31 December 2012

2012 AIA Maui Newsletters

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26 December 2012

SLIM: New Spring Classes

Announcing New Spring Classes

Electric Vehicles 101
March 5, 2013 • 6:00pm-9:00pm
This 3-hour jargon-busting workshop introduces EVs and
explains their role in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, increasing our use of renewable energy, and achieving
Hawaii’s clean energy targets.

Creating a Sustainable Business
February 23, 2012 • 9:00am-5:00pm
How can you create greater sustainability for your business
while also staying profitable? This highly participatory
full day workshop will include hands-on exercises
to help you develop a sustainable business plan and
develop strategies for making your business environmentally,
socially, and economically successful.

UHMC SLIM Community Garden
Please join us in learning to grow your own food, increasing food security on Maui, and helping us build greater community on Maui. You can reserve your plot by registering through SLIM and EdVenture. With your plot (5 X 8 foot), you will receive an introductory educational class and have access to garden tools
and a fabulous community bonding experience.
Reserve a space by contacting Tracy Tarlow at tracytarlow@gmail.com.

Home Gardening for Sustainability
February 16-March 27, 2013 •  9:30am-11:00am
Join us for 8 engaging workshops to learn how to grow your own food in a small garden space and how to incorporate the natural ecology of our environment into organic food production.

Register through EdVentureMaui at 808.984.3231

20 December 2012

AIA Grassroots Scholarships


2013 Grassroots Leadership Conference Scholarships Applications Due 04 January 2013!

AIA|NWPR will award 3 to 5 scholarships for the annual AIA Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference.  Scholarships will cover airfare and registration expenses to attend the conference.  Preference will be given to young architect AIA members (licensed less than 10 years) and Associate AIA members.  Applicants should highlight their leadership roles in their local AIA chapters and discuss what they wish to gain from the AIA Grassroots Conference.

Scholarship recipients will be required to attend all of the conference events including the lobbying meetings on Capitol Hill, and the AIA|NWPR Board of Representatives meeting on 20 March 2013 and dinner on 22 March 2013.  Dinner fees will be covered by AIA|NWPR.  Recipients will also be asked to provide a written report of their findings and lessons learned from the conference (no later than 30 days after the conference).

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates must submit the following as a PDF:
  • A one page letter of nomination from an AIA state or local chapter located in the AIA NWPR.  Candidates may be self-nominated, if they provide two letters of reference from AIA members in good standing, affirming the nominee's ambition and potential for leadership in the AIA.
  • One page resume listing as a minimum, education, professional experience, awards and acknowledgements, and related volunteer positions held.
  • One page essay from the nominee, focusing on what he or she hopes to gain from the experience both personally and professionally.
Submissions due no later than 5:00 PM on 04 January 2013 (Friday).

Submit PDF Applications to:  kinney@aiawa.org
Please submit applications as a single PDF.

06 December 2012

Human Centric Lighting & Technology Brown Bag Lunch

07 January 2013 (Monday) @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:  Maui County Business Resource Center (MCBRC) in the Maui Mall

Human Centric Lighting is also called human factors in lighting, biophilia and other terms. It is for good circadian rhythms, visual acuity, mood, performance and energy saving – sustainability. The new generation of tunable LED products can dim and can color tone from warm white to cool white, which is so good for Human Centric Lighting. Office, school and hospital case studies will be discussed.

Many of these tunable LED products have the same amount of light and efficiency and cost about as much as standard LED products. This lighting cannot only cut electric costs for lighting in half, but it may also improve worker satisfaction, worker productivity, student performance and retail sales, which can dwarf electrical savings. Come to this talk, which discusses this next big step in lighting, which may become as significant as Edison creating the light bulb. This is different material than what Stan will present for Hawaii Energy on January 8.

All MCBRC workshops are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. The workshop is from 12 noon to 1pm. For more information or to reserve limited seating, call the MCBRC at (808) 873-8247.

Stan Walerczyk, who recently moved to Maui, is principal of Lighting Wizards, an energy efficient consulting firm. His 24 years lighting experience includes distribution, maintenance, retrofit contracting, 3rd party review, consulting, design, luminaire design, policy making and research. He is a DOE CALiPER Guidance Committee member on LED and competitive products. Stan is a consultant for California’s Title 20 Appliance Standard and Federal EPACT Standards, which mandate efficiency standards for lighting products. He has done considerable independent project managing for California Lighting Technology Center’s work on California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research. He has been assisting on DOE research on spectrally enhanced lighting. He has written over 40 published articles and presented over 700 seminars, including at 3 Lightfairs, 3 IES Annual Conferences and several IES sections. Various retrofit seminars have been for office, school, hospitality, hospital, warehouse, industrial and exterior applications. He is a Certified Lighting Energy Professional by the Association of Energy Engineers and is Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions. He is currently on the IES Spectral Effects and Energy Management Committees. He is chair the Human Centric Lighting Committee. Complete bio, testimonials, seminar schedule, client list and other information are available at www.lightingwizards.com.

03 December 2012

Letters to State of Hawaii PVL - ARE concurrent with IDP

Kimmey Unabia Architects, Ltd.                                                               
37 Kuapapa Place
Kihei HI  96753
Tel: (808) 874-9015
Fax: (808) 875-1078
Email: kua-maui@hawaii.rr.com

November 29, 2012

Subject:   Amendments to State of Hawaii Board of Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects Rules:      

Dear AIA Maui Members,

We have been advised by Amy Blagriff of the AIA Hawaii State Council that the Council is advocating for a proposed amendment to the Board of Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects rules to allow architectural interns to take the NCARB architectural licensing exam as soon as they graduate from a NAAB accredited architectural degree program.

This is something we have discussed at AIA Maui meetings off and on for several years and I urge you to send your letter in support of the proposed amendment.  Letters should be sent to:

James Kobashigawa, Executive Officer
Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects
State of Hawaii, Professional and Vocational Licensing Division.
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu HI  96801

You will find a sample letter which outlines the issues you may want to address in your letter in the AIA Maui blog.

Marie Kimmey AIA ME

SBRRB Mtg - review ARE concurrent with IDP

Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) will meet on 10 December 2012 (Monday) to review the draft rules to allow ARE concurrent with IDP.  The AIA Hawaii State Council strongly encourages members to attend in support of the draft rules.

AIA Hawaii State Council Support Letter

From Amy Blagriff, Executive Vice President AIA Honolulu/ The Center for Architecture:

Please mark your calendars. Dec 10. I just got word that the  Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) will meet on DEC 10 to review the draft rules to allow ARE concurrent with IDP.  It would be great to have a number of firm principals and candidates to attend this hearing. We have been working for years to affect this change.

Note the role of the SBRRB is to consider impact to small businesses and recommend rule changes to Governor’s office for final approval.  Thus your testimony should speak to the candidates advantage but should also say how it is good for small business and good for Hawaii in an economic/greater public good sense. I will work to edit our previous testimony to add a paragraph which addresses the positive impact to business. It would be great for you to tell your personal story – how your firm and Hawaii’s economy would benefit.