Thu, 6/14/2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
This annual event celebrates transformative leadership in the green building community and industry in Lehigh Valley (which comprises Lehigh and Northampton Counties). It is taking place on Thursday, June 14th at the Flatiron Building - a 2017 Lehigh Valley Awards nominee!
The invited speaker is Megan Leinart, President of Leinart Consulting, who will be presenting on Parksmart, the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Developed by industry experts, the Parksmart framework guides projects toward innovative, solutions-oriented strategies.
Join us to learn about this significant standard as we network with the sustainability community and recognize an exemplary project and individual from Lehigh Valley! Nomination details can be found below.
Food and beverages will be provided. Worth 2 AIA LUs and 2 GBCI CE hours.
Member: $10 - was $20
Non-member: $25 - was $50 (Want to become a member? Join here!)
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Megan Leinart, LEED AP BD+C, CNU+A
Megan serves as President of Leinart Consulting, a company specializing in marketing strategy planning and execution, program marketing and branding, and sustainability consulting for the parking and commercial real estate industries. Megan is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Parksmart Advisor, and an Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Site Reviewer. She has more than 11 years of experience providing these services in the parking industry. Megan has written articles for numerous publications including UrbanLand and The Parking Professional, as well as authored a chapter for a joint publication between the International Parking Institute and the National Parking Association on the integration of sustainability and parking. In addition, she is also co-authored a report for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) “East Asia Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap”.
Located in the heart of Southside Bethlehem, The Flatiron Building was designed by A.W. Leh and built in 1910 for the well known banker, E.P. Wilbur. Since 2007, when The Stone House Group moved into and began managing the building, The Flatiron tenants have continuously sought to practice sustainability and energy conservation through building system upgrades and energy efficiency improvements that have decreased the building’s overall carbon footprint by 75% while increasing building occupancy by 60%. One of the ways the Flatiron Building has reduced its carbon footprint is by installing renewable energy, including a 40 kW Solar PV array on the parking garage and a 36 kW prototype condensing solar power (CSP) dish on the roof of the building. Two high efficiency natural gas fired boilers were also installed to replace the outdated and inefficient oil boiler. Additionally, several spaces, including four apartments and multiple office spaces, completed renovations within the past year and are pursuing LEED Gold Certification with support from an Alternative Clean Energy (ACE) program loan. LEED credits pursued in the renovated spaces include: long term leases; a building-wide community room; a public bathroom with a shower; installation and use of energy efficient and EnergyStar appliances; low flow fixtures; LED lights; low VOC paints and adhesives; natural day lighting through large southern exposure windows; interior light shelves; reuse of existing building materials; and stormwater runoff diversion to groundwater. The sustainable features introduced to the Flatiron Building have helped transform a 107 year old building into a beautiful and productive place for building occupants to work and live.
The awards winners will be announced at the Lehigh Valley Sustainability Awards on Thursday, June 14th.
Do you demonstrate excellence in existing building operations? Do you have an impactful community program or have you completed an sustainable project at the neighborhood scale? Do you or someone you know have a Sustainable SITES project? An innovative building? Is forward thinking infrastructure where you excel? Nominations are open for projects and individual leadership in Lehigh Valley (only projects and individuals from Lehigh and Northampton Counties will be considered).