Blattner Energy Corporate Headquarters Living Case Study Tour

June 15th, 2010

Blattner Energy Corporate Headquarters Living Case Study Tour
LEED Platinum Facility

Event Sponsors:

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About the Event:
This Living Case Study will provide attendees a chance to tour the Blattner Energy Corporate Headquarters located in Avon, Minnesota. In addition to achieving LEED-NC Platinum Certification, the building was also awarded the Green Building of America award from the nationally publicized Real Estate Construction and Review. The Blattner Headquarters is one of the premier buildings in the United States with a Geothermal HVAC- ice storage system. A presentation will be provided by Blattner, along with a tour that includes a review of the energy monitoring system, Blattner's on-site wind turbine, the building's Geothermal HVAC -ice storage system, and several other green building initiatives. The event ends with hor d'oeuvres and time for networking.

1.5 GBCI CE Hours towards the LEED Credentialing Maintenance Program applied for.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will be able to:

  1. Analyze from the provided presentation and tour, how 12 LEED points were accomplished on this project within the 6 major building certification categories.

  2. Identify how 15% of all energy costs are saved in the facility with a single on-site renewable energy source / wind turbine, by actually viewing the energy monitoring system provided by the tour.

  3. Analyze the Energy Efficiency credits selected by the LEED AP, and compare them with the Building Commissioning report based on the actual outcome of the building design from the presentation provided.

  4. Identify how a Geothermal HVAC with ice storage compares to either a standard HVAC, or a Geothermal HVAC without ice storage

  5. Identify the required due diligence process any project must be aware of when looking to incorporate on-site renewable energy including permitting, interconnection, and transmission.


AGENDA:
2:15 PM Assemble at USGBC-MN Headquarters, 5353 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN
2:30 PM Tour bus departs for Blattner Energy Corporate Headquarters, Avon, MN
4:00 PM Arrive at Blattner Energy Corporate Headquarters, Avon, MN
4:15 PM Introductions of Speakers/Instructors – Guided Tours
5:45 PM Questions and Answers and Networking
6:15 PM Depart for USGBC-MN Headquarters, 5353 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN
7:45 PM Tour bus arrives at USGBC-MN Headquarters, 5353 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN

Note: If you are providing your own transportation to the event, please arrive at Blattner by 4:00 pm

Where: 392 County Road 50 • Avon, MN 56310
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