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2016

2015

2014

  • California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) 2014, San Diego, CA:
    Principal Nancy Malone gave three presentations at the conference: "UC Berkeley Green Renovations Checklist – Developing Institution-specific Green Guidelines," "Net Zero Energy Projects in Higher Education featuring the Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Building at UC Davis," and "Best Practices in Overall Sustainable Design also featuring the Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Building." Nancy also accepted an Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Award for Overall Sustainable Design for the Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Building.
  • Buildwell 2014, Cavallo Point, Sausalito, CA: Innovative Materials for a Greener Planet:
    "How We Build: Why Method Matters" (Larry Strain, Moderator and Conference Co-organizer) Whether site built, pre-fab, modular, or some combination, how we build affects what we build, our material choices, and our environmental impacts. We are looking at the pros and cons of each approach to building, the effect of each on sustainability, craft and cost; and how they can be combined to suit specific projects.
  • Southern California Edison, Orange County, CA: "Zero-Net Energy" (Nancy Malone)
  • Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR)'s Better Envelope Solutions Showcase, San Francisco, CA: "Choosing Exterior Assemblies and Insulation Materials" (Larry Strain)
  • BE14 Conference, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), Boston, MA:
    Workshop: "Introduction to Life Cycle Design and Assessment;" Session: "The Clock is Ticking" (Larry Strain) Some of the presentations can be downloaded from the NESEA website.
  • AIA+2030 Professional Series, AIA Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN: "Passively Aggressive: Employing Passive Systems for Load Reduction" (Henry Siegel)
  • Healthy Product Declaration (HPD) Forum, Bay Area Leaders in Sustainable Architecture (BALSA), San Francisco, CA: The group works to better understand building product contents and their associated health hazards. Among other things, the HPD Forum will investigate the human health reasons for product transparency, explore reasons for supporting the HPD, and have an open conversation about how manufacturing and design professionals can partner in the endeavor for healthy building materials. (Larry Strain)

2013

  • Passive House California Spring Symposium: Building Carbon Zero California, March 20, 2013, San Francisco, CA: "The California Net Zero Experience" (Henry Siegel, panelist)

2012

  • David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA:
    PGE Forum 2 – "Zero Net Energy in Context: Achieving the ZNE Targets for California New Construction" (Henry Siegel)
  • North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) 2012, Oakland, CA:
    "Dissolving the Walls: Beyond the Classroom in the Living Lab" (Susi Marzuola)
  • Energy Education Center, Tulare, CA:
    "Zero Net Energy Homes – Design Fundamentals" (Nancy Malone)
  • AIA+2030 Professional Series, AIA Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN:
    "Passively Aggressive: Employing Passive Systems for Load Reduction" (Henry Siegel)
  • Architecture.Energy.Japan.2012 Symposium, UC Berkeley, CA:
    "Professional Incentives" and COTE Top Ten Green Projects (Henry Siegel)
  • True Market Solutions, Oakland, CA:
    "Sustainable Building Design & Rating Systems" (Henry Siegel & Stet Sanborn)
  • Perkins+Will Architects, San Francisco, CA:
    "Living Building Challenge: Materials Transparency" (Larry Strain)
  • Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco, CA:
    "SketchUp Software for Solar Geometry Analysis" (Stet Sanborn)
  • University of California, Berkeley, Architecture 140:
    Case studies of recent winners of the AIA Committee on Environment Awards (Henry Siegel)
  • Reuse Alliance: Northern Calfornia Reuse Summit, Oakland, CA:
    "Incorporating Reused Materials from Original Buildings into New Construction" (Larry Strain)
  • Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco, CA:
    "Zero Net Energy Homes – Design Fundamentals" (Nancy Malone)

2011

  • GreenBuild 2011, Toronto, "Meet the Green Experts" Education Session:
    "Towards Low Carbon Buildings and Cities: Energy Benchmarking and High Performance Building Envelopes" (Henry Siegel & Stet Sanborn)
  • Energy Education Centers, Tulare, Irwindale, and Stockton, CA:
    "Zero Net Energy Homes – Design Fundamentals" (Nancy Malone)
  • California Preservation Foundation:
    "Environmental Benefits of Reuse" (Larry Strain, moderated by Burton Peek Edwards)
  • Living Future, Vancouver, BC:
    "Time Value of CO2e Savings – Why Embodied Carbon Matters" (Larry Strain)
  • San Francisco AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE):
    "Reducing Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment" (Larry Strain)

2010

  • GreenBuild 2010, Chicago, Education Session:
    "Reducing Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment" (Larry Strain)
  • University of California, Berkeley, Sustainability Colloquium:
    "What Makes a Material Green" (Larry Strain)
  • California Preservation Foundation, Nevada City, CA:
    "Sustainable Preservation Design: Details Matter" (Larry Strain)
  • Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco:
    "Two Aspects of Energy in Buildings" (Henry Siegel & Larry Strain)
  • Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco:
    "Evolution of a Green Design Practice" traces the development of the firm since the early 1990s (Henry Siegel & Larry Strain)
  • Buildwell 2010, Sausalito, CA:
    "Innovative Materials for a Greener Perspective: A Practitioners Perspective" (Larry Strain)

2009

  • AIA Convention, San Francisco:
    Henry Siegel, Bob Berkebile and Jim Binkley presented a session entitled "True Sustainability."
  • AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Awards: "The Architecture of Sustainability" (Henry Siegel)

2008

  • American Institute of Architects, Denver, Colorado: "The How of Green Design" (Henry Siegel)
  • Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards (Nancy Malone)
  • National AIA Convention, Boston, The Architecture of Sustainability: The 2008 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Awards (Henry Siegel); The COTE Open Forum (Henry Siegel)

2007

  • AIA Omaha: Green by Design: "The Work of Siegel & Strain Architects" (Henry Siegel)
  • Assemblywoman Loni Hancock’s Town Hall Meeting on Solutions to the Global Warming Crisis: "The Temperature’s Rising!" (Henry Siegel)
  • National AIA Convention
    1. Public Green Guideline Specifications: Bringing Your Green Vision to Fruition on the Job Site with Nadav Malin, Scott Horst and Victor Canseco (Larry Strain)
    2. Strategies for Finding and Creating the Structures of Place with Donlyn Lyndon and Louise Mozingo (Larry Strain)
    3. The Architecture of Sustainability: The 2007 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards
      (Henry Siegel)
    4. Sustainable Design Past, Present, Future with Lance Hosey and Susan Szenasy (Henry Siegel)
    5. The Walter Wagner Forum (Henry Siegel)
  • USGBC GreenBuild Green Guideline Specifications: Taking it Public, Making it Real with Jim Newman & John Boecker (Larry Strain)
  • West Coast Green – Residential Building Conference
    1. Collaboration: Designing More Than the Client Asks (Nancy Malone)
    2. The Design of Green Design (Larry Strain & Henry Siegel)
    3. The Architecture of Sustainability – The 2007 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects (Henry Siegel)
    4. Green Firms Great Projects: Presentation with Anni Tilt & Cate Leger (Henry Siegel)

2006

  • West Coast Green – Residential Building Conference:
    Redefining Green (Henry Siegel & Larry Strain)
  • National Building Museum Presentation, The Architecture of Sustainability:
    The 2006 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects (Henry Siegel)
  • National AIA Convention
    1. The Architecture of Sustainability: The 2006 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects (Henry Siegel)
    2. Defining Sustainable Design with Vivian Loftness, Kira Gould & Dan Williams (Henry Siegel)
  • Western Interiors Design + Home Show Siegel & Strain Green Building Design (Henry Siegel)

2005

  • California College of the Arts, Extended Education Interior Design Forum:
    "Beyond Green" (Henry Siegel)

2004

  • AIA Nevada COTE Siegel & Strain Green Building Design (Henry Siegel & Larry Strain)
  • City of Santa Rosa Keynote: Green Building Program Launch (Henry Siegel)
  • Environmental Forum of Marin Green Building Presentation at Sonoma State with Don Aitken (Larry Strain)

2003

  • Environmental Forum of Marin: "Green Building Presentation" (Larry Strain)