Frank Dalene, President of Telemark, Inc. and Tim Dalene, LEED AP and Project Manager for the HGA House, a facility that is believed to be the first net-zero energy, embodied carbon neutral and LEED Platinum residence in the country, were invited last week to a “Workshop on Sustainable and Net-Zero Buildings: Latest Trends and Technologies” as a result of their expertise in and building to meet stringent “green” standards and beyond.
Sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, the overarching goal of which is poverty reduction by building upon success in the Asia Pacific region, the Workshop brought together experts in the area of energy conservation and green building that included the Dalenes as well as Professor Nay Htun, Research Professor of the Department of Technology and Society and the Advanced Energy Center, and Professor Lin-Shu Wang, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Sharing experience on carbon-neutral building
These four individuals discussed a variety of green building technologies, newest trends in energy efficient equipment and low carbon infrastructure. The Dalenes led presentations that focused on “LEED Certification for Existing Buildings and New Construction – Process, Procedures, Pitfalls” and “Conversion of an Existing Home to High Performance Ultra Green – LEED Platinum and Beyond; Construction of Sustainable Buildings”.
Professor Nay Htun together with Frank Dalene presented on the topic of “Emerging Trends in US and ISO Green Building Standard”. Frank also specifically led a session on the subject of Low Carbon Infrastructure – An Indexing Mechanism, where he discussed his development of the International Carbon Equivalent Mechanism Attributed to Neutrality (ICEMAN) that can calculate and index the carbon neutrality associated with the production of materials products and buildings by the application of sciences established as a result of the Kyoto Protocol, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and other similar efforts. Professor Nay Htun presented a session on “Sustainable Buildings and Low Carbon Energy Pathways” and Professor Lin-Shu Wang presented on “Distributed Dynamic Storage for Solar Cooling and Heating of Buildings”.
“We were honoured to be included with Professors Htun and Wang as invited participants in this conference,” said Frank Dalene. “The Asian Development Bank is pursuing LEED certification as it embarks on an extension of its headquarters building. Their commitment to the inclusion of green elements in the design and construction of these facilities enabled us to have a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and discussion during this meeting.”
Hamptons Luxury Homes, Inc. is a regional construction services company that builds and maintains custom homes, luxury vacation homes and ultra-luxury estate homes throughout the eastern end of Long Island, New York, with its principal offices located in Bridgehampton, New York. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Telemark Inc. is a nationally recognized and award winning ultra-luxury homebuilder. Telemark is behind the HGA house: a luxury four-bedroom house in Southampton (US), which incorporates cutting-edge, green building technologies as well as proven energy-efficient techniques including: open and closed cell insulation, geothermal heating and cooling, evacuated tube solar thermal hot water, thin-film photovoltaic solar power, conventional solar power panels, rainwater harvesting, LED lighting, and smart home technology.
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