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State Government Network Annual Meeting Registration Open
By Zachary Hart, Manager, State and Local Relations
State Government Network members can still register for the SGN Annual Meeting August 1-2 in Savannah, GA. Each state component will receive a $1,000 stipend to defray the costs of sending a representative. Among other issues, this year’s meeting will cover:
• Design-Build Project Delivery: Picking up where we left off last year, this session will continue the SGN effort to help AIA components manage design-build project delivery.
• Public Private Partnerships: PPPs are spreading quickly across state legislatures. Like design-build, PPP project delivery has profound implications for the practice of architecture. Guest architects from Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom will share their experiences in managing public-private partnerships.
• Architect-Led Deep Energy Retrofits: As building performance and energy efficiency become more and more valued in the real estate market, retrofitting existing buildings for energy efficiency is poised to become a new and significant business opportunity for architects. Publication of the guide, “Deep Energy Retrofits: An Emerging Opportunity” by AIA and Rocky Mountain Institute was the first step in helping architects prepare to capture this market opportunity. This session will discuss how public policies such as PACE financing can help fund architect-led deep energy retrofits.
To see an agenda and more information on this year’s meeting, please visit the SGN Annual Meeting information page.
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