CALGreen: Compliance and Beyond
On February 3, 2011, Contra Costa County Climate Leaders Program and the USGBC-NCC Diablo East Bay Branch teamed up to present a workshop on the new CALGreen legislation, focusing on how to comply with the new regulations and what to do next. Panelists discussed strategies for both residential and commercial projects, the history of the requirements, the legislative actions required and looked at several case studies. Peer?to?peer discussions between City and County Agency staff as well as private sector participants covered many questions and focused our attention on the future. Attendees left the workshop with a thorough understanding of the challenges and benefits to these green building guidelines, how a city’s current green building guidelines are affected, and how these regulations will contribute to city Climate Action Plans.
- Introduction slides to USGBC-NCC Diablo East Bay Branch and Contra Costa County Climate Leaders Program here.
- Wes Sullens, Project Manager: StopWaste.org. Overview of CALGreen and Recommendations for effective green building policies in light of CALGreen.
- Timothy Cremin, Attorney: Meyers Nave. CALGreen & Local Agency Authority and Options for Going Beyond.
- Rich Chien, Private Sector Green Building Coordinator: SF Environment. San Francisco’s Green Building Code: Adaptation and Implementation.
- William Schock, Chief Building Official: City of San Leandro. California now has a new building code… and it is green: CalGreen.
- Michael Wright, Director of Community Reuse Planning and Stephanie Glazer, ARUP Senior Climate Change Specialist: City of Concord. CRP Area Plan: Green Building Strategies in the Climate Action Plan.
- The CALGreen Companion Guide for LEED Projects here.
- CALGreen Low-Rise Residential comparison to GreenPoint Rated and LEED for Homes here.
- CALGreen Tier Pre-requisite Provision Review For GreenPoint Rated Comparison here
- CALGreen Non-Residential comparison to LEED for Building Design & Construction 2009 here.