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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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Tuesday, May 16 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Affordable Housing Summit: Exploring Solutions and Sharing Resources

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this event; additional fees apply.

TIMING: Tues, May 16, 2017 (2p - 6p)
LOCATION: Cornish College of the Arts: Main Campus Center, 1000 Lenora Street, Seattle WA 98121
SPECIFIC ROOM LOCATION: Main Campus Center: 7th Flr Board Room
DIRECTIONS: See here for a visual of the Cornish Campus, and how to navigate to the Main Campus Center.

The Institute invites innovative affordable housing developers and practitioners working around North America and the world to share experiences and strategize on ways to bring Living Affordable Housing to life. This summit will be a mix of presentations and participatory activities. Case study presentations will highlight ways that affordable housing project teams have overcome regulatory, financial, and other barriers to integrate renewable energy, deep energy and water savings, healthy materials, and other regenerative technologies and solutions into their projects.

Participatory discussion based activities will focus on ways to apply these and other strategies to your own affordable housing projects. As a participant, you will walk away with new connections to colleagues and ideas for action, resources, and tools for reaching higher levels of health and sustainability on your projects.

This summit is pre-approved for AIA, GBCI and LFA. You are eligible for a refund of this ticket less a $15 Service Fee, until all refunds close at 11:59pm on May 2, 2017. 

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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 projects, institutions, and governments working to adopt advanced measures of sustainability related to the Living Building Challenge. She also directs the... Read More →

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Brita Carlson

Project Manager, Design Specialist, A Community of Friends (ACOF)
Brita Carlson, Project Manager, Design Specialist, joined ACOF in January 2015 as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow. As a Rose Fellow, Brita brings her architectural expertise to the organization, working to raise the bar on design and sustainability throughout ACOF’s... Read More →
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Sunshine Mathon

Design + Development Director, Foundation Communities
Sunshine Mathon directs the deep green design and construction of new multifamily properties for Foundation Communities, a sustainably-focused nonprofit affordable housing developer in Texas. Sunshine has lead the development of over 1,000 healthy, efficient homes for low-income... Read More →
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Ed Petersen

Chief Strategic Officer, HopeWorks
Ed was the founding Executive Director of both Housing Hope (1987) and HopeWorks (2011). He has 39 years of experience in human services and affordable housing. Ed has a BBA from Pacific Lutheran University and a MSW from University of Pennsylvania. He is a former Peace Corps Vol... Read More →
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Bill Updike

Chief, Green Building & Climate Branch, District Department of Energy & Environment
Bill Updike is the Chief of the Green Building and Climate Branch in the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment, where he is responsible for policies and programs related to green building, climate change, and other built environment sustainability planning for the city. Prior to joining the department, Bill worked as a project manager for a renewable energy company, as a green building construction manager for a design/build firm, and as an outside sales representative for a green building supply company. In the early part of his career, Bill worked as an environmental journalist for two national... Read More →
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Regina Celestin Williams

Senior Project Manager, First Community Housing
Senior Project Manager, Regina Celestin Williams is responsible for securing funding for and managing the design and development of FCH’s affordable housing pipeline. Previous to joining FCH, Mrs. Celestin was a member of the National Development Council’s East Team providing housing and economic development consulting services to several East Coast municipalities and leading... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
(OFFSITE) Cornish College of the Arts: MAIN CAMPUS CENTER (7th Fl Board Room) 1000 Lenora Street, Seattle WA 98121