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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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Wednesday, May 17 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Tour: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus

Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

 Wed, May 17, 2017 (8:30a - 10:00a)
LOCATION: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 500 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 9810 (Meet Erin Hulme at Reception)
All attendees must meet at the Gates Foundation Campus. There is NO transportation to/from the Westin to the Campus. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

Join us for a tour of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus in downtown Seattle, co-lead by Erin Hulme of the Philanthropic Partnerships Team at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Margaret Montgomery, principal and lead sustainable designer at NBBJ - the architecture firm that led the campus project.

Completed in the spring of 2011, this LEED-NC Platinum project replaced an asphalt parking lot with a campus that returns more than 40% of the site back to green space via two-acres of living roofs and native plantings. These two-acres absorb a significant amount of the rainwater runoff and the remaining roof and hardscape runoff is collected in a one-million gallon rainwater storage tank, cleaned of pollutants and filtered back into the campus for reflecting pools, irrigation and toilets. These systems, plus efficient plumbing fixtures reduced the campus’ potable water use by nearly 80 percent and eliminated all polluted rainwater runoff.

The campus also includes a variety of energy efficiency strategies, such as a roof-mounted solar energy system which provides energy for more than a third of the hot water use. Below the surface is a 750-thousand gallon water storage system that minimizes energy used to cool buildings by chilling stored water at night for recirculation during the day. The overall energy use has been reduced by nearly 40 percent.

Learn more about the Campus here.

For security purposes, registration for this tour will close at 10am on May, 15th. Valid ID is required for entrance.

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Erin Hulme

Philanthropic Partnerships Team, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Erin Hulme works in the Philanthropic Partnerships team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she works with philanthropists that are interested in investing in global health and development issues.  Erin started her career at the United Nations Foundation (UNF), where she... Read More →
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Margaret Montgomery

Principal, NBBJ
Margaret Montgomery is NBBJ’s global sustainable practice leader. She leads initiatives and projects with the goal of creating healthy places that reunite people with nature. Employing strategies that range from biophilia and indoor air quality to zero net carbon design, she encourages... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
(OFFSITE) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 500 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 9810