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Net-Zero Energy Projects - The Next Sustainability Threshold
Parsons Brinckerhoff
San Diego, CA
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Net-Zero Energy Projects - The Next Sustainability Threshold
Green design has become the way business is done in construction, and the trend is to build even more sustainably in the future. The next threshold is to make buildings that are "Net-Zero Energy," meaning places that produce as much energy as they consume. Come see this presentation on an entire community at UC Davis that has already met this standard. You will hear about how this was accomplished and what is in store for future developments trying to do the same. What are the challenges? How much does this cost? How does design play a role? Don't miss this opportunity to see what the future will hold.

Eric Naslund, Principal, FAIA
Eric Naslund, FAIA is a Principal and Partner in Studio E Architects in San Diego, California. He has led the design team effort on many of the firm's award-winning projects, serving as Principal-in-Charge and designer on numerous affordable housing, urban infill and new community plans throughout the Southwestern United States. He is currently engaged in the design of mixed-use urban projects in downtown San Diego and Davis, California. Mr. Naslund's sensitivity to the design of humane places rooted in their location has helped earn the firm a reputation for an innovative and people-focused architecture.

Mr. Naslund is a licensed architect in the States of California, Utah and New Mexico and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree with Honors from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Naslund, who speaks frequently on architecture and affordable housing, was the Kea Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland in 2004 and is an Adjunct Faculty member at Woodbury University, San Diego. Mr. Naslund currently chairs the City of San Diego Planning Commission.

Martin Poirier, FASLA
For 35 years, Martin Poirier has fused his practice of landscape architecture with urbanity, social purpose and aesthetics.  Growing up in suburban Detroit, he played in the woods and transplanted trees.  It was in college that he developed his love for community and the city.  Poirier's work has focused on places of dense human interaction  be it a park, college campus, or city center.  He has lived and worked in the downtown centers of Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cambridge, New York, and, since 1988, San Diego  where he joined friend and colleague, Andrew Spurlock,  in founding SPURLOCK POIRIER Landscape Architects.

Marty holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Michigan State University, a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University, and is a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects.


Parsons Brinckerhoff (View)
401 B Street #1650
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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