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Please join us for networking, dinner, chapter meeting and a presentation on Conrad Hilton Foundation new Net Zero Building: design, construction, and occupancy.


Date: Thursday, May 10th, 2018


The Journey to Zero: An Owner’s Perspectives 


The Conrad N Hilton Foundation was established in 1944 to provide funding to nonprofit organizations working to improve lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world.  Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than 1.6 billion dollars in grants.


Chairman, President, and CEO Steven M. Hilton had a vision of a cutting-edge, environmentally sensitive, energy-efficient building with the lowest possible impact on the surrounding geography and habitat.  Karen Miller and her team set about to bring the chairman’s vision to reality, with breathtaking results.  During our lecture, Karen will discuss the Owner’s perspective from initial design to occupancy.   She will also discuss the future phases of construction.


The new facility exceeds LEED Platinum performance standards and is designed to be a net-zero energy building. Altura team members led and oversaw the commissioning process for the facility. The team is engaged in the on-going energy and environmental optimization.


Newly located in Agoura Hills California.  The 70- acre campus has plans for total of fours buildings, but right now, the first phase of construction has resulted in an office/maintenance facility of 22,000sf.


Some of the impressive features include.


1. Retaining more than 200 protected Coast Live and Valley oak trees near our building site


2. Using a passive downdraft HVAC system that circulates cool or warm air without the use of fans


3. Limiting the direct sunlight that enters the building with an automated external shading system


4. Integrating daylight and electric lighting into a single energy-efficient design


Understand from the Owner’s point of view how deep sustainability commitments can work successfully on this fascinating project.


Our Presenters:  Katherine Miller,
Director of Campus Development,
Facilities and Workplace ServicesConrad N. Hilton Foundation 
Matthew Schwartz,P.E., CEM, CBCPSenior Associate, Altura Associates, Inc.


Katherine Miller is the Director of Campus Development, facilities and Workplace Services for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. In her role, she is directly involved in the strategic planning and day-to-day operations of the 70 acre campus, its facilities, and construction oversight of current and future building phases.  She was a key member of the team overseeing the design and construction, as well as post-occupancy of the Hilton Foundation’s first-phase building, which received a LEED Platinum rating. Her current focus is on establishing enhanced sustainability protocols to help the campus achieve its net zero energy, water and waste goals, and educating external audiences about the evolving Hilton Foundation campus.


Matthew Schwartz, P.E., CEM, CBCP – Senior Associate, Altura Associates, Inc. - Mr. Schwartz is a mechanical engineer with diverse experience in building automation and controls, commissioning, and energy modeling. He is a recognized leader in delivering turnkey building automation system retrofits. He has led the integration of data analytics platforms in new construction and retro􀂠t projects, and he has delivered turnkey controls retrofits for multi-tenant commercial buildings, medical office buildings, university facilities, and more.



Register Here


Members & Guests - $35

Students with dinner - $10

Students, no dinner - no charge



5:30 - 6:00 Social time

6:00 - 7:30 Dinner,

6:35 - 8:00 Presentation / Thank you / Announcements



For Info contact:  Kathy Greenway   kgreeway@DraperInc.com.


Location: WLC Architects8163 Rochester Ave # 100, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730(909) 987-0909


The Inland Empire Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute