David McGinley from the City of Knoxville Stormwater Engineering Group described the current stormwater requirements for new construction. The emphasis has changed and the new rules consider endangered species and reflect better understanding of the pollution that comes from stormwater. There is a much greater emphasis on infiltration of stormwater.
The speaker for the January 14 meeting was ELIZABETH EASON, AIA, LEED AP BD&C, LEED AP Homes.
The current LEED construction emphasizes early teambuilding with the clients, architects, engineers and contractors interacting early in the
January 21 no meeting
Gary Golden spoke on Monday January 28, 2013. Gary Golden has his own energy consulting practice. He was formerly with EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Generation and Nuclear Sectors specializing in Steam Turbines, Generators and Auxiliaries.. He was the Technical Manager of Solar Augmented Steam Cycle Projects for retrofitting existing fossil fuel plants with Thermal Solar technology. His engineering background includes designing and testing power plants all over the world. He teaches courses on steam turbines generators and auxiliaries yearly for ASME.
The use of solar power in conjunction with a gas powered plant is very effective. He described several solar collectors using solar heating to generate power.