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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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Friday, May 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Solar in the City: Achieving Aggressive Green House Gas Emissions Reduction in Urban Centers
TRACK: Courage to Scale

With states gearing up to meet renewable energy carve-outs, the catastrophic effects of climate change increasingly present, and utilities shifting to a business model structured around when and how people use energy, the political, environmental, and economic pressures to adapt are finally converging on cities. In this workshop we will examine the feasibility of aggressive GHG reductions using solar in several U.S. cities, confronting the apparent conflict between urban density and the need for locally produced renewable energy. Small groups of participants, each representing a city, will compete to develop an urban planning strategy for achieving the greatest emissions reductions.  

Speakers
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Victoria Buker

Senior Project Manager, Sellen Construction
Senior real estate development professional with 15+ years experience leading multiple discipline teams; owners, designers and contractors to develop large capital projects. Known for strong emphasis on meeting schedules and budgets while creating positive, fun and rewarding experience for all stakeholders. Specialties include Design-Build and Integrated Project Delivery methods, Green/sustainable building practices, Research laboratory... Read More →
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Maria Grimm

Associate, MEYERS+ ENGINEERS
Coming from a background in architecture and building science, Maria joined the San Francisco Built Ecology team in 2010. Her concerns for the environmental impacts of buildings lead her to specialize in building science and high performance design. Maria specializes in indoor environmental quality and is an expert in daylight design and thermal and visual comfort. At Built Ecology, she believes in the utilization of technology to design high... Read More →
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Claire McKenna

High Performance Building Specialist, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Claire specializes in integrating solar photovoltaic and battery-based hybrid power systems into buildings, working with architects and project owners to accomplish forward-thinking energy goals for high performance buildings. Claire believes that a building integrated design approach is crucial for stakeholders to gain the full benefit of renewable energy: a unified, distinctive aesthetic; energy cost reduction; and energy... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Puget Sound (Lobby Level)