AIA Morning CES                                Program:  Green Building Code

 Length: 3 hours                                  Credits:  3 LU Hour         HSW:  Yes     

Date: October 22, 2010          Time:  9:00am - 12:00pm
Red Cross Auditorium, 2707 State Street,

Santa Barbara, CA 93105                   

Registration fee: $45 for Members/$75 Non-Members

Online registration required through website log onto:
Please reply by Wed. 10/20/10 to [email protected]

 ($10 late fee applies after deadline)

Description of class :  This class will provide an overview of the requirements on the new 2010 Calif Green Building Code. Focus will be on 4 key elements – Mandatory Residential Requirements, Mandatory Non-residential requirements, Commissioning, and the Voluntary Tiers. We will try and show how each of these sections can be met as well as understanding them as a whole.

The four learning objectives are :

1)     Understanding which section applies to which occupancy group,

2)     Mandatory Requirements vs Voluntary Tiers,

3)     Understanding sustainable construction practices,

4)     Integration with the other Calif Codes.

HS & W: This code’s stated purpose is “…to improve public health, safety & welfare by enhancing the design and construction of buildings through the use of building concepts having a reduced impact or positive environmental impact and encouraging sustainable construction practices.”

Sustainable Design:The Green Building code takes a holistic approach to the design of a construction project. It is not a points based system, nor is it strictly an energy efficiency system. It is about the entire scope of the project that includes Planning & Design, Water efficiency, Material conservation & resource efficiency and Environmental quality.

Presenter:   Chris Hansen

With 20 years experience as "Code Official," Chris started as Permit Tech with the City of Santa Barbara and has been an inspector, plan checker and now Plan Check Supervisor since 2002. He has also worked for the City of Santa Maria Building Division from 1996-2002 before returning to Santa Barbara. He has recently passed the California State test and became a Certified Access Specialist, CASp.  Chris is in direct charge of making code amendments and the training of staff.

Advance registration required.

Visa & Mastercard payments available online through Paypal:  

Members Pay $55 after October 20th

Non-Members Pay $85

after October 20th

or checks can be received and made payable to:   AIA Santa Barbara

located at: 229 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

For further information contact: (805)966-4198 or send inquiries to: [email protected] 

*Please note registrations cannot be confirmed until fees are received in advance.  Thereafter, additional instruction and materials will be made available to registered attendees.  No exceptions.

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AIA Santa Barbara, 229 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101  tel: (805)966-4198  website: