(Oct. 2, 2012) -- The UTSA College of Architecture Fall Lecture Series begins with "Mapping the Future and Using Data to Accelerate Market Transformation." a free public lecture at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Buena Vista Street Building Assembly Room (1.338) on the UTSA Downtown Campus. The lecture will be presented by Elizabeth Heider, senior vice president of green markets for Skanska USA, one of the world's leading project development and construction groups.
"The utilization of data in the process of designing, building and operating 21st century buildings has become an absolutely critical step in the overall construction process," said Heider.
Heider supports the development, design and construction of high-performance green/LEED projects throughout their lifecycle for Skanska, and also serves as chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) board of directors. Her talk is sponsored by Skanska USA and supported by the Balcones Chapter of USGBC Central Texas. A panel discussion will follow featuring James Andrews of Overland Partners and Bob Harris of Lake Flato Architects. The discussion will be moderated by Associate Professor Hazem Rashed-Ali in the UTSA College of Architecture.
Skanska is recognized as an industry leader in constructing sustainable buildings, from institutional buildings to office towers. The company has extensive experience in selecting building material using a lifecycle approach and is able to ensure projects will meet the requirements for certification in accordance with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the USGBC's system for energy and environmental classification of buildings.
LEED is the most widely recognized and used green building program worldwide, certifying 1.6 million square feet of building space each day in more than 130 countries. The certification program for buildings, homes and communities is a guide for design, construction, operations and maintenance. Nearly 50,000 projects participate in LEED today. The USGBC is made up of tens of thousands of member organizations, chapters and student and community volunteers who share the same vision of a sustainable built environment for all within the next generation.
The UTSA College of Architecture Fall Lecture Series continues with "Petrochemical America" on Oct. 17 with Kate Orff and "ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking" on Nov. 7 with Eran Ben-Joseph. The latter is co-sponsored by the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA.
For more information on the UTSA College of Architecture Fall Lecture Series, email Nicole Chavez.
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