Minutes from the Joint meeting of the Maryland Green Building Network (MdGBN) and the Baltimore AIA COTE
June 6, 2000
Location: Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis
Baltimore AIA COTE Update
- Chuck Kines, MD DNR (410.260.8722)
- Jack Tawil, MD DNR (410.260.8721)
- Mark Bundy, MD DNR (410.260.8710)
- Ron Gardner, MD DNR (410.260.8813)*
- Danielle Lucid, MD DNR (410.260.8726)
- Mike Italiano, Sustainable Products Corporation (202.338.0313)*
- Johns Hopkins, MD DHCD (410.209.5815)
- Katrin Scholz-Barth, HOK (202.339.8728)
- Sherif Wahdan, Design Collective (410.685.6695)
- Julie Gabrielli, AIA COTE (410.542.0747)
- Janet Harrison, JHarrison Architects (410.266.0987)
- Susan Van Buren, Maryland Office of Planning (410.767.4554)
- Janie Nall, Outreach Ctr. for Sustainable Bldg (301.856.4431)
- Wendy Bratzel, Ecological Design Assoc., (301.854.9540)
- Kevin Tracy, Greenan, Walker & Billman (301.982.1003)
- Melanie Hartwig-Davis, AIA (301.386.5387)
- Anne Pearson, Alliance for Sust. Communities (410.956.1002)
- Sigi Koko, Down to Earth (703.525.3179)
- John Beeson, Baltimore AIA COTE (410.547.9340)
- Charlie Schlauch, GHK Associates
- Bill DeLoache, Whitman, Requardt (410.235.3450)
- Paul Ziegler, NCSBCS (703.481.2006)
- Deb West, McNeil Technologies, (703.921.1710)
- F. Hamer Campbell, M-NCBIA (301.445.5404)
- Nina Baird, Gaithersburg Env. Affairs Committee (301.515.6767)
- Steve LeBlanc, Maryland SHA, (410.545.8870)
- Jonathan Meyer, Meyer Sons Builders (410.986.4565)
- John Spears, Sustainable Design Group (301.428.1040)
- Jason Fisher (no info provided)
- Lance Tarbel, Design Collective (410.685.6655)
- John Lippert, Eco-Living, Inc. (301.345.5324)
- Yolanda Takisian, Maryland SHA (sp?) (no info provided)
Maryland Green Building Program Update
- Working with D.C. AIA COTE on two projects: Smart Design Forum, to be on October 6th or 13th, 2000. Similar to the excellent program last year, which was geared towards educating public officials and other client-types about the benefits of high-performance building; and the Sustainable Design Resource Guide (building materials, green building programs and initiatives, service providers, design consultants, etc.), which would cover the D.C./Baltimore/Annapolis area.
- Educational programs. Including: September CES program, "A Primer on Green Technology and Sustainable Building Issues," w/ two guest speakers, John Boecker and Marcus Sheffer, from PA. This is on Tuesday, 9/12 at 5:30 at AIA Baltimore, 11-1/2 West Chase St. Also in early planning stages for a one-day Natural Step (TNS) workshop in Spring of 2001. The presenters are a business consultant and an architect from Portland, OR, who have worked to dovetail TNS principles with the LEED Green Building Rating System.
- Projects / consulting. Committee member Jane Willeboordse is currently working w/ the Jones Falls Watershed Association, helping them to visualize and sell their idea to put green roofs on industrial buildings along the Jones Falls.
Main Discussion/Presentation: Low Impact Development
- Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has approved funding for DNR to develop a template for green urban redevelopment/rehabilitation for a CDC in Baltimore. DNR will be putting together an MOU over the summer and will send out an RFPs for an architectural firm to create this template (For more information, contact Mark Bundy)
- DNR Engineering and Construction Division (E&C) is recommending that the Department adopt the LEED 2.0 system for its green building checklist. See April minutes for background information. (Contact DNR's Dan Brower for more information, 410.260.8912)
- Program staff and DNR E&C staff are working closely with Maryland Department of General Services to incorporate a green building checklist -- based on LEED 2.0 -- into the State Facilities Program Manual. (For more information, contact Mark Bundy)
- Program staff are participating in an effort spearheaded by the State's Lower Western Shore Tributary Team to develop a Energy Efficiency/Green Power Executive Order for all new and existing State agency construction and renovation. A draft EO should be complete by mid- to late summer. (For more information, contact Chuck Kines, or Sean McGuire with the Tributary Strategies Program, 410-260-8727)
- Program staff will be creating and developing a comprehensive green building/sustainable design database for Maryland. The purpose of this database is to simply track green building projects (sustainable buildings, development and communities; existing, new and proposed; residential, commercial, industrial and governmental) in Maryland, and to help the MGBP determine which counties, municipalities, firms, businesses, organizations, and institutions are (have been) involved in actual on-the-ground green building/sustainable design projects. In time, as the database builds and matures, we likely will publish the directory (and possibly maps) on the Maryland Green Building Program website and make it available for visitors to download as a PDF file. (For more information, contact Chuck Kines)
Ron Gardner, DNR's Watershed Restoration Division. In recent years stormwater runoff impacts have created the need for innovative, low technology, low environmental impact development approaches, that meet or exceed current development standards while greatly reducing site development and infrastructure maintenance costs. Low Impact Development (LID) techniques strive to intelligently modify how we develop land to reduce environmental and economic impacts without limiting or restricting development.
LID integrates site ecological and environmental requirements into all phases of urban planning and design, and it considers the implications of development on a broad scale ranging from the watershed to the individual residential lot. The goal of developing such an environmentally sensitive approach is to eliminate, minimize, or mitigate the "root" causes of development-generated impacts at the sources. basic objectives of this approach include (1) restoring the site hydrologic regime to mimic the natural or predevelopment condition, (2) maintaining surface water and groundwater quality and minimizing the generation and off-site transport of pollutants, (3) minimizing disturbance of riparian habitat functions, and (4) preserving terrestrial habitat ecological functions and maximizing conservation of woodland and vegetative cover.
Prince George's County recently produced a LID manual, "Low Impact Development Design Strategies: An Integrated Approach." To obtain a copy, contact Larry Coffman with the Prince Goerge's County Department of Environmental Resources, 301-883-5822.
Green Product Presentation: Sustainable Products Corporation
Mike Italiano, CEO with the Sustainable Products Corporation, provided a preview of the Sustainable Products Training Course at the French Embassy, June 22-23. For more information, visit http://www.sustainableproducts.com/training2.htm
July 11th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at offices of AIA Baltimore. Main discussion topic: TBD. Green Product Presentation: TBD
The Maryland Green Building Network and the Maryland Green Building Program are funded through the Maryland Coastal Zone Management Program, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award No. NA87OZO236.
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