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Tuesday, May 10
 

1:00pm

Legacy Project (Danny Woo Community Garden)
RSVP for this hands on volunteer Legacy Project opportunity here! Questions? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Location: Danny Woo Community Garden, 620 S. Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Spend the afternoon reconnecting with the land, while helping to preserve a historic urban growing space, with a Legacy Project at the Danny Woo Community Garden. This 1.5 acre edible community garden that is managed by InterIm CDA is located in the heart of Seattle’s Chinatown/International District (CID) and has been a source of food security and cultural preservation for low income, elderly Asian-immigrants living in the area for over 40 years. More recently, the Danny Woo Community Garden became home to a chicken coop and a children’s growing space to engage the wider community and build an intergenerational connection between youth and seniors in the neighborhood.

This Legacy Project is an opportunity to get your hands dirty and participate in the rich history of the garden by providing maintenance and restoration support. After learning about the garden’s legacy of social justice, environmental stewardship, and cultural resiliency, we’ll jump into the garden to help weed, mulch, and provide small repairs to fences and pathways. We’ll end our project just in time for you to refuel at any of the numerous eateries that fill the blocks of the CID.

HOW TO PREPARE
Please wear clothes appropriate for doing physical labor in a garden. There are gender neutral restrooms and storage lockers located in the InterIm CDA office, one block from the garden. Please bring your own water and snacks to sustain yourself. This project will occur rain or shine.

HOW TO GET THERE
The garden is located at 620 S. Main St., Seattle, WA 98104, at the corner of S. Main St. and Maynard Ave. S. There is hourly paid street parking along S. Main St. Accessible bus lines include: 14, 7, 36, 70, 49. Broadway Streetcar, and Link LightRail via the International District Bus Tunnel.

Accessibility Note: As a terraced garden there are numerous staircases, narrow and uneven pathways, and limited covered areas for inclement weather. Please contact us at info@interimicda.org with specific accessibility requests to determine whether a visit to the garden will meet your needs.


Read more about this community garden here: http://interimicda.org/whatwedo/sustainable-communities/danny-woo-community-garden/

Speakers
avatar for Mei Wook

Mei Wook

Manager, Danny Woo Community Garden
Mei Yook is the Manager of the Danny Woo Community Garden at InterIm Community Development Association. She has an extensive background in food justice, working through Seattle to empower communities of color to organize and share their stories of resiliency and resistance through food. Mei Yook is currently researching the relationship between health and community gardening on the Navajo Nation as she finishes a Masters in Public Health... Read More →



Tuesday May 10, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Danny Woo Community Garden 620 South Main Street, across from Maynard Ave South

1:00pm

Net Positive Energy: Power and the Living Building Challenge Workshop
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

LOCATION: ZGF Office (24th Floor), 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2400, Seattle, WA 98104
PRICING
Early Bird (through 4/26): $125 Members / $200 Non-Members
Beginning 4/27: $150 Members / $225 Non-Members
Want to attend two workshops? Get $50 off the total if you register for two! Enter the code DOUBLE on check out to get the discount!

Net Zero Energy Buildings have reached a tipping point. The economic limitations that restricted their success in the past have changed drastically and the technologies needed to achieve Net Zero Energy are now readily available. This session will begin by taking a look at the Living Building Challenge, particularly the intricacies of the Energy Petal, to teach participants what is involved with achieving a Net Zero Energy project and what it means to become Net Positive. The session will showcase the latest Net Positive Energy Building projects, uncover the strategies and technologies used and the policies and programs in place that are accelerating the uptake of Net Zero and Net Positive Energy Buildings and Communities. Finally, the session will look to the future and uncover the trends emerging in Net Zero Energy, including the push to Net Positive Energy, and discuss how each participant can take the lessons learned into their own practice.

This workshop is pre-approved for 4 CE's with AIA, GBCI and LFA. 

Speakers
avatar for Brendan Cook

Brendan Cook

NZE Manager, International Living Future Institute
Brendan is an entrepreneurial, renewable energy expert who finds creative solutions for communities, buildings and organizations. His previous work and education have taken him around the world living in Europe, Asia and North America, influencing his perspective on the planet and contributing to his knowledge in the sustainability field.  He has most recently worked as a Senior Analyst at the Center for Resource Solutions and is currently a... Read More →
avatar for Brad Liljequist

Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology... Read More →


Tuesday May 10, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
ZGF Office 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2400, Seattle, WA 98104

2:00pm

Affordable Housing Summit: Exploring Solutions and Sharing Resources
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this summit. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

PRICING: $50 per person (Light snacks and drinks will be provided.)
LOCATION: ZGF Office, 4th Floor Multipurpose Room (accessible from 4th Ave Entrance), 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2400, Seattle, WA 98104

The Institute invites innovative affordable housing developers and practitioners working around North America and the world to share experiences and strategize on ways to bring Living Affordable Housing to life. This summit will be a mix of presentations and participatory activities. Case study presentations will highlight ways that affordable housing project teams have overcome regulatory, financial, and other barriers to integrate renewable energy, deep energy and water savings, healthy materials, and other regenerative technologies and solutions into their projects.

Participatory discussion based activities will focus on ways to apply these and other strategies to your own affordable housing projects. As a participant, you will walk away with new connections to colleagues and ideas for action, resources, and tools for reaching higher levels of health and sustainability on your projects.

This summit will be pre-approved for continuning education credits.

Speakers
avatar for Raezel Arca

Raezel Arca

Living Building Challenge Coordinator, International Living Future Institute
Raezel maintains an organized and efficient workflow for the Living Building Challenge staff by providing technical program support for project teams pursuing the Challenge, assisting in tracking and research of Dialogue posts, and coordinating projects through certification. Additionally, she supports the LBC staff with a variety of research and education related tasks. Raezel participated in the ACE Mentor Program and the... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Cooper

Andrea Cooper

Living Building Challenge Materials Petal and Declare Manager, International Living Future Institute
Andrea Cooper is the Materials and Declare Manager with the International Living Future Institute. She is a sustainable design and construction professional with a background in interior design, architecture and construction management. After receiving her Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Andrea worked on some of the most noteworthy, sustainable buildings in the Midwest while with WMA Consulting... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and governments working to adopt advanced measures of sustainability related to the Living Building Challenge. She also directs the... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Living Community Challenge + Policy Director, International Living Future Institute
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. She directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities. Prior to joining ILFI, Alicia practiced architecture in Seattle Washington with GGLO, in California with Van der Ryn Architects, and in the US Virgin... Read More →


Tuesday May 10, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm
ZGF Office 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2400, Seattle, WA 98104

5:00pm

5:30pm

LP50 Summit (Invitation Only)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. 
This summit is by invitation only. Can't find your invitation? Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions. The location of this summit will be announced soon.

LOCATION
Copperworks Distilling Company
1250 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

Join the fourth meeting of the Living Product 50, a group of leading manufacturers collaborating to transform the materials economy through transparency, green chemistry and supply chain innovation.

Participants will receive updates on the current pilot products, learn details about the certification and audit process, and provide their input on the development of the Living Product Expo 2016. This meeting will be more informal than previous discussios in order n to foster more dialogue between manufacturers, and it will be held over dinner at a fantastic local Seattle restaurant.

Speakers
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →
avatar for Greg Norris

Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has taught Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) at HSPH since the late 1990s. Gregory is also the... Read More →


Tuesday May 10, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Copperworks Distilling Company 1250 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

7:00pm

unConference Eve Afterparty: Waterfront Welcome
Looking for a place to eat before you kick-off the conference with fellow attendees? Check out listings of local restaurants on the Eat Well Guide!

Seattle and water are synonyms. Whether it’s the lakes, rain or Puget Sound, water is everywhere. Without it Seattle would be a different place altogether. Join us at Mithun to celebrate water, rain, oceans and lakes and everything else water gives us.

Location: Mithun, 1201 Alaskan Way, #200 Seattle, WA 98101

Sponsored by Mithun
Special thanks to Mithun for hosting and donating this space, and to Finnriver Farm & Cidery for donating cider to the event.

Tuesday May 10, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mithun 1201 Alaskan Way, #200 Seattle, WA 98101
 
Wednesday, May 11
 

7:00am

8:00am

Getting to Net Positive Water Summit: Innovative Strategies and Policy for Cascadia and Beyond
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this summit. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

PRICING: $50 per person
LOCATION: Westin, Seattle (Room: Cascade 2)

The International Living Future Institute invites you to take part in a deep dive into the Water Petal and resilient integrated water solutions. As a shoulder event to the Living Future Unconference, the Institute invites practitioners, government and agency officials, academics, ILFI Collaborative and Congress members, and all interested parties to come together to strategize ways to accelerate the adoption of Net Positive Water systems.

Participants will hear about innovative ideas and successful programs, policies, projects, and initiatives from leaders in Cascadia and beyond. Informative and creatively facilitated discussions will focus on developing action plans for local, bioregional and federal advocacy to achieve policy impact and tangible change in Cascadia and beyond. This Summit will generate momentum in support of net positive water policy effort and inspire connections among the leaders in the field to carry on this critical work after the conference. 

This Summit is open to the public and attendees must pre-register. Questions? Contact us at advocacy@living-future.org. 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Liljequist

Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology... Read More →
avatar for David Mead

David Mead

High Performance Building Specialist, PAE
David has 12 years of experience as an architect and 6 years as a high performance building consultant. He works to integrate engineering and architectural solutions into unified sustainable designs. He has worked on net-zero buildings in the US and internationally. David is a committed advocate for net-positive buildings and brings an innovative approach to energy modeling and analysis to advance building performance for an environment toward... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and governments working to adopt advanced measures of sustainability related to the Living Building Challenge. She also directs the... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Living Community Challenge + Policy Director, International Living Future Institute
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. She directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities. Prior to joining ILFI, Alicia practiced architecture in Seattle Washington with GGLO, in California with Van der Ryn Architects, and in the US Virgin... Read More →
avatar for Molly Winter

Molly Winter

Director, Recode
Molly directs Recode, a nonprofit dedicated to legalizing sustainability. Recode is working to ensure access to and accelerate adoption of sustainable building and development practices. She is a designer, researcher, and illustrator seeking to help others understand the science of waste treatment processes to help them make better decisions and participate in this world. Molly also lends her paintbrush to create visual explanations for... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Westin: Cascade 2

8:00am

Project Team Summit (Invitation Only)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
This summit is by invitation only. Can't find your invitation? Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING: $75 per person
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101), Cascade 1 room

Join members of other registered Living Building Challenge project teams from around the world to discuss successes, challenges, and new information pertinent to your efforts to meet the Challenge. Connect with teams that are building in similar climates to yours, or constructing similar project types. Hear from experienced practitioners as they discuss lessons learned in the course of successfully attaining certification. This popular event typically sells out, so reserve your space early for this informative annual gathering. 

CEU Objectives (2 hrs out of 4 hour meeting/discussion): 
1. Learn successful strategies to overcome hurdles to Living Building Challenge Certification
2. Identify synergies between Living Building Challenge Imperative requirements and LEED credit opportunities. 
3. Understand the evolution of the Living Building Challenge program and exceptions. 
4. Explore climate specific successes and challenges to achieving high performance design. 

This summit will be pre-approved for 2 hours of continuing education for GBCI, AIA and LFA. 

Speakers
avatar for Allison Capen

Allison Capen

Living Building Challenge Technical Director, International Living Future Institute
Allison Capen, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute in Seattle where she oversees Certification and technical consistency. She is a licensed architect and has been actively involved in the green building movement in the northwest for the last 15 years, working on environmentally focused projects as a designer, a LEED reviewer, a sustainability consultant... Read More →
avatar for Sam Wright

Sam Wright

Manager, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
Sam Wright manages certifications, develops resources, conducts technical consulting, and provides ongoing support for Living Building Challenge projects around the world. Additionally, he works behind the scenes to develop technology platforms and streamline processes to assist teams in their pursuit of the Challenge. Sam also delivers LBC education to domestic and international audiences via workshops and online webinars. Sam is a Certified... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Westin: Cascade 1

8:00am

Tangible Change: Materials and the Living Building Challenge Workshop
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org


PRICING
Early Bird (through 4/26): $125 Members / $200 Non-Members
Beginning 4/27: $150 Members / $225 Non-Members
Want to attend two workshops? Get $50 off the total if you register for two! Enter the code DOUBLE on check out to get the discount!

LOCATION: Westin Seattle (Room: Pike)

The Living Building Challenge Materials Petal is intended to induce a successful and healthy materials economy that is non-toxic, transparent and socially equitable.  In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how to meet the materials-related Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge: I-10 Red List, I-11 Embodied Carbon Footprint, I-12 Responsible Industry, I-13 Living Economy Sourcing, and I-14 Net Positive Waste as well as introduce and explain the Declare Program. The workshop will highlight successful examples of leading edge projects from around the globe - identifying innovative products and stories of how projects have been successful in changing the materials marketplace. This workshop is appropriate for anyone working in the building industry.

This workshop is approved for 4 AIA LU|HSW credits, 4 GBCI CEs, 4 IDCEC CEUs and 4 Living Future Accreditation hours.


Speakers
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Westin: Pike

8:30am

Tour of Bainbridge Island: Heron Hall and Grow Community
REGISTRATION IS FULL/CLOSED FOR THIS TOUR. Contact us at LF@living-future.org with questions.

Still want to check out Heron Hall? You're in luck! Heron Hall is hosting two rammed earth workshops following the Living Future unConference that are complimentary to this tour. Sign up if you want a deeper understanding of the rammed earth systems being used in the house and how they can be used on other projects.This is a unique opportunity to hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action.

RAMMED EARTH WORKSHOP at HERON HALL
Sat, May 14th - Sun, May 15th: 2 Day Practicum ($500)
-OR-
Mon, May 16th - Fri, May 20th: 5 Day Practicum ($1,000)
[REGISTER for the Rammed Earth Workshop here]

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PRICE: $30/person. Additionally all attendees will have to purchase their $8.10 R/T ferry ticket (if they are coming from Seattle). Lunch is not included.
LOCATION: All attendees must meet at the downtown Seattle ferry terminal (801 Alaskan Way) to Bainbridge Island. The ferry leaves Seattle at 8:45am. There is no transportation to and from the Westin.

Join us for a two-part tour on Bainbridge Island, visiting first Jason F. McLennan's Heron Hall and then touring the Grow Community with Jonathan Davis.

Heron Hall is the future Living Building home of Jason F. McLennan and his family. The home is pioneering new materials and a unique 100% rainwater system for all water needs and composting toilets. A highly ‘localist’ project - the majority of all building materials came from a tiny radius from and also features extensive salvaged materials. The house is currently under construction - so it will be a tour during the construction phase and not a completed building. The project is essentially a “solar barn” passive solar, natural ventilation, active solar grace this beautiful home. This unique tour is an excellent opportunity to hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action. Learn more: www.heronhall.com

There will be a mid-day break for lunch in Winslow (attendee's choice, lunch not provided) including Hitchcock Deli, Teriyaki Town, and T&C Market.

Jonathan Davis of Grow Community will lead us on a walking tour through the beautiful town of Winslow to Grow Community. Grow Community is the first residential community built in North America to receive a "One Planet Community" endorsement from the U.K. non-profit BioRegional. As the largest solar community in the State of Washington, the net-zero, zero carbon, multi-generational award winning, Grow Community on Bainbridge Island has been put forth as potentially “the most Sustainable Neighborhood in the U.S.” When complete this 8-acre site will include 50 single family homes, 81 multi-family units, a community center and a small day care center. Jonathan will share background on "micro-hoods" (clusters of homes), the community gardens, integrated cycle/foot paths, and more! 


Accessibility Note: This tour will include a bit of walking and touring of an active construction site. Please contact us at LF@living-future.org with specific accessibility requests to determine whether a visit to Heron Hall will meet your needs. 

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis

Architect, davis studio Architecture + Design
Born in England, architect Jonathan Davis brings more than 27 years of sustainable building experience to his projects. Davis designed and built his first sustainable home, incorporating geo-thermal heat pumps, solar hot water, fireplace heat reclamation and recycled bricks in 1985, and continues to incorporate cutting edge sustainability features into all of his work cumulating in his latest built project, Grow Community.
avatar for Jason F. McLennan

Jason F. McLennan

Board President and Founder, International Living Future Institute
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada and he is a much sought after presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world. McLennan serves as the CEO... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 8:30am - 4:00pm
Ferry Terminal (to Bainbridge) 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

9:30am

Tour: Bullitt Center (9:30am)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Price: $30/person
Location: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members. 

Can't attend the 9:30am tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 11th!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt Center  focuses on inspiring and supporting others to embrace similarly ambitious goals. Brad is also the founder of Groundwork Strategies, a... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Sigler

Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living laboratory. She exudes very high energy, conveys an infectious enthusiasm, and possesses unusually deep knowledge about the center. Deborah holds a Master degree... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
Bullitt Center 1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

10:00am

Tour: Bullitt Center (10:00am)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Price: $30/person
Location: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members.  

Can't attend the 10:00am tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 11th!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt Center  focuses on inspiring and supporting others to embrace similarly ambitious goals. Brad is also the founder of Groundwork Strategies, a... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Sigler

Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living laboratory. She exudes very high energy, conveys an infectious enthusiasm, and possesses unusually deep knowledge about the center. Deborah holds a Master degree... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Bullitt Center 1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

10:00am

Ambassador Presenter Training: The JUST Program (Invitation Only)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! This summit is by invitation only. Can't find your invitation? Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING:
$75 per person
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (Room: Vashon)

This summit is by invitation only
This summit will be located at the Westin Seattle (1900 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington, 98101), exact room location to be announced.
Join us for a live training exclusively for Living Future Network volunteers. This training will last two hours and go in-depth into the topic area of the JUST program. You will receive an overview of the presentation, tips on how to deliver the material to your audience, as well as plenty of time for questions and discussion from a member of the Institute. As our local champions, we look forward to participation in our ongoing trainings to expand your presentation portfolio.

This summit will be pre-approved for 2 hours of continuing education for GBCI, AIA and LFA. 

Speakers
avatar for Francis Janes

Francis Janes

Just Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Westin: Vashon

10:30am

Biophilic Design Summit

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND THERE ARE NO MORE SEATS AVAILABLE.

PRICING: $65 per person
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101), Puget Sound room

The International Living Future Institute has seen a demonstrated need among the Living Building Challenge community for Biophilic Design resources that can take the practice from theory to reality. While progress has been made to communicate what Biophilic Design is and to demonstrate why it is crucial to a Living Future, very little has been made around the process of how to achieve it. The International Living Future Institute has brought together leading experts in the field to form an Advisory Task Force that will lead the initiative through collaboration and inclusion of existing resources. This initiative aims to achieve the goal of broad adoption of Biophilic Design among the design community, building owners and cities.

Join us at the Biophilic Design Summit to explore how this initiative can achieve it’s goal. We will create the following during the summit:
  • A place to file, archive, and offer resources for public and network access
  • Be a resource for ideas, resources, events and collaborative opportunities, connecting nodes around the country and world. Assemble and package educational tools and resources. Develop a databank for case studies.
  • Connect project teams with biophilic design practitioners and resources; connect design practitioners with research scientists; and compile science research databank.
  • Link design practitioners with scientists for solving design challenges and conducting more in-field research.
  • Create networking and collaborative opportunities.
  • Network members collaborating on projects and at events/conferences.
  • Draft a biophilic design implementation and documentation process for the Living Building Challenge. 
Lunch will be included. This summit is pre-approved for AIA, GBCI and LFA.

To be facilitated by the Biophilic Design Initiative Advisory Task Force:

Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, International Living Future Institute
Tim Beatley, Author of Biophilic Cities and Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia School of Architecture
Sonja Bochart, Sonja Bochart Wellbeing+Design, Arizona State University
Bill Browning, Founding Partner, Terrapin Bright Green
Mary Davidge, Director of Campus Design, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Google 
Judith Heerwagen, Research Psychologist, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, General Services Administration
Nicole Isle, Chief Sustainability Strategist, Glumac
Lindsay James, Vice President of Restorative Enterprise, Interface Flooring
Vivian Loftness, University Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Richard Piacentini, Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory
Catie Ryan, Sr. Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green

Thank you to our sponsors of this summit: Interface Flooring and Glumac Engineering

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda has been with the International Living Future Institute for over 5 years, initially overseeing the programs, then as Executive Director and now as CEO. She joined the Institute following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Institute she co-directed the Sustainable Design Initiative for Perkins... Read More →

Wednesday May 11, 2016 10:30am - 3:30pm
Westin: Puget Sound

1:00pm

Tour: A Willingness to Be Moved - A Gathering and a Shared Meal
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Pricing: $130/person

Join us for a re-imagined workshop: an interpersonal opportunity for broad thinking and creative co-speculation on the “practice” of an integrative design charrette. Begin your “unConference”: chopping, kneading, grating, folding, and mixing. Expect to be immersed in a sensory exercise of smells, flavors, textures, patterns. Expect to laugh, to toast, to discover, to dig a little deeper. All we ask, is a willingness to be moved. This edible engagement will be contemplative, companionable, and nourishing.

We will gather at Upper Bar Ferd’nand for a shared meal hosted by Jennifer Preston and James Wilson of BKSK Architects with Tristan Roberts of BuildingGreen, and James Beard Award-winning chef Matt Dillon. We will prepare together, locally foraged and grown ingredients and explore the Danish sense of hygge [hew-guh] - a readiness to be affected by the world around you. It will be personal, communal, consequential. We invite your enthusiastic and earnest participation.

This event has been pre-approved for 3 AIA CE's.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Preston

Jennifer Preston

Sustainable Design Director, BKSK Architects
Jennifer Preston leads the development of sustainable architectural solutions fostering wellness. As sustainable design director at BKSK Architects her priority is cooperative process. She integrates research with practice, attending to everything from specification and rating systems to building science, design simulation, and beauty. A research director at Columbia University’s school of architecture, she explores the transformation of... Read More →
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Tristan Roberts

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.
In addition to his role at BuildingGreen, Inc. as Executive Editor and Publisher, Tristan Roberts is a guest researcher at Stanford University. He’s a little obsessive about connecting practitioners with tools so that their work can thrive environmentally, socially, and economically. Tristan is a longtime author of in-depth articles on BuildingGreen.com and is a daily presence on LEEDuser.com. He is often called... Read More →
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James Wilson

Design Research + Philosophy, BKSK Architects
James Wilson is an architectural researcher and philosopher at BKSK Architects in New York City, where he is currently engaged in the integration of parallel environmental analyses and social science research into the firm's design process. Independently, his current research interests are focused on ethnographic and embodied forms of design research and education. He has recently been engaged in a research project as the 2014 George G... Read More →



Wednesday May 11, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Bar Ferdinand 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

1:00pm

Collaborative and Congress Leader Summit: Toward a Living Future - Further, Faster, Together
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
This summit is by invitation only and requires an RSVP. Can't find your invitation? Contact us at LF@living-future.org.

PRICING: This event is free to ILFI Congress Members and Collaborative Leaders
LOCATION: Westin Seatle
The Congress will begin the conversation from 1:00-3:00PM in St. Helens room on the Mezzanine Level while the Collaboratives meet up from 1:00-3:00PM in the Pine room on the Westlake level.  From 3:00-5:00PM the full group will meet in the Pine room on the Westlake level.

This summit is a unique opportunity for ILFI Congress Members and Collaborative Leaders to gather together, learn from each other and work collectively to help each other further their goals and mission. This experience will be dynamic and participatory with lots of opportunities to share and develop ideas and plans for growing the Network and furthering the impact of our collective work toward a Living Future.

During part of this Summit, Collaborative Leaders will meet with other Collaborative Leaders from around the globe to share lessons learned from their collective experience affecting global change toward true sustainability. Per popular request, this Collaborative Leader-only session will also include training on engagement, facilitation, and advocacy skills specific to your work.

At the same time that Collaborative Leaders are meeting, ILFI Congress Members from around North America will be meeting to strategize on key policy and program issues that are in front of the Institute and critical across regions.

At the conclusion of the Summit, Congress Members and Collaborative Leaders within the same region as well as across regions will meet together to develop joint initiatives and ideas for collaboration on the short, medium, and long term.

Questions about the Congress? Contact us at congress@living-future.org
Questions about the Collaboratives?  Contact us at ambassador@living-future.org


Although not required, Congress Members and Collaborative Leaders are encouraged to also attend the Water Forum (Wed, May 11, 8a - 12p). This Forum will be focused on Water Policy issues and strategies. While the focus for this Forum is on the Cascadia Region, the topics and ideas will be relevant in other locations as well and will likely provide valuable ideas for policy, education, and other action for ILFI Congresses and Collaboratives alike. 


Speakers
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Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and governments working to adopt advanced measures of sustainability related to the Living Building Challenge. She also directs the... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin: Pine

1:00pm

Declare + Living Product Summit: Scaling Up Innovation
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this summit.

PRICING
Early Bird (through 4/26):
 $125 Members / $200 Non-Members
Beginning 4/27: 
$150 Members / $225 Non-Members

LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101) - Room: Pike

SUMMARY
The Living Product + Declare Summit is the materials industries leadership summit. It will bring together thought leaders from the world’s premier sustainable product manufacturers, as well as trend-setting specifiers that are shaping the future of product demand. This summit will include an update on Declare and the Living Product Challenge, as well as their relationship to other green building certification programs worldwide.

We will explore new innovative databases and material tracking tools with significant potential to disrupt the current material selection process. It will also outline new, open data trends in Life Cycle Analysis and Handprinting with the potential to dramatically lower cost and speed adoption.

Participants in the summit while not only learn how to apply the principles of Declare and the Living Product Challenge to their product and projects, they will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders to shape the future of materials.

AGENDA
Introduction: Scaling up through Open Innovation (1:00PM – 1:20pm)
James Connelly, Director Living Product Challenge, ILFI

Aligning LBC and LEED (1:20pm – 1:30pm)
Sara Cederburg, Technical Director USGBC

Bringing Declare to Scale (1:30pm – 2:15pm)
Andrea Cooper, Declare and Materials Petal Manager, ILFI
Anita Snader, Environmental Sustainability Manager at Armstrong World Industries, Armstrong Ceilings
William Strang, President of Operations and ECommerce, Toto

Making Material Selection Easy: Open Source Databases (2:15pm – 3:15pm)
James Connelly, Director Living Product Challenge, ILFI
Jeff Frost, Integrated Design Specialist, SERA Architects
Ryan Dick, Founder and COO GIGA
Vivian Dien, Product Manager, Flux/The Quartz Project

The Living Product Challenge and Declare (3:15pm - 4:00pm)
James Connelly, Director Living Product Challenge, ILFI
Annie Bevan, GreenCircle Certified, Certification and Operations Manager at GreenCircle Certified, LLC
Dhruv Raina, Senior Manager Sustainability, Owens Corning

Scaling LCA Practice (4:00 – 5:00)
Greg Norris, Chief Scientist, ILFI
Jane Abernethy, Sustainability Officer, Humanscale

This summit will be pre-approved for 4 hours of continuing education for GBCI, AIA and LFA.

Speakers
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →
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Andrea Cooper

Living Building Challenge Materials Petal and Declare Manager, International Living Future Institute
Andrea Cooper is the Materials and Declare Manager with the International Living Future Institute. She is a sustainable design and construction professional with a background in interior design, architecture and construction management. After receiving her Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Andrea worked on some of the most noteworthy, sustainable buildings in the Midwest while with WMA Consulting... Read More →
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Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has taught Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) at HSPH since the late 1990s. Gregory is also the... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin: Pike

1:00pm

The Water Cycle of Buildings: Net Positive Water and the Living Building Challenge Workshop
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org


PRICING
Early Bird (through 4/26): $125 Members / $200 Non-Members
Beginning 4/27: $150 Members / $225 Non-Members
Want to attend two workshops? Get $50 off the total if you register for two! Enter the code DOUBLE on check out to get the discount!

LOCATION: Westin Seattle (Room: Cascade 2)

The Living Building Challenge Water Petal is intended to herald in a new age of design, where water is treated as the precious resource that it is, and nothing is left to waste. This workshop will take a look at the components of the Living Building Challenge, with a deep focus on the requirements of the Water Petal. Participants will develop an understanding of why water is such a critical issue in the built environment and the positive impact professionals can have through conservation, reuse, and on-site capture and treatment. Participants will walk step by step through the issues, considerations, and strategies for creating a closed loop water system on-site. They will see examples of how Net Positive Water has been achieved across of a diversity of building types and scales. This workshop will also include a discussion of issues and solutions related to water policy and what is needed next to make it easier for project teams and policy makers alike to support integrated water management. 

This workshop is pre-approved for 4 CE's with AIA, GBCI and LFA. 

Speakers
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Allison Capen

Living Building Challenge Technical Director, International Living Future Institute
Allison Capen, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute in Seattle where she oversees Certification and technical consistency. She is a licensed architect and has been actively involved in the green building movement in the northwest for the last 15 years, working on environmentally focused projects as a designer, a LEED reviewer, a sustainability consultant... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin: Cascade 2

2:00pm

Tour: Bullitt Center (2:00pm)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Price: $30/person
Location: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members.  

Can't attend the 2:00pm tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 11th!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt Center  focuses on inspiring and supporting others to embrace similarly ambitious goals. Brad is also the founder of Groundwork Strategies, a... Read More →
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Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living laboratory. She exudes very high energy, conveys an infectious enthusiasm, and possesses unusually deep knowledge about the center. Deborah holds a Master degree... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Bullitt Center 1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

2:00pm

Tour: Urban Healing - See the Olympic Sculpture Park through the Lens of a Salmon
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

PRICE: $10/person
LOCATION: Meet the Salmon-Safe Tour Guides at the main entrance to the Park at the corner of the Park at Broad and Western Ave at 2pm (2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA)

Join the team of Salmon-Safe and Stewardship Partners for a walking tour of Olympic Sculpture Park for a tour of this award-winning nine-acre park on Seattle’s waterfront. The sculpture park offers monumental contemporary sculptures and breathtaking views of t​he Space Needle, Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound. Stroll along a 2,200-foot path that zigzags from the pavilion to the water’s edge to tour the park and its surroundings.

The Seattle Art Museum resolved to return the site as much as possible to a functioning ecosystem, while providing a unique setting for outdoor sculpture and public recreation. This design afforded a wide range of environmental restoration processes, including brownfield redevelopment, salmon habitat restoration, native plantings, and urban ecological design strategies which helped them achieve Salmon-Safe certification in 2008.

Bring practical walking shoes, water bottle and umbrella as needed.

GETTING TO THE PARK BY BUS:

There are 3 convenient bus routes getting to the Park from the Westin 5th Ave Lobby:

From the Westin Lobby, head NW towards Virginia Street. Turn left and head SW (towards the Sound). Turn right onto 3rd Ave. There will be a bus stop halfway down the first block where you will be get on.

Bus Times:
#2 @2:05
#13 @ 2:10
#24 @2L18

Once off the bus, go to the corner of 1st and Broad Street (you may need to backtrack half a block as the bus will be turning off of Broad Street). From that corner, head SW (towards the Sound) down Broad Street. The Olympic Sculpture Park will be on your right after walking 2 blocks.


Wednesday May 11, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA

2:30pm

Tour: Bullitt Center (2:30pm)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Price: $30/person
Location: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members. 

Can't attend the 2:30pm tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 11th!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt Center  focuses on inspiring and supporting others to embrace similarly ambitious goals. Brad is also the founder of Groundwork Strategies, a... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Sigler

Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living laboratory. She exudes very high energy, conveys an infectious enthusiasm, and possesses unusually deep knowledge about the center. Deborah holds a Master degree... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Bullitt Center 1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

4:00pm

Book Launch of Emerge: A Strategic Leadership Model for The Sustainable Building Community

Join us for a book launch and presentation for the book Emerge: A Strategic Leadership Model for The Sustainable Building Community

Author Kathleen O’Brien brings 30-plus years as an award-winning educator, writer, strategic planner, and project consultant in the sustainable building field to her work as Founder of the EMERGE Leadership Project. Through this project, O’Brien has been providing leadership development support including training, mentoring, and tools to green building professionals and advocates with the ultimate goal of making this world a better place for all living species, now and into the future. Members of the sustainable building community who have participated in EMERGE programs have successfully launched policy initiatives, commercial enterprises, professional career transitions, community projects and more. The sustainability coordinator of one leading design firm has called EMERGE training “life-altering.” Now, O’Brien shares the strategic leadership model that is at the core of EMERGE programs, along with case studies, practical guidance, a personal leadership development template, and bonus exercises to assist you on your personal leadership journey.


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen O'Brien

Kathleen O'Brien

Executive Director, The EMERGE Leadership Project (501c3)
Kathleen O'Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, is a leader in the sustainable building field, as author, educator, and project consultant for 30-plus years. As founder of O'Brien & Company she contributed significantly to the rise of the green building market and was recognized as a Cascadia Fellow (2008). Today, she directs The EMERGE Leadership Project, dedicated to: “energizing the emergent leadership capabilities of green building professionals... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin: Olympic

4:30pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

Book Signing: Kathleen O’Brien, EMERGE (Strategic Leadership for the Sustainable Building Community)

Emerge: A Strategic Leadership Model for The Sustainable Building Community

Author Kathleen O’Brien brings 30-plus years as an award-winning educator, writer, strategic planner, and project consultant in the sustainable building field to her work as Founder of the EMERGE Leadership Project. Through this project, O’Brien has been providing leadership development support including training, mentoring, and tools to green building professionals and advocates with the ultimate goal of making this world a better place for all living species, now and into the future. Members of the sustainable building community who have participated in EMERGE programs have successfully launched policy initiatives, commercial enterprises, professional career transitions, community projects and more. The sustainability coordinator of one leading design firm has called EMERGE training “life-altering.” Now, O’Brien shares the strategic leadership model that is at the core of EMERGE programs, along with case studies, practical guidance, a personal leadership development template, and bonus exercises to assist you on your personal leadership journey.


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen O'Brien

Kathleen O'Brien

Executive Director, The EMERGE Leadership Project (501c3)
Kathleen O'Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, is a leader in the sustainable building field, as author, educator, and project consultant for 30-plus years. As founder of O'Brien & Company she contributed significantly to the rise of the green building market and was recognized as a Cascadia Fellow (2008). Today, she directs The EMERGE Leadership Project, dedicated to: “energizing the emergent leadership capabilities of green building professionals... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Westin: San Juan Level (3rd Fl)

5:00pm

Reunión de America Latina y Amigos
Residents, Ambassadors, Advocates, and Friends of Latin America: Join to connect on challenges and opportunities unique to your region and communities. This event is free and open to all interested conference attendees.

No pre-registration required, walk-in only.

Moderators
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Carolyn Aguilar

Architect + Dean, Universidad Iberoamericana Department of Architecture
Carolyn is an architect trained in Mexico and Urban Designer trained in the UK. In December 2016 she obtained her Ph.D. in History at Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO). Dr. Aguilar-Dubose has taught at IBERO for 25 years, has received two Outstanding Teacher Awards, and is the first woman to be named Dean of the 61 year-old Department of Architecture, developing the sustainability mystique, as well as the implementation of the IBERO Green Campus... Read More →
avatar for José Luis Gutiérrez Brezmes

José Luis Gutiérrez Brezmes

Co-chair of Living Future Council of Latin America, Faculty, Department of Architecture at IBERO
Arquitecto y Maestro en Comunicación por la Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México (IBERO) con experiencia en diseño y construcción de 30 años. Académico investigador en el Departamento de Arquitectura de la UIA. Miembro y consejero de Libre Acceso A.C. desde 1999. Miembro fundador y Presidente 2015-2017 de Sustentabilidad para México A.C. SUMe, consejo emergente para México del World... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Lirusso

Alejandro Lirusso

Co-chair of Living Future Council of Latin America, CEO at bioe and BIOtehnik Mexico
He studied a Bachelor's degree in business administration at ITESM on Campus Estado Mexico and hydraulic systems at CEAC from Barcelona, Spain. He’s CEO of BIOe where they designed the first projects in Latin America under the Living Building Challenge, Net Positive Energy and, WELL certifications. In April of 2015 was awarded as a Living Future HERO by the International Living Future Institute. Also, he is LEED GA, WELL AP, presenter of... Read More →

Wednesday May 11, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Westin: Olympic

5:30pm

Book Signing: Brad Liljequist, ILFI (The Power of Zero: Learning from the World's First Net Zero Energy Buildings)

The Power of Zero: Learning from the World's First Net Zero Energy Buildings

Forty percent of American energy use today comes from building operations. We have the technology today to reduce this number to zero demonstrated by the nineteen remarkable net zero energy buildings contained in The Power of Zero. Net zero energy buildings use no more energy than they generate over the course of a year. These buildings offer a powerful antidote to the myriad of problems and finite limitations associated with fossil fuel use climate change, ocean acidification, extraction impacts, defending energy supplies, and more. The Power of Zero showcases the world's leading net zero energy buildings, demonstrating tangible examples, successful strategies, and actual data for developers, designers and contractors to effectively achieve net zero energy performance. Projects include commercial, residential, and institutional buildings, both new and remodeled, in an array of different climates.

The Power of Zero is written in a transparent and readable style for both the interested layperson and the engaged technician. As well, the book contains many nuggets of technical and design wisdom for the most well-informed designer. Part I begins with an exploration of the underlying principles of and reasons for achieving net zero energy at the building and community scale, while taking a close look at the relentless toll of fossil fuel use across many sectors and geographies. Part II presents nineteen unique case studies from proven Net Zero Energy Certified projects in a variety of climates with different typologies and sizes. Best practices in design, management, and construction are also highlighted. Part III delves into the visionary master planning involved in the creation of net zero energy communities, including several case studies of leading edge existing neighborhoods operating at the forefront of low energy use. Considering this array of powerful examples and innovative concepts, the book concludes with a progressive look ahead along the regenerative path to achieving a carbon-free, Net Positive future.


Speakers
avatar for Brad Liljequist

Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Westin: San Juan Level (3rd Fl)

6:00pm

Book Signing: Jason F. McLennan, McLennan Design & Mary Adam Thomas, Author (The Living Building Challenge: Roots and Rise of the World’s Greenest Standard)

The Living Building Challenge: Roots and Rise of the World’s Greenest Standard

The Living Building Challenge: Roots and Rise of the World’s Greenest Standard delves into the profoundly rigorous certification program recognized by the green design-build movement as the most inspirational and sustainable standard in the world. Author Mary Adam Thomas explores the history and ideas that influenced visionary designer Jason F. McLennan to develop the Challenge, reports on its dramatic launch, illuminates Living Building pioneers and projects, and summarizes the global attention the Standard generated in its first ten years. Dozens of industry notables add their voices to this history, rounding out a rich and engaging overview of the past, present, and highly anticipated future of the Living Building Challenge.


Speakers
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Jason F. McLennan

Board President and Founder, International Living Future Institute
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada and he is a much sought after presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world. McLennan serves as the CEO... Read More →
avatar for Mary Adam Thomas

Mary Adam Thomas

Author
Mary Adam Thomas has been helping tell the story of the Living Building Challenge since 2006. This year, she released The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape and The Living Building Challenge: Roots and Rise of the World’s Greenest Standard.  Previously, she wrote Building in Bloom: The Making of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. She... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Westin: San Juan Level (3rd Fl)

7:00pm

Opening Wednesday Night Keynote: Steve Curwood (Living on Earth)
Join us in hearing from Keynote Steve Curwood, as well as the opening 15 Minutes of Brilliance speaker Jamie Bechtel.

Steve Curwood
As the host of "Living on Earth", one of the most popular radio shows about the environment, Steve Curwood has covered everything from Earth Day to pollution to climate change. At Living Future, he will connect the dots between the urban landscape and social justice, honing in on the city as a locus of the natural world instead of a separate entity. Bridging such issues as access to green space, buried rivers,urban watersheds, and the siting of low-income communities in polluted city scapes, Steve promises to bring about a comprehensive vision of environmental justice in the urban environment and leave you with a new sense on how to help humanity reconcile its relationship with the environment. 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Bechtel

Jamie Bechtel

Co-Founder and CEO, New Course
Jamie Bechtel is the Co-Founder and CEO of New Course and is a highly regarded leader in international conservation. Before founding New Course, Jamie worked at Conservation International. Through her research and field experience, Jamie realized the importance of including women in conservation and development strategies. This realization led Jamie to step down from her role at CI and reengage in conservation and poverty alleviation through... Read More →
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Steve Curwood

Host / Executive Producer, Living on Earth
Steve Curwood is Executive Producer and Host of Living on Earth. Steve created the first pilot of Living on Earth in the Spring of 1990, and the show has run continuously since April, 1991. Today, Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is aired on more than 300 National Public Radio affiliates in the USA. Steve's relationship with NPR goes back to 1979 when he began as a reporter and host of Weekend All Things... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Westin: Grand Ballroom

9:00pm

Wednesday Eve Afterparty
Location: WeWork (Holyoke Building), 107 Spring St, Seattle, WA

Sponsored by Tarkett
Special thanks to WeWork for hosting and donating this space, and to SXSW Eco for supporting this party as an underwriter.

Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
WeWork (Holyoke Building) 107 Spring St, Seattle, WA

9:00pm

Wednesday Film Night: Ever the Land
After parties not your speed? Looking for something a bit more mellow? Join us for a movie night on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday! Film to be determined. 

On Wednesday evening we will be watching Ever the Land in the St. Helen's room:

EVER THE LAND explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand’s most passionately independent Maori tribes, Ngāi Tūhoe.

The setting is the forest region of Te Urewera and Tūhoe are an indigenous people fighting to rebuild and to claim their rights. For the past 150 years, the relationship between the Tūhoe Maori tribe and the New Zealand government has been defined by longstanding grievances over severe colonisation experiences such as illegal land confiscations and the devastating consequences of scorched earth policies. The film captures a period of change and tremendous foresight: Tūhoe are negotiating an apology and settlement from the Crown, and constructing an architectural gem of a community centre using radically sustainable methods. Tradition and environmentalism are brought together, and the film gives us a stirring depiction of Indigenous pride.

The new building is the binding character in this observational documentary that immerses us in a culture that is tightly woven into its land and an architecture that is defined by its intergrity to it.  This is a film about past and future, tradition and modernity. Most of all, though, it’s about the grandest hopes—and what it takes to fulfill them.


Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Westin: St. Helen's
 
Thursday, May 12
 

7:00am

7:30am

8:15am

Thursday Morning Keynotes: Jason F. McLennan and Amanda Sturgeon (International Living Future Institute)
Join us in hearing from keynotes International Living Future Institute Board President + Founder Jason F. McLennan and CEO Amanda Sturgeon.

We'll be diving into the past, present and future of Our Living Future.

Speakers
avatar for Jason F. McLennan

Jason F. McLennan

Board President and Founder, International Living Future Institute
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada and he is a much sought after presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world. McLennan serves as the CEO... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda has been with the International Living Future Institute for over 5 years, initially overseeing the programs, then as Executive Director and now as CEO. She joined the Institute following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Institute she co-directed the Sustainable Design Initiative for Perkins... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 8:15am - 10:00am
Westin: Grand Ballroom

10:30am

Biomimicry + Living Future: Integrating Innovations Inspired by Nature to Achieve a Living Future
TRACK: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Biomimicry is an innovation method that seeks leading-edge, sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. Biomimicry can be applied to create new products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are inherently sustainable. Biomimicry innovations are effective and efficient, reduce materials and waste, increase revenue and brand loyalty. Biomimicry also offers a pathway to directly and indirectly achieving the petal imperatives of LBC, LPC, and LCC. In this session, panelists from different industry sectors will share examples of projects integrating biomimicry and biomimetic design, as well as discuss linkage and opportunities to achieve the Living Future imperatives.

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Speakers
avatar for Mara Baum

Mara Baum

Vice President/Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, HOK
Mara Baum AIA, LEED AP Fellow, EDAC is HOK’s firmwide Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader. She oversees sustainability across the healthcare sector and leads HOK’s health and wellness initiatives; her work focuses on the intersection between ecological considerations and the creation of a healthy and healing environment. She has been teaching and writing about net zero energy and water for over 15 years, with initiatives for... Read More →
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay James

Lindsay James

Vice President of Restorative Enterprise, Interface
Lindsay James is the Vice President of Restorative Enterprise for Interface, the global sustainability leader and the world's largest manufacturer of carpet tile (NASDAQ: TILE).  She is a leader for the company’s sustainability strategy, where she expands Interface's sustainability vision, aligns initiatives with this vision, and creates opportunities to engage associates in the journey.  As a biomimicry expert, she is... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Hagerman Miller

Nicole Hagerman Miller

Managing Director, Biomimicry 3.8
As Managing Director Nicole is responsible for strategic direction of Biomimicry 3.8, a company internationally recognized as leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, professional training and thought leadership. She also works closely with clients and partners to identify the best opportunities to effectively integrate and apply biomimicry. Her professional experience in environmental and social compliance, product development and global... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101

10:30am

Cutting Edge Technologies: Balancing Energy & Comfort
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

In both design and operation, and traditional and green buildings, comfort and efficiency are often seen in opposition to each other. However, with new technologies that harness innovative materials, sensor networks, and more, it is now possible to achieve new heights of comfort and efficiency together. How do we analyze the synergies or incompatibilities of these technologies within a system? How do we maximize the use new technologies to their fullest potential? Through a participatory charrette, participants will learn to create value derived from “smart building” technologies to balance both energy efficiency and human comfort in their own projects.

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Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Baker

Lindsay Baker

VP Business Development, Building Robotics
Ms. Lindsay Baker serves as Vice President of of Business Development at Building Robotics, Inc. and served as its Vice President of Research and Marketing. Ms. Baker is Building Robotics' building industry expert, leading relationship building and research for BR. An established thought leader and writer in the green building community, she was at Google, working as a sustainable operations consultant. Ms. Baker is a Ph.D. Candidate in... Read More →
avatar for David Lehrer

David Lehrer

Communications Director / Researcher, Center for the Built Environment (CBE)
David holds a Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining CBE, David acquired over 10 years of experience as a designer and architect. David has been an adjunct faculty member at the California College of the Arts (CCA) where he has taught green building and interdisciplinary design courses. He served for several years as... Read More →
avatar for Lance Piper

Lance Piper

Business Development Manager, Big Ass Fans
Lance Piper, LEED Green Associate, is a business development manager at fan manufacturer Big Ass Fans, where he explores long-term growth opportunities in new construction. Prior to his current role, Piper developed a team of national architect and engineering specialists for the company’s new construction sales department. He worked closely with the design community to ensure that products developed by Big Ass Fans meet specifications... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Tinianov

Brandon Tinianov

Sr Director, Business Development, View
Dr. Tinianov currently serves as a Senior Director at View and also as the Principal Investigator for the CEC/PIER Zero Net Energy commercial office demonstration. His career in product innovation and strategy for the construction industry have spanned various building systems including insulation, wallboard, glazing and energy management software. To date he has 26 issued patents. Prior to View, he was the former CTO of Serious Materials. He... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Pike

10:30am

Magnificent Successes and Spectacular Failures in the Pursuit of Living Affordable Housing
Track: Equity + Fairness

This not-to-be missed session features veteran designers of affordable housing sharing stories from their own experiences designing Living Affordable Housing. Under the theme of truth and transparency, they will be highlighting not just where things went well, but where things didn’t go as planned and why. This session provides a valuable opportunity for others to learn from their successes and failures as well as share their own stories and experiences. The first part of this session will consist of stories about several different affordable housing projects pursuing the Living Building Challenge. The second part will consist of a Q&A session followed by small group work and large group discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to dig into a Petal such as Energy, Water, or Materials by reviewing a synopsis of the team approach to the Petal and develop a strategy to show ways the team could achieve the Petal. But watch out, “mid-project” issues could require a change in tack.  Participants should come prepared to learn, share, and have fun in this interactive educational session. 

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Speakers
avatar for Colin Fay

Colin Fay

Mechanical Engineer, PDC Inc. Engineers
Colin has specialized experience in energy audits, green building practices, and LEED certification. He brings an engineering approach to sustainable design which focuses on reliable, maintainable, and cost effective solutions supported through life-cycle cost analysis. He offers specialized knowledge and certifications that are particularly relevant to this contract. These include his Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) certification, as well as... Read More →
avatar for Jason Gamache

Jason Gamache

Associate, McCool Carlson Green
Jason is proud to be an Associate at McCool Carlson Green in Anchorage, Alaska. He is a Virginia Tech Alumni and licensed Architect who has been practicing for 11+ years, in addition to 6 previous years of work-study in the field of Sustainable Design. He dedicates his work to the development of sustainable building practices; reconnecting indigenous design with modern innovations. He seeks solutions that are cost-effective, create healthy... Read More →
avatar for Andy Mannle

Andy Mannle

VP Strategic Development, Promise Energy
Andy leads a team that helps clients make smarter, healthier, more profitable projects by financing, designing, and installing sustainable solutions. Collaborating with many green building teams, architects, and energy modelers, Andy has designed solar systems for dozens of LEED and ZNE projects serving thousands of units of multifamily housing. Andy is a frequent speaker on issues of energy efficiency and sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and governments working to adopt advanced measures of sustainability related to the Living Building Challenge. She also directs the... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Vashon

10:30am

Mapping the Materials Universe: Lessons and Strategies
Track: Materials + Products

LBC teams find a selection of high-quality, healthy products, but the range is limited. What benign, high performing products do we need to complete our projects? We explore the hardest specification sections and the most opaque market sectors, inviting discussion and exploration of the greatest challenges. Low toxicity, high performance, durability, and affordability... how can these and other factors be achieved simultaneously?

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Speakers
avatar for Jason Jewhurst

Jason Jewhurst

Partner, Bruner/Cott Architects & Planners
Jason Jewhurst is a Partner at Bruner/Cott Architects & Planners, Cambridge Massachusetts. Jason specializes in the design of high-performing contemporary architecture as well as the transformation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. With a strong technical background in building systems, technology and sustainability Jason leads design teams to explore inspiring possibilities driven by a shared set of values and goals. Jason is... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Carey Moore

Lisa Carey Moore

Sustainability Analyst, Integrated Eco Strategy
Lisa Carey Moore is an experienced sustainability consultant with Integrated Eco Strategy. She is a key member of the research team for four LBC projects in design, construction, or performance. Her LBC work is focused on vetting products within the most complex mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.Lisa works closely with manufacturers and designers to find products that simultaneously meet performance, transparency... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Goodwin Robbins

Lisa Goodwin Robbins

Associate Principal, Kalin Associates
Lisa J. Goodwin Robbins, RA, CCS, LEED ap, has been writing specifications for over 20 years and is employed by Kalin Associates, an independent specifications consulting firm in the Boston area. Working on a wide variety of project types, she supports other Architects, both designers and project managers, in their efforts to be green, to solve problems, and to get their projects built. She helps to develop and maintain Kalin... Read More →
avatar for Charley Stevenson

Charley Stevenson

Principal, Integrated Eco Strategy
Charley Stevenson is founding principal of Integrated Eco Strategy, a consulting firm that focuses on green building certification, building energy efficiency, and sustainability policy for institutional and not-for-profit clients. He is currently working on four registered LBC projects. Charley’s work combines technical and analytical support with sustainability education across the project team. Before sustainability, he was a math... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Cascade 1

10:30am

Master Speaker (Richard Louv): The Hybrid Mind

The ultimate multitasking is to live simultaneously in both the digital and physical worlds, using computers to maximize our powers to process intellectual data and natural environments to ignite our senses and accelerate our ability to learn and feel—combining the resurfaced "primitive" powers of our ancestors with the digital speed of our teenagers.

There's no denying the benefits of the Internet. But electronic immersion without a force to balance it creates a hole in the boat, draining our ability to pay attention, think clearly, be productive and creative. To combat these losses, our society seems to look everywhere but the natural domain for the building of better brains.

The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.

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Speakers
avatar for Richard Louv

Richard Louv

Author and Journalist, Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv is the author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle. Translated into 15 languages and published in 20 countries, his books have helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature. Serving as companion handbook to the two prior books, his most recent book is Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 3

10:30am

Net Zero Energy: Current Case Studies and ​New Frontiers in a Carbon Free Future
Track: Case Studies

A new crop of net zero energy projects have arrived at the magic threshold of one year’s demonstrated performance and ILFI Net Zero Energy certification. They run the gamut of building type and technologies:
• The first major corporate NZE branch chain building – the PNC Fort Lauderdale, FL branch; 
• The DPR San Francisco and San Diego office buildings; and
• A quartet of homes in the Puget Sound basin: a 1920’s Craftsman remodel, a new SIP panel home, a tidy new home built by a community land trust, and a 1970’s home remodel which not only offsets the home’s energy use but the occupant’s EV as well.​

A special bonus will be a ground-breaking total carbon analysis of the DPR San Francisco office, presented by Ted Van der Linden.​ 

Following an overview of these projects, ILFI’s Brad Liljequist and NBI’s Ralph Dinola will then turn to a Pecha Kucha conversation about the future of net zero energy – what are we really trying to achieve, and how will we get there?

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Speakers
avatar for Ralph DiNola

Ralph DiNola

CEO, New Buildings Institute
New Buildings Institute CEO, Ralph DiNola, has dedicated his professional life to bringing sustainability, green building and energy efficiency innovation to scale. For more than 20 years he has served as a consultant to developers, governments and Fortune 500 companies seeking quantum advances in their building practices and projects. He has been invited to provide keynote presentations at corporate meetings and international conferences and... Read More →
avatar for Brad Liljequist

Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology... Read More →
avatar for Ted van der Linden

Ted van der Linden

Ted was with DPR Construction for 18 years, where he worked with clients on the evaluation of cost, schedule and strategy for numerous commercial construction projects. In 1998 he led the preconstruction effort on a first-of-its-kind “green” project designed by William McDonough + Partners for Aspect Communications in San Jose, CA. Ted was elected to the Contractor/Builder seat on the U.S. Green Building Council’s... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 1

10:30am

Stanford: Designing One of the World’s Most Energy Efficient Universities
Track: Energy + Power

Stanford University has just completed a transformational campus-wide energy system – replacing a 100% fossil-fuel-based combined heat and power plant with grid-sourced electricity and first-of-its-kind heat recovery system. Positioning Stanford as a national leader in energy efficiency and carbon reduction, the results are impressive: greenhouse gas emissions are slashed by 68%; fossil fuel use by 65%; and campus-wide water use by 15%. This comprehensive Stanford Energy System Innovation (SESI) system will eliminate 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of removing 32,000 cars from the road every year. Expected energy savings to Stanford over 35 years is $425 million.

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Speakers
avatar for Mike Bové

Mike Bové

Principal, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Mike Bové brings over 30 years of technical engineering and project management experience both domestically and internationally, specializing in high technology and scientific research project in the higher education, national labs, renewable energies, biotech/life sciences, and semiconductor electronics markets. Mike serves as a ‘hands on’ Project Manager in projects for federal, higher education, and private research clients... Read More →
avatar for Ron Gawer

Ron Gawer

Director of Energy Operations, Stanford's District Energy System
Ron has over 30 years of experience in the construction, operation and maintenance of energy systems starting his career in the Naval Nuclear Engineering Program and then into the private sector involved with many power projects, from combined cycle power plants, hydro and biomass to solar and wind farms. As the Director of Energy Operations, he oversees procurement, distribution and delivery of electricity, thermal energy and gas supplying the... Read More →
avatar for Toby Hasselgren

Toby Hasselgren

Principal, ZGF Architects LLP
Toby Hasselgren’s 18 years of design experience have encompassed work with a number of the nation’s leading higher education institutions, corporations and healthcare providers. Toby has designed more than 1.1 million SF of LEED Gold and LEED Silver projects and worked on projects at a variety of scales, from 20,000 SF to more than 450,000 SF. Proficient in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Toby brings to the team a deep... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Cascade 2

10:30am

The Truth about Glass Transparency
Track: Truth + Transparency

To modern designers, “transparency” in architecture has usually meant “more glass.” Large expanses of glass were intended to bring the outside in, to allow a connection to the natural environment, to promote daylighting. Yet the glass box model of architecture is now under attack: expensive to build, poor thermal and visual comfort for occupants, large carbon footprint, deadly for birds, and actually not all that transparent. This session will take a fresh look at glass, transparency, human health and the health of the environment, and look at alternative paths forward.

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Speakers
avatar for Ilana Judah

Ilana Judah

Principal, Director of Sustainability, FXFOWLE
Ilana Judah, Int'l Assoc. AIA, OAQ, LEED AP BD+C, is Principal and Director of Sustainability at FXFOWLE Architects. An architect with seventeen years of experience, Ilana leads sustainability strategies for local and global projects of multiple scales and typologies, and is a recognized leader in advancing and championing implementation of environmentally sensitive design. She is co-chair of AIA New York's Committee on the Environment, and... Read More →
avatar for Luke Leung

Luke Leung

Director of the Sustainability Engineering Studio, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Luke is a LEED Fellow; He is also a Centennial Fellow from The Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering Department; Board of Directors for USGBC (United State Green Building Council), Illinois; Chairman of the ASHRAE Committee on “Tall Buildings”; Chairman of the Building Pressure Committee, Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings; Sustainable Committee with Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Part Time... Read More →
avatar for Z Smith

Z Smith

Principal, Director of Sustainability & Building Performance, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Z Smith is Principal and Director of Sustainability and Building Performance at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. His built work includes academic, laboratory and residential buildings earning LEED Gold and Platinum certification, a winner of the 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten Award, the 2015 RAIC Green Building Award, the 2014 AIA Firm Award, as well as Living Building Challenge projects. He brings training and experience in physics (S.B., MIT) and engineering (PhD... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Pine

10:30am

To Transform Inertia, Design Behavior
Track: Place + Locus

The client just cares about cost. The principal isn’t really interested in integration. Half the project team has bought into sustainability and health goals… and half hasn’t. We hear the same complaints from even the most progressive designers year after year. Ugh… inertia. In this session we’ll identify and then design the behaviors and processes that we actually want, applying novel tools from Stanford University’s labs. Not just another session about integrated design (“won’t work here”) or trickery (“what’s this broccoli doing in my chocolate?”), you’ll go home with specific, easy, fun, collaborative, momentum-building wins for your practice.

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Speakers
avatar for Andrea Love

Andrea Love

Director of Building Science, Payette
Andrea is the Director of Building Science at Payette working across all projects to improve building performance and leads research projects. She was the Principal Investigator on the AIA Upjohn Grant focused on thermal bridging. She is a Lecturer at MIT in Architecture. Andrea is a licensed architect with a BArch from Carnegie Mellon, and Masters in Building Technology from MIT where she was the recipient of the Tucker-Voss... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Preston

Jennifer Preston

Sustainable Design Director, BKSK Architects
Jennifer Preston leads the development of sustainable architectural solutions fostering wellness. As sustainable design director at BKSK Architects her priority is cooperative process. She integrates research with practice, attending to everything from specification and rating systems to building science, design simulation, and beauty. A research director at Columbia University’s school of architecture, she explores the transformation of... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Roberts

Tristan Roberts

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.
In addition to his role at BuildingGreen, Inc. as Executive Editor and Publisher, Tristan Roberts is a guest researcher at Stanford University. He’s a little obsessive about connecting practitioners with tools so that their work can thrive environmentally, socially, and economically. Tristan is a longtime author of in-depth articles on BuildingGreen.com and is a daily presence on LEEDuser.com. He is often called... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Puget Sound

12:00pm

Book Signing: Richard Louv, Author (Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life)

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential, at any age.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Louv

Richard Louv

Author and Journalist, Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv is the author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle. Translated into 15 languages and published in 20 countries, his books have helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature. Serving as companion handbook to the two prior books, his most recent book is Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 3

12:30pm

Localicious Lunch: Thursday
Join us at the annual Localicious lunch! Check your program badge for tickets to exchange for a food cart meal on both Thursday and Friday afternoon. There will be trucks located just outside the Westin on Fith Ave, as well as some participating carts at the Westlake Park Pod (401 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101) a few minutes walk away.

Thursday May 12, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Outside: Fifth Ave & the Westlake Park Pod

12:30pm

#GetOutside Walk (Thursday)
Meet in the Westin Lobby at 12:30pm

This half-hour session will give participants an opportunity to step away from the unConference and find a rejuvenating dose of inspiration in Nature, engaging in a deceptively simple exercise in which we experience Nature as a guide.  Although concepts of biomimicry and biophilia will be mentioned, this brain break will invite participants to creatively listen to the landscape as well as tap into their own nature.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Barnes

Jennifer Barnes

Principal, 55-5 Consulting
Jennifer is an architect and sustainability consultant with over 20 years of project experience. She splits her professional life between her own sustainability consulting company, 55-5 Consulting, and her work on the Urban Greenprint, a project that applies biomimicry at a city scale.  Jennifer is a co-founder of Biomimicry Puget Sound and is active in the Northwest green building community.  She speaks frequently at conferences on... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Westin: Lobby

1:30pm

A Fitbit for Your Building: Using the Internet of Things to Achieve Net Positive Results
Track: Energy + Power

What if a building could wear a Fitbit and deliver the realtime pulse of its system’s performance? In our quest to get to Net Positive Energy Buildings, the complicated and expensive monitoring and controlling of the many connected bits and pieces affecting energy performance has become a lot easier and cheaper. Available technologies can provide instant data streams and tools that reframe the traditional retro-commissioning process to ongoing optimization-commissioning with real actionable data. This presentation will tip over the cart of conventional practice, introduce a paradigm shifting concept and share how to accomplish these aspirations and more today!

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Speakers
avatar for Dina Belon

Dina Belon

Director, Paladino and Company
Dina Belon is director of the Seattle team at internationally recognized green building and sustainability consulting firm Paladino and Company. Dina’s team promotes sustainable advancement in design, construction and operations of the built environment through the planning and implementation of green strategy across building portfolios and organizations.  | With twenty years of experience in the development and... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Huard

Daniel Huard

Principal, Greenview Global, LLC
A lifelong learning proponent, Daniel has long been a sought after Green Building expert. Daniel received degrees in Mechanical Engineering, from Niagara College; Undergraduate in Architecture, Masters of Architecture and Masters of Urban Planning from SUNY at Buffalo. Beyond the professional degreesDaniel also is: Living Future Accredited from the International Living Future Institute, LEED AP O+M ~ BD+C from GBC and a... Read More →
avatar for Julia Raish

Julia Raish

Manager, Paladino and Company
Julia Raish is a manager with Paladino and Company, an internationally recognized green building and sustainability consulting firm. With a background in sustainable building design and implementation, master planning and site analysis, Julia brings a holistic understanding of sustainability and green building strategies to provide both technical and strategic support to projects. An experienced speaker and facilitator, Julia has presented on low... Read More →
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Nikhil Taskar

Chief Technical Officer, N2-Global Solutions
Nikhil Taskar, Chief Technical Officer's diverse background includes a PhD and BSEE in Electrical Engineering, and an Executive MBA, as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt, strong management, LEED training designs, implementing strategies for innovative technology, and product road-maps. His clients received the prestigious "Best-In-Class" and other awards at the U.S. Department of Energy's "Next-Generation-Lighting-Initiative" competitions for... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Cascade 2

1:30pm

Biophilic Design: Achieving Broad Adoption
TRACK: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

This session will bring together national experts who are working together to create a Biophilic Design Network that has the goal of achieving broad adoption of Biophilic Design among designers, owners and municipalities. They will share how they are bringing together the wealth of resources and research already developed into a central hub and the new initiatives underway to move Biophilic design into the implementation phase. Case studies and tools will be shared that will educate the audience about how to implement and use Biophilic Design as a framework to create restorative buildings and communities that connect people to nature, place and culture.

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Speakers
avatar for Richard Piacentini

Richard Piacentini

Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Since 1994, Richard Piacentini has led the green transformation of Phipps, including construction of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, the first building to meet: the Living Building Challenge™, LEED® Platinum, WELL™ Building Platinum, and 4 Stars Sustainable SITES™ certifications.  | Piacentini is interested in the intersection between the built and natural environments, particularly as it... Read More →
avatar for Catie Ryan

Catie Ryan

Sr. Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green
Catie is a senior project manager at Terrapin specializing in biophilic design and human health in the built environment. Catie has worked with several clients on biophilic design strategy and implementation, including Clif Bar, Google, Interface, and the University of Virginia. Catie has written for several publications on biophilic design, most notably 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design and the award-winning publication The Economics of... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda has been with the International Living Future Institute for over 5 years, initially overseeing the programs, then as Executive Director and now as CEO. She joined the Institute following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Institute she co-directed the Sustainable Design Initiative for Perkins... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101

1:30pm

EWU Sustainability Center: Re-Connecting Rural Communities to Their Habitat, History & Food Web
Track: Case Studies

EWU’s new Natural and Environmental Science Testing and Teaching Center (NESTT), aiming to be one of the first Public Institutions in the Northwest to target the Living Building Challenge, is striving to reconnect the emergent generations of the surrounding rural community with their roots. With building and site as a dynamic, living interpretive and teaching tool, the Center delivers actionable, accessible answers to questions such as ‘where does my food come from’? Join us in this interactive session as we explore these notions and push the boundaries of how we perceive our own environment and communities around us.

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Speakers
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Brian Court

Partner, Miller|Hull
A partner with The Miller Hull Partnership, architect Brian Court's award-winning body of work includes challenging design opportunities in the single and multi-family residential, urban infill, higher education and waterfront arenas. Brian led the design of the Bullitt Center--one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world, targeting Living Building certification. Brian is highly sought after to share his... Read More →
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Jim Dugan

Group Manager, Parametrix
Jim has more than 37 years of experience managing the development projects in public and private, domestic and international markets. Jim is skilled at long range strategic planning and scheduling, budget forecasting and compliance to plan, public speaking/presentations and collaboration with stakeholders. Jim is the President and founder of the Dugan Foundation and a prior Board of Director for Tacoma Public Schools. Jim is a team leader and... Read More →
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Mark Sindell

Principal, GGLO
Mark is a Landscape Architect with 20 years of experience focusing on blurring the lines between the built and natural environment, bringing place and community to the forefront of projects from their early inception. His approach, applied to a myriad of markets – campus environments, urban infill housing, hospitality and civic open spaces – has resulted in award winning, beloved and high-performing places that contribute to the... Read More →
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Stacy Smedley

Co-Founder of The SEED Collaborative & Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA Building
Stacy’s resume includes the first LEED for Homes Platinum certified project in Washington as well as the first Living Building 2.0 certified project. Stacy is a preconstruction manager and sustainable initiatives lead at Skanska, and co-founded the SEED Collaborative, creating environmentally restorative classrooms that teach. Active in the sustainability community, Stacy serves as Membership Chair for Cascadia GBC, Emerging Professionals... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Ballroom 1

1:30pm

How to Set Up Your General Contractor for Success on an LBC Project
Track: Materials + Products

Many general contractors are familiar with “green building” strategies, which are most commonly defined by the requirements set forth by LEED. However, there is a gap between the ideal and reality. Just communicating to a contractor that a project is pursuing LBC and that it is a whole different ball game does not simply result in a successful execution. This session will explore how the general contractor’s role needs to adapt for an LBC project, especially one pursuing the Materials Petal. The session is useful for anyone that might be involved in the materials specifying process. Our discussion will help project teams overcome some of the challenges to producing truly transformative structures.

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Speakers
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Janet Harrison

Green Consultant, J. Harrison, Architect
Janet Harrison is a registered architect and environmental product consultant for sustainable buildings. Her long-term partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has produced a series of environmental education centers that served as a proving ground for many green strategies. She served as green consultant for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Merrill Center, which earned the world’s first LEED Platinum award. Now... Read More →
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Emily Naud

Sustainability Manager, GCI General Contractors
Emily is the Sustainability Manager for GCI, a San Francisco-based commercial contracting/construction management firm specializing in commercial interior, corporate facility and building renovation projects throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Before starting at GCI, Emily built the Sustainability Program for the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University from the ground up in 2009, which is still a vibrant... Read More →
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Tyler Park

Quality Control/Project Manager, Hourigan Construction
Since his graduation from Virginia Tech in May 2011, Tyler has worked as a quality control manager on a variety of federal and commercial construction projects. His duties during this time have included: construction management, quality control supervision, design assistance as well as coordination of multiple LEED and Living Building Challenge initiatives. For the past three years his concentration has been solely focused on the Brock... Read More →
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Eileen Quigley

Sustainability Manager, Natural Resources Defense Council
Eileen Quigley is the Sustainability Manager for operations of the Natural Resources Defense Council, an international environmental non-profit based in New York City. She helps NRDC minimize it’s carbon footprint of their offices both through their fit outs and day-to-day operations. She has an MS in Sustainability Management and a BS in Civil Engineering.


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Cascade 1

1:30pm

Hygge: Designing Trust, Wellness and Stewardship
Track: International Focus

To live well and to create spaces that support life, we must understand what it means to feel “at home” in the world. The Danish concept of hygge (from a Norwegian verb meaning “to console, to encourage”) embodies several themes essential to the act of dwelling: trust, security, comfort, agency, belonging, equality, ritual. Hygge serves as an engaging lens through which to imagine architecture’s potential positive impacts on the social, emotional, and psychological aspects of well-being as well as indicating environmental behaviors that support cultural sustainability and stewardship. This session will be an encouraging, intimate exchange; an exploration of how the subtle ways that we nourish ourselves can also inform design that fosters complete wellness and community.

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Speakers
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Jennifer Preston

Sustainable Design Director, BKSK Architects
Jennifer Preston leads the development of sustainable architectural solutions fostering wellness. As sustainable design director at BKSK Architects her priority is cooperative process. She integrates research with practice, attending to everything from specification and rating systems to building science, design simulation, and beauty. A research director at Columbia University’s school of architecture, she explores the transformation of... Read More →
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Tristan Roberts

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.
In addition to his role at BuildingGreen, Inc. as Executive Editor and Publisher, Tristan Roberts is a guest researcher at Stanford University. He’s a little obsessive about connecting practitioners with tools so that their work can thrive environmentally, socially, and economically. Tristan is a longtime author of in-depth articles on BuildingGreen.com and is a daily presence on LEEDuser.com. He is often called... Read More →
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James Wilson

Design Research + Philosophy, BKSK Architects
James Wilson is an architectural researcher and philosopher at BKSK Architects in New York City, where he is currently engaged in the integration of parallel environmental analyses and social science research into the firm's design process. Independently, his current research interests are focused on ethnographic and embodied forms of design research and education. He has recently been engaged in a research project as the 2014 George G... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Mercer / Denny

1:30pm

Pillars of Sustainable Education: Harnessing the Power of Student-Led Design
TRACK: Place + Locus

Learn how universities are teaming with local non-profits to execute community-based projects, expand learning opportunities for students through professional engagement activities, and create a pathway for the next generation of architects to learn about and thrive in the industry. Seven university programs from five countries received a grant from Pillars of Sustainable Education, a $1.5 million program created by Alcoa Foundation.  Administered originally by Architecture for Humanity and more recently by the International Living Future Institute, the goal of the program is to support graduate education in sustainability and to explore the use of sustainable materials in architecture and community design. Professors and students from three universities, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, and Purdue will present their projects and outcomes.

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Moderators
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Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and governments working to adopt advanced measures of sustainability related to the Living Building Challenge. She also directs the... Read More →

Speakers
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Artur Vasconcelos Cordeiro

PhD Student, University of São Paulo
Artur is architect and works at São Paulo City Hall as technical advisor of the public network of digital fabrication laboratories Fab Lab Livre SP. He is involved in the democratization of access to digital fabrication. Artur has a master degree and currently is a doctoral student at Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of University of São Paulo, researching technologies of digital fabrication. Since 2014 collaborates with NOAH... Read More →
avatar for Lucas Kanyó Dutra

Lucas Kanyó Dutra

PhD Student, University of Toulouse, France
As architect since 1999, Lucas Kanyó has participated as owner of an architecture office on many temporary constructions in Brazil. Since 2014 he collaborates with the NOAH Research Group in the Apis Project – Emergency bathrooms for use following rain-related disasters. In this moment he is involved with the design of a refugee shelter, Le Maille House, in the École Nationale Supérieur... Read More →
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Michael Gamble

Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael is a registered architect, director of graduate studies at Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture, and creative director at Gamble + Gamble Architects in Atlanta.   His design-driven research operates at a variety of scales, from house to city, with emphases on innovation, alternative energy, and building technology pursued within the context of a larger concern for the creation of healthy, well-conceived... Read More →
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Iason Konstantzos

Civil Engineering PhD Student, Purdue University
Iason Konstantzos is a senior PhD student and Research Assistant in the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. His research interests include daylighting, glare and other aspects of visual comfort and energy in buildings. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and then came to the United States in order to focus on a human-centered... Read More →
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Marina Lima Medeiros

Architect MSc. in Urban Design, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Marina Lima Medeiros (MSc in Urban Design at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian architect and teacher at Ibirapuera University. Since August 2015, she takes part as a voluntary researcher at NOAH Research Group in University of São Paulo - lead by Professor PhD Lara Barbosa – working as assistant on the APIS Project – Emergency bathrooms for following rain related disasters. During her professional life... Read More →
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Alice Truscott

Program Manager, Alcoa Foundation
Alice is a program manager at Alcoa Foundation where she manages the signature environmental programs portfolio. In addition, she works with Alcoa regional leads in Australia, Europe, Guinea, Iceland and Russia to design meaningful local grantmaking investment plans. Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $480 million.  In 2015, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $22 million... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Puget Sound

1:30pm

Speak Your Truth: Community Design
COMMUNITY DESIGN

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the International Living Future Institute is excited to announce the first ever open call for proposals for "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH" - a series of four-minute, rapid-fire, juried presentations to be presented and judged at Living Future 2016. 

What is "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH?" It’s your world-changing plan that you pitch in a four-minute timeframe to describe your vision for creating a living future. Your idea will receive live feedback from an expert jury at the event--and an award will be given for the most compelling idea around three engaging subject areas: shelter for underserved communitiescommunity design, and innovative materials and technologies--all toward an effort make a living future possible for everyone. "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH" is a call to leaders because it’s up to each of us to lead the way with our visionary ideas and bold actions. Do you have an idea with the power to shift our culture and change our path toward a living future?

Moderators
avatar for Marisa Hagney

Marisa Hagney

Living Community Challenge Manager, International Living Future Institute
Marisa is dedicated to operating the Living Community Challenge program. She works with communities around the world taking the lead in applying concepts of net positive energy and water, micro mobility, urban agriculture, and equitable place. Get in touch with Marisa to talk about your community’s large or small-scale infrastructure project to discuss its applicability to the Living Community Challenge. Contact the LCC... Read More →
avatar for Brad Liljequist

Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology... Read More →

Speakers
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Darryl Condon

Managing Principal, HCMA Architecture + Design
Darryl Condon is the Managing Principal of Vancouver based HCMA Architecture + Design. He is a registered Architect, a LEED Accredited Professional and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The focus of his practice is public sector and community oriented projects with an increasing emphasis on maximizing social impact through his work. As well he is leading the process of transforming his firm, to an... Read More →
avatar for Arielle Isaacs

Arielle Isaacs

Student, Seattle Academy
Arielle Isaacs is in 11th grade at Seattle Academy. She's really interested in sustainability and science. In her free time, she works for the Pacific Science Center and is dedicated to her school's robotics team.
avatar for Jim Kalvelage​

Jim Kalvelage​

Partner, Opsis Architecture
Jim Kalvelage is a founding partner of Opsis Architecture with a 34-year career distinguished by award-winning projects focused on building community within the higher education and civic context. Projects range from community centers to libraries, parks, arts facilities, and campus planning. Jim's design approach is rooted in the culture of placemaking, programmatic expression, and environmental performance that balances budgetary... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Karjian

Rebecca Karjian

Student, Seattle Academy
Rebecca Karjian is a senior at Seattle Academy. Next year she will be attending Boston College where she was recruited to row. Rebecca plans to study business and environmental science. She enjoys her sustainability class, competing on the speech and debate team, and going backpacking.
avatar for Kelsey Malone

Kelsey Malone

Student, Seattle Academy
Kelsey Malone is a senior at Seattle Academy. She will be studying Communications at Northwestern University next year. She is also interested in minoring in either Food Sciences or Environmental Studies. Kelsey loves her sustainability class and passionately leads Seattle Academy’s Health and Nutrition club, where members learn how to plant their own gardens, eat seasonally, and cook wholesomely. 
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Warren Neilson

Co-Founder, StokeShare
Warren is co­founder of StokeShare, a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects the world with adventure. StokeShare is focused on creating a more environmentally restorative and socially equitable world by connecting the next generation with nature though adventure sports. Warren is also a partner with San Francisco ­based sustainable real estate consultancy, stok. He is a trusted advisor to collaborators building ambitious designs &... Read More →
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Kathleen O'Brien

Executive Director, The EMERGE Leadership Project (501c3)
Kathleen O'Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, is a leader in the sustainable building field, as author, educator, and project consultant for 30-plus years. As founder of O'Brien & Company she contributed significantly to the rise of the green building market and was recognized as a Cascadia Fellow (2008). Today, she directs The EMERGE Leadership Project, dedicated to: “energizing the emergent leadership capabilities of green building professionals... Read More →
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Marco Rossi

Student, Seattle Academy
Marco Rossi is a senior at Seattle Academy interested in sustainable engineering.  In his class he has designed and built a bio-incubator to cultivate green algae for bio-fuel. He plans to continue his work with the institute for systems biology as well as in college. 


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Elliott Bay

1:30pm

The Business Case for Corporate Transparency and JUST

TRACK: Equity + Fairness

Being open and transparent about all aspects of your business operations has numerous advantages for your company. Operating a transparent business demonstrates respect for employees and clients alike. When external stakeholders have the opportunity to see and understand how your business operates behind the scenes and the policies and practices that are involved in all of your business operations, it can lead to greater brand awareness and an improved business image. Maintaining open and honest communication with employees can help build loyalty and deepen employee satisfaction levels. The Millennial generation, in particular, is attracted to organizations that demonstrate transparency, honesty and authenticity.

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Speakers
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Renée Azerbegi

President, Ambient Energy
Renée Azerbegi is President of Ambient Energy, a third-party consulting firm with offices in Denver and San Francisco specializing in commissioning, energy and daylight analysis, and sustainability solutions for the new and existing commercial building market. Ambient Energy celebrated becoming a JUST Certified firm in March of this year. Ambient Energy’s Sustainability Team facilitates projects pursuing LEED, Living Building... Read More →
avatar for Jolene Goldsmith

Jolene Goldsmith

Operations Manager, stok
Jolene combines her passions for sustainability and social justice on stok’s Operations Team where she is responsible for the organization’s growth. Since joining the stok (previously Environmental Building Strategies) family in 2012, Jolene has helped to build out all areas of Operations including Human Resources, Business Development, and Accounting. Most recently, Jolene helped lead stok’s design and implementation of... Read More →
avatar for Francis Janes

Francis Janes

Just Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social... Read More →
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Kenner Kingston

President, Arch Nexus
Kenner Kingston is an architect and the President of Architectural Nexus, a People-Driven firm with a practice reaching throughout the Western US. In addition to being the only Living Future Accredited Professional in the Great Basin, Kenner volunteers his time as an Ambassador Presenter for ILFI. Kenner has also been instrumental in the development of Nexus’ office facilities. The Salt Lake Office is both LEED-NC and LEED-EB Platinum and... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Vashon

1:30pm

Truth and Transparency Comes from Within
Track: Truth + Transparency

The Living Building Challenge community is a tough arena to play in. All involved are pushed, pulled, and stretched to be creative, innovative, fresh and practical. And then there is – life. Are we required to balance or integrate our family, career, faith, health, and sanity with our work? This session speaks to the need for community to not only celebrate our successes… but also share our deep struggles, especially for those considered taboo in our society. We believe the truth and transparency of the health and wellness of our community is vital to the success of our industry.

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Speakers
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Skip Backus

CEO, Omega Institute
For more than 20 years, Skip has helped run the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a wellness and personal growth nonprofit organization offering diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Skip has laid the foundation for its environmental initiatives, creating and promoting innovative conservation efforts, including campus recycling and composting, sustainable purchasing... Read More →
avatar for Pete Muñoz

Pete Muñoz

Senior Engineer, Biohabitats
Pete is a licensed engineer and certified wastewater treatment plant operator. Pete has been lucky enough to work with some of the most influential green built schools and learning centers in the United States to create inspirational infrastructure and assist reconnecting our communities with what makes them work. With degrees in Biosystems, Civil and Environmental Engineering has been asked to speak around the country on a variety... Read More →
avatar for Lori Singleton

Lori Singleton

Landscape Architect, SmithGroup JJR
Lori has spent the last 15 years working with clients to develop vital community places. With extensive experience in higher education, public open spaces, downtown environments, and natural system corridors, she fosters consensus based solutions that address the spectrum of issues impacting outdoor space. She finds meaningful solutions within a project’s constraints, and seeks to build public pride through places that are true to their... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Pine

1:30pm

Visualizing a Net Positive Water Medical Campus
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

Net zero water is always challenging, but it is particularly hard to visualize on technically complex facilities with atypical water flows, and even more so in climates with very limited rainfall. This session explores the potential approaches to a net zero water medical campus, including regulatory hurdles that would need to be overcome. The presenters will outline a range of strategies that could be used to achieve net zero water at both the building and campus scales, tackling hurdles such as climate, healthcare code requirements, current technology limitations, and cultural attitudes toward water reuse. They will share a visual approach to communicating water flows that look to other industries such as medical and aerospace as well as innovations inspired by nature.

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Speakers
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Mara Baum

Vice President/Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, HOK
Mara Baum AIA, LEED AP Fellow, EDAC is HOK’s firmwide Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader. She oversees sustainability across the healthcare sector and leads HOK’s health and wellness initiatives; her work focuses on the intersection between ecological considerations and the creation of a healthy and healing environment. She has been teaching and writing about net zero energy and water for over 15 years, with initiatives for... Read More →
avatar for Fred Betz

Fred Betz

Senior Associate, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Senior member of Affiliated Engineers' Sustainability Practice, Fred Betz, Ph.D., LEED® AP BD+C, is the Lead Sustainable Designer for numerous major healthcare projects. He provides expertise in advanced building systems integration, whole building energy and water simulation, and controls and diagnostics, to many of the most technically complex and energy and water-intensive building projects in the US and abroad. Betz contributed to the... Read More →
avatar for James Kraus

James Kraus

Vice President/Senior Project Designer, HOK
James is a Senior Designer with HOK’s San Francisco studio having recently re-located from New York as a Senior Architect with notable design firm, Grimshaw. His professional experience is focused in the urban realm and spans award-winning national and international projects ranging from transportation facilities, corporate/commercial developments and civic buildings. James is a frequent lecturer, panelist and author on design... Read More →
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Willa Kuh

Director of Planning, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Ms. Kuh is Director of Planning and a member of Affiliated Engineers’ Sustainability Practice. Ms. Kuh assists clients with planning at the campus scale for water conservation, energy management, sustainability and infrastructure development. In design of healthcare and lab facilities, she articulates AEI’s approach and guides its strategy for efficient water use. She is a leader of AEI’s commitment to excel at designing to... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Pike

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:15pm

10 Years of the Living Building Challenge: Certified Project Impacts and Stories
Track: Case Studies

Have you ever wondered about the ongoing operations of Certified Living Building Challenge projects? What happens after the Auditor goes home? This session looks at the cumulative impacts of LBC Certified projects, as well as personal stories and on the ground lessons from projects that have been occupied and operating for as long as a decade. Join us to learn the behind the scenes lessons from those who are tending to the gardens, systems and occupants of these cutting edge projects. 

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Moderators
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Allison Capen

Living Building Challenge Technical Director, International Living Future Institute
Allison Capen, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute in Seattle where she oversees Certification and technical consistency. She is a licensed architect and has been actively involved in the green building movement in the northwest for the last 15 years, working on environmentally focused projects as a designer, a LEED reviewer, a sustainability consultant... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Skip Backus

Skip Backus

CEO, Omega Institute
For more than 20 years, Skip has helped run the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a wellness and personal growth nonprofit organization offering diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Skip has laid the foundation for its environmental initiatives, creating and promoting innovative conservation efforts, including campus recycling and composting, sustainable purchasing... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Guerrero

Anthony Guerrero

Senior Director of Facilities and Administration, Natural Resources Defense Council
As Senior Director of Facilities and Administration, Anthony leads development of sustainability strategies for the core operations of NRDC, focusing on the triple bottom line: social equity, sustaining the environment and financial viability. Anthony puts in practice the principles of the Living Building Challenge to revamp the internal operations of NRDC and to demonstrate transformation in Operations Management.  Under his leadership NRDC... Read More →
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Dano Weisbord

Director of Sustainability and Planning, Smith College
Dano Weisbord is the Director of Sustainability and Planning at Smith College.  He has created corporate sustainability functions at Smith College and ActionAid International. He was a director of the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers in London, and lead author on Sustainable Endowments Institute’s Greening the Bottom Line. At Smith, Dano led development of the college's commitment to become carbon neutral by... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Ballroom 1

3:15pm

Everything is an Offer: Using Effective Engagement to Achieve Truly Beneficial Outcomes
Track: Equity + Fairness

Living Solutions (buildings, communities, products, processes) emerge from a deep understanding of the social context, and utilise social capital in their implementation. This session uses short case studies to illustrate the mindset required to build trust between the community and the project team, embed transparency in the process, and the benefits that result. Using improvisation games, participants will test these ideas, followed by a longer exercise where participants will identify ways to apply these processes to improve outcomes on their own projects. This session would be of interest to anyone working in property development, particularly in social infrastructure, as the examples relate to education and affordable housing.

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Speakers
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Zoe Cameron

Senior Project Manager, Coffey
Zoe is an enthusiastic and proactive urban planning and project management consultant with over 10 years’ experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders across both private and public sectors. She combines strong and effective communication and project management skills with in depth experience of urban planning and infrastructure to ensure client focused project delivery. She is currently working on the Ultimo Pyrmont Public... Read More →
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Mary Casey

Director, Project Delivery, McLachlan Lister-Hill International
Mary Casey has nearly 20 years of experience in Australia and internationally. A project manager with a background as an architect and sustainability consultant, she combines thought leadership with practical implementation experience. Her goal is to assist her clients in confidently setting ambitious objectives, and then managing diverse teams to deliver results that exceed expectations. Her method is grounded in stakeholder engagement... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Choi

Stephen Choi

Board Director and Vice Chair, Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA)
Stephen Choi is a UK-chartered architect, Project Manager, and holds Masters Degrees in both architecture and sustainability. Stephen’s unique hands-on experience in both single buildings and environmentally-driven masterplanning has enabled him to teach on the subject of sustainable construction at various levels – to practitioners, Masters-level students and unemployed people looking to enter the industry. His work has included... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Vashon

3:15pm

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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Speakers
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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 principal, designer, builder and fabricator through the conceptualization and realization of a broad range of commercial, residential and fabrication... Read More →
avatar for Zack Semke

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, and a beater of really big Japanese drums (taiko). In 2010 he joined H&H where he gets to tap the company’s high performance building... Read More →
avatar for Dan Whitmore

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. As designer, builder and Certified Passive House Consultant, he completed one of the first Passive Houses in Washington State. He is a core curriculum developer and... Read More →


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

3:15pm

Latin-American Diversity: México (Diversidad Latinoamericana: México)
Track: International Focus

The real Living Future Challenge is to recognize and celebrate diversity with the sensitivity of common goals through diverse paths and different realities. We'll examine the process of cultural translation, which goes beyond the language differences of the rest of the world - including Latin America. In this case, we will present Mexico and the experiences we've had in the process of establishing the International Living Future Institute mystique with the first buildings in the certification process. (This session will be presented in Spanish with accompanied translation).

El verdadero reto de Living Future consiste en reconocer y celebrar la diversidad con la sensibilidad de alcanzar objetivos comunes recorriendo diversos caminos a través de distintas realidades. Proceso de traducción cultural que va más allá de solamente las diferencias de la lengua en el resto del mundo incluyendo Latinoamérica. En este caso, presentaremos México y las experiencias en el proceso de establecer la mística del ILFI con las primeras edificaciones en proceso de certificación.  

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Speakers
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Carolyn Aguilar

Architect + Dean, Universidad Iberoamericana Department of Architecture
Carolyn is an architect trained in Mexico and Urban Designer trained in the UK. In December 2016 she obtained her Ph.D. in History at Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO). Dr. Aguilar-Dubose has taught at IBERO for 25 years, has received two Outstanding Teacher Awards, and is the first woman to be named Dean of the 61 year-old Department of Architecture, developing the sustainability mystique, as well as the implementation of the IBERO Green Campus... Read More →
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José Luis Gutiérrez Brezmes

Co-chair of Living Future Council of Latin America, Faculty, Department of Architecture at IBERO
Arquitecto y Maestro en Comunicación por la Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México (IBERO) con experiencia en diseño y construcción de 30 años. Académico investigador en el Departamento de Arquitectura de la UIA. Miembro y consejero de Libre Acceso A.C. desde 1999. Miembro fundador y Presidente 2015-2017 de Sustentabilidad para México A.C. SUMe, consejo emergente para México del World... Read More →
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Alejandro Lirusso

Co-chair of Living Future Council of Latin America, CEO at bioe and BIOtehnik Mexico
He studied a Bachelor's degree in business administration at ITESM on Campus Estado Mexico and hydraulic systems at CEAC from Barcelona, Spain. He’s CEO of BIOe where they designed the first projects in Latin America under the Living Building Challenge, Net Positive Energy and, WELL certifications. In April of 2015 was awarded as a Living Future HERO by the International Living Future Institute. Also, he is LEED GA, WELL AP, presenter of... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: St. Helen's

3:15pm

Mindfulness as Survival Equipment in the Quest for a Living Future
Track: Truth + Transparency

The challenge of building a living future is has never been just a technical challenge. This conference draws talented people who understand that we must tap the deepest reservoirs of heart as well as mind in meeting the technical challenges we face. As these challenges grow more urgent and complex, our ability to meet them as whole people has never been more essential. It constitutes a new kind of “survival equipment” that may well be as important to our success as the technical expertise we also seek to offer.  In this session, Kurt Hoelting of Cascadia Mindfulness Institute will share practical mindfulness tools for cultivating well being and resilience in the heart of our most daunting challenges.  

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Speakers
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Kurt Hoelting

Founder and Co-Director, Cascadia Mindfulness Institute
Kurt Hoelting is a mindfulness teacher, and is a founder and co-director of Cascadia Mindfulness Institute. A Zen student for many years, his passion is to bring the benefits of mindfulness into the heart of daily life and work. He teaches mindfulness in a variety of contexts, ranging from wilderness-based mindfulness retreats in Alaska to Seattle’s VA hospital. He teaches regular Mindfulness-Based... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Pine

3:15pm

Net Zero Energy Healthcare Facilities
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

During Living Future 2015, attendees were challenged with who would be the first LBC Certified project in the Healthcare field. Michael Weller, a Senior Energy Analyst with Glumac, will discuss strategies for achieving Net Zero Energy design for healthcare facilities through several case studies, including two medical office buildings that targeted net-zero energy during design. The panel will address design challenges and lessons learned, and present a case for the importance of sustainable healthcare facilities and what the future holds.

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Speakers
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Staci Ashcraft

Mechanical Designer, Glumac
Staci Ashcraft is the Collaborative Facilitator for the Orange County, CA, Collaborative. She advocates sustainable design and community collaboration as a mechanical designer. Her project experience has included assisting on several new healthcare facilities and provided recommendations for HVAC upgrades for several existing healthcare facilities across the region
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Michael Weller

Senior Energy Analyst, Glumac
Michael leads the team of energy analysts in Glumac’s Irvine, California office where they work collaboratively with architects, engineers, and building owners to deliver energy efficient building solutions. His project experience has included providing energy modeling and energy-cost analyses for over 685,000 square feet of new healthcare construction.  He has also worked with some of the largest healthcare... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Pike

3:15pm

Stories Are Power: How to Leverage Your Personal Story in Service of Your Work
Track: Truth + Transparency

Join nationally renowned story-based organizing experts from the Million Person Project to explore the power of your personal story as it relates to what you are doing in the world. The workshop will give you tools to help you better connect with your audiences and move them to action. The workshop uses a specific public speaking method developed by President Obama’s Advisor Marshall Ganz. We will focus on personal story exploration while teaching you the components for how to powerfully share your personal story.

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Speakers
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Heather Box

Co-Founder/CEO, Million Person Project
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Julian Mocine-McQueen

Director of Education and Outreach, Green For All/ The Dream Corps
Julian serves as Director of Education and Outreach for Green For All. His career is fueled by a strong belief in authentic movements that are powered by people. To this end, he’s engaged thousands of young people in the climate movement, by going on tour with Drake and Wiz Khalifa, and by organizing Green For All’s College Ambassador program, which cultivates environmental leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Elliott Bay

3:15pm

The Heart and Soul of Handprints

Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

The Net Positive aspiration is inspiring and straightforward: give more than we take. Once we set boundaries and criteria for measurement, we can design buildings, products, and communities that fulfill the goal; e.g., buildings whose roofs capture more energy and water than their occupants use. Defining footprints as what we take, and handprints as what we give, we find a frame in which all forms of human endeavor can strive towards Net Positive. But the vision is older and deeper than this frame. Where does it come from, what does it express about us, where can we take it, and it us?

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Speakers
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Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has taught Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) at HSPH since the late 1990s. Gregory is also the... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101

3:15pm

The Importance of Truth + Transparency for Living Communities
Track: Place + Locus

Living communities projects are often quilted within existing communities, challenging the design team to create innovative built systems as well as resilient community systems. Truth and transparency are key to activating these communities and allowing them to take ownership of living community visions. This session profiles successful communities and gives tools for project teams to help leverage building projects into longer term community capacity. Our session will focus on how a commitment to transparency can help develop community strength in decision-making, knowledge development, legal structure and financial resources. This presentation will include case studies and a toolkit of innovative engagement methods that build capacity for living community planning.

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Speakers
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Fred Brown

President & CEO, Homewood Children's Village
Fred Brown is the President & CEO of Homewood Children’s Village, a non-profit whose mission is to improve the lives of Homewood’s children and to reweave the fabric of the community in which they live. In his previous position with the Kingsley Association, Mr. Brown’s projects included Imagine Larimer: a web-based technology to build community ecoliteracy and the Urban Leadership Institute, a community sustainability... Read More →
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Christine Mondor

Principal, evolveEA
Christine Mondor is an eternal optimist who believes design is essential to shape a sustainable environment. She has been active in shaping places, processes and organizations through her work as an architect, educator, and activist. As Strategic Principal of evolveEA, she has led teams on award winning projects as diverse as buildings and landscapes, to educational efforts, to sustainability planning. She is a sought after speaker and has spoken... Read More →
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Anna Rosenblum

Community Engagement Designer, evolveEA
Anna thrives in the space where creativity in design, stakeholder engagement, and technical precision converge. At evolveEA, her contributions to design and consulting projects have drawn from her diverse skill set and thorough knowledge, developed through a remarkable mix of project experience and academic research. Anna has earned her Master of Science in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University, where her thesis focused on... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Puget Sound

3:15pm

Truth and Transparency in a Transforming Market: Innovating for a More Circular Economy
Track: Materials + Products

Shifting toward a more circular economy – amid ever-changing market dynamics – requires new thinking both about what materials go into a product and how those materials can be recycled at the end of that products’ useful life and who the necessary partners are along the way. Innovations and the thinking that led to those new ideas can be adopted across industries. “Truth & Transparency” are necessary ingredients in building trust among organizations and their stakeholders in order to achieve the greater good. This session will help participants identify shifting market expectations and opportunities for materials innovations leveraging a real-life market example.

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Speakers
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Terry Gillis

President, Carpet Processing & Recycling
Gillis is president of Carpet Processing & Recycling, LLC and general manager at Recovery 1, Inc. Based in Tacoma, Washington, Recovery 1 develops machinery and processes that identify materials found in the Construction & Demolition waste stream that can be converted into usable/salable materials. For more than two decades, Recovery 1 has been pushing beyond simple resource recovery to exploring the most forward thinking solutions to... Read More →
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Chris Turner

Author, speaker, strategist, The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy
CHRIS TURNER is an author, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s authoritative voice on sustainability and the global cleantech boom and the author of five books. His most recent book is How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change, a collection of his award-winning essays and feature writing. His 2011 book, The Leap was a National Business Book Award finalist; the Globe and Mail called it "one of the most... Read More →
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David Wilkerson

Director of Sustainability and Product Stewardship, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
As corporate director of sustainability and product stewardship at Shaw Industries, David Wilkerson is responsible for identifying, planning and leading key sustainability initiatives for the expansive portfolio of flooring products the company manufactures and supplies, including carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient and stone and tile flooring. In this capacity, he works closely with the commercial and residential sales and marketing teams as... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Cascade 1

3:15pm

Biomimicry: A Walking Discussion

In this session participants will get outside and reconnect with nature. The session will include a short hike to Freeway Park where you will learn about the essential elements in Biomimicry. Explore and discuss function of local organisms, and understand how those functions are translated into Biomimicry Thinking.

The session will be led by Joe Zazzera and Denny Royal. Both hold MS degrees in Biomimicry and are Certified Biomimicry Professionals. Joe and Denny are key influencers in their disciplines and work to bring Biomimicry to those disciplines and beyond. 


Speakers
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Denny Royal

Principal, Azul 7
Denny is Principal and Azul 7’s Biomimicry and Design practice leader. With a background in Biomimicry, design, service design and technology he is able to help clients solve challenges from a holistic perspective. Denny is is a life-long learner. He has completed design thinking training at Stanford's d.school, behavior design training at Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab and, most recently, a MS in Biomimicry at Arizona State... Read More →
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Joe Zazzera

Founding Principal, Plant Solutions, Inc
Joe Zazzera is contagiously enthusiastic about “connecting people to nature”.  He has been (re)connecting humans, nature, and the built environment for 34 years. As the founding principal of Plant Solutions Inc., he designs living walls, indoor atriums and living plantscapes. His mission is to create working environments which enhance productivity, reduce absenteeism, manage stress and improve human well being. Joe holds an MS in... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Lobby

5:00pm

Living Future Network Happy Hour
If you are an active volunteer in the Living Future Network or interested in becoming one, please join us for a casual conversation and an opportunity to connect over refreshments. This is a chance to share ideas and stories with fellow Ambassador Presenters and Collaborative Facilitators, and to learn more about the amazing work of the Living Future Network.

Thursday May 12, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Westin: The Loft (2nd Fl)

5:00pm

5:30pm

Book Signing: Denis Hayes, The Bullitt Foundation & Mary Adam Thomas, Author (The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape)

The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape

The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape takes readers on a private tour through the profoundly game changing Bullitt Center, the first Class A commercial office structure in the world designed and engineered to meet the rigorous demands of the Living Building Challenge. 

The book begins with Part I, the contextual backstory of the Bullitt Foundation and its transition from a family based philanthropic organization to an influential ecological grant maker led by noted environmental pioneer Denis Hayes. Part II summarizes how designers, engineers, and builders engaged with forward-thinking regulators, lenders, and community members in a combined effort to create an extraordinary building that stands for what is possible in the urban built environment. Part III contains vivid details of how the project team approached and achieved the Imperatives of all seven Living Building Challenge Petals: Site, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity, and Beauty. Part IV condenses the performance reports that earned the Bullitt Center its Living Building certification.

The Greenest Building goes deep inside the Bullitt Center and its numerous innovations, one performance area Petal at a time.


Speakers
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Denis Hayes

President, The Bullitt Foundation
As President of the Bullitt Foundation, Denis Hayes seeks to reshape cities into resilient ecosystems. Toward that end, he recently developed the Bullitt Center, a 50,000 square foot “living” office building. During the Carter Administration, Denis directed the federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He has been a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, professor of engineering at Stanford University, and... Read More →
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Mary Adam Thomas

Author
Mary Adam Thomas has been helping tell the story of the Living Building Challenge since 2006. This year, she released The Greenest Building: How the Bullitt Center Changes the Urban Landscape and The Living Building Challenge: Roots and Rise of the World’s Greenest Standard.  Previously, she wrote Building in Bloom: The Making of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. She... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Westin: San Juan Level (3rd Fl)

6:00pm

Book Signing: Jason F. McLennan, McLennan Design (Transformational Thought II: More Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment)

Transformational Thought II: More Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment

Transformational Thought II: More Radical Ideas to Remake the Built Environment by Jason F. McLennan is his second book of dynamic essays critically challenging prevalent contemporary thinking and conventional design modalities related to the built and natural environments.

Rather than a diatribe on these problematic approaches, McLennan draws upon his architectural acumen and his eclectic knowledge of sustainability, social justice issues and cultural awareness to provide intelligent, solution-based insights for the rethinking of how we live, work, and thrive in a living future.

McLennan addresses a wide variety of issues that call for both individual and far-reaching systemic change. Each insight points the reader toward sustainable solutions, challenges the status quo, balances practicality with philosophy, and prepares us for a healthy and prosperous future. McLennan advocates for rapid social change while calling for people to engage in productive initiatives beyond current models and to cooperate, take chances, and experiment outside current bureaucratic and corporate imaginations.

Transformational Thought II, a follow-up collection of thought-provoking essays to his original and acclaimed Transformational Thought, provides compelling rationales for change and timely insights into the most highly transformative era humanity has yet to encounter. 


Speakers
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Jason F. McLennan

Board President and Founder, International Living Future Institute
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada and he is a much sought after presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world. McLennan serves as the CEO... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Westin: San Juan Level (3rd Fl)

7:00pm

Thursday Evening Keynote Juan Martinez (National Geographic) + Big Bang Dinner
How do young people in today’s world become environmental leaders? Juan Martinez, Director of Leadership Development at the Children and Nature Network, will address the importance of connecting people to the natural world as a tactic for growing wholesome, capable leaders. His speech is a call to action for all of us to engage in environmental movements in our own communities--and across the globe. Now is the time to empower each citizen, young and old, to act on behalf of the earth.

Speakers
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Juan Martinez

Emerging Explorer, National Geographic
A proud product of South Central Los Angeles, Juan D. Martinez is the Children and Nature Network’s Director of Leadership Development and the Natural Leaders Network.  He is also a National Geographic Explorer, and a TED Speaker. At an early age, his passion to empower youth individuals led him to direct the Sierra Club’s first environmental justice youth leadership academy in Los Angeles, and his interesting journey... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Westin: Grand Ballroom

9:30pm

Thursday Eve Afterparty
From conference attendee to night owl, ditch the laptop and tie and transform with us at the visually stimulating Fred Wildlife Refuge in Capitol Hill. With one of the largest immersive video walls in Seattle, this two-story art facility is visually stunning -- the perfect spot for creative animals.

Location: Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Belmont Ave East Seattle, WA 98102

Sponsored by Integral Group
Special thanks to Fred Wildlife Refuge for hosting this event.

Thursday May 12, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Fred Wildlife Refuge 128 Belmont Ave East Seattle, WA 98102

9:30pm

Thursday Film Night: Cowspiracy
After parties not your speed? Looking for something a bit more mellow? Join us for a movie night on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday!

On Thursday evening we will be watching Cowspiracy in the St. Helen's room:

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

Thursday May 12, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Westin: St. Helen's
 
Friday, May 13
 

7:00am

7:30am

8:15am

Friday Morning Keynote: Ed Mazria (Architecture 2030)
Join us in hearing from Keynote Ed Mazria, as well as the opening 15 Minutes of Brilliance speaker Michelle Moore.

Ed Mazria
A decade ago, Ed Mazria gave the keynote address at the first-ever Living Future unConference. Ed returns to our 10-year anniversary to discuss the intersection between architecture, education, research, and the global environment. In the world of architecture and urban design, no issue is as pressing as full-fledged regenerative design, and there is no better time than today to commit to action. Ed, whose 2030 Challenge asserts that all new buildings and developments should be carbon-neutral by 2030, will speak of how far we’ve come--and what must still be accomplished in order for humanity to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Speakers
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Ed Mazria

Founder, Architecture 2030
Edward Mazria is an internationally recognized architect, author, researcher, and educator. His seminal research into the sustainability, resilience, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions of the built environment has redefined the role of architecture, planning, design, and building in reshaping our world. He is the founder of Architecture 2030, a think tank developing real-world solutions for 21st century problems. Throughout his... Read More →
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Michelle Moore

CEO, Groundswell
Michelle Moore is CEO of Groundswell, a nonprofit social enterprise that organizes community power to make the clean energy economy work for working families and local businesses. Groundswell serves thousands of households and businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic with programs including equitable community solar, affordable wind power, and energy efficiency. A social entrepreneur and movement-builder in the sustainability community, Michelle... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 8:15am - 10:00am
Westin: Grand Ballroom

10:30am

Biomimicry Thinking for Design Workshop
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Biomimicry is an innovation method that seeks leading-edge sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. Biomimicry can be applied to create new products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are inherently sustainable, effective and efficient, reduce materials and waste, increase revenue and brand loyalty. In this workshop session, participants will have the opportunity to experience biomimicry through hands on exercises as they explore what it means to "do" biomimicry. The workshop is designed to help participants understand how and where biomimicry fits into the integrated design process and will include examples of Built Environment projects that have successfully integrated biomimicry into the design and development process. 

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Speakers
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Jamie Dwyer

Biologist & Design Strategist, Biomimicry 3.8
Biomimicry has been the perfect opportunity to bring together Jamie’s seemingly divergent experiences in the fields of biology and architectural design. Her current work ranges from built environment regional planning to product design challenges. As a Certified Biomimicry Professional and research lead at Biomimicry 3.8, Jamie seeks to inspire and empower designers to look to nature as model, mentor and measure. 
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Erin Rovalo

Senior Principal, Design, Biomimicry 3.8
Erin Rovalo is a Senior Principal of Design at Biomimicry 3.8. Drawing from an architectural background, Erin weaves design thinking expertise with biomimicry for a distinctly innovative approach to sustainable solutions. Between her work at  Biomimicry 3.8 and as a Ph.D. researcher, Erin’s goal is to deliver a holistic methodology for driving innovation alongside ecological renewal.  In order to seize unique opportunities to... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101

10:30am

Can Manufacturing Save the World?: Lessons Learned from the World’s First Living Products
Track: Materials + Products

Manufacturing has long been the poster child of all that is wrong with our current economic system. But what if our products could actually make the world a better place? This session will explore how the Living Product Challenge is reshaping the manufacturing industry around nontoxic materials and Net Positive social and environmental impact. Participants will learn from pioneering companies developing the world’s first certified Living Products and gain key insights into applying the principles of regeneration to their companies, products and design projects today.

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Speakers
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Jane Abernethy

Sustainability Officer, Humanscale
As an Industrial Designer, Jane spent over a decade working and leading design teams through the development of new products - from the initial concept definition, through design and refinement, and into ongoing production. Her work ranges from sporting goods to medical devices to furniture, and has been recognized internationally, including the prestigious Red Dot award. In her current role, she develops the strategic vision for sustainability... Read More →
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James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →
JK

Joss Krayenhoff

Co-Owner, Sirewall USA
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Dhruv Raina

Senior Manager, Sustainability, Owens Corning
Dhruv leads the  product & supply chain sustainability team at Owens Corning. He grew up in India and is a firm believer in business and its role in delivering scale shifting change. He is passionate about helping companies grow through sustainability, design and innovation and, addresses challenging, yet promising opportunities by combining business strategy, product design, and social science to determine where to play and then... Read More →
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Rochelle Routman

Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk Industries
Rochelle Routman serves as the Vice President of Sustainabiltiy at Mohawk, where every day brings new opportunities to collaborate with employees, customers, non-profits, and other businesses on advancing  the cause for healthy interiors and productive ecosystems, while securing Mohawk Flooring's position as the industry leader in sustainability.  Prior to joining Mohawk, she held sustainability leadership positions in the electric... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Cascade 1

10:30am

Hope by Design: Making Progress on Equity
Track: Equity + Fairness

When organizations seek to provide intentional equity in a green development project or program, what does that look like? What are the distribution, procedural and structural barriers that challenge the focus on fair and just practices? How have vision and partnerships supported progress? This panel will draw from public agencies, private development, community development programs and design firm perspectives. An interactive workshop will encourage audience members to evaluate opportunities on their projects to build strategies for equity.

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Speakers
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Deb Guenther

Partner, Mithun
Deb Guenther is a partner and landscape architect at Mithun, an integrated design firm in Seattle and San Francisco. Her 30+-year body of work reflects her commitment to natural processes, resulting in award-winning designs that are visually compelling and sustainably functional. A committed leader of multi-disciplinary work, she has brought public realm design and landscape performance to the table through her participation with... Read More →
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Chris Parr

Senior Advisor, Sun Valley EcoDistrict, Denver Housing Authority
Chris Parr is the Senior Advisor for Sun Valley EcoDistrict, a 501c3 affiliate of the Denver Housing Authority, newly formed to create and administer the vision for the revitalization of Sun Valley and its district-based solution structure. Previously Chris was the Director of Development for DHA for 10 years. Under his guidance the department financed and managed the construction or rehabilitation of over 2,600 units of housing and several... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Vashon

10:30am

How LBC Plays with WELL: Creating Happiness in the Workplace
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

All across the globe there is a strong desire to be happy, healthy and more productive within the workplace. We will explore Biophilia and the critical link between human and environmental health and review how and why owners should pursue multiple certifications using a case study of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes. It’s the only building in the world to meet both LBC and WELL Platinum certification! This interactive session is targeted at anyone interested in creating change within their built environment to be healthy, happy and ultra-productive. It will offer you transformational solutions based around the WELL 3rd party Certification.

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Speakers
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Dr. Elizabeth Baca

Senior Health Advisor, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR)
Dr. Elizabeth Baca is passionate about innovations to foster total health and well-being. She currently serves as the Senior Health Advisor in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). She is engaged in innovation in the public sector to foster health through multiple projects including healthy planning, big data, and public-private partnerships.  For healthy planning she works across sectors to foster collaboration... Read More →
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Anthony Bernheim

Sustainability Manager, The Allen Group, LLC
On the forefront of sustainability, reimagining physical environment and its impact on human and global wellbeing, Anthony Bernheim, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is a visionary and respected leader in smart, energy efficient, high performance building. He has devoted his career to pioneering the impact of buildings on indoor air quality and human health. With a record of designing and implementing a holistic approach and process to sustainability, Anthony... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Bochart

Sonja Bochart

Principal, Interior Designer, Sonja Bochart LLC
Sonja Bochart is a wellness interior designer with over twenty years of experience creating spaces for both human and ecological health. Her portfolio includes educational, health, cultural and corporate spaces, including major clients and projects that have achieved the Living Building Challenge and WELL Building certification. Her work is creatively informed by her background as a master-level reiki, yoga and meditation teacher. As a... Read More →
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Adam Meltzer

Sustainability Consultant, Green Building Services
Adam is a creative thinker who marries over seven years’ experience in the field of sustainability with a deep arts background. A recent transplant from Los Angeles, he is committed to the built environment, bringing analytical and creative abilities that allow him to find innovative solutions to challenging sustainability issues. Adam’s work at GBS focuses on the retail sector, managing the LEED process for Nike and Converse... Read More →
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Richard Piacentini

Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Since 1994, Richard Piacentini has led the green transformation of Phipps, including construction of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, the first building to meet: the Living Building Challenge™, LEED® Platinum, WELL™ Building Platinum, and 4 Stars Sustainable SITES™ certifications.  | Piacentini is interested in the intersection between the built and natural environments, particularly as it... Read More →
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Phil Williams

Executive Director, Project Delivery, Delos
Phil has spent 30 years in the commercial design, engineering and construction industry most recently for the past 12 years as a Vice President with Webcor Builders where we initiated and lead the Sustainability, Engineering and Consulting groups. He currently serves as the Industry Chair for the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) through the University of California Berkeley, on the Executive Board of Eco-Districts, on the Board of... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Pike

10:30am

Master Speaker (Rosa Sheng) - Why Equity in Architecture Matters: A New Value Proposition for Sustainable Design

Architectural practice is prone to lose talent to other career paths due to many factors that challenge retention; long hours, low pay, lack of transparency for promotion and work that is misaligned with career goals. Beyond sustainability of the built environment, equitable practice shapes a new value proposition. It supports the retention of human resources, as well as the creation of socially just and ecologically sound environments. The results of the 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey coupled with an interactive discussion will encourage the development of best practices for increasing diversity, expanding career opportunities with socially and environmentally conscious design.

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Speakers
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Rosa Sheng

Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Founder and Chair for Equity by Design and Treasurer of AIA San Francisco. Since the debut of the 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey, Rosa has presented the key findings nationally and abroad including Boston, New York, Lisbon, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco. The Equity in Architecture movement has inspired many and provided the... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 3

10:30am

Me, You and the Community We Know: Four Cities Transitioning to a Clean Energy Future
TRACK: Place + Locus

The future belongs to cities, but only to cities that can plan for, implement, and adapt to our changing world. Come hear how four very different cities – Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, and Ann Arbor and Flint, Michigan - are moving towards high performance buildings, better transportation options, and transitioning to cleaner energy. Learn how cities are actively engaging with citizens, politicians, and professionals to initiate and enable the municipality to lead the community towards a more prosperous, resilient and sustainable future. Also, find out what challenges cities have to overcome and how to help the community you live in move forward.

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Speakers
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Bonnie Bona

Project Manager, Clean Energy Coalition
Bonnie Bona has been a Project Manager with Clean Energy Coalition in Ann Arbor since 2010 working with municipalities and building owners to deliver energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. She is a licensed Architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and a member and past chair of Ann Arbor’s City Planning Commission. Ms. Bona is Interim Co-Director of the emerging 2030 Districts in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
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Chris Higgins

Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver (BC)
Chris works with the City of Vancouver as a Green Building Planner. Chris’s work is focused on greenhouse gas reductions through improving existing buildings and making policy to require the most energy efficient new homes. Prior to working with the city, Chris worked with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) as the LEED Canada for Homes Program Leader (www.cagbc.org/homes ). Chris helped develop the Canadian standard, and... Read More →
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Rachel Moscovich

Senior Planner, Integral Group
Rachel is a Senior Planner at Integral Group, working with public and private sector clients to develop and implement sustainability targets and plans, at the community and district scale. This includes sustainable master planning, and policy development for local governments. Rachel is an experienced strategist and project manager with ten years’ experience in the sustainability field. Her work experience ranges from policy development... Read More →
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Kevin Schronce

Lead Planner / Planner III, City of Flint, Department of Planning and Development
Kevin Schronce has been a planner with the City of Flint since 2012, and is currently the Lead Planner. He has a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University in City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. He previously worked for the Blight Elimination Team with the Genesee County Land Bank and was Urban Agriculture Crew Leader/Technical Support with Edible Flint. With the City of Flint he lead the public process of creating Imagine Flint... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Puget Sound

10:30am

Net Zero Energy: Schools that Make the Grade
Track: Energy + Power

Growing populations and years of deferred maintenance are impacting K-12 schools. Often administrators are forced to stretch limited budgets between building efficiency and expanded student needs. With a focus on performance and life-cycle costs, net zero energy buildings (NZEB) are the ideal solution for many districts. To achieve this ambitious goal, teams must utilize an integrated process that seamlessly combines architectural elements, site features, and systems. Our panel will discuss advanced technical strategies and lessons learned from the first two K-12 certified NZEBs in the country, and how they are sharing those skills for the design of the possible third.

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Speakers
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Roger Frechette

Managing Principal, Interface Engineering
With over 20 years of experience in the field of sustainable engineering and building design, Roger’s work encompasses building systems and master planning designs for new, existing, and historic buildings, both domestically and internationally. Roger is a Senior Fellow with the Design Futures Council, a global network of design community professionals, and a frequent lecturer and author on high performance design and green engineering... Read More →
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Andrew Frichtl

Managing Principal, Interface Engineering
Andy is well known in the world of architecture and infrastructure as a leader in sustainable design. He specializes in energy efficiency and resource conservation, and has been the recipient of numerous awards. As a Managing Principal at Interface Engineering, he has designed many LEED Platinum and Net-Zero buildings, and is an active member of CEFPI, ASHRAE, the Cascadia USGBC, and the Building Commissioning Association. In addition to his... Read More →
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Hormoz Janssens

Managing Principal, Interface Engineering
Hormoz brings over 20 years of experience in building sciences engineering and project management from a variety of project types. Focusing his career on sustainable and complex systems design, he has completed multiple LEED Platinum projects as well as designed dozens of additional LEED projects, CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) projects, Living Building Challenge Projects, and Net Zero work, including the first library in the... Read More →
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Pauline Souza

Partner | Director of Sustainability, WRNS Studio
As WRNS Studio’s Director of Sustainability, she is responsible for implementing sustainable design principles into all of the studio’s projects and business operations. She has served as the Green Schools Advocate for the USGBC Green Schools Campaign since 2007, currently serves as a USGBC Center for Green Schools National Chair, is a founder of the Bay Area Leaders in Sustainable Architecture, and is an active leader in the Bay... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Cascade 2

10:30am

Petals to Pedagogy: Integrating Living Building and Community Concepts into Architectural Education
Track: Truth + Transparency

The University of Arizona School of Architecture is the first accredited program in the nation to implement a sustainability protocol across an entire five-year studio curriculum – and makes use of the imperatives set out by the Living Building Challenge to craft the content of this initiative.  The Living Community Challenge has been used within studio courses at Judson University to tackle complex problems of master planning.  Our interactive panel of university educators will investigate the status of sustainability within academia and where the vision for a future of regenerative designers situates within current architectural education, practice, and our​ communities. 

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Speakers
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Courtney Crosson

Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Arizona School of Architecture
Courtney is a registered architect and Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona School of Architecture.  Her work has spanned many scales and locations including Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. She worked for Foster + Partners in Hong Kong; UN Habitat in a Nairobi; and BuroHappold in Los Angeles.  She was the project manager and designer of a secondary girls boarding school in Muhuru Bay, Kenya, in operation... Read More →
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Robin Randall

Vice President and Director of K­12 & Adjunct Professor, Legat Architects and Judson University
Architect, educator, and environmentalist Robin Randall leads Legat Architects' K-12 Education practice. She has led planning and design for over 100 K-12 and higher education projects during her 25 years in the industry. Robin founded EDlab, a research engine aimed at achieving better learning environments and understanding how sustainability impacts communities. She also teaches design, research... Read More →
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Shane Ida Smith

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona School of Architecture
Shane Ida Smith, PhD is an architect, designer, educator, and philosopher developing interdisciplinary design theory for robust frameworks to inform applied research in emergent environmental building technologies.  With over twelve years of experience in professional architecture practice and fluency with building performance analytics, she develops contextual applications for solar, water, and metabolic systems through parallel... Read More →
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Siri Trumble

Lecturer, University of Arizona School of Architecture
Siri Trumble is a registered architect in the State of Arizona, and has been practicing in the Sonoran desert since graduating from the University of Arizona in 2003.  Concurrent with professional practice, she has taught Design in the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona since 2009.  Her practice aims to layer philosophical discourse about place, being and making upon critical and technical aspects of... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Pine

10:30am

When Cities Get On Board: Navigating the Seattle Living Building Pilot and Bringing It Home
Track: Case Studies

The City of Seattle is incentivizing green building on a new level by offering departures from the Seattle Land Use Code for buildings attempting to meet the Living Building Challenge. Hear from members of the project team, who are working on one of the first projects pursuing Petal Certification (Materials) under the pilot, and from a member of the Seattle Department of Planning and Development which runs the pilot. Learn about challenges of navigating this unique permitting process and brainstorm ways that cities can learn from Seattle. Some knowledge of the permitting process and/or green building incentives is beneficial.

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Speakers
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Jess Harris

Priority Green Program Manager, Seattle Department of Planning and Development
Jess Harris is the Priority Green Program Manager with the Seattle Department of Planning and Development. He is responsible for leading the creation, implementation and maintenance of DPD’s green permitting incentive program Priority Green. Jess also works on policy for the Living Building pilot, interdepartmental coordination, deconstruction incentive and facilitating innovative projects. Jess has a long history at the city and is the... Read More →
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Mike Skidmore

Owner / Principal / Architect, Skidmore Janette Architecture Planning Design PLLC
Mike Skidmore is one of the founding members and partners at Skidmore Janette Architecture Planning Design PLLC in Seattle. A graduate of Washington State University, Mike has focused his attention and practice on Hospitality, Urban Mixed-Use Infill, Restaurant, and Historic renovations while trying to emphasize the importance of environmental design on all his project types. Mike has been heavily involved on many projects located in Seattle's... Read More →
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Janna Wandzilak

Senior Analyst, Delos
Janna Wandzilak is a Senior Analyst for Delos. She is currently consulting on projects for various clients related to green building, carbon emissions, sustainability analysis and metrics, and waste management. Janna is a LEED AP BD+C and also a Living Building Challenge (LBC) Ambassador. She has worked on one Petal Certified LBC project and is currently working on three others pursuing LBC Petal Certification where she has developed expertise... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 1

12:30pm

Localicious Lunch: Friday
Join us at the annual Localicious lunch! Check your program badge for tickets to exchange for a food cart meal on both Thursday and Friday afternoon. There will be trucks located just outside the Westin on Fith Ave, as well as some participating carts at the Westlake Park Pod (401 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101) a few minutes walk away.

Friday May 13, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Outside: Fifth Ave & the Westlake Park Pod

12:30pm

#GetOutside Walk (Friday)
Meet in the Westin Lobby at 12:30pm

This half-hour session will give participants an opportunity to step away from the unConference and find a rejuvenating dose of inspiration in Nature, engaging in a deceptively simple exercise in which we experience Nature as a guide.  Although concepts of biomimicry and biophilia will be mentioned, this brain break will invite participants to creatively listen to the landscape as well as tap into their own nature.

Speakers
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Jennifer Barnes

Principal, 55-5 Consulting
Jennifer is an architect and sustainability consultant with over 20 years of project experience. She splits her professional life between her own sustainability consulting company, 55-5 Consulting, and her work on the Urban Greenprint, a project that applies biomimicry at a city scale.  Jennifer is a co-founder of Biomimicry Puget Sound and is active in the Northwest green building community.  She speaks frequently at conferences on... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Westin: Lobby

12:30pm

12:30pm

1:30pm

Biomimetic Structures
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Humans have long looked to the elegant structures in nature for inspiration. From a delicate bird’s wing to the strength of a tree trunk, nature has lessons for how to create beautiful structures with incredible structural efficiency. Over the past decade, the analytical methods of evaluating these shapes and translating their efficient forms into built systems has advanced rapidly. New evaluation tools and 3-D models are putting biomimetic structures within reach of architectural designers. This session will provide lessons learned from leading structural engineers and designers looking to apply nature’s forms to today's designs.

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Speakers
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Don Davies

President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Don Davies is President of Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), a 198-person, award-winning structural and civil engineering firm based in Seattle.  Don received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1987 from Washington State University and his M.S. in Structural Engineering in 1990 from the University of California, Berkeley.  He has designed projects in 19 countries, including buildings of 105 stories.  Don is a participant in the... Read More →
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Thomas Knittel

Design Partner, McLennan Design
Tom is an architect and McLennan Design Partner. He holds a BSC from Biomimicry 3.8, MDesS from Harvard, and received the 2013 Excellence in Biomimicry Award. He leads the design of the USGBC’s LEED Platinum Clinton Children’s Center in Haiti, a role he began at HOK and continues through the Green Warrior Society. He has taught at USC and lectured at ASU in 2015, and delivered the Sustaining Our World lecture at UW in 2013... Read More →
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James Kraus

Vice President/Senior Project Designer, HOK
James is a Senior Designer with HOK’s San Francisco studio having recently re-located from New York as a Senior Architect with notable design firm, Grimshaw. His professional experience is focused in the urban realm and spans award-winning national and international projects ranging from transportation facilities, corporate/commercial developments and civic buildings. James is a frequent lecturer, panelist and author on design... Read More →
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Kathy Zarsky

Systems Director, HOLOS
Kathy is the founder of HOLOS, a sustainability consultancy whose core tenet is ecological intelligence. As a highly skilled Biomimicry Specialist, Kathy is adept at synthesizing strategies that address the dynamic relationship between people and the built environment. Her approach stands out for its holistic exploration of design and systems across scales, using customized frameworks that integrate ecological processes and patterns. Kathy is... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101

1:30pm

Breaking Through Barriers: The Declare Process, Exposing the Supply Chain, and the End Game
Track: Materials + Products

Declare is transforming the building products industry through transparency. This session highlights the International Living Future Institute's Declare program and includes an in-depth discussion about the challenges and solutions to achieving desired results in transparency. We reveal Mohawk’s supply chain process, how Mohawk is focusing on the “end game,” and how Mohawk has transformed as a business with a Living Building Challenge Petal Certification project under their belt. Participants will analyze and compare the challenges throughout the manufacturing process in teams with the goal of paving the way for others to commit to transparency.

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Speakers
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Andrea Cooper

Living Building Challenge Materials Petal and Declare Manager, International Living Future Institute
Andrea Cooper is the Materials and Declare Manager with the International Living Future Institute. She is a sustainable design and construction professional with a background in interior design, architecture and construction management. After receiving her Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Andrea worked on some of the most noteworthy, sustainable buildings in the Midwest while with WMA Consulting... Read More →
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Rami Vagal

Sustainability Coordinator, Mohawk Industries
Rami Vagal is a Sustainability Coordinator at Mohawk Industries. She holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture from Mumbai and a Masters in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology. Ms. Vagal is a LEED Accredited Professional with Building Design and Construction specialty. She has experience working as an architect and a sustainability consultant both in India and the USA. In her experience as a Sustainability Consultant, Rami has worked... Read More →
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Lauren Wallace

Certifications Department Manager, Epsten Group
Lauren Wallace is the Certifications Department Manager at The Epsten Group, Inc., where she trains and manages a large group of leaders in sustainability, consulting on thousands of inspiring projects in over 50 different countries. Ms. Wallace is the LBC Facilitator for the Atlanta Living Building Challenge Collaborative, she is a LEED Project Reviewer, a WELL Accredited Professional, and she has been an active member of the sustainable... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Cascade 1

1:30pm

Brock Year One: Candid Lessons from Operating at Net-Positive Energy and Net-Zero Water
Track: Case Studies

On April 1, 2015, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation turned off the municipal water and began operating the Brock Environmental Center using only collected rainwater. Concurrently, the team began monitoring daily energy consumption and production comparing actual data to modeled predictions. What could go wrong? You name it, but the team understood that you learn as much from problems as you do from success. The architect and the building operator will share these lessons learned, while engaging with the audience using interactive examples to understand how metered data provides clues to detect problems before they derail net-positive goals.

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Speakers
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Chris Gorri

Brock Environmental Center Manager, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Chris Gorri joined the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in 2005. As part of the Administration team, he helped run and manage CBF’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, MD—the world’s first USGBC LEED Platinum building. Since 2011, he has also worked as part of the team charged with designing and constructing the most sustainable facility in Virginia—and an international model for green... Read More →
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Greg Mella

Vice President, SmithGroupJJR
Greg Mella, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Vice President and Co-Director of Sustainable Design at SmithGroupJJR. He was the project architect for the world's first LEED Platinum project: the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland and most recently for CBF’s Brock Environmental Center. Greg frequently shares his sustainability expertise at national conferences including Living Future, GreenBuild, and the... Read More →
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Mary Tod Winchester

Vice President of Administration and Operations, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Mary Tod joined the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in 1971 and works to set an example by practicing what they preach. She was instrumental designing and building the first US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Platinum building, CBF’s headquarters, Philip Merrill Environmental Center, in Annapolis, Maryland. It is recognized as “the” building that jump started the green building effort. CBF and Mary Tod have again... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Ballroom 1

1:30pm

Data Transparency: How Custom BIM Visualization Tools are Leveraging Truth in Energy, Water, and Materials
Track: Truth + Transparency

The accelerating trends in Transparency are transforming our awareness in all facets of how we consume- from health implications of chemicals used in building products, to the environmental impacts of energy sources, to the community impacts of the way we grow our food. With this exponential growth in the Truth behind our resources comes a need for holistic-yet-curated accounting to help us navigate the data glut. This session will explore powerful custom tools and dynamic BIM interfaces developed by leading planning and design firms. These tools provide transparency and context to the otherwise complex web of design impacts and tradeoffs.

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Speakers
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Roderick Bates

Associate and Senior Researcher, Kieran Timberlake
Roderick is an Associate and Senior Researcher at KieranTimberlake, where he interprets ecological, economic, climate, social, and site data to inform sustainable building design. He assists architectural teams with simulation and monitoring-driven design evaluations, using the results to envision design modifications to improve a building’s energy performance and thermal comfort. Roderick is also responsible for conducting market... Read More →
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Colin Booth

Associate Designer, Sasaki Associates
Colin is an Associate in Sasaki’s Architecture Discipline, with experience at all scales of planning and design, contributing to a number of award-winning teams since joining Sasaki in 2006. He currently coordinates interdisciplinary research initiatives within Sasaki as well as with outside institutions, and leads Sasaki’s sustainability Think Tank. He is member of the A&DSDL and Boston IBPSA | | Colin teaches Degree... Read More →
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Vikram Sami

Sustainable Design Analyst, ZGF Architects
Vikram Sami, Associate Partner at ZGF Architects, specializes in sustainable design. He has been working on high performance building design for over 14 years, combining technical expertise with love of design. Vikram is passionate about working with design teams to integrate analyses of daylight, energy performance, and thermal comfort into the design process to generate climate and program specific high-performance design solutions. His areas... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Pine

1:30pm

Designing Equity In Our Communities Through Cultural Understanding: Real World Solutions to Entrenched Problems: Part 1

This is a two-part session, for which we encourage Living Future attendees to attend both parts in order to gain the most benefit.

Not attending the conference but want to take advantage of one of the limited (free) RSVPs to this two-part session? RSVP HERE. 

Track: Equity + Fairness

An inclusive and robust community starts with cultural competency through a diverse collection of people and habitats which operate in tandem with the natural world and without friction between one another. How do we create places where everyone belongs and places that belong to everyone?  It is critical to incorporate a broad and diverse range of perspectives to create communities that are equitable and inclusive for all. The defining challenge of our time is to overcome divisiveness, to be united by our humanity; to stand as one in order to support a brighter future for us all. 

This session will break down many of the barriers to social equity and offer solutions to creating vibrant and inclusive communities. In part 1 of the session, you will hear from social justice leaders within diverse communities about issues relating to affordable housing, access to nutritious food, public safety, community based heath care models, equitable transportation systems, and more in mini TEDx style presentations.

In Part 2 of this two-part session, attendees will examine and explore the lifecycle of a project and incorporate the concepts, ideas and solutions heard in Part 1. Attendees will leave with a strong grasp of how to make equity considerations in every phase of a project and how to foster inclusiveness in the design process. Each attendee will receive a pre-designed manual to capture the best practices and lessons learned during the session. 

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Moderators
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Joanna Gangi

Communications Director, International Living Future Institute
Joanna has 10 years experience planning and managing multiple communications strategies, executing brand awareness campaigns, and designing various communications platforms. Joanna oversees the Institute's Communications Department, PR efforts, social media, graphics and Trim Tab, the Institute's quarterly magazine. She directs the writing, messaging, and design of all the Institute's collateral and... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and governments working to adopt advanced measures of sustainability related to the Living Building Challenge. She also directs the... Read More →

Speakers
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Nori Catabay

Project Program Manager, GreenTools, King County Solid Waste Division
Nori Catabay works for the GreenTools program in King County Washington and leads the internal King County Green Building Team. She provides green building technical assistance and training to County capital projects and manages the King County Sustainable Infrastructure Scorecard.  She led the County’s Green Building Ordinance renewal adding the Living Building Challenge to King County Code as an alternative to the Scorecard or LEED... Read More →
avatar for Dana Gould

Dana Gould

Food Access Program Manager, Pike Place Market
Dana oversees the Food Access Program at Pike Place Market. She is responsible for creating and implementing programs at the Market that make local foods accessible for low-income families. She works with hundreds of individuals each year through classes at the Pike Market Atrium Kitchen, a CSA program called Farm to Go, and multiple farmers market outreach projects. In 2014, the Food Access Program received the Sustainable Seattle Resource... Read More →
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Jonathan Houston

McKinney-Vento Coordinator, Tukwila School District
Jonathan Houston works on affordable housing solutions via prevention and intervention with students and families experiencing homelessness in Tukwila, WA.
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Paulina Lopez-Peters

Community Engagement Manager, Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition/TAG
Paulina Lopez-Peters is a full time volunteer, organizer, advocate, and  the mother of three boys under the age of ten. She originally comes from Ecuador, but has made Seattle her home over the past 13 years. Paulina demonstrates engagement in this community in the advocacy of multiple important civic policies in this area including access to a safe, clean environment for our families. Presently, she works for the Duwamish... Read More →
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Julian Mocine-McQueen

Director of Education and Outreach, Green For All/ The Dream Corps
Julian serves as Director of Education and Outreach for Green For All. His career is fueled by a strong belief in authentic movements that are powered by people. To this end, he’s engaged thousands of young people in the climate movement, by going on tour with Drake and Wiz Khalifa, and by organizing Green For All’s College Ambassador program, which cultivates environmental leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He... Read More →
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Giulia Pasciuto

Policy & Research Analyst, Puget Sound Sage
Giulia Pasciuto is a Policy & Research Analyst at Puget Sound Sage. She provides strategic research and crafts policy solutions for Sage's equitable transit-oriented development, affordable housing, and land-use campaigns. Before joining Sage, Giulia was a housing planner with the Puget Sound Regional Council and policy associate with T.R.U.S.T. South LA, a community driven land trust working to build community control over land to ensure... Read More →
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De'Sean Quinn

Water Quality Planner Project Manager lll, King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks
De’Sean Quinn is the Water Quality Planner Project Manager lll for the King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks, focusing on implementing Equity and Social Justice in the Wastewater Treatment Division.  He also provides Community Relations support for Capital Improvement Projects and has served King County Executive’s Office as the Regional and Local Affairs Manager. The Honorable De’Sean Quinn is also a City... Read More →
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Patti Southard

Program Manager GreenTools, King County Solid Waste Division
Patti Southard is the program manager for “GreenTools” green building program in King County Washington. At King County Southard is creative director for the award winning EcoCool Remodel Tool and provides technical assistance for the County’s Sustainable Cities Program, LEED, Living Building Challenge and Built Green initiatives. Southard was raised on her family farm and has focused her sustainable development career on the... Read More →
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Rich Stolz

Executive Director, OneAmerica
Rich Stolz serves as Executive Director at OneAmerica, where he works with immigrant communities in Washington State on social justice and democratic activism. Previously, he has worked with the Center for Community Change and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement. Rich helped found the Transportation Equity Network in the 1990s and was tapped as campaign manager for Reform Immigration FOR America in 2008. Rich was always conscious of his... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Vashon

1:30pm

Finding Circadian Rhythms in Base Zero Lighting Design
Track: Water, Health + Vitality

Light is essential to human experience. It enables our perception of form, color, and texture. Light is critical to health and well-being through its influence on circadian rhythms that impact our energy, mood, and productivity. This session will highlight findings from a multi-year study on circadian functioning in office buildings, and describe the concept of “base zero” lighting design. State-of-the-art analysis pathways will illustrate how to approach the design of a healthy and resource efficient “lighting ecosystem.” This interactive session will enlist participants in actively applying lighting design techniques that start from zero and maximize daylighting efficacy, supplemented by energy efficient electric light as needed for visual tasks, circadian functioning and architectural expression; resulting in healthy, comfortable, and impactful spaces.

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Speakers
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Ed Clark

Associate, ZGF Architects
Edward Clark is a passionate green professional who revels in building science and leans heavily upon guidance from natural systems to apply the most applicable solution for every project, pushing for innovation without reinventing the wheel. Analysis in professional practice has been focused in the digital realm with an emphasis on optimizing visual and non-visual lighting effectiveness. An undergraduate degree in environmental and... Read More →
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Emilie Hagen

Associate Director, Atelier Ten
Emilie Hagen LEED BD+C is an expert in building performance with over a decade of experience in the application of advanced building analysis including façade optimization, shading analysis, net zero water and energy, resiliency, and carbon management, and is director in charge of Atelier Ten’s Daylight practice. She has spoken at local and national events on these subjects including Net Positive 2015 and DIVA Day 2014. Emilie was... Read More →
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Judith Heerwagen

Research Psychologist, US General Services Administration
Judith Heerwagen is an environmental psychologist whose work focuses on behavioral, psychosocial and health impacts of buildings and on translating research into design guidance. She is a research psychologist with the US General Services Administration Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings. She is co-editor of Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life which won the 2008 Publishers... Read More →
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Mark Loeffler

Director, Atelier Ten
For over 25 years Mark Loeffler has practiced lighting and daylighting design emphasizing integrated and resourceful design to enhance the visual experience and energy performance of sustainable buildings. Mark is a director of Atelier Ten, a professional member of the IALD, a member of the IES, and a LEED Fellow. Mark holds a BA in Humanities from UT Austin and a MFA in Architectural Lighting Design from Parsons. He has spoken, taught... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Pike

1:30pm

Human Scaled Mobility
TRACK: Place + Locus

Mobility systems have a profound effect on the form of cities and regions. Most mobility systems are based on non-human-scaled tools which have resulted in a deeply polluting network that is out of scale with the human experience. Who wins and who loses in the current right of way paradigm? This session will investigate the substantial opportunity to incorporate human-scaled mobility in order to use space more effectively, empower people of all ages, abilities and income levels to access basic services and employment, as well as drastically reduce the energy footprint of cities.

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Speakers
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Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology... Read More →
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Lisa Quinn

Executive Director, Feet First
Since 2008, Lisa has been the Executive Director of Feet First. Prior to Lisa’s work at Feet First, she was the Rideshare Program Manager for San Luis Obispo Council of Governments. She worked in Vancouver, Canada as the Program Manager for Better Environmentally Sound Transportation. While at the University of Washington, she managed the marketing and program development of the U-PASS. Lisa has served as a board member for Washington State... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Puget Sound

1:30pm

Performance Engineering: Using Operations Data to Inform Design
Track: Energy + Power

Many buildings don’t perform as predicted; the solution is to bring performance realities back to design. This panel investigates design and performance of high-performance projects, considering how lessons learned in operations can be incorporated into the design process. We review predicted and actual metrics: water, energy, cost, and carbon. Panelists will include the lead engineer and the energy analyst for the first net-zero lab building, and an international designer with experience in performance tracking systems.

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Speakers
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Neil Bulger

Associate Principal, Integral Group
Neil is an Associate Principal at Integral Group, running the analysis team. Neil works with energy systems in the built environment, working on communicating energy flows and information. With a background in teaching digital computer graphics and a degree in mechanical engineering, Neil combines his love for analyzing complex energy systems and expressive communication as an energy modeler.
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Ed Garrod

Principal, Elementa
Ed Garrod is an influential sustainability strategist and environmental design consultant whose passion lies in developing compelling visions and innovative design responses for major projects in the built environment. Before joining Elementa, Ed was Partner and Deputy Group Leader for Environmental Engineering at Foster + Partners – providing sustainability strategy for international projects, and direction of CSER initiatives. Ed has... Read More →
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Lisa Matthiessen

Managing Principal, Integral Group
Lisa Fay Matthiessen, FAIA, manages Integral Group’s Los Angeles office. Lisa has over 25 years of experience directing sustainable initiatives at leading architectural, consulting, and engineering firms. Lisa has led seminal research into the cost implications of sustainable design. With an architectural background, Lisa offers a distinct perspective, providing insightful consulting services to clients that focus on sustainability and... Read More →
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John McDonald

Principal, Integral Group
With over two decades of engineering experience, John McDonalad is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading green mechanical engineers for laboratories and animal facilities. He has managed and designed new and renovation projects for a variety of building types including universities, R&D bio-pharmaceutical and government institutions. John’s project management experience includes master planning, conceptual design... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Cascade 2

1:30pm

Speak Your Truth: Shelter for Underserved Communities
SHELTER FOR THE UNDERSERVED

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the International Living Future Institute is excited to announce the first ever open call for proposals for "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH" - a series of four-minute, rapid-fire, juried presentations to be presented and judged at Living Future 2016. 

What is "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH?" It’s your world-changing plan that you pitch in a four-minute timeframe to describe your vision for creating a living future. Your idea will receive live feedback from an expert jury at the event--and an award will be given for the most compelling idea around three engaging subject areas: shelter for underserved communitiescommunity design, and innovative materials and technologies--all toward an effort make a living future possible for everyone. "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH" is a call to leaders because it’s up to each of us to lead the way with our visionary ideas and bold actions. Do you have an idea with the power to shift our culture and change our path toward a living future?

Moderators
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Francis Janes

Just Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social... Read More →

Speakers
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Sally Knodell

Senior Architect, Environmental Works
Over 20 of Sally’s almost 30 years of practicing architecture have been spent solely working on nonprofit social service sector and community-based facilities. Sally is a Senior Architect with the nonprofit Community Design Center, Environmental Works, which has provided planning and architecture services to underserved communities in the Puget Sound region since 1970 and recently received the 2015 Lewis Mumford Award from Architects... Read More →
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Roberto Padovani

Director, R&P Green Solutions
Roberto Padovani, LEED AP BD+C, Certified Passive House Designer – is the co- founder of R&P Green Solutions with offices in Australia and Brazil. Roberto holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Lead Sustainability Engineer on many significant developments in Australia, New Zealand and Brazil, including the award winning Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland... Read More →
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Christopher Reinhart

Graduate Assistant, Ball State University
Christopher Reinhart is a non-traditional graduate assistant in the M. Arch program at Ball State University where he researches open knowledge economies, platforms for collaboration, and regenerative design. His freelance projects have included homes and buildings for permaculture farms, along with tiny homes and installations using natural materials, mostly in the midwest of the United States, and one in Brazil. He teaches an introductory... Read More →
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Anne Torney

Partner, Mithun
Anne Torney is an architect who has made affordable multi-family housing and transit-oriented urban infill the focus of her work for more than 20 years. Anne brings a deep commitment to progressive urbanism, community outreach and sustainable design to all her projects, which range from supportive studios for formerly homeless seniors, to the revitalization of isolated public housing sites into walkable, mixed-use and mixed-income... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Elliott Bay

3:15pm

Designing Equity In Our Communities Through Cultural Understanding: Real World Solutions to Entrenched Problems: Part 2

This is a two-part session, for which we encourage Living Future attendees to attend both parts in order to gain the most benefit.

Not attending the conference but want to take advantage of one of the limited (free) RSVPs to this two-part session? RSVP HERE. 

Track: Equity + Fairness

An inclusive and robust community starts with cultural competency through a diverse collection of people and habitats which operate in tandem with the natural world and without friction between one another. How do we create places where everyone belongs and places that belong to everyone?  It is critical to incorporate a broad and diverse range of perspectives to create communities that are equitable and inclusive for all. The defining challenge of our time is to overcome divisiveness, to be united by our humanity; to stand as one in order to support a brighter future for us all. 

This session will examine and explore the lifecycle of a project and incorporate the concepts, ideas and solutions heard in Part 1. Attendees will leave with a strong grasp of how to make equity considerations in every phase of a project and how to foster inclusiveness in the design process. Each attendee will receive a pre-designed manual to capture the best practices and lessons learned during the session. 

In Part 1 of this two-part session, we will break down many of the barriers to social equity and offer solutions to creating vibrant and inclusive communities. In part 1 of the session, you will hear from social justice leaders within diverse communities about issues relating to affordable housing, access to nutritious food, public safety, community based heath care models, equitable transportation systems, and more in mini TEDx style presentations. 

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Moderators
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Joanna Gangi

Communications Director, International Living Future Institute
Joanna has 10 years experience planning and managing multiple communications strategies, executing brand awareness campaigns, and designing various communications platforms. Joanna oversees the Institute's Communications Department, PR efforts, social media, graphics and Trim Tab, the Institute's quarterly magazine. She directs the writing, messaging, and design of all the Institute's collateral and... Read More →
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Francis Janes

Just Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social... Read More →
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Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and governments working to adopt advanced measures of sustainability related to the Living Building Challenge. She also directs the... Read More →

Speakers
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Nori Catabay

Project Program Manager, GreenTools, King County Solid Waste Division
Nori Catabay works for the GreenTools program in King County Washington and leads the internal King County Green Building Team. She provides green building technical assistance and training to County capital projects and manages the King County Sustainable Infrastructure Scorecard.  She led the County’s Green Building Ordinance renewal adding the Living Building Challenge to King County Code as an alternative to the Scorecard or LEED... Read More →
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De'Sean Quinn

Water Quality Planner Project Manager lll, King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks
De’Sean Quinn is the Water Quality Planner Project Manager lll for the King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks, focusing on implementing Equity and Social Justice in the Wastewater Treatment Division.  He also provides Community Relations support for Capital Improvement Projects and has served King County Executive’s Office as the Regional and Local Affairs Manager. The Honorable De’Sean Quinn is also a City... Read More →
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Patti Southard

Program Manager GreenTools, King County Solid Waste Division
Patti Southard is the program manager for “GreenTools” green building program in King County Washington. At King County Southard is creative director for the award winning EcoCool Remodel Tool and provides technical assistance for the County’s Sustainable Cities Program, LEED, Living Building Challenge and Built Green initiatives. Southard was raised on her family farm and has focused her sustainable development career on the... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Vashon

3:15pm

Feeding a Hungry World: The Quest for High‐density, Sustainable Urban Agriculture
Track: Place + Locus

Urban agriculture (UA) can help feed the world’s growing urban population using high‐density food production (HDFP) systems such as vertical farms and plant factories, which use electric lighting, and complex HVAC systems for environmental control. HDFP facilities use less arable land and water to produce food rich in nutrients and flavor, consistently and year round, regardless of location. Additional benefits of high‐density UA include food security, decreased energy use for transportation and storage, agricultural education, and jobs training. Challenges include: current vendor‐driven design approaches; building codes; capital costs; and the need for new integrated design approaches to maximize resource efficiency.

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Speakers
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Steve Guttmann

Principal, Director of Quality Assurance, Guttmann & Blaevoet
Steven Guttmann has more than three decades of leadership in integrated building design, energy conservation and sustainable design. Since 1991, he has developed his mid‐sized consulting engineering firm into one of the most awarded California consulting firms, receiving national and regional ASHRAE awards for innovation in sustainable design almost every year since 2003. The firm’s San Francisco office was one of the first 100 businesses... Read More →
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Dr. Nadia Sabeh

Associate, Guttmann & Blaevoet
Dr. Nadia Sabeh, a licensed Mechanical Engineer at Guttmann & Blaevoet, leads the firm’s Agriculture in Controlled Environments Team, which specializes in infrastructure for indoor agriculture production systems. She has nearly 20 years of experience researching and designing climate control systems for greenhouse vegetable production, and indoor cannabis grows. Nadia received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona’s... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Puget Sound

3:15pm

Living with Water in Boston

Track: Water, Health + Vitality

The Living with Water competition, set forth by the City of Boston, acknowledged that for the first time in human history, external environmental conditions will change significantly over the course of a building’s lifespan. The goal in designing for these conditions was to encompass five broad design principles: design for resilience, create double-duty solutions, strengthen community resilience, incentivize and institutionalize preparedness, and phase plans over time. This session will examine how this can be done at numerous scales, including the building, district, and infrastructure level. 

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Speakers
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Shawn Hesse

Architect / Sustainability Consultant, emersion DESIGN
Shawn leads the Boston office of emersion DESIGN, where his work focuses on integrating sustainability into design and policy decisions for civic and cultural institutions throughout the country.  He has consulted with Fortune 1,000 businesses, universities, and government policy makers on issues related to LEED, LBC, net zero, and green jobs.  Shawn has received multiple awards for his focus on social equity in the built environment... Read More →
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Jim Newman

Principal and Director of Metrics, Linnean Solutions
Jim is a founder and principal of Linnean Solutions, which provides EcoDistrict management, environmental analysis services, resilience planning, and tracks environmental impacts for organizations. He has led Linnean for 5 years, and before that, was Director of Strategy and Business Development at BuildingGreen, LLC, publishers of Environmental Building News. Jim’s project experience at Linnean includes the Kendall Square... Read More →
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Jennifer Sutherby

Associate/Architect, NBBJ
Jennifer Sutherby joined NBBJ in 2009 after completing her Master’s of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology. She brings a breadth of experience to the design and construction team having completed renovations on residential, civic, religious and academic buildings prior to discovering her passion for healthcare and sustainability when she joined NBBJ to work on the LEED Gold Massachusetts General Hospital Lunder Building.


Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Pike

3:15pm

Market Feasible Net Zero Energy for Small Office Buildings?
Track: Energy + Power

Although nearly 1/3 of US commercial office space is in buildings smaller than 25,000 square feet, net-zero energy(NZE) dialogue and research on small office buildings is hard to come by. Utilizing a comparative study of a standard small office building design and an optimized NZE version, this session will explore the barriers and opportunities for NZE for small office buildings. Energy and cost models for both designs will be unpacked to demonstrate the financial case for energy efficiency/NZE. Along the way some of the critical ways our design approach should change to smartly meet the challenge of NZE emerge.

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Speakers
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Scott Kelly

Principal, Re:Vision Architecture
Scott Kelly is co-founder of Re:Vision. Scott has led Re:Vision’s interdisciplinary team in designing or consulting on hundreds of innovative green projects, many of which are “firsts” of their kind. Scott is a champion of third-party verification for green buildings and specializes in designing and leading projects to secure the most respected green building certifications: LEED, Living Building... Read More →
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Drew Lavine

Director of Design, Re:Vision Architecture
Drew is Director of Design at Re:Vision where he specializes in designing deep-green buildings for a variety of project types and scales ranging from small residential to mid-size commercial projects to campus master plans. Drew leads Re:Vision’s architecture studio’s Quality Assurance and Building Information Modeling initiatives. Prior to Re:Vision Drew focused on complex large institutional projects at MGA Partners in... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Cascade 2

3:15pm

REVEAL: Energy Transparency
Track: Truth + Transparency

The International Living Future Institute’s REVEAL label for energy efficiency transparency highlights high performing buildings and a snapshot of their energy profile for a wide audience. Available for all building types, learn about REVEAL buildings ranging from high rises to headquarters, understand why transparency in energy greens buildings matters and how the labels are a critical tool for your project. This session will describe the basic elements of the REVEAL certification and walk through the various projects, metrics and communication strategies in energy efficiency.

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Speakers
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Katherine Anderson

Energy Analyst and Auditor, Glumac
Katy is an energy analyst and auditor at Glumac in San Jose, CA. She works with architects and MEP designers to maximize energy savings by focusing the analysis effort early in the design process; her experience includes new construction and existing building renovations in healthcare, institutional, commercial, high rise residential, high tech, and net zero facilities. Other interests include zero waste lifestyles and concentrated solar power.
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Brendan Cook

NZE Manager, International Living Future Institute
Brendan is an entrepreneurial, renewable energy expert who finds creative solutions for communities, buildings and organizations. His previous work and education have taken him around the world living in Europe, Asia and North America, influencing his perspective on the planet and contributing to his knowledge in the sustainability field.  He has most recently worked as a Senior Analyst at the Center for Resource Solutions and is currently a... Read More →
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Brian Goldsmith

Energy Analyst, Glumac
Brian is a Professional Engineer and Energy Analyst at Glumac, a consulting engineering firm based on the West Coast. Brian first became interested in the energy analysis field in college when he learned how much energy buildings consume in the United States. He was intrigued by the opportunity to address this problem and make a difference. At Glumac he specializes in working with clients to optimize energy efficiency in new construction and... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Pine

3:15pm

Speak Your Truth: Innovative Materials and Technologies
INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the International Living Future Institute is excited to announce the first ever open call for proposals for "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH" - a series of four-minute, rapid-fire, juried presentations to be presented and judged at Living Future 2016. 

What is "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH?" It’s your world-changing plan that you pitch in a four-minute timeframe to describe your vision for creating a living future. Your idea will receive live feedback from an expert jury at the event--and an award will be given for the most compelling idea around three engaging subject areas: shelter for underserved communitiescommunity design, and innovative materials and technologies--all toward an effort make a living future possible for everyone. "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH" is a call to leaders because it’s up to each of us to lead the way with our visionary ideas and bold actions. Do you have an idea with the power to shift our culture and change our path toward a living future?

Moderators
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James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →

Speakers
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Walker Leiser

Greenroof and Living Wall Specialist, SolTerra
Walker is a longtime advocate for reconnecting the landscape with the built environment.  His personal mission is to build living buildings that meet the food, water, energy and waste needs of the inhabitants inside; at less cost than current building methods. He believes this will change the world.  A few of his favorite things: His two daughters playing Catness and Rue in the forest; that the living walls he... Read More →
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Andrew Michler

Author, Baosol LLC
Andrew Michler LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, found his way to a pine forest in the Colorado Rockies where he has lived off-grid for 20 years. His wide ranging exploration of design and environmental impact has led him all over the world, stepping to the edges of contemporary environmental architecture. Blending his long time experience in design/construction, art, and sustainable building research into the written word he recently published the book [ours... Read More →
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Peter Novak

CEO and Founder, Sundolier, Inc.
Peter Novak is CEO of Sundolier. He is passionate about assisting developers, owners, architects, and designers in their efforts to create high performance buildings. Peter has worked and lived on three continents delivering B2B solutions to customers globally. Daylight is essential to human health and wellness and has a substantial impact on business performance while reducing lighting loads and related green house gas emissions... Read More →
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Jerome Partington

Sustainability Manager and Senior Associate, Jasmax
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Brent Trenga

Director of Education & Sustainability, Kingspan Insulated Panels
Brent has truly run the construction industry gamut serving in various roles including Architect, Construction Manager, Developer and even project owner, allowing him to fully understand the sustainability ecosystem.  As Director of Education and Sustainability for Kingspan Insulated Panels, Brent is committed to reducing the environmental impact of business operations, products and services through continuous improvement and environmental... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Elliott Bay

3:15pm

The Ideas Competition for the First Living Building at Georgia Tech: What We Learned
Track: Case Studies

The Georgia Institute of Technology just concluded a remarkable ‘Ideas Competition’ exploring how to make Living Building Challenge certified buildings affordable and replicable in the hot, humid South. Given an entire precinct of campus as a potential site, three selected teams were challenged to produce specific design proposals testing how a building providing labs, classrooms, and offices could be integrated into a restored landscape on a modest budget. Georgia Tech’s staff, faculty, and students observed throughout, with the School of Architecture’s design studios paralleling the competition. What’s been learned will inform the ongoing design of the Living Building at Georgia Tech. 

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Speakers
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Brian Court

Partner, Miller|Hull
A partner with The Miller Hull Partnership, architect Brian Court's award-winning body of work includes challenging design opportunities in the single and multi-family residential, urban infill, higher education and waterfront arenas. Brian led the design of the Bullitt Center--one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world, targeting Living Building certification. Brian is highly sought after to share his... Read More →
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Joe Greco

Principal, Lord Aeck Sargent
As president of Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS), Joe Greco leads the design efforts for many of the firm’s projects. A 25-year veteran of LAS, he promotes the firm’s core design values through his ability to integrate functional and technical program requirements into elegant design solutions. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Greco champions the firm’s sustainable design goals, espousing that responsive design must minimize the... Read More →
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Paula McEvoy

Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
As Co-director of Perkins+Will’s firmwide Sustainable Design Initiative, Paula McEvoy assures that sustainable ideas are an integral part of the firm’s projects and practices. She coordinates sustainability efforts across the international firm's offices, teaches sustainable design workshops and speaks frequently on sustainable construction, business practices and visioning. She has been instrumental in defining sustainability at... Read More →
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Z Smith

Principal, Director of Sustainability & Building Performance, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Z Smith is Principal and Director of Sustainability and Building Performance at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. His built work includes academic, laboratory and residential buildings earning LEED Gold and Platinum certification, a winner of the 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten Award, the 2015 RAIC Green Building Award, the 2014 AIA Firm Award, as well as Living Building Challenge projects. He brings training and experience in physics (S.B., MIT) and engineering (PhD... Read More →
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Howard S. Wertheimer

Director, Capital Planning and Space Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Howard Wertheimer, FAIA, LEED AP, Director of Capital Planning & Space Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Howard has strategic oversight of the Campus Master Plan, Landscape Master Plan, Historic Preservation Plan, campus-wide sustainability initiatives and most things visually exposed. As part of the Space Management portfolio, Howard has strategic oversight of almost 15 million square feet of space in 200 buildings on 400... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Cascade 1

5:00pm

Closing Circle: Ideas Into Action - Breaking Barriers and Transparency
Speakers
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Mike Binder

Architect and Principal, Binder Regenerative Design
Mike is a Registered Architect and Principal at Binder Regenerative Design in Washington DC.  His work includes architectural design services and sustainability consulting, outreach and education.  He has contributed to the design and construction of several LEED projects, as well as four Solar Decathlon houses with the University of Maryland, where he lectures.  Mike is also a LEED Accredited Professional with Specialty in... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Westin: Grand Ballroom

6:30pm

Friday Eve Afterparty
Location: Morrison Hershfield, 600 Stewart St #200, Seattle, WA 98101

Sponsored by Columbia Forest Products
Special thanks to Morrison Hershfield for hosting and donating this space

Friday May 13, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Morrison Hershfield 600 Stewart St #200, Seattle, WA 98101
 
Saturday, May 14
 

9:00am

Structural Insulated Rammed Earth Construction Workshop: 2 Day Practicum

REGISTER HERE: http://sirewallusa.com/courses/

Although the Living Future 2016 tour of Heron Hall has sold out, there is still a chance to check out this unique site. Our partner Sirewall is hosting two rammed earth workshops following the Living Future unConference that are complimentary to this tour. Sign up if you want a deeper understanding of the rammed earth systems being used in the house and how they can be used on other projects. This is a unique opportunity to hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action.

Structural Insulated Rammed Earth Construction Workshop
Sat, May 14th - Sun, May 15th: 2 Day Practicum ($500)
-OR-
Mon, May 16th - Fri, May 20th: 5 Day Practicum ($1,000)

Over the course of our workshops, participants will gain an understanding of Rammed Earth Construction and the many benefits of this versatile building method:

  • Identify the key aspects of designing and engineering with structural insulated rammed earth.
  • Gain insight on how rammed earth can be built in a range of climates.
  • Understand soil types and blends required to achieve optimal compressive strength.
  • Understand and experience the process of ramming, as well as placement of rebar and insulation in the wall assembly.

Joss Krayenhoff
 (Master Earth Mason and Co-Owner of Sirewall USA, LLC, ) hosts workshops that will change perceptions about building green and inspire new ways of thinking. Guest Lecturer, Jason F. McLennan, is considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize (the planet’s top prize for socially responsible design) as well as the 2016 Award of Excellence winner from Engineering News Record.


Speakers
JK

Joss Krayenhoff

Co-Owner, Sirewall USA
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Jason F. McLennan

Board President and Founder, International Living Future Institute
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada and he is a much sought after presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world. McLennan serves as the CEO... Read More →


Saturday May 14, 2016 9:00am - Sunday May 15, 2016 5:00pm
School of Regenerative Design 197 Parfitt Way SW suite 200 - 197 Parfitt Way Southwest, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110