2009 Grean building Seminar

Chinese American Renewable Energy Society

Clean-Tech Group of CIE/US-SF

AND CIE's Civil Engineering Group

Jointly Present

Green Building Seminar

Date & Time: Tuesday Nov 3, 6:30(registration), 7:00 - 9:30PM 
Place: ITRI International; 2870 Zanker Rd., San Jose, Room #140. 

Talk Title: A Primer on Green Buildings, the USGBC and LEED 3.0- 
By Ron Fong, P.E., LEED AP, and Miki Mori LEED AP, Project Designer DGA Architects 


Green seems to be the "in" thing in everything including Green Buildings. What is it all about? In this presentation, you will learn the answers to: Who is the US Green Building Council (USGBC), what are green buildings, where does one use the LEED green building certification program, why use LEED AP's, and some case study examples of how you can do something to improve your prosperity, your people, and your planet (3 Ps of sustainability).. 

The USGBC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program. 

The LEED green building certification program is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for buildings designed, constructed and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. Sustainable designed, high performance buildings, often called green buildings, are facilities that are highly energy efficient, have lower operating costs, are better for the environment in broad and specific terms, and promote whole health for their users and occupants. Green buildings achieve these objectives through an integrated design, construction and operations methodology with measurable results using a holistic disciplined approach. 

The LEED certification program is the market leader for 3rd party independently verified green buildings and has been widely adopted as a standard by the Federal Government, the State of California, and the Cities of San Francisco and San Jose to name a few. The number of registered projects has doubled annually for the last four years and the square footage of LEED-certified construction rose 92%, from 148 million to 284 million square feet in 2008. The number of registered LEED professionals has also increased 100% in the last year. California has the highest concentration of LEED projects and professionals. 

The speakers will present the latest LEED version 3.0; its new point rating system, four certification levels, and its current adoption in both public and privates sectors. 


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2009 CIE-SF Career Seminar

Free CIE-SF Career Seminar

Wednesday, Oct 28, 6 - 9PM, and

Saturday, November 7, 1 - 5PM

Location: ITRI, Suite 140, 2870 Zanker, San Jose, CA 95134

(ITRI USA, San Jose Office)

Wednesday Oct 28 - Chair: Dr. Joe-Ming Cheng 

  • 6:00 - 6:45 PM: registration and networking - light dinner/refreshment
  • 6:45 - 7:15 PM: Session I Coping with Job Change. Patricia Reed, LMFT, Principal, New Hope Counseling
  • 7:15 - 7:45 PM: Session II Use of a Resume in the Job Search. Ken Reed, President, TKO Phoenix
  • 7:45 - 8:00 PM: Break
  • 8:00 - 8:30 PM: Session III Interview to Win. Ken Reed
  • 8:30 - 9:00 PM: Session IV Secrets of Salary Negotiation. Ken Reed

With the Silicon Valley jobless rate is at 12% and the actual rate among senior professionals and under-employed far higher, we need fresh ways of looking at our lives and skills. 

Note: limited light meal provided, please come early 

Saturday Nov 7 - Chair: Dr. Betty Chang 
Biomedical and Device Industry Career Forum 

With the recent economic downturn, the general unemployment rate in the Bay Area is at 12%. Unemployment rate is believed to be much higher among senior professionals with many resorting to under-employment. The healthcare industry is one of the very few sectors still hiring. The "Biomedical and Device Industry Career Forum" will discuss the prospects and opportunities in the sector. James and Steve will share their lifelong careers in the medical device industry, and Darlene, Ruba, and Chiou-Ping will speak of opportunities in the Bay Area. 

The event is free, and all are welcome to the forum and networking. 

Dr. James J.W. Wang, Project Manager, Accuray. 
Mr. Steve S.M. Wu, Principal Engineer, Acclarent. 
Ms. Darlene Forsythe, Principal, SPHR Human Resources and Staffing, People Solutions 
Ms. Ruba Ruba Khenaisser, Senior Engineering Recruiter, Aerotek, South San Francisco 
Ms. Chiou-Pying Cheng, Manager Financial Services, Prudential 

  • 1:00 - 1:30PM: Registration and Networking
  • 1:30 - 2:45PM: Engineers and Medical Devices
  •    1. Development of a Robotic Radiosurgery System, James Wang, Project Manager, Accuray Inc.
  •    2. From Catheters, Stents to Balloon Sinuplasty: My Career Path in Medical Devices, Steve Wu, Principal Engineer, Acclarent Inc.
  • 2:45 - 3:45PM: Job Search, Interview Tips and Staying Positive, Darlene Forsythe, SPHRPrincipal, Human Resources and Staffing Consultant
  • 15min break
  • 4:00 - 4:45PM: Career Panel, James Wang, Steve Wu, Ruba Khenaisser, Darlene Forsythe, Chiou-Pying Cheng
  • 4:45 PM: Networking

On-Site Recruiters 
Ruba Khenaisser, Senior Engineering Recruiter, Aerotek, South San Francisco 
Chiou-Pying Cheng, Manager Financial Services, Prudential 


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CBA Annual Meeting


Emerging Trends in the Bioscience Industry

Date/ Time: Nov 14, 2009, 1:00 - 5:30PM 
Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, California 

Speakers : 
Mr. Matthew Gardner, BayBio 
Dr. Arjun Natesan, Geron Corporation 
Ms. Wei Huang, LS9 Inc. 
Dr. Jing-Shan Hu, Merck & Co 
Dr. Larry Hsu, Impax Laboratories 
Dr. Jo Shen, ScinoPharm 
Dr. Marietta Wu, Burrill & Company 
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Networking Break ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
6:00PM Dinner banquet 
7:30PM Keynote by Dr. Ginger Cheng


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