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“Romanza: The Structures of California Designed By Frank Lloyd Wright” – Film screening and Discussion

July 31st, 5:30, Columbia Museum of Art

AIA Greater Columbia and the Columbia Design League are proud to present a screening and discussion of the new film “Romanza: The Structures of California Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright” with film maker Michael Miner.  This unique opportunity will also include an exhibit of FLW artifacts available for viewing before and after the film including Eddie’s house, a doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Robert Berger home in San Anselmo, California.

This event will be at the Columbia Museum of Art on Tuesday July 31stTickets can be purchased online for $8 with $10 tickets available at the door.  There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:30pm and the film (89 min runtime) will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the Q & A with film maker Michael Miner.

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Get those elusive LEED CE Credits!!!

July 20th, 12:00 -1:00, TRANE Office Building

GBCI Course ID:     90007822
Course Level:           300 (Application/Implementation)
Category:                  Project Systems and Energy Impacts

Outdoor Air (i.e. ventilation) is critical to ensuring a productive and healthy indoor environment and is required by building codes and industry standards and is worthy of its own LEED 2009 Credit. In addition, unmanaged Outdoor Air is wasteful and expensive to condition in many regions of the world. This course demonstrates the advantages of measuring and controlling outdoor air intakes versus the traditional approach of relying upon a fixed outdoor air damper position, provides guidelines for the design and resulting control of the airflow monitors, provides a selection criteria for outdoor airflow monitors, and identifies how to apply for the LEED 2009, NC, IEQ Credit 1 – Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring point using the LEED Online Template.

The goal of this course is to promote the application of outdoor air monitoring and control to improve a building’s indoor environment, pressurization control and energy use.

The target audience for this course is consulting engineers, contractors, owners, facility managers, code officials, architects and LEED project managers with a basic knowledge of HVAC systems.

Learning Objectives:
1.           Compare HVAC Systems With and Without Outdoor Airflow Measurement & Control
2.           Design and Apply Outdoor Airflow Measurement and Control Systems
3.           Prepare and Apply for Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring LEED Point (LEED2009 IEQ- Credit 1)
4.           Specify Outdoor Airflow Monitors

Friday, July 15th, 2011 11:30-1:00PM

USC Green Quad

1216 Wheat Street Building D

AIA Greater Columbia is joining USGBC-SC Chapter Midlands Branch to take an in-depth look at today’s High Efficiency Toilets with particular focus on Dual-Flush, ‘Siphonic’ and ‘Washdown’ toilet technologies.  MaP (Maximum Performance) testing analysis, Watersense product labeling, and HET requirements will all be reviewed to provide a foundation in performance and water efficiency knowledge.  Several case studies utilizing Dual-Flush installations showing improved performance coupled with substantial water savings will provide a working understanding on the benefits of incorporating this type of water saving technology into any project. 

Learning Objectives

Discuss historical trends and describe the different toilet technologies.

Describe today’s High Efficiency Toilets with particular focus on Dual-Flush.

Compare and Contrast ‘Siphoic’ and ‘Washdown’ toilet technologies.

Explain MaP (Maximum Performance) Testing:  improvements to flush testing and its shortcomings.

Describe Watersense product labeling and HET requirements.

List several case studies utilizing Dual-Flush installations showing improved performance coupled with substantial water savings.

Explain how WaterSense HET  Dual-Flush toilets can contribute toward a project earning LEED certification.

Describe trends in the marketplace, moving toward localized HET standards/ordinances and what the future may hold.

Cost for members is $10.  Non-Members is $15. 

Register through USGBC’s website here if you plan to attend.

Owens Field Park (Corporation for Economic Opportunity)

The Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CEO) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that is promoting green initiatives and fighting poverty in African-American communities in the Deep South.  Located in Columbia, South Carolina, CEO has been working for several years now to get everyday people involved in sustainable living.  Some of CEO’s goals are to reduce food miles by encouraging people to eat local; support struggling black farmers by developing community farmers’ markets for them to sell their produce; and engage minority farmers in growing bio-energy crops.  A fruit orchard would bring a new source of free fruit to one of Columbia’s low-income, inner-city neighborhoods.  In addition, the orchard site is adjacent to a Boys and Girls Club, and would provide an invaluable learning tool to show children, firsthand, what it is like to reap the fruits of one’s labor in the literal sense.  The orchard will also supply healthy fruit to the hungry and those in need in the community. Although Columbia is striving to promote healthy eating and living, it currently has the fifth highest ratio of people with diabetes compared to the general population in the nation.  A fruit orchard, growing out of its partnership with the City of Columbia and community residents, would be a symbolic and very visual reminder about what green and healthy habits are all about!