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Thomas M. Lawrence on Green Buildings, LEED and the new ASHRAE Standard 189.1
The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program was created in order to raise awareness and moving the marketplace toward a more sustainable design practice. This talk provides an overview of the various LEED programs, with an emphasis on the areas that are particularly important to high performance design. The current status and brief review of the contents for the new ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for High-Performance Green Buildings, Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings will also be discussed.
Four Learning Objectives:
About Thomas M. Lawrence:
Dr. Lawrence is a Senior Public Service Associate with the University of Georgia, and has 30 years of professional experience in engineering and environmentally related fields. Before going back for his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue, he spent approximately 20 of those years in industry and consulting. He is the past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8, “Building Environmental Impact and Sustainability”, and is a member of the committee which wrote the ASHRAE standard on high-performance green buildings (Standard 189.1). As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives presentations and workshops on green building design at venues around the world. At the University of Georgia, Dr. Lawrence teaches courses in HVAC, Green Building Design, Residential Building Design, and Heat Transfer.
Dr. Lawrence has a B.S. with Highest Distinction honors in Environmental Science from Purdue University (1978), a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University (1982) and a second M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Washington University earned in 1989. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in the spring of 2004 researching the impacts of demand-controlled ventilation on energy consumption and indoor air quality in smaller commercial buildings.