Case Studies Seminar

Solluna Builders' president Wayne Jeansonne will be a featured speaker at this month's green building seminar sponsored by the Austin Energy Green Building Program.Friday, November 12, 2010, 11:30 am -- 1:30 pm, at the LCRA Dalchau Service Center, 3505 Montopolis Dr.

This month's seminar presents case studies of green building projects in Austin:  commercial, multi-family, and single-family.  Wayne Jeansonne will present several single-family residential case studies.

Green Building Case Studies Green building does not succeed in a vacuum. The interaction between builders, the community, suppliers, government, contractors, and others is crucial but often complex and uncharted. Finding out how others have discovered and addressed these issues can provide valuable insight. The AE Green Building seminar on case studies is intended to provide these perspectives. Commercial, multifamily and single family projects will be highlighted and the presenters will share their experiences with emphasis on how green building has impacted their methods.

Commercial Case Study Presenter: Dylan Siegler, Associate Principal, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems Ms. Siegler is engaged in a broad spectrum of sustainable design and LEED consultancies, including a new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in New Orleans; the new Austin Federal Courthouse; and the 1-million square foot Block 21 mixed-use project in downtown Austin, including W Hotel and Residences and Austin City Limits studio and concert venue. She provided LEED consulting services on the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas and the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas which are the first two LEED-NC Platinum certified projects in Central Texas. Multifamily Case Study Presenter: Stuart Hersh, Consultant, Stuart Hersh Consulting Mr. Hersh worked for Building Inspections for over 20 years, drafting code amendments and interpretations as the department manager and was part of the team that drafted Austin’s first land development code and later S.M.A.R.T. Housing policy. For the past two years, Stuart has worked with the Mary Lee Community and other not-for-profits on housing affordability, Green Building, and code compliance. He is the project manager for The Willows, Austin’s first fully accessible apartment complex that will serve renters who may earn as little at $700 a month.

Single Family Presenter: Wayne Jeansonne, Founder and President, Solluna Builders Mr. Jeansonne is a residential custom home builder with several 5-star ratings under his belt. He has been an active participant in the Austin Energy Green Building Program almost since its inception, and has been a passionate advocate for green building practices since 1999 when he was business manager of the Green Building program at American YouthWorks. Determined to help take green building mainstream, in 2002 Wayne started his own custom residential construction company for both new construction and remodels. He's also a popular speaker and workshop presenter.

For more information, go to the Austin Energy Green Building program web site.