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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

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

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

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

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
avatar for Renée Azerbegi

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 →
avatar for Jolene Goldsmith

Jolene Goldsmith

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

Francis Janes

Just Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible... Read More →
avatar for Kenner Kingston

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

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

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
avatar for Greg Norris

Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101
 
Friday, May 13
 

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
avatar for Jane Abernethy

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 →
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 →
JK

Joss Krayenhoff

Co-Owner, Sirewall USA
avatar for Dhruv Raina

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

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

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

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

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

Track: Equity + Fairness

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

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

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

Want to access a copy of available* presentation PDF's? Click here to download.
*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.   


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
avatar for Nori Catabay

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

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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*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.  

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

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. 

Want to access a copy of available* presentation PDF's? Click here to download.
*Not all presentations were approved for distribution.   


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 Francis Janes

Francis Janes

Just Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible... 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
avatar for Nori Catabay

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 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 →


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

3:15pm

REVEAL: Energy Transparency
Track: Truth + Transparency

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

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Speakers
avatar for Katherine Anderson

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 →
avatar for Brendan Cook

Brendan Cook

NZE Manager, International Living Future Institute
Brendan is an entrepreneurial, renewable energy expert who finds creative solutions for communities, buildings and organizations. His previous work and education have taken him around the world living in Europe, Asia and North America, influencing his perspective on the planet and... Read More →
avatar for Brian Goldsmith

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