Below is the Program from BONDMulti 2017
Day One: Thursday March 30th 2017
|6:30pm||Seminar 1: Elliot Eisenberg
"US Economy in 2017"
Learn from Dr. Eisenberg how all four parts of GDP will perform in 2017, including household consumption, corporate investment, government spending and exports, and what the likelihood of a recession occurring in 2017 is. He willthen examine how labor markets and wages will perform and what the path of inflation is likely to be and how the Federal Reserve is likely to respond tovarious macroeconomic outcomes from a Trump administration. Time will also be devoted to briefly examining household balance sheets, and energy markets. Dr. Eisenberg will also discuss auto sales, as well as consumer and small business sentiment, and will examine the condition of commercial real estate and the residential housing market including starts, new and existing sales, prices, demographics, credit conditions and more generally, what factors are helping and what factors are hindering the housing market recovery. He will then discuss key national trends and their impacts on all 50 state economies.
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speakerspecializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, an economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States. He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70 word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com. Dr. Eisenberg has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, often as keynote speaker on topics including: economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding and tourism, consequences of government regulation, strategic business development and other current economic issues. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on cable news programs, talk and public radio. Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. He is the creator of the multifamily stockindex (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than eighty-five articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds and investment advisory groups.Elliot’s interests include keeping the rate of restoration of his 60 year old house ahead of its rate of deterioration and doting on his daughter. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!
|7:30pm||Welcome Drinks Reception|
Day Two: Friday March 31st 2017
|From 06:30am||Breakfast at your Leisure|
|8:50am||Seminar 2: John Cary
Almost nothing influences the quality of our lives more than the design of our homes, our schools, our workplaces, and our public spaces. Environmental psychologists have long described this influence as “place identity”—essentially that the foremost building blocks of our sense of self are actually the spaces in which we live, work, and play. It highlights the unique ability of design to dignify or reflect back to people that their lives have meaning. Despite all this, design is often taken for granted; people don’t realize that they deserve better, or that better is even possible. Drawing on examples from across the country and around the world, this talk will showcase buildings that dignify, through the voices of their actual inhabitants and users.
John Cary is a connector, writer, speaker, and curator focused on design and philanthropy. John consults principally for TED as a strategist for the $1,000,000 TED Prize, as a co-host of the TEDWomen conference, coaching speakers for events globally, and on other special projects in the area of philanthropy. In Fall 2014, he and partner Courtney Martin launched FRESH Speakers, Inc., a next generation speakers bureau, focused on diversifying thought leadership. John is also an advisor to Aspen Global Health & Development, IDEO, and an array of foundations and nonprofits. John’s first book, The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories About Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients, was published in 2010. His next book, focused on the dignifying power of design, is due out in Fall 2017. His writing on design, fatherhood, and philanthropy has appeared in The New York Times, ARCHITECT Magazine, Architectural Record, Fast Company, and on CNN.com, among other publications. A native of Milwaukee, Wis., John lives in a co-housing community in Oakland, Calif., with his wife, author and speaker Courtney E. Martin, and their two daughters. John is an avid runner and nine-time marathoner. He is also an accomplished photographer and drives a vintage VW Bus.
|09:50am||Collect Final Meeting Schedule|
|10:00am||One to One Business Meetings|
|12:50pm||Delegate Group Photograph|
|2:00pm||Seminar 3: Maureen Guttman, AIA- President, Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
"The Future of Architecture Is Built on Energy Codes"
The fundamental premise of professional architectural licensure is the protection of the public’s health, safety and welfare, which a community defines through its adoption of building codes and regulations. Increasingly, the public is extending the scope of HSW to include energy performance of buildings, which creates an exciting opportunity for architects to claim a dominant leadership role in offering solutions based on building science and design excellence. This presentation will provide an in-depth look at how building energy codes are developed and adopted and the role they play in local, state, national and international policy.
Maureen is a licensed architect with over 25 years of experience in energy-efficient and green building design and public policy. Prior to joining BCAP, she was the Executive Director of the Governor's Green Government Council in Pennsylvania. A former member of the AIA National Board of Directors, she currently serves on the AIA Energy Leadership Group. Maureen is also an active member of the International Code Council, and is the Chairman of the Governing Committee of the ICC Sustainability Membership Council.
|3:05pm||One to One Meetings|
Day Three: Saturday April 1st 2017
|From 06:30am||Breakfast at your Leisure|
|8:50am||Seminar 4: Sean Denniston
"One Building Type, One Code: Moving beyond the three-story divide in the energy code for multifamily buildings."
In most energy codes, multifamily buildings are subject to different requirements based on height: multifamily buildings three and fewer stories are regulated by the residential provisions and multifamily buildings four and more stories are regulated by the commercial provisions. This divide creates confusion in the market, difficulties with code enforcement, and perhaps most importantly, different energy outcomes in multifamily buildings. For the 2018 update to the International Energy Conservation Code, New Buildings Institute led an effort to solve these problems through restructuring the energy code by adding a chapter dedicated to multifamily buildings of all heights. In October of 2016, the outcome of this effort will be decided at the International Code Council’s Public Comment Hearings. This presentation will describe the process of attempting to restructure the model energy code, the outcome of that effort, and the next steps for multifamily buildings in the energy code.
Sean earned his Bachelors Degree in Architecture at the University of Oregon, and a Masters in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. Early in his career he worked as a Research Associate with Heschong Mahone Group performing building energy analysis and developing custom analysis tools, and doing background research and analysis for development of California Codes and Standards and other public policy initiatives. Prior to joining NBI in 2009, he worked for several years with an historic preservation consulting and development firm founded to rehabilitate historic residential properties with a special emphasis on energy efficiency upgrades that are effective and sensitive to the significant aspects of historic buildings. Sean’s work at NBI includes analysis and review of data relative to commercial building energy performance and prediction, code and energy program effectiveness and energy technologies. He also does research and review of commercial building design practices and energy and green technologies, including application, cost, savings and reliability, preparing analysis and graphics on commercial building energy use.
|9:55am||One to One Business Meetings|
|1:45pm||One to One Business Meetings|
|7:30pm||Farewell Drinks Reception|
Day Four: Sunday April 2nd 2017
|From 06:30am||Breakfast at your Leisure|