We have a dynamic speaker lined up -- Ms. Karen P. Butler, LEED Green Associate, EPA's National Manager for Commercial Building Design Initiative - Energy Star.

Ms. Butler has a master's degree in architecture and is the world's leading expert on the LEED Commercial Building Design process and has been a key developer of the Energy Star Target Finder Tool program throughout its existence.

This is an excellent opportunity to follow-up with questions that you may have from last February's High Performance Roundtable Discussion. Those of us whowere present will recall the practical knowledge and wisdom that Ms. Butler brought to the discussion.

Recognition of achievement within the ENERGY STAR program are many:

1) an organization can be a partner and outstanding partnerships are recognized with awards

2) equipment can be evaluated and rated as an ENERGY STAR qualified device

3) Existing Buildings can be evaluated and rated as an ENERGY STAR labeled building, and building designs can be evaluated and be awarded with a Designed to earn ENERGY STAR rating

The fee for the catered luncheon is $30 for AEE members
and $40 for non-members. AEE Student Chapter members
(GWU and GMU) and their faculty/staff sponsors are free
but still need to register.

Friday January 31, 2014 from
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM EST

George Washington University
Marvin Center - Room 308
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Despite all the improvements in high performance building design over the last few years, it continues to be difficult to know if the estimated energy use for a building design is comparable to similar high performing buildings.

Building designs that meet or exceed energy codes as a measure of high performance may not include a complete energy use profile. Nor does one know if the intended energy use ranks among the best in the nation. Using the ENERGY STAR Target Finder tool one can receive a 1-100 rating for the design. If the design's rating is 75 or higher, the Architect of Record can display the "Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR" graphic on building plans and documents.

ENERGY STAR recognizes both architects and building owners for their commitment to delivering high performance buildings that protect the environment. ENERGY STARĀ® is the national symbol for protecting the environment through energy efficiency. Many of the tools and resources are widely utilized and well known.

January 31st: Presentation of EPA Designed to Earn ENERGY STARĀ®