Event Title:

East Bay Guild


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 11/7/2012 5:30:00 PM
End: 11/7/2012 8:00:00 PM


Brent Bucknum
Hypahe Design Laboratory


Truitt & White - Conference Room


Nov 7, 2012 2:00 PM
Nov 7, 2012 2:00 PM

Event Deadline:

11/07/2012 14:00

Event Notes:

Topic: Reinventing the Bathroom: Country Plumbing in the City

Brent Bucknum of Hyphae Design will speak about Hyphae's experience designing, engineering, permitting, installing, maintaining and advocating for innovative, or in some cases, very "traditional" residential water systems. While, we often think "green" systems are cutting edge, many of them are age old techniques. In fact, Brent’s 90 year old grandfather’s reaction to his grandson’s innovative work is: "well...that's just 'country plumbing!"
Brent will present greywater, rainwater, and integrated water management techniques and provide real life case studies from projects in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz County.
Presentation Team: Alisa Rose Seidlitz - Ambiance Eco, Meera Paul - Meera Sandra & Associates & Leo Garcia - Garzac Plumbing
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 1.5 credits
5:30-5:45 Sign In
5:45-6:00 Networking Exercise
6:00-7:30 Topic Presentation
7:30-8:00 Open Discussion
Registration:  Pre-registration on our website is encouraged and incentivized and is available until 2pm on Wednesday, November 7th.  When preregistering online, folks can pay by credit card or choose to pay at the door with check or credit card.  
Pre-Registered Prices: 
$10 /Members
$15 /Non-Members  
Door Price (Not Pre-Registered): 
$15 /Members and Non-Members 
Transportation Tips:   Parking lot is available for attendees.  Build It Green encourages carpooling to our events and we recommend posting comments in the section below to make arrangements with other attendees. 
Things To Bring:  Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking purposes.  
About the Guilds: Hear from expert speakers on the latest green building issues and share your own experience with your peers. Meetings take place monthly in the South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and San Francisco.  Learn more!

Event Comments:

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows due to our limited venue capacity. Registered attendees can transfer their credit to another colleague (i.e. go in their place) for the same Guild Meeting - not for another Guild Meeting.

Speaker Information:

Brent lives and works in the former wetlands of West Oakland, California. Brent is known for innovative ecological engineering and green infrastructure. His work includes the design of institutional, municipal, commercial, and residential-scale living roofs, low impact stormwater projects, ecological landscapes, rainwater, greywater and ecological wastewater treatment systems.  Brent founded the Hyphae Design Laboratory an ecological engineering, research and design firm dedicated to bridging the gap between innovative architecture and ecology. 
Brent is also the founder and director of The Urban Biofilter a West Oakland-based green infrastructure non-profit. Their work is focused on designing and advocating for innovative approaches to bioremediation of air, water and soil in communities with severe environmental injustice issues. They're approach includes community-based design solutions, and green jobs creation. They are working with the EPA on VOC and Lead bioremediation for West Oakland superfund sites, as well as State-funded urban forest masterplan for the redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.


Contact Name:

  Michele Brown

Contact Phone:

  510-590-3360 ext 105

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