2008 Silicon Valley Innovation Institute Meetings Explore Green Facilities, Collaboration, Healing Games and more…

Turning Vision into Value: Silicon Valley Innovation Institute

“First Wednesday” Innovation Society Meeting
April 2nd, 2008
6:00 – 9:30 pm

Innovation in Facilities Design: Sustainable Materials and Systems
Panelists: Gary Shamshoian, Rick Rios, Danny Beesley
Moderator: Sue Lebeck, SVII

SVII continues to explore the theme of Innovation in Facilities Design with a look at the integration of systems-level and component-level innovation in the sustainable building space. Guest panelists Gary Shamshoian, Rick Rios and Danny Beesley share their perspectives.

Gary Shamshoian, P.E. is a mechanical engineer focused on industrial facility design. Gary provides expertise for large labs and cleanroom design and construction projects, and is a contributor to Labs21, which provides education to industry on high performance lab, cleanroom and data center deisgn issues. Gary’s designs and technologies deliver both sustainability improvements and cost savings.

Rick Rios is CEO and president of Verde Development Incorporated. Verde Development strives to make a global difference by focusing on the procurement, training, management and use of energy-efficient products, procedures, tools and environmental services relating to the construction industry as a whole. Verde is also the Northern CA distributor and training provider for the Apex Block, the latest generation of insulating concrete forms made from recycled expanded polystyrene.

Danny Beesley is a certified green building professional, and an external development strategist for the Green Building Exchange, a Bay Area eco-hub at the forefront of the green economy. Danny, a home builder from a young age, noticed early on that the conventional approach to the built environment was in part responsible for major ecological and human health impacts. Today, he pulls together together the many facets of the green building industry, building partnerships with key people and organizations.

This collaborative exploration of sustainable building innovation is sure to enlighten. Participants are welcome to bring colleagues and friends with a prior RSVP.

Program Schedule:

6:00-6:45: Informal networking and conversation
6:45-7:15: Opening remarks and Introductions
7:15: Community dinner and Society presentation
7:45: Feature/Panel presentation
9:15: Closing


Bayshore Ballroom
1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, California

(To drive, take Embarcadero East, past Ming’s, turn left into the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course; from the parking lot, walk up the breezeway and the restaurant will be on the right.)

Restaurant direct line: (650) 856-0999

There will be a $30 charge. Drinks are available on a no-host basis.
RSVP to: friends@svii.org.
For more information about SVII meetings, call: (415) 307-0645.

SVII First Wednesday Meetings—Upcoming Preview:

May 7: Social Software for Innovation and Collaboration

June 4: HopeLab: Healing Games

July 2: Chuck House, Executive Director of Stanford MediaX

Future Silicon Valley Innovation Institute meetings will be announced at a later date—stay tuned.

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