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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 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Designing for ZNE and Passive Survivability
TRACK: Energy

Passive survivability in building design is vitally important as we experience the challenging effects of climate change. Passive buildings are capable of supporting a wide range of human activity and enterprise without the need for mechanical conditioning, and for intermittent periods with no connection to the grid, in “islanded mode.” As extreme climate events and natural disasters become more common, more widely distributed buildings must also be available provide refuge for citizens. Buildings designed for passive survivability also benefit from radically low energy consumption, making them ideal to achieve net positive energy operation. 

Moderators
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David Lehrer

Director of Communications/Researcher, Center for the Built Environment (CBE)
David Lehrer, LEED AP, is a licensed architect, and holds a Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley. Before joining CBE David acquired over 11 years experience as a practicing architect with Gensler, completing a variety of project types and contributing to firm-wide sustainability efforts. David serves as the primary liaison for... Read More →

Speakers
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John Andary

Principal, Bioclimatic Design Leader, Integral
John Andary is Bioclimatic Design Leader and Principal at Integral Group where he brings over 30 years of energy-focused consulting experience to the firm. John’s work centers on passive and climate-based architectural and engineering design solutions to improve occupant health, thermal comfort and energy efficiency in the built environment. John believes that sustainable design is an... Read More →
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Gail Brager

Associate Director, Center for the Built Environment (CBE)
Gail Brager has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and is a Professor in the Building Science Program of the Dept. of Architecture, at UC Berkeley, and the Associate Director of the Center for the Built Environment, an industry/university collaborative research center. She has ov... Read More →
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Dave Ramslie

Principal, Integral Group
Dave Ramslie is a Principal with the Integral Group LLC and head of Planning Research, & Sustainability. Dave is an urban planner by training, and his area of focus is on resilience and sustainable development. His work on policy, standards, and masterplans has won numerous international awards and last year he was recognized by the NRDC as one of 9 global leaders fighting climate change in cities. He has recently led the development of high performance building standards for the Province of BC, The City of Vancouver and City of Toronto that are all targeting net zero emissions strategies. Dave has also worked on energy policy issues with multiple US Cites and the US Department of Energy, and is a technical advisor to the Rockefeller... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin: Pine (Westlake Level)