April 15, 2011

Casa Alemana: Contributing to the public awareness of sustainability.

The Casa Alemana event successfully took place in Escazu, Costa Rica in March 2011.  The German/American Architect Christian Kienapfel of PARAVANT Architects was invited by the German Costarican Chamber of Commerce (Deutsch-CostaricanischeIndustrie- und Handelskammer) to speak on the topic of “Impact of Sustainable Design on Construction, Gestalt and the User, International Rating Systems: LEED, DGNB, CalGreen,…”.  The following images are of the traveling "Casa Alemana" pavilion.

April 10, 2011

“Green Building and Energy Efficiency: From Innovation to Policy” presented by GABA the California German American Business Association

On April 14th the first event of the new GABA SoCal Clean Tech /Sustainability Industry Group will host “Green Building and Energy Efficiency: From Innovation to Policy” conference. 
Architect Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Architect Christian Kienapfel, AIA, LEED AP, AIA, LEED AP from PARAVANT Architects will be presenting and participating in the panel discussion on the impact of sustainable design on construction, gestalt and the user - International Certification systems: LEED, Cal Green, DGNB,… The event will be introduced by Marc Eichorn Vice Consul General, German Consulate, Los Angeles and moderated by Michael Boehm: LEED AP, Partner, Haig Barrett, Inc.; Chair Clean Tech & Sustainability Industry Group, GABA SoCal.

When:     Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 | 6:30pm-09:30pm
Where:    Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 409,
                1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
Fee:        GABA Members - $40 | Non-Members - $50