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Transforming Baltimore: The New Green Code

June 30, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by the AIABaltimore Committee on the Environment (COTE)

1.5 AIA CES (HSW) credits offered and GBCI credit available

5:30: Refreshments and Networking
6-7:30: Program

Ever since its introduction, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). What is IgCC all about and what does it mean for you? Who has adopted IgCC Codes in the region and what are future trends? What will I be expected to know and do?
This presentation will take a practical look at the 2012 IgCC from the perspective of Architects and Engineers practicing in Maryland. It will cover an overview of the 2012 IgCC, including the scope and basics of the new code as adopted in Maryland and Baltimore. A technical discussion on the IgCC chapters will focus on the site development, energy, commissioning, materials, water, and IEQ requirements of the IgCC that standout from other green rating systems.
You will come away with an increased level of understanding of the IgCC and its requirements in Maryland. You will be able to demonstrate technical knowledge of the IgCC and evaluate the administrative and compliance challenges that will affect you.


Diana M. Gutierrez, Senior Sustainability Specialist, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, GRP,
M.S. Civil Engineering
Straughan Environmental, Inc.

Diana Gutierrez is a Sustainability Specialist for Straughan Environmental, providing green building consulting services for property developers, architects, and contractors in the commercial building sector for public and private clients. Ms. Gutierrez has been the sustainability consultant on more than 50 LEED, Green Globes, Green Communities and Sustainable Site Initiative (SITES) projects. She has been actively involved in advocacy on the state and local level. Through her work with USGBC MD she has been involved in advocacy efforts with the state of Maryland’s High Performance Green Building Law, which now includes an International Green Construction Code option. More locally, she participated and provided comments in a draft session for Baltimore City’s IgCC adoption and garnered support from the civil engineering community. She serves as Vice Chair for the U.S. Green Building Council Maryland chapter and occasionally speaks about green building. Ms. Gutierrez spearheaded the successful Engineering Green Conference in Baltimore, now in its 5th year.


Lisa M. Ferretto, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect, Sustainability Coordinator
Hord Coplan Macht

Lisa M. Ferretto, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been committed to and actively involved with sustainable design for her entire life – throughout her profession, education, and volunteer work. She has 20 years of experience and has been with HCM since 2005 as a Senior Associate, Sustainability Coordinator, and Architect. She has worked on 23 LEED projects, consults on many others, and promotes the integration of sustainability throughout the entire design process. She is a frequent lecturer and volunteer mentor as well as a member of the Maryland Green Building Council, a Climate Reality Climate Leader and a Maryland Daily Record 2012 Leading Woman Honoree. Ms. Ferretto is also the founder and editor of GREEN events | Baltimore, tracking sustainable events across the area, aiming to keep her community connected, educated and inspired.


Jeffrey Caldwell PE, LEED AP
James Posey Associates

Graduating from Pennsylvania State University with both a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree and a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering, Jeff Caldwell joined James Posey Associates in 1997 as a Mechanical Engineer. During his career at JPA, he became Maryland’s first LEED Accredited Mechanical Engineer, and also earned licensure as a Professional Engineer in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He was elected Vice President and Principal of JPA in 2010 and currently serves as Principal-in-Charge for the majority of the firm’s government and higher education projects. As a result of Jeff’s in-depth analysis of the new IgCC requirements and their effect on MEP systems design and construction, he has been instrumental in JPA’s education of the local AEC community on the topic.


June 30, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Engineers Club
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 US