Sustainable Building Committee (SBC)

Committee Chairs: Russ Landry, Bob Fischer

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AIA+2030 is coming to Minnesota

The Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota is pleased to bring this successful program from theSeattle chapter of the AIA to our state, with the assistance of a grantgiven by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of EnergyResources. Eleven AIA chapters are currently offering this innovative program, with more coming on line in the near future. We have enlisted the help of local experts in energy efficient building design to develop the curriculum and enrich it with local case studies specifically directed toward the design of energy-efficient buildings in our climate.

From the Seattle AIA website:

The AIA+2030 Professional Series helps design professionals createbuildings that meet the ambitious energy efficiency goals of the 2030Challenge. Ten four-hour sessions offer strategies to reach 60% reductionin fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions, giving design professionals theknowledge and leverage to create next-generation, super-efficientbuildings—and provide firms with the skills that will set them apart in themarketplace.

The program consists of ten, four-hour sessions. These will take place on Fridays from January 27 through March 30, 12:30 pm to

4:30 pm. Happy hour in Dinkytown will follow. Our grant enables usto greatly reduce the cost of the program to $400 per seat; costs in Seattle range up to a maximum of $1800 for non-AIA members, $800for members.  We are currently pursuing AIA  CEUs; Seattle offers 40 CEUs for completion of the series.

For more information, contact: Garrett Mosiman Center for Sustainable Building Research 612.625.8409

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