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Thursday, May 12
 

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

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

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
avatar for Allison Capen

Allison Capen

Living Building Challenge Technical Director, International Living Future Institute
Allison Capen, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute in Seattle where she oversees Certification and technical consistency. She is a licensed architect and has been actively involved in the green building... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Skip Backus

Skip Backus

CEO, Omega Institute
For more than 20 years, Skip has helped run the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a wellness and personal growth nonprofit organization offering diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Skip has laid the... 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 →
avatar for Dano Weisbord

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
 
Friday, May 13
 

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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*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.  

Speakers
avatar for Jess Harris

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

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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*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.  

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

3:15pm

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

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

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Speakers
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 Joe Greco

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 →
avatar for Paula McEvoy

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 →
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 →
avatar for Howard S. Wertheimer

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