SOS Conference 2010

Event Summary

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Lawrence Tech A200

Harry Giles, University of Michigan Professor and entrepreneur with HGDesign+Technology and SITUMBRA (Ann Arbor), has led a team on a national award winning EPA P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) funded project and is researching the application of bio-composite and recyclable polymer facades in buildings. He is also the principal investigator on a PATH/NSF funded research project with a team of interdisciplinary university faculty and industry collaborators, researching technological innovations in an industrially manufactured prefabricated system for low energy, medium-rise affordable housing.

Reservations are not required. This event is FREE and open to the public.


Complying with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Hdqts.

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*Registering for this event will grant you complimentary access to Friday's events: Seminars, Tours and Exhibits.
Individuals who have registered for Standard 90.1-2007 do not have to register separately for: Seminars, Tours and Exhibits.  You are eligible as an attendee, to purchase the 90.1 and 189.1 standards and their user's guides, as well as the ASHRAE greenguide at reduced prices.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday, 02/22/11 at Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Hdqts.

This seminar is targeted at design professionals, code officials and building owners. The State of Michigan is incorporating ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 into code in March of 2011.  ASHRAE Standards 90.1-1989, 90.1-1999, and 90.1-2001 have been the benchmarks for commercial building energy codes in the United States. The 2004 version of Standard 90.1 included significant changes from the previous versions, such as reducing the number of climate zones from 26 to 8, refining a number of HVAC provisions, improving stringency of lighting power requirements, and adding an appendix with new, more flexible rules when using 90.1 for LEED® certification. This course presents an overview of the 2004 standard, the addenda added in the 2007 version, the Standard’s requirements, and methods for compliance.

State of Michigan displaced workers may register at the 'student' rates for the SOS201 courses and seminars.  Select the "All Students/Displaced Workers" category and in the place where an ID or Organization is requested, type the words "umemployed".




Earn 6 PDHs/AIA  LUs  or 0.6 CEUs for each all-day course at greatly reduced fees. 


  Pre - Registered by 02.16.11       At the Door
Non - members $250.00 $300.00
Endorsing Sponsor Members $235.00 $285.00
(about 5% discount)    
ASHRAE & Financial Sponsors Members     $225.00 $270.00
(10 % discount)    
All Students / Displaced Workers
$100.00 $125.00


Each 1-day course is offered at the following discounted* fees and includes course handouts, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments:





Thursday, February 24, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Shriner's Silver Garden


ASHRAE’s 2009-2010 Society President, Gordon Holness, PE, ASHRAE, will be honored as the 2011 Gold Awardee. The Detroit ASHRAE Chapter and other Affiliate Council professional groups will also honor their outstanding members of 2009-2010. Janice K. Means will be recognized as the ASHRAE Detroit Chapter Distinguish Service Member and both she and Filza H. Walters will jointly be recognized for receiving the ASHRAE Region V Chapter Service Award.

State of Michigan displaced workers may register at the 'student' rates for the SOS201 courses and seminars.  Select the "All Students/Displaced Workers" category and in the place where an ID or Organization is requested, type the words "umemployed".

For more information and cost to attend, call 248-353-0735


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Friday, February 25, 2011
8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Lawrence Tech Campus


The State of Michigan on Sustainability:  Full STEAM Ahead will be held on Friday February 25, 2011 at Lawrence Technological University, Southfield Michigan in celebration of National Engineers & Entrepreneurship Week.  Registration begins at 8am, followed by seminars, tours, an expo, and culminates with an interactive panel discussion and dialogue.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, Lawrence Tech, the Engineering Society of Detroit and many other professional organizations, you have a rare opportunity to earn AIA LU’s, PDHs and CEU’s (for Professional Engineers, Architects, LEED AP’s, etc.) at the seventh annual SOS2011 Sustainable Conference  – at NO COST!

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Speakers will address all aspects of sustainability and the day will culminate in a panel discussion on the state of sustainability in Michigan with representatives from manufacturing, business, government, and education. Attendees may optionally purchase an all-you-can-eat lunch on the day of the event in the newly renovated Lawrence Tech cafeteria.

Attendees may also attend the Sustainability Expo of vendor and non-profit tables. Vendors can exhibit for a pre-paid $50 and ESD Affiliate Council non-profit organizations may exhibit for $10. Space is limited and will be issued on a first come basis so prepay for your table ASAP. Vendor Registration Form PDF image

Sustainability-related projects with emphasis on those which have been recognized through awards will be exhibited in the Lawrence Tech UTLC Gallery Monday, February 21 through Saturday, February 26. If you have a poster or model of an award-winning sustainability project which you would like included, please contact Janice K. Means at Include contact information, a description of the project, award details and the size of your poster or model. The email subject must include the words “SOS2011 Exhibit”.

Attendees may also purchase ASHRAE publications at reduced prices.


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