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Smart Grid Lecture Series

Event Date : November 17th, 2011

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Topic: LEED Construction Challenges: Maximizing Energy Efficiency with Controls


Justin Reginato, Assistant Professor of Construction Management –Sacramento State University;

Brian Lynaugh, Special Project Executive – Direct Digital Controls, Inc. in Sacramento;

Linda Hafar, Director of Sustainability and Plant Operations – Sacramento State University

Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Venue: Meadow Room in the WELL at Sacramento State University

The presentation will address leveraging intelligent infrastructure to improve how the LEED Gold building control system operates. There will also be a discussion about the risks general contractors face when constructing a building that qualifies for Gold or Platinum certification along with relatively lower and higher cost LEED point options. The primary component of Sacramento State University’s Smart Grid grant from SMUD, which is the installation of an open protocol energy management system that optimizes HVAC systems in older buildings, will be highlighted as well. After the presentation guests will participate in a tour of the facility to further examine its energy efficiency features.

Speakers Biographies:

Mr. Reginato has 10 years of experience as a design engineer, construction manager and estimator. He is also an accredited LEED Green Associate. Most recently, he worked with HMH Builders, which is one of the Sacramento region’s greenest contractors. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Construction Management at Sacramento State University with a focus on building estimating and scheduling.

Mr. Lynaugh has over 30 years of experience in the controls industry and held positions in the areas of engineering, programming, performance contracting, energy auditing, technician resource and project management and sales. Now, he is the Special Project Manager for Direct Digital Controls, Inc. in Sacramento, which concentrates on system integration of major control systems such as Johnson Controls, Honeywell, TAC, ALC, Liebert and ModBus systems.

Ms. Hafar is a registered mechanical engineer, certified energy manager and green building engineer. She is passionate about sustainability and has been engaged in energy conservation and other aspects of sustainability for more than 25 years. She is both the manager of the Smart Grid project and Director of Sustainability and Plant Operations at Sacramento State University.

Parking structure III is the closest to the WELL.

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