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Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WELL Building Standard

PRESENTERS: Dustin Heiler, Global Sustainability Strategy – Steelcase

The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent educational buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also for the students and instructors who use them. This presentation will introduce how to do this using the WELL Building Standard as a framework, including the medical basis for the concept categories, and construction strategies to create healthy buildings.

  1. Articulate the financial, societal, and environmental benefits of WELL certification
  2. Recognize the structure of the WELL Building Standard
  3. Explain the 7 concepts of WELL Building standard, the strategies to achieve them, and the health impacts they address

DATE: style="padding: 6px;"Wednesday, February 15, 2017
TIME: 4:00 – 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Atmosphere Commercial Interiors
815 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
PARKING: Free parking on-site
CHECK-IN: Members and guests must check-in


School Tours – Join us for a tour of 2 NEW school projects!

July 15, 2016
10:00 am
Lunch included!

Gladden Farms Elementary and Valley View Early Learning Center, Tucson

Meet at Gladden Farms Elementary at 10:00 AM
11745 W. Gladden Farms Drive, Tucson, AZ

Lunch provided at 12:30 pm
Blanco @ La Encatada

Tour Valley View Early Learning Center after lunch.

FREE to Members of the Association
FREE to School District / Government Agency (member and non-member)
$10.00 to Non-members in a Private Firm

Chapter Tour

January 11, 2016

11:00 AM
Meet at the main entrance
Great Hearts Cicero Prep
7205 N.. Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

3:45 PM
Meet at the main entrance
Rancho Solano Preparatory School
9180 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Saint Xavier University

September 4, 2015
92 W. Vaughn Ave., Gilbert, AZ, 85233
Phone: 480.926.2119

Special Guest: Dr. Chris Zakrzewski, Ed.D., Director, Center for Instructional Design and Academic Technology, Saint Xavier University

Verrado High School

April 29, 2015
20050 N. Indian School Rd, Buckeye, AZ 85396

West-MEC Northeast Campus

February 25, 2015
1617 W Williams Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85027

“Join us for a tour of a unique educational facility. The West-MEC Northeast campus transforms an existing office/warehouse site, into a distinct CTE facility, and creates a unique school campus identity. The campus contains several CTE programs: Health Sciences, Construction Trades, Automotive and Collision Technology and Veterinary Sciences programs.

Unique to all West-MEC programs is the element of developing career-ready students upon graduation.  The programs that are offered include industry certification. These certifications programs are developed alongside West-MEC’s industry partners. Industry partners were instrumental supporters, working hand in hand with the design team, informing space needs, as well assisting in curriculum development, all serving to create stronger educational facilities. “

Sponsored by:

emPOWER Az Schools: ENERGY STAR Training for schools

December 5, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: ASU Tempe Campus, CAVC building, Room 459

As much as 30 percent of a school district’s total energy is used inefficiently or unnecessarily. emPOWER Arizona Schools is an initiative designed to help K-12 school districts measure their energy performance through ENERGY STAR and create real solutions that improve energy efficiency.

Join us on December 5th as we present an Energy Star training session.

  • Establish Energy Star Portfolio Manager for your school(s).
  • Learn how creating a benchmark of the energy use of your school can provide insight into better management and improvement of energy use throughout the state
  • Hear how taking action to develop an Energy Efficiency Program for your school can improve equipment efficiency and longevity, provide educational resources to promote energy consciousness, improve the learning environment, and engage students in cross-curricular experiences with STEM education.

Dave Munn, P.E, LEED AP
Chief Technical Officer
Chelsea Group Ltd.

Audience: Event is open to any Arizona school district employee

Registration fee: $10, includes parking. Visit this link for a map locating FREE parking for paid attendees of this training.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Limited seating for up to 40 Participants.

Bring: Laptop with both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome installed.

School Safety and Security Summit

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Phoenix Airport Marriott
1101 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Speaker: Paul Timm, RETA Security

Hosted by ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions and RETA Security

Roofing 101

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
TRANE Office
850 West Southern Avenue, Tempe AZ
11:30 am

Provide information to allow design professionals and building owners to manage their roofs from assessments to completion of roofing projects. This presentation will provide the tools to allow for proactive roof asset management and prevent reactive solutions.

Larry Lind, AIA, Member of NCARB, RCI, CSI, NRCA; Principal of Architechnology
Dave Fisco, RCI; Manufacturer's Representative for Garland Roofing
Mark Farell, President of Progressive Roofing
Paul Rivera, Construction Project Specialist for Phoenix Union High School District

School Security Discussion

September 11, 2014
Marana Healthcare Center
Community Rooms A & B
13395 N Marana Main St, Marana, AZ 85653
Phone: 520.682.4111

Speaker: Dan Demland, Architect, Arizona School Facilities Board

10:30 am – 12:00 pm with lunch to follow

Joint event with AIA

Lunch is no cost for Association or AIA members
$15 for non-members

Thank you to our Sponsor:

Chapter Meeting

April 2, 2014
Tucson High School & The University of Arizona
11:30 am, lunch provided

"Is the grass always greener?"
Why are K-12 and higher ed institutions installing Synthetic Turf athletic fields? We will hear from a panel of experts and tour two fields.

AIA credit available

Chapter Meeting

February 26, 2014
TRANE Office
850 W. Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ
11:30 am – 1:30 pm, lunch provided

What can we learn from the Sandy Hook report?

Speaker: Dan Demland, Architect, Arizona School Facilities Board

AIA credit available

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