Fresh Energy is excited to partner with Ryan Companies to host a webinar on net zero energy buildings. The American Institute of Architects 2030 Challenge and Minnesota B3 are pushing for net zero design on the near horizon, but net zero still has a long way to go to be feasible in a wider range of markets. Is a net zero energy building office possible in a downtown environment? Can it be done in a northern climate, and can the numbers compete with a market-rate building?
Hear from Eric Morin, Kaitlin Veenstra, and Nate Day of Ryan Companies about their recent in-depth study that examined a single commercial high-rise in downtown Minneapolis where a combined team of design, construction, and development industry partners quantified the energy and financial impacts of design changes from the market-rate to net zero design. Learn about the feasibility of different strategies for energy reduction and generation, what works best for this site, the Minnesota climate and market, and how certain strategies act together to achieve greater results. Fresh Energy’s buildings expert Ben Rabe will provide a brief introduction about the role that highly efficient buildings can play in making Minnesota a great place to live and do business, while save money, and improve the health of our communities.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT
Eric Morin, associate director of architecture – industrial at Ryan Companies, brings customers and end users into the design process and listens carefully to their needs. Throughout the design of the CHS Field, Eric was the point person for two architectural consultants, as well as MEP/FP. By understanding the goals of each party, Eric was able to increase coordination to achieve otherwise impossible results.
Kaitlin Veenstra, architect, brings a blend of skills in architectural design, graphics, 3-D modeling, and sustainability that make her an important resource to the Ryan Companies’ team and an asset on projects of all kinds—especially when balancing environmental considerations with owner needs is critical. She is part of the Downtown East project team, creating a dynamic graphic to illustrate all sustainability strategies implemented throughout the $500 million, five-block destination district in Minneapolis.
Nate Day, LEED AP BD+C, has been a project manager at Ryan Companies on over $200,000,000 of complex, building and interior renovations. His notable projects include the B.H. Whipple Building Federal Office Building and Courts at Fort Snelling, Cargill World Headquarters Office renovation, and 3M’s high-impact Creative Design Center.