11 Grove St.
San Francisco, California

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

- Rich Chien, SF Department of the Environment
- Mike Kerwin, LORAX Development
Topic Description:
How building green can help you survive a down market.

Speaker Info:
Rich Chien currently serves as Green Building Coordinator with the City and County of San Francisco's Department of the Environment, where he provides outreach, technical assistance, and develops policy initiatives to green the private sector buildings in San Francisco. In his previous role with the City’s municipal green building program, Rich helped to implement its LEED® Silver ordinance by developing green design tools and resources, administering a training program for City design professionals, and providing project support for municipal construction projects. Prior to joining the department, Rich practiced architecture and construction in Bay Area design firms, working on a wide range of project types, including earth building, institutional/campus projects, green master planning, and sustainability consulting. He also previously worked for the City of Hayward Planning Department, participating in community planning projects in redevelopment areas.
Co-founder and General Partner of LORAX Development, Mike Kerwin, CGB (Certified Green Builder) is both a hands-on "Green Builder" and communicator / advocate for the green building movement. A former Packaging Design Engineer and Principal of Spike Design in San Francisco, Mike Kerwin merged his passion for building, clean design, environmentalism and marketing communication skills to raise the bar for green building. His mission is to build environmentally responsible homes with renewable materials, energy efficient systems and smart technologies and to help others learn and succeed in building green.

5:30-6:00 Sign-in, Dinner & Networking
6:00-7:00 Topic Presentation (will start promptly)
7:00-7:30 Q&A - Open Discussion
San Francisco Department of the Environment, 11 Grove St., San Francisco (near Civic Center Bart Station).
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value:
1.5 - Subject Area: General
Meeting Cost: $15 per person (with or without meal)

Payment: Cash or check at the door. A receipt can be provided.
Dinner: A light meal will be provided for all attendees based on RSVP's.
RSVP: Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to [email protected], or call 510-845-0472 ext. 101, letting us know which Guild Meeting you are RSVPing for and the names of everyone in your party.
*Your registration will be confirmed by email the day before the event.

Official Website: http://www.builditgreen.org/

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