MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event “Building for the Future”

MEREDA Morning MenuWhat are the trends now in housing to commercial to institutional and how might they change? What is going on now from “away” that should or could be done here?  Examples will be shared about advancements in technology and design to help create cost effective ways to improve value- while providing healthy, high performance, low energy, resilient buildings.  What if all buildings were net positive energy? What if buildings improved people’s health?  What if buildings behaved more like nature does?  What if accessing data was cost effective and at our fingertips to inform decisions during design, and also during operations? 

Join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for breakfast on December 14 from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the Portland Regency Hotel for a vibrant discussion about the future of our built environment. 

About the Event:

December 14, 2017 – 7:30AM to 9:00AM
Portland Regency Hotel

20 Milk Street Street
Portland, ME

Breakfast: 7:30 AM
Program: 8:00 – 9:00 AM

About the Panel:

Michael Pulaski leads Thornton Tomasetti’s Portland, Maine, office. He has more than 10 years of experience in sustainability consulting, providing sustainability strategies and engineering, energy and environmental analysis, and certification management. His clients range from building owners to design teams and contractors for new construction and existing structures. He is well versed in all LEED rating systems, and in Living Building Challenge certification and Passive House standards. Michael has a PhD in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Gunnar Hubbard, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is a recognized leader in green building across the United States and in Asia, Europe and the Middle East with 25 years of experience as a licensed architect, consultant, educator and advocate. As a principal and Thornton Tomasetti’s Sustainability practice leader, based here in Portland, he oversees green building experts in the New York City, London, San Francisco and Portland, Maine, offices and collaborates with the firm’s nine other practices and all offices. 

He is an expert on green building standards and in creating high performance, low energy buildings that range from affordable housing projects to huge mixed use projects. Earlier in his career, he worked as a research scholar at the Rocky Mountain Institute focusing on environmentally responsible architecture and development. He has taught courses at Cornell University, Ball State, and was the executive director of the Yestermorrow Design/Build School.  His undergraduate in environmental studies was from the University of Vermont, and his graduate degree in architecture was from the University of Oregon.

On the forefront of sustainable design and building energy conservation, Alan G. Kuniholm AIA, LEED AP, Maine Licensed Architect, is a practice leader at PDT Architects in Portland and a past president of the Portland Society for Architecture. His recent design work emphasizes energy efficiency, low utility costs, and occupant comfort.

Al’s current and recent projects include the LEED-Gold Certified Capital Judicial Center in Augusta (a MEREDA Notable Project of 2015); the Ceremonial Courtroom renovation at the Kennebec County Courthouse; green elementary schools in Caribou (current), Camden-Rockport, Brunswick, and Gorham; and housing projects for Avesta Housing in Portland, including Pearl Place II, certified LEED-Platinum. He is the designer of 50 Sewall St., Portland, the state’s first LEED-certified office building, and was principal-in-charge of the LEED-Silver Kalikow Education Building at the University of Maine Farmington.

Registering for this Event:

MEREDA Member: $45 each  | Non – Member: $55 each
Register After December 7, 2017:  Member: $55 each  |  Non-Member $65 each

Your RSVP is requested by December 7, 2017. Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted to anyone who registers, but fails to attend or who cancels after December 7, 2017.

This MEREDA Morning Menu Breakfast Event is Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank. 

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