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Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Thursday, May 18 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Rocky Mountain Institute’s New Headquarters: Courage, Mistakes, and the Search for Genius
TRACK: Case Studies

This session will be an interactive case study of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s new headquarters in Basalt, CO. The building is designed as a net-zero energy Petal Certified Living Building in the coldest climate region of the US’ lower 48 states. The case study will provide an overview of the building’s design and performance to date. The session will highlight risks, challenges, and rewards the owner and design team faced in creating this new facility. The audience will participate in thermal comfort studies and a risk/reward agreement.  

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Kathy Berg

Partner, ZGF Architects
Over the course of Kathy Berg's 20-year career, she has worked on master plans and detailed project programs, mixed-use districts, corporate offices, research and development facilities, athletic facilities, residential buildings, higher education facilities, and museums and art... Read More →
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Chris McClurg

Senior Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute
Chris McClurg is a senior associate with Rocky Mountain Institute who draws upon her background in university facilities management, mechanical design and commissioning to break through the systemic barriers impacting sustainability. Working at RMI, she has focused on creating cost... Read More →
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Paul Schwer

President, PAE
Paul Schwer has been on a mission for over 30 years to design the highest performing buildings possible. From the Bullitt Center, which is the largest commercial Living Building in the world, to the Rocky Mountain Institute headquarters, which is seeking to go beyond Net Zero Energy... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Westin: Cascade 2 (Mezzanine Level)