD+C
John is the VP of Operations and one of three WorkingBuildings Principals. John is committed to promoting sustainability in projects. He has acted as LEED Consultant, and as Sustainability Programmer, and has actively commissioned projects since 1998. He has commissioned educational facilities, office buildings, state-of-the-art data centers, cancer research facilities, biological research facilities, and other high-performance and containment research facilities. He has worked as the owner’s agent from the design phase through construction and start-up and works effectively with both engineers and contractors, having come from a design/build background.
He has been actively involved in the LEED rating systems since 2001 when he served as the LEED consultant and commissioning authority on The Southern Pines Conference Center project that earned a certified rating. Since then he has acted as the LEED consultant on numerous projects in every LEED rating system except LEED for Homes.
John served as the president of the Atlanta Chapter of ASHRAE for 2010. He served on the LEED for New Construction Core Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Indoor Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group. Additionally, John served for over 15 years, ultimately as Vice Chair, on the ASHRAE SSPC 62.1 Committee, charged with maintaining ASHRAE Standard 62.1 IAQ and currently serves as a consultant.
- ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, 2008
- 40 Under 40 AEC Industry Rising Stars, Building Design and Construction, 2006
- President’s Quality Award – Gold Level, Sandia National Laboratories, 2005
- Young Engineer of the Year for the Atlanta Chapter of ASHRAE, 2001