Please join us for the April Chapter meeting! This is a joint collaboration between the USGBC Atlanta Branch, AIA Atlanta, and ASHRAE Atlanta chapters! You won't want to miss this one; we have drinks, food, and an incredible speaker, what else can you ask for?! Our keynote speaker is visionary organic and licensed architect Eric Corey Freed, FIGP. See below for more information about this unique dinner event being brought to you by ASHRAE Atlanta, USGBC Atlanta Branch, and AIA Atlanta:
Designing for the Post-Carbon Economy: It's Zero or Nothing
Speaker: Eric Corey Freed (speaker bio)
Even if every new building were to obtain LEED Platinum certification, it wouldn't reduce our current carbon emissions. In truth we need to focus on making all buildings be net zero energy, net zero water and net zero carbon, including our existing ones.
The next generation of buildings can't simply continue trying to be "less bad" or make us feel guilty for our lifestyles. What is needed are living, regenerative buildings that do no harm and repair the damage we've done. In this talk we will explore new models for how to transform our buildings into living habitats.
Net zero building has come to mean much more than zeroing out the energy use. In order to prepare for our inevitable post-carbon economy, our buildings must offset their energy use, water use and carbon emissions. We will learn the lessons of nature, science fiction and overcoming fear to build in a radically new way.
By examining the emotional, psychological and financial reasons why we design the way we do, you'll learn a better way to sell your clients on greening their buildings. We'll uncover specific, bold ideas for how to retrofit new and existing buildings.
This brand new talk is "bullet-point free" (no boring, text heavy slides used). Using rich graphics and video, this presentation will expand your imagination and and provide you a list of actions to take into your own community. Presented by the acclaimed speaker, architect and author of "Green Building for Dummies."
* Discover how biomimicry (study of nature as designer) can teach us how to transform our built environment
* Understand new methods to sell these ideas to the entire team
* Find inspiration for your own designs
* Learn about how to achieve bio-inspired design, solving some of the building industry's most difficult challenges
* Learn about some incredibly exciting design solutions modeled on designs found in Nature.
5:30pm-6:30pm : Cocktail Hour
Come network with other industry professionals during our cocktail hour, sponsored by Hughes Supply. Registered attendees will enjoy complimentary drinks while they last, so come early!
6:30pm-8:00pm : Dinner and Speaker
This joint dinner meeting will include a gourmet dinner cooked just for us by the chef at Olmsted. We will do introductions and provide brief updates on ASHRAE, USGBC, and AIA chapters, followed by the main presentation.
This brand new talk is "bullet-point free" (no boring, text heavy slides used). Using rich graphics and video, this presentation will expand your imagination and provide you a list of actions to take into your own community. Presented by the acclaimed speaker, architect and author of "Green Building for Dummies."
Parking: Complimentary valet is available for registered attendees. The entrance to the valet is on Peachtree Street just north of 14th street, right next to the restaurant TAP. The Valet will direct you to the entrance of Olmsted.
By Foot: You can access Olmsted via Article 14 and taking the stairs or elevator up one level. Alternatively, you can enter at the same location as the Valet.
MARTA Rail: The Arts Center Station is just steps away from Olmsted. It is about 0.25miles away or a 5 minutes walk.
To attain accurate catering counts, please register for this event in advance. Dinner registrations after April 11th are $70. Take advantage of the early registration price now.
Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, is Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in California, with over 20 years of experience in green building. He is also co-founder of Architect Exam Prep, providing innovative study guides for young architects.
Eric co-developed the Sustainable Design programs at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension, and currently teaches at Boston Architectural College. He is on the boards of the Inland Empire Chapter of the USGBC, Architects/Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), and Sustainable Stewards, as well as the advisory boards of over a dozen other organizations.
He was the founding Chair of Architecture for The San Francisco Design Museum and one of the founders of ecoTECTURE: The Online Journal of Ecological Design. He is a regular contributor for Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications. Eric lectures around the country at over 50 conferences a year, and his work has been featured in Dwell, Metropolis, Town & Country, Natural Home and Newsweek. He has been seen on television on Fox News, HGTV, The Sundance Channel and PBS.
When Eric was just 25 years old, noted architect and critic Philip Johnson described him as "one of the real brains of his generation". Today, Eric continues the tradition of “Organic Architecture”, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
He is a founding board member and current Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and sits on the Sustainability Commission for the City of Palm Desert. He has received awards from several Mayors, and worked with dozens of municipalities around the country to help implement sustainable policies.
Eric is the author of four books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, and "Sustainable School Architecture." His latest, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine "Best Green Architect" in 2005; "Best Visionary" in 2007; and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008. In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects."