AIA Los Angeles & SoCalNOMA present
Continuing Education Unit Credit: 1.5 CEU to be offered through the training.
Okapi Architecture is offering a series of training events in southern California, funded by the Southern California Gas Company. The purpose of the training is to provide a 60-90 minute summary of the most recent changes to Title 24, discuss how to effectively utilize the Energy Code ACE website, and link architects to the statewide IOU Codes and Standards team who are charged with implementing the new standards.
Attendees will leave the training with a basic working knowledge of the changes to Title 24. They will also have an initial orientation about the benefits of referring to and using the Energy Code ACE website that offers a wide variety of tools conducive to implementing the updated standards. Attendees will also view projects that have successfully implemented the changes in Title 24 as best practice examples. The presentations are interactive and designed to offer attendees the opportunity to ask key questions.
Ying Wang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and O+M and LEED Fellow, is a registered architect in California and other states. She earned master degree in architecture from Virginia Tech University. She has compiled an impressive thirty-plus years in architecture, program management and teaching.
As president of Okapi Architecture, she manages multiple multi-million dollar energy programs supported by the Los Angeles Department Water & Power, Southern Gas Company, and Southern California Edison. She provides technical assistance to the Statewide Savings By Design Energy Efficiency program, including Net Zero Energy and other sustainability measures.
Her architectural work while employed under Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Leo A Daly delivered high profile design and high performance energy efficiency. Those experiences transformed and spanned her interests into sustainability program practice and teaching profession.
She has been actively involved in the impressive market growth of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) for many years. Believing energy efficiency is the solution to the energy crisis and climate change, she applies innovative solutions on the technical aspects of buildings.
She has managed the green schools program for Los Angeles Unified, San Bernardino City Unified and various southern California charter schools. Approximately 200 existing building renovations, and new schools have been built under her leadership. Those schools provide quality, energy efficient learning environments for students and teachers.
Stan Klemanowicz is licensed as an architect in California and seven other states and NCARB certified. His affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, Project Management Institute, Green Building Certification Institute, National Institute of Building Sciences and, is a Founding Member of Façade Tectonics. Several of his projects have been recognized by professional organizations for their design and technical achievements.
He has been associated with Okapi Architecture for over two years. He is the Okapi Principal for day-to-day management of the Savings By Design program and its technical administration, and is the primary contact for application to the program. His architectural experience of over thirty years includes managing the project delivery of hospitality, commercial, retail, mixed-use, industrial, and educational projects. His special emphasis has been technical development, construction documentation and administration.
He has been responsible for program and project management for over 300 projects for Los Angeles Unified School District, projects for the Port of Los Angeles including the over $1 billion Pier 400 development, Major Modernization Programs for the City of Santa Monica, and several facilities for the Los Angeles Community College District.
He has been team manager and leader for numerous major, iconic projects in New York, New Jersey, Texas, California and overseas. His participation in the development of an iconic high-rise bank building in Jedda, Saudi Arabia that, after thirty years of occupancy, remains a high standard for energy efficiency in the region was the foundation of his passive design philosophy. He has also been responsible for the largest LEED Silver project in the City of Los Angeles, and several LEED Gold and Platinum certified projects.