By Todd Booze,Green Building Council chair
Be among the 400-plus people anticipated to attend the 2012 Oklahoma Green Building Summit,scheduled for Sept. 27 at the Reed Center. State Secretary Michael Ming will open with a one-hour presentation on his "Oklahoma First Energy Plan."
In its fourth year, this year's summit is completely revamped, with a heavy concentration on code compliance. A one-hour presentation by Ming is planned but, after that, more than a dozen classes will take center stage.
Each specialization - home builders, commercial builders, Realtors and those with an interest in HVAC and codes - will be able to choose from five, one-hour educational tracks within those specializations.
Home builders will hone in on code-required wall assembly, code and building science fundamentals and field solutions to problems homes, for example.
HVAC/Code classes will focus on IECC Basics, HVAC diagnostics and the sizing of HVAC systems, for example, and commercial builders might review energy management solutions and retrofitting a commercial building. Realtors will have a full day of CE credits toward a Green 200 designation.
We'll start rolling out more information in the coming months. In the meantime, save the date!
The summit's organizing partners are Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, Association of Energy Engineers/Oklahoma chapter and Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors Green Resource Council.
Go to www.okgreenbuildingsummit.com for contact information.