Western Region Virtual Lunch & Learn WebinarDecember 3, 2013
An AAMA Western Region Virtual Lunch & Learn will be held Tuesday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). The Lunch & Learn, sponsored by AAMA’s Western Region, is free to all AAMA members, as well as AAMA Certification Program participants on the West Coast.
|11:00 - 11:10 a.m.||Introduction
Tony Thiret (Quanex Building Products), AAMA Western Region President
|11:10 - 11:20 a.m.||AAMA FenestrationMasters™ Program Overview
Angela Dickson, AAMA Marketing Manager
|11:20 - 11:30 a.m.||IBHS Wildfire Ember Storm Test Demonstration Conducted Nov. 12
Rich Walker, AAMA President and CEO
|11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||GBI's Green Globes® Rating System/Q&A
Erin Shaffer (GBI)
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An overview of AAMA's FenestrationMasters program will be provided, which offers professional certification and education. Courses cover the full breadth of the fenestration industry, including performance standards, products and materials, test methods and code requirements.
FenestrationMasters allows companies to distinguish themselves from the competition, and certification helps industry professionals acquire the latest information in industry standards and practices through online courses.
Green Building Initiative (GBI) Green Globes Rating System
An update on the GBI Green Globes Rating System will be given. GBI is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization founded in 2004 and based in Portland, Oregon. GBI offers the Green Globes design, assessment and certification tools for use in the commercial green building marketplace.
The Green Globes tools consist of a web-based program for green building guidance and certification that includes an onsite assessment by a third party. Backed by excellent customer support, Green Globes offers streamlined and affordable tools for use in advancing the overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial buildings. The program has modules supporting new construction - Green Globes for New Construction (NC), existing buildings – Green Globes for Continual Improvement of Existing Buildings (CIEB), and Healthcare buildings – Green Globes CIEB for Healthcare.
It is suitable for a wide range of buildings from large and small offices, multi-family structures, hospitals, and institutional buildings such as courthouses, schools, and universities. Green Globes tools have a significant focus on energy, water and use of Life Cycle assessment to reduce the overall impact on the environment as well as on reducing the overall operational cost of buildings.
Erin Shaffer is a consultant to the Green Building Initiative serving as the key contact in charge of outreach to Federal Agencies, Capitol Hill, and the business community. Erin educates diverse stakeholders and lawmakers to the benefits of Green Globes™ and GBI’s Guiding Principles Compliance certification system for both new construction and existing buildings. Ms. Shaffer has more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning, team building and execution of successful international, federal and state advocacy efforts on a range of complex environmental issues.