Trends in Cleantech
Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:30am- 10:30 am
Clean Tech is an emerging industry in the Silicon Valley and includes recycling, renewable energy, information technology, green transportation, electric motors, green chemistry, lighting, Greywater and many other energy efficient technologies. Clean Tech companies create electricity and fuels that generate a smaller environmental footprint and minimize pollution. This event will explore and detail the recent trends of building requirements for Clean Technology facilities.
Clean Tech manufacturing facilities have specific building requirements that are distinct to the industry. It is important to build these spaces with the environment as an upmost concern. Our speakers will outline some of the different requirements for Clean Tech building and will give suggestions on how we can mimic the Clean Tech industry clients in their practice to minimize our environmental footprint.
Our four speakers recently worked together to complete a 50,000 sq. ft. build-out for a confidential client in Fremont. The client is focused on the development of green lasers and LED's and required an aggressive timeline and strict budget. In discussing their experience on this project, as well as other similar projects, they will outline how to avoid costly mistakes in designing, engineering and constructing a cleantech facility.
Melody Spradlin, Dome Construction Corporation - South Bay Leader
Melody Spradlin is a seasoned design construction leader offering 23 years of experience, 13 focusing on Biotech/Cleantech Construction. She has a proven track record in leading teams of project managers and engineers to complete capital facility projects on time and on budget. These projects range from corporate headquarters to complex laboratory and manufacturing facilities.
Steve Cox, AIA, HPC Architecture - Principal
Steve has more than thirty years of experience in commercial architectural design. After working for several architectural firms he opened his own practice in 1987. As the president of HPC Architecture, Inc., he is actively involved in every facet of the business. In order to serve clients, architects must understand the basic principles of quality, scope, budget, and schedule. Steve's years of experience enable him to bring these parameters into every project.
Jeff Tarter, Integrated Engineering Services - Principal
Jeff has over twenty years of Environmental, Hazardous Materials and related Chemical Engineering experience dealing specifically with specialty gas systems, solvent delivery, recovery and waste systems associated with the hi-tech and life science industries. This includes complex designs, process engineering and site development. Jeff also provides training for various jurisdictions related to hazardous materials compliance issues.
Philip Worland, Worland Consulting - Principal
A laser industry veteran, Phil has more than 30 years of experience in bringing products to market and transferring technology from research to manufacturing. At Worland Consulting, he develops business plans for LED and laser diode companies and leads efforts to help them obtain funding. He holds 14 patents and has published multiple papers in the opto-electronics field. Phil is the former CEO and president of Vuemetrix, a laser control system company.
Moderator: Henry Eason, Eason Communications Principal
Henry Eason is managing partner of Eason Communications, a marketing and public relations agency that has been serving architectural, engineering, contracting and real estate clients throughout California since 1989. The former business editor was also media relations director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a Washington correspondent.
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