Architecture. Energy. Japan. 2012
New conversations between practicing architects, engineers, construction firms, educators and researchers will explore design and simulation, regulation and policy, sustainable certification and utility and government programs as strategies for achieving a wiser use of energy resources without compromise of comfort or aesthetics.
REGISTRATION OPENS ($40)
9:30 / Wurster Hall
OPENING / INTRODUCTION
10-12 / Wurster Hall, Rm. 305
PROF. DANA BUNTROCK
PROF. TOM BURESH
DR. MASAYUKI MAE
PANEL SESSION: LEED + CASBEE
1-2:45 / Wurster Hall, Rm. 106
ROB KNAPP. "COMPARING LEED + CASBEE."
There are a number of assessment systems for encouraging energy efficiency in buildings. LEED, which originated in the US, is often employed abroad as well; CASBEE is a younger system developed in Japan. What are the differences between these systems, and how can they be useful to designers?
DAVID GILL (Mark Horton / Architecture)
BALÁZS BOGNÁR (Kengo Kuma and Associates)
WORKSHOP, 1: SOFTWARE USED IN ENERGY CONSERVATION IN THE U.S.
2:45-7 / Wurster Hall, Rm. 106
ADVISING JAPANESE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON SUSTAINABILITY AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION
9-12 / Wurster Hall
Introductory outline in room 104, from 9-9:20
From July 23-August 10, over 300 high school students from the areas of Japan impacted by last year's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown are coming to Berkeley for 3 weeks to study sustainable approaches to energy, community planning, and architecture. The Tomodachi Summer 2012 Softbank Leadership Program is generously funded by Masayoshi SON (UCB '80) and will be meeting in Wurster Hall concurrent with our event. Student groups will present design proposals on August 8; our group has agreed to spend the morning of August 7 observing their practice presentations and offering advice.
We would encourage anyone involved in our event, whether as a speaker or participant, to share your expertise with these students.
PANEL SESSION: ENERGY + SIMULATION
1-2:45 / Wurster Hall, Rm. 101
DR. PHILIP HAVES
PANEL SESSION: PROJECTS USING SIMULATION SOFTWARE IN JAPAN
2:45-4:30 / Wurster Hall, Rm. 101
DR. MASAYUKI ICHINOSE
WORKSHOP: SOFTWARE USED IN ENERGY CONSERVATION IN JAPAN
5-7 / Wurster Hall, Rm. 101
DR. KAORU IKEJIMA
DR. MASAYUKI MAE
PANEL: PROFESSIONAL INCENTIVES
9-12 / Wurster Hall, Rm. 305
CARRIE MEINBURG BURKE
PANEL SESSION: SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE IN JAPAN
1-2:45 / Wurster Hall, Rm. 106
PROF. KAZUHIKO NAMBA
PROF. KAZUHIRO KOJIMA
PANEL SESSION: SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE IN THE U.S.
2:45-4:30 / Wurster Hall, Rm. 106
ZOE PRILLINGER + LUKE OGRYDZIAK
WORKSHOP: ADDRESSING ENERGY IN OUR ARCHITECTURE
5-7 / Wurster Hall, Rm. 106
Works under development by young Japanese and US designers will be presented for discussion by participants, with a focus on sharing strategies for energy conservation.
9-12 / Wurster Hall, Room 305
ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION (OPTIONAL)
DR. GAIL BRAGER
PROF. KAZUHIKO NAMBA
PROF. KAZUHIRO KOJIMA
What do students need to know to prepare them for a sustainable approach to professional practice? Join others to discuss key issues and how they can be incorporated into architectural education.
PANEL SESSION: CALIFORNIA ENERGY POLICY
1-2:45 / Wurster Hall, Room 101
DR. STEPHEN SELKOWITZ
DR. CARL BLUMSTEIN
DR. KARL BROWN
PANEL SESSION: JAPANESE ENERGY POLICY
2:45-4:30 / Wurster Hall, Room 101
DR. TAKASHI INOUE
DR. TAKASHI AKIMOTO
DR. MASAYUKI MAE
5-7 (doors open at 4:30) / Wurster Hall, Room 112
DR. ANDREW DEWIT: "JAPAN: ANOTHER LOST DECADE?"
Dr. Dewit will outline the political economy of Japan's power policy in mid-2012. The Noda coalition, backed by the Ministry of Finance and large banks, is inclined to return to the earlier status quo, which remains key to the business models of many extant utilities. However, smaller local governments and innovative capital are strongly incentivized in opposition. Further, Japan's Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry is increasingly aware of a competing economic revolution based on biotech, information technology, and renewable energy. By biasing to established interests, Dr. DeWit fears Japan could forfeit its future.
THIS LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED). RECEPTION TO FOLLOW IN THE SEABORG ROOM* (FACULTY CLUB).
*The Seaborg Room is not wheelchair accessible.
DR. TAKASHI AKIMOTO is a professor in the Department of Architecture and Building Engineering at Shibaura University in Tokyo and a member of the Research and Development Committee for CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency). Other research interests include thermal comfort, workplace productivity, task/ambient conditioning, and floor-supply heating and HVAC.
DR. CARL BLUMSTEIN is director of the California Institute for Energy and the Environment (CIEE) and one of its founders. He also has a research appointment at the UC Energy Institute where he has been an Energy Policy Analyst since 1981. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, and a member of the Gas Technology Institute's Public Interest Advisory Committee. He served on the Board of Governors of the California Power Exchange from 1997 to 2003. His publications concern evaluation and incentives for energy efficiency programs, the administration of energy efficiency programs, restructuring in the electric power supply industry, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and the role of market transformation in energy efficiency programs.
BALÁZS BOGNÁR, LEED AP, is a lead designer and project manager at Kengo Kuma and Associates in Tokyo, where he is in charge of the office's U.S.-based projects; both the Portland Japanese Garden Expansion and China Center inside New York's One World Trade Center building are on track for LEED certification. He has also worked at Toyo Ito Architect and Associates in Tokyo, and Machado and Silvetti Associates in Boston.
DR. GAIL BRAGER is a professor at UC Berkeley and Associate Director of the Center for the Built Environment. Brager's research looks at in mixed-mode buildings, which combine natural and mechanical ventilation, thermal comfort and adaptive mechanisms, task/ambient conditioning systems, climate-responsive building design, and curriculum materials development. Prof. Brager currently serves as the Chair of the US Green Building Council's Research Committee. She is also an active member of ASHRAE, serving as Past-President of the S.F. Bay Area Golden Gate Chapter, and Past-Chair of TC 2.1 (Physiology and Human Comfort).
DR. KARL BROWN is Deputy Director of CIEE and Director for CIEE's Energy Use in Buildings program. He is an expert on 'deep energy efficiency' in buildings — sharp reductions in energy consumption that are achieved through appropriate application of new technologies, optimal use of existing technologies, smart design employing measured performance benchmarking, and performance monitoring that enables continuing reductions in energy use over time. Brown was named "Energy Engineer of the Year" in 2003 by the Association of Energy Engineers Bay Area Chapter, and received the 2008 "Go Beyond" Award from the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories and R&D Magazine for his contributions to the Laboratories for the 21st Century Program. He helped found and continues to advise the UC/California State University/Investor-Owned Utility Energy Efficiency Partnership.
BILL BURKE, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an architect with more than 20 years experience in environmental issues and energy efficiency. As Program Manager at Pacific Gas & Electric Company's (PG&E) Pacific Energy Center, Burke manages the architectural educational programs and consultations, with a focus on improved building performance through good site design, high performance glazing, daylighting, and other green building strategies. Burke was on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter in 2008 and 2009 and has chaired of the AIA/SF Energy+Environment Design Award jury since its inception in 2003. He also coauthored a textbook for college students, Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building (2009), with Marion Keeler.
CARRIE MEINBERG BURKE is an architect, industrial designer, and co-founder of PARABOLA. Her work integrates technical and nuanced aspects of natural and built environments toward solutions that optimize human and ecological health. With two patents pending, Carrie is co-designing an innovative mechanical unit optimized for human comfort and energy efficiency, supported by an National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation Seed grant. Burke has also designed a California residence registered to meet the ambitious standards of the Living Building Challenge.
DR. ANDREW DEWIT is a professor in economic policy studies at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. He has co-authored three books: Getting out of the Great Recession (2009); The Global Financial Crisis (2008), and The Energy and Environmental Revolution (2007), all published in Japanese. DeWit is a coordinator and regular contributor to The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus and on the board of the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation Innovation Network.
DAVID GILL, AIA, LEED AP, is a licensed architect at Mark Horton / Architecture, a LEED accredited professional and teaches regularly at Academy of Art University and California College of the Arts. Recent projects include House of Air, a LEED Certified adaptive reuse of a historic airplane hanger, and Temple Sinai, a LEED Silver addition of classrooms and chapel to a synagogue. Gill has a keen interest in living simply and the design that promotes that value.
KATHERINE GROVE, AIA, LEED AP is the principal of UrbanGrove Studio, an architectural practice grounded in green design principles and an expertise in healthy construction materials. Ms Grove was previously a Director with William McDonough + Partners, where her work included overseeing the firm's role as a founding member of the Make It Right project, most notably developing the non-profit's environmental protocol and assessing materials used in the construction of the LEED Platinum certified homes. Ms Grove is also a Senior Review Architect with the University of Virginia.
DR. PHILIP HAVES leads the Simulation Research group in the Building Technologies and Urban Systems Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), immediate past chair of ASHRAE's Technical Committee 4.7 Energy Calculations and former president of the US affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. Haves' current work includes extending US DOE's EnergyPlus building energy simulation program and leading a project to develop a comprehensive graphical user interface for EnergyPlus.
DR. MASAYUKI ICHINOSE is an Assistant Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University. His most recent awards include the Architectural Institute of Japan's "Encouragement Prize" in 2011 for his work on integrating perimeter-free HVAC systems with the building envelope, and, with others, the 2012 technical award from the Society of Heating Air-conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan (SHASE).
DR. KAORU IKEJIMA is the founder of Advanced Knowledge Laboratory (AKL), which developed and distributes the customizable air flow simulation software FlowDesigner, an accessible design tool for all designers, not only for CFD specialists. FlowDesigner is the world's first BIM-friendly simulation software for airflow that allows IFC data transfer to perform CFD analysis. As simple as Google's Sketchup, FlowDesigner also has inverse analysis calculation functionality.
DR. TAKASHI INOUE is a professor at Tokyo University of Science. Dr. Inoue won the Society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan Awards for his research every year from 2004 through 2008 and again in 2012; other recent awards include the International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture PLEA2000 Best Paper Award (2000) and a Environmental and Equipment Design Award in 2002. He was an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report and in 2001, was awarded the prestigious "Ten Year Award" from the Society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan (SHASE).
KEI KAIHOH has worked in the offices of Tadao Ando, Manabu Chiba and Taira Nishizawa and is currently in independent practice under his own name. Design awards for his works include first place in the Urban Design Center Koriyama Competition for a new community in Fukushima Prefecture and Honorable Mention in the Solar Town Design Competition, Tokyo (both with Norihisa Kawashima) in 2012; he also received Second Prize, in the 2011 Asahi Glass Corporation competition, and Honorable Mention in the 2007 Japan Tobacco Smoker's Style Competition.
NORIHISA KAWASHIMA is currently a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley; he has been instrumental in organizing this event. He is on leave from Nikken Sekkei. In 2005, Kawashima initiated a research group, Design on Environmental Concept (DECo); he is currently on the Architectural Institute of Japan's Sustainable Architecture Committee. With Kei Kaihoh, Kawashima's work received first place in the Urban Design Center Koriyama Competition for a new community in Fukushima Prefecture and Honorable Mention in the Solar Town Design Competition, Tokyo) in 2012. He has also received the 2011 Chairman's Prize Sustainable Housing Award from the Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation (IBEC) and a commendation in the Passive Design Competition, both for his independent project "HOUSE BB," and commendations from Tokyo Gas (2011), TEPCo (2006), and in the Energy Conservation Centre of Japan's Energy Conservation Housing Competition (2006).
KANG KIANG, AIA, has over twenty years of experience in the design and execution of large-scale structures; he spent six years managing the diverse international team that developed the California Academy of Sciences. Kiang has been a Friedman Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently a Principal at Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects, where his work includes the revitalization of Durant Hall on the UCB campus, the ODC Theater Center, and the SFJAZZ Performance Venue; he is also working with the San Francisco Opera in designing a new multi-purpose performance venue on the fourth floor of the historic War Memorial Veterans Building.
DR. ROB KNAPP's recent research, titled "U.S./Japanese Building Energy Efficiency Measures and Their Applicability to Southeast Asia" was developed in 2008-9, while an Abe Fellow based at Waseda University in Tokyo. Knapp is a physics professor at The Evergreen State College.
PROF. KAZUHIRO KOJIMA is a professor at the Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture and a principal in the award-winning architectural practice CAt, based in Tokyo. He received the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) Grand Prize in 1997, AIJ Design Commendations in 2003, 2004 and 2009, the ARCASIA Gold Prize in 2002, and the Japan Association of Artists Craftsman and Architects (AACA) Award in 2011. His Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture won a Global Holcim Silver Award in 2009. Kojima's work has been the subject of special issue monographs published by The Japan Architect (2006) and 2G (2007).
FRANK LA RIVIÈRE is a Dutch architect based in Tokyo. LaRivière has been in independent practice in Japan for twenty years, where he is licensed as a "first class" architect. In addition to managing his own practice, he represented Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure on both stages of the Ginza-area Hermès Building. LaRivière's Y-House received a Good Design Award in 2005 and an Interior Planning Award in 2006; the 2010 Nebuta House in Aomori Prefecture, developed with MOLO Architects of Vancouver, has received the 2012 Tohoku Architecture Award, a 2011 "Highly Commended" AD+D Award for Emerging Architecture from Architectural Review, a 2011 International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, and a 2011 World Architecture News (WAN) Civic Buildings Award.
GEORGE LOISOS, AIA, LEED AP, is a founding principal in the firm Loisos+Ubbelohde, an architecture and consulting firm specializing in sustainable design and high performance buildings. Loisos previously led research programs in building energy use at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and served as the architectural program coordinator for PG&E, directing groundbreaking projects in daylighting design and productivity. As project manager and research lead for the California Energy Commission, he coordinated research and product development on energy efficient lighting and lighting controls.
DR. MASAYUKI MAE is an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo and one of the organizers of this event. His research embraces energy-saving technology for buildings and equipment, and the utilization of natural energy and simulation tools. Dr. Mae, with others, received the Shinohara Memorial Award from the Society of Heating Air-conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan (SHASE) in 2000 and the same organization's Precision Equipment Intelligence and Information Award for Young Engineers in 2002. His recent book, Ecohouse Lies (2012, in Japanese) has received a great deal of critical attention. Dr. Mae will be assisted in this presentation by members of his research lab.
JUMPEI MATSUSHIMA is a principal in JP Architects and has recently entered the doctoral program in architecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 2002, he received an award from Adidas for his design of a foosball table and Special Prize in the SOGO_HODO Visual Design Competition, and in 2003, he received First Place and a design competition sponsored by Maruyama Builders.
MARSHA MAYTUM, FAIA, LEED AP, is a founding principal of the San Francisco firm Leddy Maytum Stacy and a member of the United States Green Building Council. Her work has received national and regional design awards from the American Institute of Architects, the National Building Museum, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the California Preservation Foundation. In the 1990's, Maytum participated in several pioneering eco-charrettes including the "Greening of the Presidio, San Francisco," "Greening Affordable Housing, Los Angeles," and the International Green Building Challenge in Vancouver (1998) and Maastricht, the Netherlands (2000). In 2003, Maytum was appointed a Peer Design Reviewer for the U.S. General Services Administration. She serves on the San Francisco Waterfront Design Advisory Committee and the University of California, Berkeley, Design Review Committee.
JUN NAKAGAWA is the founding principal of the Tokyo-based Levi/Architecture. Nakagawa received a Good Design Award in 2009, and awards in 2010 and 2011 in TEPCo's "Confortable [sic] Living Environment Contest. He has been a lecturer at the University of Tokyo and Chiba Institute of Technology.
PROF. KAZUHIKO NAMBA is a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and a principal in the award-winning architectural practice Kazuhiko Namba + Kai Workshop, in Tokyo. In 1995, he received the Good Interior Design Award, the House Architecture Award and the Shinkenchiku (Japan Architect) Yoshioka Award; he received the Japan Institute of Architects Sustainable Architecture Award in 2004. His work is featured in the monograph Kazuhiko Namba: Box Houses Under Construction (2001). He also authored Far North Post-War Architecture: Kiyoshi Ikebe (1998); About Box Houses (2000) and The Box Houses: Towards a New Eco-house (2006) and The Four Layers of Architecture (2009), all in Japanese.
LUKE OGRYDZIAK Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects is a San Francisco-based design studio focusing on progressive design that specializes in the inclusion of new media and digital technologies in architecture. Established in 2000, OPA has been globally recognized for projects that reflect a dense layering of architectural and technological issues. In the interest of broadening the range of design strategies, the office also sustains a commitment to formal and computational research. The partners were Friedman Visiting Professors at the University of California, Berkeley.
NEAL SCHWARTZ studied both architecture and public policy at Harvard as a graduate student, and these two disciplines establish the foundations of his practice, Schwartz and Architecture. Schwartz is a professor at California College of the Arts and previously taught at UC Berkeley and Harvard.
DR. STEPHEN SELKOWITZ is Department Head of the Building Technologies, Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Selkowitz is a frequently invited speaker on building energy efficiency, author of over 170 publications, and holds 2 patents. This Spring, Selkowitz was awarded the 2012 Berkeley Lab Prize's Lifetime Achievement Award for Societal Impact.
SCOTT SHELL, FAIA, LEED® AP, BD+C is a nationally recognized expert on high-performance buildings and sustainable design, and has written and lectured widely on these topics. He emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to design to create beautiful, comfortable, and healthy spaces with excellent natural lighting, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality. Since joining San Francisco-based EHDD in 1996, he has designed a number of successful high-performance projects, including the LEED® Platinum-rated Marin Country Day School.
HENRY SIEGEL, FAIA, LEED AP, is a founding partner in Siegel + Strain Architects. The partnership has received over sixty national, regional, and local design awards, including a total of four "Top Ten Green Projects of the Year" awards from the AIA's Committee on the Environment (COTE). Recent awards include the North American Wood Design Awards, Award of Merit (2011), and the State of California, "Flex Your Power" Award for Education and Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection Agency & Department of Energy, Energy Star Challenge for Energy Efficiency Awards, both in 2007. Siegel is past chair of the COTE National Advisory Group and has also served on the selection jury.
HIROKAZU SUEMITSU is represents the architectural office, SUEP (Suemitsu Design Partnership), based in Tokyo and Fukuoka. Suemitsu began at Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, and established SUEP with his wife Yoko Suemitsu in 2007. The firm aims to realize a new organic architecture integrating structure and environment. Suemitsu received the 27th Shinkenchiku (Japan Architect) Award in 2011, the Design of Environment-Facilities Award Grand Prix in 2010, and the Japan Institute of Architect's Architecture of the Environment Award in 2010. Suemitsu was won two notable competitions in 2011: a Junior High School and a Culture Hall and Arena in Ureshino City, Saga Prefecture.
TOMOKO TAGUCHI is the founding principal of Tomoko Taguchi Architects, based in Tokyo. She began her career in the office of Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier and has taught at Meiji University, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Kogakiun, and Tokyo University of Science. Taguchi is currently on the faculty at Hosei University. Her major awards include a 2011 Good Design Award and a Japan Institute of Architects Award in 2008.
PETER TURNBULL is principal of the Zero Net Energy Program at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where he has spent over 30 years promoting energy efficiency. Over his career, he has had extensive experience in managing energy efficiency rebate programs concentrated on commercial markets and today, Turnbull leads the planning team for the "Architecture at Zero" competition sponsored by PG&E, the AIA-SF, and the University of California, Merced. Turnbull was also on the Board of the Cool Roof Rating Council from 2002-6 and is a member of the California Commissioning Advisory Council.
SUSAN UBBELOHDE, LEED AP, is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and one of the founding principals of the firm Loisos+Ubbelohde. The firm's projects have won 29 AIA awards, three AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects, and three LEED platinum certifications. In teaching and practice, Ubbelohde focuses on daylighting design tools (software evaluation and sky simulator design) and low-energy design. She has directed research for the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the University of California Energy Institute, and the California Institute for Energy Efficiency.
MEGHAN WHITE, LEED AP, is the Assistant Sustainability Manager of the Sustainability Consulting Services for Webcor Builders and the Webcor Consulting Group. Her primarily responsibility is providing LEED and Green Building Consulting Services to Webcor's clients and provide Sustainability related Preconstruction Services. White is also responsible for supporting the LEED Training programs within Webcor's Training Department, providing the instruction and developing the curricular materials. Meghan is also active in the US Green Building Council's Northern California Chapter.
TOMOHIKO YAMANASHI is an executive officer and principal at Nikken Sekkei, Japan's largest architectural firm. His work has received the Building Contractors Society Award in 2001, the Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan Award in 2005, the Good Design Award and Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) Design Commendation in 2009, the Association of Artists Craftsman and Architects (AACA) Award in 2010, and the Japan Institute of Architects Grand Prix in 2011. His books include The BIM Revolution: Complete Change for Architecture (2009), Glass Architecture: Design and Function (2009) and Things Picked Up in Their 20s: Study Methods for Future Architects (2012), all in Japanese.