Green Buildings are the way of the future. In fact, since January 2020, California is already leading the charge by requiring all new residential buildings (defined as single and multifamily between one to three stories) to be built to Net Zero Energy (“NZE”) standards. By 2030, Net Zero Energy will be required for all new and existing commercial buildings.
Are you not exactly sure how NZE will impact your pipeline? Come learn from Lance Collins, Director of Sustainability at Partner Energy and President of SoCal National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), about all things Net Zero, building sustainably in California, and accessing funds available to developers. We will explore a completed case study of a Net Zero Energy affordable housing development in Santa Monica, Greenway Meadows, with Jesús Hernández from Community Corporation of Santa Monica, to understand the feasibility of sustainable methods and lessons learned for your next project. With new codes approaching and entitlement periods taking longer, 2030 may be sooner than you expect. Educate yourself now!
Lance Collins is a Director at Partner Energy with over 20 years of experience in architecture, urban design, and sustainable design consulting. His experience includes whole building energy analysis, benchmarking, energy and water conservation measures, resource consumption reduction strategies, Green Certification project management (i.e. LEED, GreenPoint Rated, ENERGY STAR, Net Zero, etc), building commissioning, renewable energy project development, and project / construction management.
A licensed architect in California, Lance has provided design and consulting solutions for various types of buildings, including institutional, office, mixed-use, retail, schools, and multifamily residential properties. Lance has led the completion of more than 50 Green certified projects including LEED Platinum, and Net-Zero projects for new buildings and existing construction for Partner Energy clients.
Lance is also a guest lecturer at colleges and universities teaching green building principles and sustainable design strategies to young students as well as industry professionals. He has presented at numerous green building conferences and events including the USGBC-LA MGBCE and NOMA National conference. His writing on sustainability and energy efficiency has been featured in a number of publications including GlobeSt.com, Sustainable Industries, and other online platforms. Outside of work, Lance currently serves as the President of the Southern California chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, SoCalNOMA.
Community Corp. of Santa Monica
Jesús Hernández is the Director of Housing Development of Community Corp. of Santa Monica (CCSM). An 11-year affordable housing development professional, Mr. Hernández has a proven track record in securing and developing approx. 860 units of affordable and permanent supportive housing. In his current capacity with Community Corp, Mr. Hernández is tasked with overseeing the organization’s real estate department including both new construction opportunities and the rehabilitation of existing buildings. Mr. Hernández received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Minor in Urban Planning from University of California, Los Angeles.