Topic: The Changing Regulatory Environment for New and Existing Buildings in Colorado
A movement that began as benchmarking in a few cities in the U.S. has spread to dozens of cities and entre states, including both Denver and Colorado. These regulations that impact both new and existing buildings will start to have significant impact on how we design and maintain our building stock. A further challenge is that these regulations are coinciding with an impending downturn in commercial real estate that some forecasters predict could reach catastrophic proportions.
About the Presenter:
Paul Hutton is a well known Architect who has specialized in energy efficient and innovative projects throughout his 40 year career. He currently serves as the Director of Regenerative Design at Cuningham, a large international design firm with six U.S. offices. In that role, he shifts the company from doing less environmental harm to doing good through its design. Paul is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the U. S. Green Building Council.
In addition to his role as Designer, Manager, and/or Principal on hundreds of projects in the Rocky Mountain Region, he taught at the University of Colorado College of Architecture, managed the Colorado Energy Office High Performance Building Program, served as juror for Solar Decathlons in both the U.S. and China, and currently represents Architects on the Colorado Building Energy Task Force. He has been active in legislative affairs at the state capitol for the past few years, promoting and testifying on behalf of climate change bills. He lives on a sustainable ranch south of Denver with his wife, dog, and free range chickens.
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