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Thursday, May 12 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Evolution of Enclosure: the Anatomy of Building Performance
Track: Energy + Power

Buildings are a major contributor to the climate crisis today. However, we now have the science and techniques to revolutionize building energy performance while also safeguarding building integrity and occupant health and happiness. Architects and builders have a starring role to play in the climate solution. Dan Whitmore and Zack Semke of builder Hammer & Hand, and Prentis Hale, principal of SHED Architecture + Design, will share field-tested techniques for designing and constructing advanced building envelopes that deliver superior energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and durability.

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Prentis Hale

Principal, SHED Architecture & Design
Prentis received his Master of Architecture from University of Washington, has an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University, and has performed traveling research in Stockholm on a Valle Scholarship. From 1998 to present, Prentis has worn the various hats of business... Read More →
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Zack Semke

Chief Evangelist, Hammer & Hand
Zack directs business development at Hammer & Hand, a construction company dedicated to inciting evolution in building. He studied human ecology at Stanford University (’93). He’s worked as an advocate for progressive regional planning, a developer of nonprofit community organizations... Read More →
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Dan Whitmore

High Performance Building Consultant, Hammer & Hand
Dan has worked in the construction industry since 1987 as a carpenter, general contractor, builder, and even FEMA Inspector. His introduction to high-performance building came at an early and impressionable age when, in 1977, his family built an award-winning Solar Home in Oklahoma... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Westin: Cascade 2