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Wednesday, 2 October 2013 Energy Expo 7:30 AM
The River Center located at 175 West Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul MN 55102
2013 Energy Expo Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 All Day Event will run 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM "Sustaining Together" at The River Center located at 175 West Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul MN 55102 ( This year we have selected a beautiful venue, centrally located in Saint Paul. In response to feedback from last year’s event, we have decided to put an emphasis on vendor inclusion. Vendor exhibitions will be located around the perimeter of the Grand Ballroom, encompassing the dining tables used for breakfast and lunch. In addition, three large meeting rooms outside of the ballroom will be utilize throughout the day for programming. The selected theme this year is “Sustaining Together". TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS Featuring ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Daniel Nall of Thornton Tomasetti in New York City. Daniel Nall is both a registered architect and a licensed engineer and will be giving two separate technical presentations: -- Innovative Systems for Energy and Water Conservation: Four Corporate Headquarters --ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides These two presentations are part of the four different technical tracts from 9 AM to 2 PM with the following focuses: Facility Managers, Building Owners, Existing Buildings, and Building Design. The presentations and invited speakers include: Minnesota’s Utility Conservation Programs: Past, Present, Future by Joe Plummer of the Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources Using BAS to Optimize Your Building’s Performance by Mark Peterson of the University of Minnesota O&M Training for Energy Efficiency by Garrett Mosiman of the University of Minnesota and Chris Plum of Center for Energy and Environment Energy Efficiency as an Investment by Matt Haakenstad of Navigant Consulting Panel Discussion on Organizational Energy Saving Strategies led by Stephen Todd of Building Solutions Building Automation and Recommissioning by Rebecca Ellis of Questions and Solutions Existing Building Case for Sustainability by Richard Murphy of Murphy’s Warehouse Chiller Optimization by Jeff Seewald of Sebesta Bloomberg Energy Code Changes by Andy Thielen of Crane Engineering TOURS Tours of nearby District Energy St. Paul™ and the RiverCentre’s solar thermal system will be available after 2 PM. VENDOR EXPO The vendor exposition area will be open from 7:30 to 4:00, including a 1 ½ hour lunch in the vendor exhibit area.

Saturday, 5 October Canstruction 2013 10:00 AM
Mall of America - Sear's Court

Monday, 7 October ARE Review - Bldg Systems 6:30 PM

Tuesday, 8 October O+M 251: Understanding the Operations + Maintenance LEED Rating System 8:00 AM
IntrinXec Management, Inc. | 5353 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 350 | Minneapolis, MN 55416
Gain essential knowledge of the LEED O+M rating system, including credit intents, requirements, and referenced standards; synergies among credits; and foundations of the LEED certification process. This course provides a foundation for pursuing the LEED AP O+M exam and is designed to prepare you to recognize the goal, intent, and unique aspects of credits and strategies to meet them identify the minimum program requirements understand the unique aspects of the EB:O+M rating system (including process differences) understand the costs and benefits of EB:O+M certification identify requirements and strategies to meet prerequisites and key credits plan for key considerations and requirements for the LEED certification process This workshop is designed for professionals who are familiar with general green building knowledge; completion of the LEED 201 course is strongly recommended. 7 LEED Specific Hours LOCATION IntrinXec Management, Inc. | 5353 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 350 | Minneapolis, MN 55416 COST (includes lunch, workbook and instructor-led instruction) CHAPTER MEMBERS $199 | GUESTS $249 INSTRUCTOR Tia Heneghan | LEED Facilitation Expert | Denver, CO

Tuesday, 15 October Minnesota Water Resources Conference 8:00 AM
Saint Paul River Centre
Organized and hosted by the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Water Resources Conference is an annual event that presents innovative, practical, and applied water resource engineering solutions, management techniques, and current research about Minnesota’s water resources. The U of M Water Resources Center is authorized by the U.S. Congress as one of the nation’s 54 water resources research institutes.

Tuesday, 15 October Lighting Manufacturer Showcase and Concert 4:30 PM
Aria Event Center
JTH Lighting Alliance to Celebrate 25 Years in Business with Manufacturer Showcase and Concert JTH will hold celebration and customer appreciation event downtown Minneapolis at the Aria Event Center on Tuesday, Oct 15th from 4:30pm to 9:00pm. 36 Lighting and Lighting Control Companies will be showcasing their new technologies. Following the Manufacturer Showcase there will be a G.B Leighton Concert. Attendees are encouraged to attend showcase prior to concert. Heavy hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Please contact your local JTH Representative or go to to RSVP for the event.

Monday, 21 October ARE Review - Bldg Systems - Rapson Hall 6:30 PM

Wednesday, 23 October PHA Minneapolis-St. Paul, 24th Street Passive House Project - An Urban Infill 5:15 PM
TE Studio, 212 2nd St. SE, Suite 222 Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tim Eian of Intep will guide the audience through his studio's latest project, the 24th Street Passive House homes in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This urban infill project demonstrates the Passive House concept and marks the beginning of new path to high-performance projects for its developer, Western Wisconsin Technical College. Both the design and construction phases serve as a laboratory for Western's education program. The built homes provide La Crosse with its first Passive Houses and support Western's mission to provide cutting edge education and meaningful community outreach. The presentation will be preceded by a short slide show outlining recent and current Passive House projects throughout the country. *This presentation will also be available via webinar. Register and you will receive information on how to view the presentation. When 23 Oct 2013 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Location TE Studio, 212 2nd St. SE, Suite 222 Minneapolis, MN 55414 Registered 2 attendees Registration Non-Members - $10.00 (USD) Registration cost for non-PHA members. PHA-MSP Members - $8.00 (USD) The Passive House Alliance member rate.

Friday, 25 October School of Architecture Centennial 8:00 AM
University of Minnesota
Join classmates and colleagues Friday-Saturday, October 25-26, as the School celebrates 100 years of education and looks forward to the next century of achievement. Weekend events both on and off campus will include organized architecture tours each afternoon, a pre-game huddle before Saturday's football game, and Centennial exhibits throughout the weekend. On Friday evening, the celebration begins in earnest with a Centennial Reunion Party at Ralph Rapson Hall and culminates Saturday evening with a Centennial Gala at The Depot.

Tuesday, 29 October USGBC-Minnesota Annual Meeting & Tour 5:00 PM
American Swedish Institute - Minneapolis
Building Community - USGBC-MN 9th Annual Meeting Oct. 29 | American Swedish Institute | Minneapolis Join us for our 9th Annual Meeting and enjoy networking, great food and a celebration of the chapter’s 2013 achievements. Tour the historic Turnblad Mansion and museum and hear how ASI is connecting to their community through the LEED certified cultural center.

Events of Interest

Thursday, 3 October
The Impact of Window Energy Efficiency and How to Make Smart Choices 11:00 AM
This is a webinar hosted by The Center for Energy and Environment in Minneapolis. It is geared towards architects and building professionals what want to know about the latest free tools in designing efficient window systems in buildings.

Thursday, 10 October
Building Envelope Energy Impacts 8:30 AM
Center for Energy and Environment
The presentation will begin at 9:00, with a light breakfast at 8:30. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Sign up here for your ticket. Paul Bertram will speak about the importance of prioritizing the energy efficiency of a building envelope. He will describe the payback resulting from this investment and how the envelope contributes to a net-energy building. He will touch on the building science behind exterior building panel efficiency and how Building Enclosure Commissioning is a growing driver behind building efficiency. This will include a discussion on building modeling that supports net-zero energy goals and a case study highlighting successes and lessons learned. In addition to outlining the energy impacts of the building envelope, Mr. Bertram will discuss Kingspan’s work to achieve its net-zero energy goals as a company. This will include steps that have been taken to move in this direction, examples of success, and challenges that the company needs to overcome. This will be relevant not only to those involved in sustainable supply chain management, but also to reducing energy usage in industrial processes. Learning objective 1: Impacts of building envelope on energy consumption Learning objective 2: Energy modeling metrics, including cost-savings Learning objective 3: Net-Zero Energy modeling research and databases from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Learning objective 4: Options for analytical approaches in energy modeling *This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members available on request.

Friday, 11 October
AIA Northern Minnesota Dinner Cruise & speaker 12:00 AM
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
Join us on Friday, October 11 on the Vista Star for a dinner cruise and guest speaker - Adel Yorde on “The history and direction of the Harbor”. Watch for more information to come.

AIA Committee Meetings

Tuesday, 1 October
HAC Meeting 12:00 PM
CR Residential Committee 12:00 PM

Tuesday, 1 October
AIA Mpls Evolving Practice 4:00 PM

Wednesday, 2 October
EPC 7:30 AM

Thursday, 3 October
IDP/ARE 12:00 PM

Friday, 4 October
Executive Committee 8:00 AM

Monday, 7 October
Government Affairs 4:30 PM

Tuesday, 8 October
Membership Committee 8:30 AM

Tuesday, 8 October
BEC 4:00 PM

Wednesday, 9 October
Building Codes 12:00 PM

Wednesday, 9 October
Mpls Urban Design 4:30 PM

Wednesday, 9 October
AIA Mpls Draughting Club - EPC 5:00 PM

Friday, 11 October
Board of Directors 8:00 AM

Tuesday, 15 October
AIA St. Paul Chapter Annual Meeting & Luncheon 11:30 AM
Minnesota Boat Club
1 South Wabasha Street, St. Paul

Thursday, 17 October
Architecture in the Schools 8:00 AM

Monday, 21 October
LSDR 11:30 AM

Tuesday, 22 October
Small Firms 12:00 PM

Tuesday, 22 October
MAF 4:00 PM

Wednesday, 23 October
MDT Executive Committee 4:00 PM

Wednesday, 23 October
MDT Membership Meeting 5:30 PM

Thursday, 24 October
AIA Minneapolis Board of Directors 8:00 AM

Thursday, 24 October
Government Affairs 9:00 AM

Thursday, 24 October
Housing Advocacy Committee LEARN Event / Tour 4:30 PM
Renaissance Box 200 East 10th St., St. Paul, MN 55101
The Housing Advocacy Committee invites you to tour the Renaissance Box! Recipient of the 2013 AIA Minnesota/McKnight Foundation Affordable Housing Design Award Date/Time: Thursday, October 24, at 4 p.m. Location: Renaissance Box 200 East 10th St., St. Paul, MN 55101 Aeon leadership will begin the program with light refreshments and a presentation of their organization. Members of the project team: Kim Bretheim, AIA, of LHB, Inc. and Barry Vulcan of Frerichs Construction, will be available to speak about the Renaissance Box project, highlight the importance of high-level design for affordable housing, lead facility tours, and answer questions. RSVP by Tuesday, October 22. (Tour limited to 45 people.)

Monday, 28 October
Council of Firms 4:30 PM

Tuesday, 29 October
Residential Committee 12:00 PM

Wednesday, 30 October
EPC Leadership Book Club, Dunn Bros. Coffee 6:00 AM
Dunn Bros. Coffee (4648 E. Lake St, Mpls)
Join us for a discussion of The Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.