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Geodesign Session 4 Water Sustainable Practices SD and No Baja

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Geni Geodesgin

There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 4 Water Sustainable Practices SD and No Baja

Beth Brummitt

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Beth Brummitt

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Brummitt Energy Associates Inc.

Beth founded Brummitt Energy Associates in 1998 to focus on high performance buildings. With over 25 years experience in energy efficiency and building modeling, she has been training and speaking on the Title 24 energy codes since 1992 and on green building since 2001. ... Read more about Beth Brummitt

Philip J. Bona

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Philip J. Bona, AIA, Architect - Planner - Educator

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BNIM Architects

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Phil Bona is a Senior Architect and Planner at BNIM in San Diego.

Previously a Principal at Baucentrum Urban Studio, Adjunct Professor at NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Chair San Diego Urban Design Committee of the AIA, and Assistant V.P. for Architecture and Planning with CCDC, his expertise encompasses sustainable regional and urban design principles and policies supporting green building, renewable energy, water conservation and climate impact reduction. ... Read more about Philip J. Bona

Michael Russell

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Michael Russell

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Douglas Kot

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Douglas Kot

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Executive Director - U.S. Green Building Council, San Diego Chapter

Doug is the Executive Director of the San Diego Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. In this role he oversees the daily operations of the organization ensuring that the mission of the USGBC – San Diego is advanced. ... Read more about Douglas Kot

Debbie Raune

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Debbie Raune

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Senior Vice President, Real Estate Division - San Diego Housing Commission

Debbie Ruane is responsible for Acquisitions, Rental Housing Development Loans and Grant Programs, Property Management, Asset Management, Loan Management, and Construction Services. Ruane's division was responsible for launching SDHC's innovative Finance Plan in 2009 and raising $95 million in low-interest Fannie Mae and FHA mortgages by leveraging the equity of its former public housing properties to create additional affordable rental housing in the City of San Diego-810 units as of 2012. ... Read more about Debbie Raune

Vincent Mudd

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Vincent Mudd

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Committe Chair - San Diego 2024 Exploratory Committee

Mudd is Principal and Chief Operating Officer at Carrier Johnson + Culture, long known as one of San Diego's preeminent architectural, urban design, interior design and brand strategy communications firms. Mudd is also a licensed general contractor. Mudd is Chairman of San Diego's 2024 Exploratory Committee - the organization responsible for studying the feasibility of hosting the 2024 Summer and Paralympics Olympic Games in San Diego.  The Committee will submit a final proposal the be selected as America's host city to the United States Olympic Committee in November. ... Read more about Vincent Mudd

Alan Hoffman

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Alan Hoffman

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Mission Consult

 

 

He has consulted on a wide range of transit, parking, and urban redevelopment studies and has contributed to regional long-term planning in cities around the world, in addition to serving as a frequent workshop and conference speaker on transit markets, planning, and transit-oriented development. A former professor of management at the INCAE Business School in Central America, Mr. Hoffman has also consulted to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the US Agency for International Development. ... Read more about Alan Hoffman

India records world-beating green energy growth

India records world-beating green energy growth
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 Increase of 52% to $10.3bn in 2011 was based on strong solar performance

India's transformation into a cleantech powerhouse moved up a gear in 2011 when it racked up investments of $10.3bn in the sector, a growth rate of 52 per cent year on year that dwarfed the rest of the world's significant economies.

Solar investments led the growth with a seven-fold increase in funding, from $0.6bn in 2010 to $4.2bn in 2011, just below the $4.6bn invested in wind during the year, according to figures released yesterday by analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). ... Read more about India records world-beating green energy growth

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