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Thursday, May 12
 

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Brian Court

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... Read More →
avatar for Jim Dugan

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... Read More →
avatar for Mark Sindell

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... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Smedley

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... 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
avatar for Janet Harrison

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... Read More →
avatar for Emily Naud

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... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Park

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... Read More →
avatar for Eileen Quigley

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... Read More →


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
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... 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... Read More →
avatar for James Wilson

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... 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
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Artur Vasconcelos Cordeiro

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Michael Gamble

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... Read More →
avatar for Iason Konstantzos

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... Read More →
avatar for Marina Lima Medeiros

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... Read More →
avatar for Alice Truscott

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... 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
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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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.
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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... Read More →
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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 backpa... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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Zack Semke

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

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


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Cascade 1
 
Friday, May 13
 

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... Read More →
avatar for Erin Rovalo

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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
avatar for Rochelle Routman

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... 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
avatar for Deb Guenther

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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Bernheim

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Adam Meltzer

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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Phil Williams

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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Chris Higgins

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... Read More →
RM

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... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Schronce

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... 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
avatar for Roger Frechette

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... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Frichtl

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... Read More →
avatar for Hormoz Janssens

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... Read More →
avatar for Pauline Souza

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Robin Randall

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... Read More →
avatar for Shane Ida Smith

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... Read More →
avatar for Siri Trumble

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Mike Skidmore

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... Read More →
avatar for Janna Wandzilak

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... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Don Davies

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... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Knittel

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Zarsky

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... 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
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... Read More →
avatar for Rami Vagal

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... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Wallace

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... 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
avatar for Chris Gorri

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... Read More →
avatar for Greg Mella

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... Read More →
avatar for Mary Tod Winchester

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Colin Booth

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... Read More →
avatar for Vikram Sami

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... 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.

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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
avatar for Joanna Gangi

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Houston

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.
avatar for Paulina Lopez-Peters

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... Read More →
avatar for Julian Mocine-McQueen

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... Read More →
avatar for Giulia Pasciuto

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... Read More →
avatar for De'Sean Quinn

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... Read More →
avatar for Patti Southard

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... Read More →
avatar for Rich Stolz

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Emilie Hagen

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... Read More →
avatar for Judith Heerwagen

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... Read More →
avatar for Mark Loeffler

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... 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
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... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Quinn

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... 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
avatar for Neil Bulger

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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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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*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.   


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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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*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.  


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... 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... 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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*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.  


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... 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... 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... Read More →


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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*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.  

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... 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... 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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*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.  

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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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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*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.   


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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