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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
 

1:00pm

EMERGE Workshop: Leadership for a Living Future

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop; additional fees apply.

TIMING: Tues, May 16, 2017 (1p - 5p)
PRICING: $150 Members / $225 Non-Members
LOCATION: In downtown Seattle, location to be announced

EMERGE Leadership training has been called “life-altering” and has helped sustainable building practitioners from around the country launch policy initiatives and commercial enterprises, navigate professional career transitions, and initiate community projects and more. This workshop will introduce the EMERGE Leadership model, provide ample opportunity to discuss emergent leadership concepts, and experience through interactive exercises how this model can help us achieve success moving our organizations and communities towards a truly sustainable built environment. An in-depth scenario activity will prepare participants to apply emergent collaboration.

Participants who register by April 16, 2017 will receive a complimentary copy of “EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community with workshop registration. 

This event is seeking approval for 4 CEU's with AIA, GBCI and LFA. You are eligible for a refund of this ticket less a $35 Service Fee, until all refunds close at 11:59pm on May 2, 2017. 


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Huard

Daniel Huard

Principal, GreenView Global
Daniel Huard, lFA, PMP, CET, LEED AP O&M & BD+C  provides leadership to the green building community at the local, national, and international level, with emphasis on restorative development fostering social justice and the common good.  He brings deep practical experience to all of his projects at Greenview Global.
avatar for Kathleen O'Brien

Kathleen O'Brien

Executive Director, The EMERGE Leadership Project
Kathleen O’Brien, LEED AP and Cascadia Fellow was instrumental in developing wide ranging and multi-faceted sustainable development initiatives around the country over the course of her 30+year career. Today, she directs the non-profit EMERGE Leadership Project and recently released the highly acclaimed book: “EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community.” 
avatar for Dave Ray

Dave Ray

Principal, GreenView Global
Dave Ray LEED AP O+M is a long time entrepreneur taken by the philosophy of servant leadership from a young age. While developing successful building-related business ventures, his enthusiastic advocacy contributes to the success of initiatives such as the recent passage of Nevada’s Tax Abatement for LEED EB Projects.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Net Positive Energy: Power and the Living Building Challenge Workshop
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this pre-conference event; additional fees apply.

LOCATION: To be announced, in downtown Seattle, WA
PRICING: $150 Members / $225 Non-Members

Net Zero Energy Buildings have reached a tipping point. The economic limitations that restricted their success in the past have changed drastically and the technologies needed to achieve Net Zero Energy are now readily available. This session will begin by taking a look at the Living Building Challenge, particularly the intricacies of the Energy Petal, to teach participants what is involved with achieving a Net Zero Energy project and what it means to become Net Positive.

The session will showcase the latest Net Positive Energy Building projects, uncover the strategies and technologies used and the policies and programs in place that are accelerating the uptake of Net Zero and Net Positive Energy Buildings and Communities. Finally, the session will look to the future and uncover the trends emerging in Net Zero Energy, including the push to Net Positive Energy, and discuss how each participant can take the lessons learned into their own practice.

This workshop is pre-approved for 4 CE's with AIA, GBCI and LFA. 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Liljequist

Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Affordable Housing Summit: Exploring Solutions and Sharing Resources

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: 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)
PRICING:
$50
LOCATION: In downtown Seattle, to be announced

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. 


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Smith

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 →
avatar for Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Living Community Challenge + Policy Director, International Living Future Institute
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. She directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities. Prior to joining ILFI, Alicia practiced architecture in Seattle Washington with GGLO, in California with Van der Ryn Architects, and in the US Virgin... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA

5:00pm

Registration Desk: Tuesday (5p - 7p)
Tuesday May 16, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA

5:30pm

Living Community LC50 Launch Reception (Invitation Only)
This pre-conference event is by invitation only; email invitations have gone out. Please contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

Living Community 50 (LC50) is a network of fellow thought leaders working toward resilient and healthy community and campus planning.

Learn more about the Living Community Challenge standard here: https://living-future.org/lcc/ 

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda has been with the International Living Future Institute for over 5 years, initially overseeing the programs, then as Executive Director and now as CEO. She joined the Institute following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Institute she co-directed the Sustainable Design Initiative for Perkins... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Living Community Challenge + Policy Director, International Living Future Institute
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. She directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities. Prior to joining ILFI, Alicia practiced architecture in Seattle Washington with GGLO, in California with Van der Ryn Architects, and in the US Virgin... Read More →

Tuesday May 16, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

LP50 Meeting (Invitation Only)
REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPEN
This summit is by invitation only, and invitations have not yet gone out. Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions. The location of this summit will be announced soon.

TIMING:
Tues, May 16, 2017 (5:30p - 8:30p)
PRICING:
 $45
LOCATION: MG2 1101 Second Ave, Seattle WA, 98101

Join us for the Living Product 50 (LP50) meeting at Living Future 2017. The LP50 is a group of leading manufacturers collaborating to transform the materials economy through transparency, green chemistry and supply chain innovation.

At this meeting we are going provide a behind the scenes update on Living Building Challenge trends and the Institute’s strategy to drive demand for Declare and LPC through federal procurement, international green building standards, the health care industry, Google Portico and other technology tools.

The Living Product Challenge team will also provide exclusive updates on Declare, Declare Third Party Verification and the Living Product Challenge program. 


TIMING: 
Tues, May 16, 2017 (5:30p - 7:30p)
PRICING:
 $45

Speakers
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →
avatar for Greg Norris

Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has taught Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) at HSPH since the late 1990s. Gregory is also the... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
MG2 1101 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

7:00pm

unConference Eve Party at Mithun
Join us at Mithun to celebrate the beginning of the 11th annual Living Future unConference while overlooking the Puget Sound from Mithun's waterfront office.

Location: Mithun, 1201 Alaskan Way, #200 Seattle, WA 98101

Sponsored by Mithun
Special thanks to Mithun for hosting and donating this space and to Finnriver Farm & Cidery for donating cider to the event.

Tuesday May 16, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, May 17
 

7:00am

Registration Desk: Wednesday (7a - 7p)
Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:00am - 7:00pm
TBA

7:45am

Tour: Heron Hall on Bainbridge Island (7:55am)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop; additional fees apply.

PRICING:
 $30 + $8.10 round-trip ferry ticket
TIMING:

  • Depart Seattle Ferry Terminal: 7:55am (be sure to arrive at the terminal 15 minutes early to purchase your ferry ticket and board) and arrive at 8:30am.
  • Board our bio-diesel fueled eco shuttle, to/from Heron Hall
  • Board Return Ferry to Seattle: 10:25am or 12:20pm (your choice)
  • ~35 minute ferry ride to Seattle

LOCATION:
Downtown Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bainbridge Island (801 Alaskan Way)
  • There is no transportation to and from the Westin.
  • All attendees boarding the ferry must also purchase their $8.10 R/T ferry ticket
  • If attendees live on Bainbridge, they can meet at the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal upon its arrival on the Island in order to catch our bio-diesel fueled eco-shuttle to Heron Hall.

Heron Hall
 is the new home of Jason F. McLennan and his family. As a registered LBC project, Heron Hall embodies the philosophy of sustainable architecture through high performance systems and elegant design. Serving as a teaching tool as well as a private residence, the project is raising the bar for future homes.

The structure uses salvaged materials alongside cutting-edge products – the vast majority of which are sourced from within a tight radius of the project site. A rainwater cistern provides all needed water and composting toilets process waste efficiently. The project uses strategies such as passive solar and natural ventilation to lower the operating energy required for this beautiful home. Be among the first to tour the completed building and hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action. 


Learn more: www.heronhall.com


Speakers
avatar for Jason F. McLennan

Jason F. McLennan

CEO/Partner, McLennan Design
Considered one of the world’s most influential individuals in the field of architecture and green building movement today, Jason is a highly sought out designer, consultant and thought leader around the planet.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize (the planet’s top prize for socially responsible design).  He has been called a “World Changer” by GreenBiz magazine and has been selected... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:45am - 11:00am
Downtown Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bainbridge Island 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

8:00am

Getting to Net Positive Water Summit: Innovative Strategies and Policy for Cascadia and Beyond
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this event; additional fees apply.

TIMING:
Wed, May 17, 2017 (8:00a - 12:00p)
PRICING:
$50
LOCATION:
The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Room TBA)

The International Living Future Institute invites you to take part in a deep dive into resilient integrated water solutions. As a shoulder event to the Living Future Unconference, the Institute invites practitioners, government and agency officials, academics, ILFI Collaborative and Congress members, and all interested parties to come together to build on the work already completed and strategize ways to accelerate the adoption of Net Positive Water systems.

Participants will hear about innovative ideas and successful programs, policies, projects, and initiatives from leaders in Cascadia and beyond. Informative and creatively facilitated discussions will focus on developing action plans for local, bioregional and federal advocacy to achieve policy impact and tangible change in Cascadia and beyond. This Summit will generate momentum in support of net positive water policy effort and inspire connections among the leaders in the field to carry on this critical work after the conference. 

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. 

Moderators
avatar for Kathleen Smith

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 →
avatar for Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Living Community Challenge + Policy Director, International Living Future Institute
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. She directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities. Prior to joining ILFI, Alicia practiced architecture in Seattle Washington with GGLO, in California with Van der Ryn Architects, and in the US Virgin... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Van Daalen

Chris Van Daalen

Principal Investigator, Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
Chris van Daalen is Principal Investigator of the Code Innovations Database (www.CodeInnovations.org), an advocacy research program of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild in Olympia WA, which documents permitting precedents and policy innovations to support a public-private advocacy partnership to push for codes and policy transformation that make it easier to build green. vanDaalen is also the facilitator and convener of the Vision to Action... Read More →
avatar for David Eisenberg

David Eisenberg

Executive Director, Development Center for Appropriate Technology
David Eisenberg co-founded and has led the Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT) in Tucson Arizona since 1992. David served two terms on the USGBC Board of Directors, founded and chaired the USGBC Code Committee, and served on the drafting committee for the International Green Construction Code (IGCC). In 2007 David and DCAT received the International Code Council's Affiliate of the Year Award and a USGBC Leadership Award. Recent... Read More →
avatar for Pat Lando

Pat Lando

Executive Director, Recode
Pat brings twenty-four years of experience as a practicing landscape architect and green infrastructure consultant to his role with Recode. He has been part of finding permit pathways for a wide range of projects from rainwater to blackwater; from residential to campus scale. He recently completed a district infrastructure master plan for Boise, Idaho that includes district heating, cooling, non-potable water and stormwater management. ... Read More →
avatar for Molly Winter

Molly Winter

Program Manager, Recode
Molly is program manager for Recode, a nonprofit dedicated to legalizing sustainability. Recode is working to ensure access to and accelerate adoption of sustainable building and development practices. She is a designer, researcher, and illustrator seeking to help others understand the science of waste treatment processes to help them make better decisions.  Molly’s work has been featured in the Beacon Food Forest, MIT’s Design... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Room TBA

8:00am

Project Team Summit (Invitation Only)
REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN
This summit is by invitation only, and invitations have not yet gone out. Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING:
$75
LOCATION: Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Room TBD)

Join members of other registered Living Building Challenge project teams from around the world to discuss successes, challenges, and new information pertinent to your efforts to meet the Challenge. Connect with teams that are building in similar climates to yours, or constructing similar project types. Hear from experienced practitioners as they discuss lessons learned in the course of successfully attaining certification. This popular event typically sells out, so reserve your space early for this informative annual gathering. 

CEU Objectives (2 hrs out of 4 hour meeting/discussion): 
1. Learn successful strategies to overcome hurdles to Living Building Challenge Certification
2. Identify synergies between Living Building Challenge Imperative requirements and LEED credit opportunities. 
3. Understand the evolution of the Living Building Challenge program and exceptions. 
4. Explore climate specific successes and challenges to achieving high performance design. 

This summit is pre-approved for 2 hours of continuing education for GBCI, AIA and LFA. 

Speakers
avatar for Allison Capen

Allison Capen

Living Building Challenge Technical Director, International Living Future Institute
Allison Capen, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute in Seattle where she oversees Certification and technical consistency. She is a licensed architect and has been actively involved in the green building movement in the northwest for the last 15 years, working on environmentally focused projects as a designer, a LEED reviewer, a sustainability consultant... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Room TBA

8:00am

Tour: Edible Landscapes - Urban Agriculture in the Emerald City
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop; additional fees apply.

TIMING: Wed, May 17, 2017 (8:00a - 12:00p)
PRICING:
 $40
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (Foyer), 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Additional Details: The group will leave the Westin Hotel at 8:00 AM and can expect to return at 12:00 PM. Light snacks will be provided. Bring your walking shoes, rain jacket and sense of adventure!

Tour four edible landscapes in Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods to understand the importance of agriculture within urban limits. See the intersection between food, beauty and accessibility when feeding the local community. Hear from on-site project experts as they share their successful and innovative food production models.

We hope you’ll join us for a morning of exploration to understand the role urban agriculture projects plays in supporting a larger food system conversation and how you can play a part in creating a stronger food system within your own community.

South Walker Street Urban Garden:
South Walker Street Urban Garden, located at the intersection of Rainier Valley and the Central Area, was established more than five years ago. Owner and science teacher Ray Williams envisioned the creation of a “learning garden” for community youths and adults. When Antioch professor Ron Harris-White, Ray’s friend and colleague came on board, good things began to happen. The tour is intended to inform, inspire and transform the traveler and will focus on social justice, urban ecology, food justice, cultural and community sustainability and urban environmental stewardship.

Danny Woo Community Garden:
Danny Woo is a 1.5 acre edible community garden that is managed by InterIm CDA is located in the heart of Seattle’s Chinatown/International District (CID) and has been a source of food security and cultural preservation for low income, elderly Asian-immigrants living in the area for over 40 years. More recently, the Danny Woo Community Garden became home to a chicken coop and a children’s growing space to engage the wider community and build an intergenerational connection between youth and seniors in the neighborhood.

Tilth-Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland:
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands is Seattle’s largest urban farm and is certified organic. Community members learn to grow food organically and restore the natural wetlands habitat of the farm,  while supplying fresh and healthy food to the community and collaborating organizations.

Beacon Hill Food Forest: 

The Beacon Hill Food Forest is an edible urban forest garden that inspires the community to gather, grow food and rehabilitate the local ecosystem. The Food Forest offers an open and ethical harvest to anyone who visits. The project has gained national and global attention due to the team’s vision to share freshly-grown food on public land.


Additional Details: The group will leave the Westin Hotel at 8:00 AM and can expect to return at 12:00 PM. Light snacks will be provided. Bring your walking shoes, rain jacket and sense of adventure!

Moderators
avatar for Marissa Jackson

Marissa Jackson

Communications Coordinator, International Living Future Institute
As Communications Coordinator, Marissa develops and implements the communication strategies of The Living Future Institute to ensure a cohesive message across materials and programs. Marissa, a Virginia native who moved to Seattle in 2015, brings experience building sustainable communities through the realm of food access. Additionally, Marissa spent time as a Marketing Associate for an Italian manufacturing company focused on... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle (Foyer) 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

8:00am

Tangible Change: Materials and the Living Building Challenge Workshop
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop; additional fees apply.

PRICING: $150 Members / $225 Non-Members
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101) (Room TBA)

The Living Building Challenge Materials Petal is intended to induce a successful and healthy materials economy that is non-toxic, transparent and socially equitable.  In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how to meet the materials-related Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge: I-10 Red List, I-11 Embodied Carbon Footprint, I-12 Responsible Industry, I-13 Living Economy Sourcing, and I-14 Net Positive Waste as well as introduce and explain the Declare Program.

The workshop will highlight successful examples of leading edge projects from around the globe - identifying innovative products and stories of how projects have been successful in changing the materials marketplace. This workshop is appropriate for anyone working in the building industry.

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.

Speakers
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Room TBA

9:30am

Tour: Bullitt Center (9:30am)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop; additional fees apply.

TIMING: Wed, May 17, 2017 (9:30a - 11:00a)
PRICING:
 $30/person
LOCATION: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center, note there is NO transportation to/from the Westin to the Bullitt Center. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members. 

Can't attend the 9:30am tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 17th!

This tour is NOT pre-approved for GBCI or AIA credits, however it is eligible for LFA credits. 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt Center  focuses on inspiring and supporting others to embrace similarly ambitious goals. Brad is also the founder of Groundwork Strategies, a... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Sigler

Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living laboratory. She exudes very high energy, conveys an infectious enthusiasm, and possesses unusually deep knowledge about the center. Deborah holds a Master degree in... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Bullitt Center 1501 E Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

9:30am

Tour: Heron Hall on Bainbridge Island (9:35am)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees are able register for this workshop; additional fees apply. Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING:
 $30 + $8.10 round-trip ferry ticket
TIMING:

  • Depart Seattle Ferry Terminal: 9:35am (be sure to arrive at the terminal 15 minutes early to purchase your ferry ticket and board) and arrive at 10:10am.
  • Board our bio-diesel fueled eco shuttle, to/from Heron Hall
  • Board Return Ferry to Seattle: 12:20pm or 1:10pm (your choice)
  • ~35 minute ferry ride to Seattle

LOCATION:
Downtown Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bainbridge Island (801 Alaskan Way)
  • There is no transportation to and from the Westin.
  • All attendees boarding the ferry must also purchase their $8.10 R/T ferry ticket
  • If attendees live on Bainbridge, they can meet at the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal upon its arrival on the Island in order to catch our bio-diesel fueled eco-shuttle to Heron Hall.

Heron Hall
 is the new home of Jason F. McLennan and his family. As a registered LBC project, Heron Hall embodies the philosophy of sustainable architecture through high performance systems and elegant design. Serving as a teaching tool as well as a private residence, the project is raising the bar for future homes.

The structure uses salvaged materials alongside cutting-edge products – the vast majority of which are sourced from within a tight radius of the project site. A rainwater cistern provides all needed water and composting toilets process waste efficiently. The project uses strategies such as passive solar and natural ventilation to lower the operating energy required for this beautiful home. Be among the first to tour the completed building and hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action. 


Learn more: www.heronhall.com


Speakers
avatar for Jason F. McLennan

Jason F. McLennan

CEO/Partner, McLennan Design
Considered one of the world’s most influential individuals in the field of architecture and green building movement today, Jason is a highly sought out designer, consultant and thought leader around the planet.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize (the planet’s top prize for socially responsible design).  He has been called a “World Changer” by GreenBiz magazine and has been selected... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 9:30am - 1:00pm
Downtown Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bainbridge Island 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

10:00am

Tour: Bullitt Center (10:00am)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees (additional $5 fee applies) may register for this workshop.

TIMING: Wed, May 17, 2017 (10a - 11:30a)
PRICING:
 $30/person
LOCATION: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center, note there is NO transportation to/from the Westin to the Bullitt Center Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members. 

Can't attend the 10:00am tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 17th!

This tour is NOT pre-approved for GBCI or AIA credits, however it is eligible for LFA credits.  

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt Center  focuses on inspiring and supporting others to embrace similarly ambitious goals. Brad is also the founder of Groundwork Strategies, a... Read More →
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Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living laboratory. She exudes very high energy, conveys an infectious enthusiasm, and possesses unusually deep knowledge about the center. Deborah holds a Master degree in... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Bullitt Center 1501 E Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

10:30am

Biophilic Design Summit

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this summit.

PRICING: $65 per person
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101) (Room TBA)

The International Living Future Institute invites you to join together with members of the Biophilic Design Initiative to learn about the tools and resources that have been developed over the first year of the program as well to explore together strategies for achieving broader adoption of of Biophilic Design among the design community, building owners, and cities.

While progress has been made to communicate what Biophilic Design is and to demonstrate why it is crucial to a Living Future, very little has been made around the process of how to take the practice from theory to reality. The International Living Future Institute has brought together leading experts in the field to form an Advisory Task Force that will lead the initiative through collaboration and inclusion of existing resources. This initiative aims to achieve the goal of broad adoption of Biophilic Design among the design community, building owners and cities.

Join us at the Biophilic Design Summit to explore how this initiative can achieve it’s goal:

  • A place to file, archive, and offer resources for public and network access
  • Be a resource for ideas, resources, events and collaborative opportunities, connecting nodes around the country and world. Assemble and package educational tools and resources. Develop a databank for case studies.
  • Connect project teams with biophilic design practitioners and resources; connect design practitioners with research scientists; and compile science research databank.
  • Link design practitioners with scientists for solving design challenges and conducting more in-field research.
  • Create networking and collaborative opportunities.
  • Network members collaborating on projects and at events/conferences.
  • Draft a biophilic design implementation and documentation process for the Living Building Challenge. 
Lunch will be included. 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.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda has been with the International Living Future Institute for over 5 years, initially overseeing the programs, then as Executive Director and now as CEO. She joined the Institute following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Institute she co-directed the Sustainable Design Initiative for Perkins... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:30am - 3:30pm
Westin Seattle: Room TBA

11:15am

Tour: Heron Hall on Bainbridge Island (11:25am)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees are able register for this workshop; additional fees apply. Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING:
 $30 + $8.10 round-trip ferry ticket
TIMING:

  • Depart Seattle Ferry Terminal: 11:25am (be sure to arrive at the terminal 15 minutes early to purchase your ferry ticket and board) and arrive at 12:00pm.
  • Board our bio-diesel fueled eco shuttle, to/from Heron Hall
  • Board Return Ferry to Seattle: 2:05pm or 2:55pm (your choice)
  • ~35 minute ferry ride to Seattle

LOCATION:
Downtown Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bainbridge Island (801 Alaskan Way)
  • There is no transportation to and from the Westin.
  • All attendees boarding the ferry must also purchase their $8.10 R/T ferry ticket
  • If attendees live on Bainbridge, they can meet at the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal upon its arrival on the Island in order to catch our bio-diesel fueled eco-shuttle to Heron Hall.

Heron Hall
 is the new home of Jason F. McLennan and his family. As a registered LBC project, Heron Hall embodies the philosophy of sustainable architecture through high performance systems and elegant design. Serving as a teaching tool as well as a private residence, the project is raising the bar for future homes.

The structure uses salvaged materials alongside cutting-edge products – the vast majority of which are sourced from within a tight radius of the project site. A rainwater cistern provides all needed water and composting toilets process waste efficiently. The project uses strategies such as passive solar and natural ventilation to lower the operating energy required for this beautiful home. Be among the first to tour the completed building and hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action. 


Learn more: www.heronhall.com


Speakers
avatar for Jason F. McLennan

Jason F. McLennan

CEO/Partner, McLennan Design
Considered one of the world’s most influential individuals in the field of architecture and green building movement today, Jason is a highly sought out designer, consultant and thought leader around the planet.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize (the planet’s top prize for socially responsible design).  He has been called a “World Changer” by GreenBiz magazine and has been selected... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:15am - 2:45pm
Downtown Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bainbridge Island 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

12:15pm

Tour: Heron Hall on Bainbridge Island (12:20pm)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees are able register for this workshop; additional fees apply. Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING:
 $30 + $8.10 round-trip ferry ticket
TIMING:

  • Depart Seattle Ferry Terminal: 12:20pm (be sure to arrive at the terminal 15 minutes early to purchase your ferry ticket and board) and arrive at 12:55pm.
  • Board our bio-diesel fueled eco shuttle, to/from Heron Hall
  • Board Return Ferry to Seattle: 2:55pm or 3:50pm (your choice)
  • ~35 minute ferry ride to Seattle

LOCATION:
Downtown Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bainbridge Island (801 Alaskan Way)
  • There is no transportation to and from the Westin.
  • All attendees boarding the ferry must also purchase their $8.10 R/T ferry ticket
  • If attendees live on Bainbridge, they can meet at the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal upon its arrival on the Island in order to catch our bio-diesel fueled eco-shuttle to Heron Hall.

Heron Hall
 is the new home of Jason F. McLennan and his family. As a registered LBC project, Heron Hall embodies the philosophy of sustainable architecture through high performance systems and elegant design. Serving as a teaching tool as well as a private residence, the project is raising the bar for future homes.

The structure uses salvaged materials alongside cutting-edge products – the vast majority of which are sourced from within a tight radius of the project site. A rainwater cistern provides all needed water and composting toilets process waste efficiently. The project uses strategies such as passive solar and natural ventilation to lower the operating energy required for this beautiful home. Be among the first to tour the completed building and hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action. 


Learn more: www.heronhall.com


Speakers
avatar for Jason F. McLennan

Jason F. McLennan

CEO/Partner, McLennan Design
Considered one of the world’s most influential individuals in the field of architecture and green building movement today, Jason is a highly sought out designer, consultant and thought leader around the planet.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize (the planet’s top prize for socially responsible design).  He has been called a “World Changer” by GreenBiz magazine and has been selected... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bainbridge Island 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

1:00pm

Congress Leader Summit (Invitation Only)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. This summit is by invitation only, contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING: 
This event is free to ILFI Congress Members (Invitation Only)
LOCATION: Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Room TBD)

LF Congress Members from around North America will be meeting to strategize on key policy and program issues that are in front of the Institute and critical across regions. LF Congress Members will meet together as well as have an opportunity to connect with their specific bioregional LF Congress: Cascadia, California, and East Coast.

About the Living Future Congress: Each LF Congress consists of experienced, influential sustainability thought leaders invited to help us identify each bioregion’s priority actions and inspire policy makers to make them happen in support of a Living Future.

Questions about the Congress? Contact us at congress@living-future.org


Moderators
avatar for Kathleen Smith

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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Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Living Community Challenge + Policy Director, International Living Future Institute
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. She directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities. Prior to joining ILFI, Alicia practiced architecture in Seattle Washington with GGLO, in California with Van der Ryn Architects, and in the US Virgin... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Westin Seattle: Room TBA

1:00pm

Declare + Living Product Summit: Scaling Up Innovation
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this event; additional fees apply.

TIMING: Wed, May 17, 2017 (1p - 5p)
PRICING:
 $150 Members / $225 Non-Members
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101) - Room: TBA

The Living Product + Declare Summit is the materials industries leadership summit. It will bring together thought leaders from the world’s premier sustainable product manufacturers, as well as trend-setting specifiers that are shaping the future of product demand. This summit will include an update on Declare and the Living Product Challenge, as well as their relationship to other green building certification programs worldwide.

We will explore new innovative databases and material tracking tools with significant potential to disrupt the current material selection process. It will also outline new, open data trends in Life Cycle Analysis and Handprinting with the potential to dramatically lower cost and speed adoption.

Participants in the summit while not only learn how to apply the principles of Declare and the Living Product Challenge to their product and projects, they will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders to shape the future of materials.

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.

Speakers
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →
avatar for Diane Martel

Diane Martel

Vice-President Environmental Planning and Strategy, Tarkett
Martel works with all divisions of Tarkett North America to develop and implement an environmental strategy and action plan, ensuring awareness and action across the industry. Most recently, Martel has helped drive initiatives that include the company’s asthma & allergy friendly™ certification and execution of its Environmental Health Statement (EHS) tool (developed with the EPEA). Martel continues to work with Tarkett’s... Read More →
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Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has taught Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) at HSPH since the late 1990s. Gregory is also the... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin Seattle: Room TBA

1:00pm

Living Building Challenge Contractor Training
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop; additional fees apply.

PRICING: $150 Members / $225 Non-Members
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101) (Room TBA)

This training is for anyone who wants a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of contractors working on Living Building Challenge (LBC) projects. It hones in on specific contractor tasks, answering the most frequently asked questions and providing examples of best practices. Attendees will get a brief introduction to the LBC, focusing on those Imperatives on which contractors have the most impact, and walking through the timing of various procedures and tasks.  

This event is seeking CEU's 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.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Capen

Allison Capen

Living Building Challenge Technical Director, International Living Future Institute
Allison Capen, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute in Seattle where she oversees Certification and technical consistency. She is a licensed architect and has been actively involved in the green building movement in the northwest for the last 15 years, working on environmentally focused projects as a designer, a LEED reviewer, a sustainability consultant... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin Seattle: Room TBA

1:00pm

The Water Cycle of Buildings: Net Positive Water and the Living Building Challenge Workshop
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this pre-conference event; additional fees apply.

PRICING: $150 Members / $225 Non-Members
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101) (Room TBA)

The Living Building Challenge Water Petal is intended to herald in a new age of design, where water is treated as the precious resource that it is, and nothing is left to waste. This workshop will take a look at the components of the Living Building Challenge, with a deep focus on the requirements of the Water Petal. Participants will develop an understanding of why water is such a critical issue in the built environment and the positive impact professionals can have through conservation, reuse, and on-site capture and treatment.

Participants will walk step by step through the issues, considerations, and strategies for creating a closed loop water system on-site. They will see examples of how Net Positive Water has been achieved across of a diversity of building types and scales. This workshop will also include a discussion of issues and solutions related to water policy and what is needed next to make it easier for project teams and policy makers alike to support integrated water management. 

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.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Liljequist

Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin Seattle: Room TBA

2:00pm

Tour: Bullitt Center (2:00pm)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this workshop; additional fees apply.

TIMING: Wed, May 17, 2017 (2:00p - 3:30p)
PRICING:
 $30/person
LOCATION: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center, note there is NO transportation to/from the Westin to the Bullitt Center Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members. 

Can't attend the 2:00pm tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 17th!

This tour is NOT pre-approved for GBCI or AIA credits, however it is eligible for LFA credits. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt Center  focuses on inspiring and supporting others to embrace similarly ambitious goals. Brad is also the founder of Groundwork Strategies, a... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Sigler

Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living laboratory. She exudes very high energy, conveys an infectious enthusiasm, and possesses unusually deep knowledge about the center. Deborah holds a Master degree in... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Bullitt Center 1501 E Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

2:00pm

Collaborative Leader Summit (Invitation Only)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
This summit is by invitation only, and invitations have gone out to current Collaborative members. Can't find your invitation or have a question? Contact us at LF@living-future.org.

PRICING: 
This event is free to ILFI Network members (Collaborative Facilitators and Ambassadors)
LOCATION: Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Room TBD)

Join the ILFI Network Team for an afternoon session to collaborate, plan and envision new ways to leverage our collective enthusiasm and talent towards a Living Future. This experience will be dynamic and participatory with lots of opportunities to share and develop ideas and plans for growing the Network and its impact.

The Summit will have two parts. The first part includes time for Collaborative Leaders to meet with other Collaborative Leaders and Ambassadors from around the globe to share lessons learned from their collective experience affecting global change toward true sustainability. Per popular request, this session will also include training on engagement, facilitation, and advocacy skills specific to your work.

The second part will be a panel discussion including members from Trinidad/Tobago, Philadelphia, and Nigeria discussing their projects and demonstration project model. Connect with fellow volunteers who are advocating for the Living Building Challenge while working on projects.

Register early to secure your spot in this interactive and engaging Summit.
This summit is seeking 2 CEU hours from GBCI, AIA and LFA. This listing will be updated upon approval. 


Questions about the Collaboratives?  Contact us at ambassador@living-future.org


Speakers
avatar for Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly

Co-Founder / Principal, Re:Vision Architecture
Scott Kelly is co-founder of Re:Vision. Scott has led Re:Vision’s interdisciplinary team in designing or consulting on hundreds of innovative green projects, many of which are “firsts” of their kind. Scott is a champion of third-party verification for green buildings and specializes in designing and leading projects to secure the most respected green building certifications: LEED, Living Building... Read More →
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Drew Lavine

Director of Design, Re:Vision Architecture
Drew is Director of Design at Re:Vision where he specializes in designing deepgreen buildings for a variety of project types and scales ranging from small residential to mid-size commercial projects to campus master plans. Drew leads Re:Vision’s architecture studio’s Quality Assurance and Building Information Modeling initiatives. Prior to Re:Vision Drew focused on complex large institutional projects at MGA... Read More →
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Lydia Singh

Engineer
Lydia is the leader of the newly emerging LBC Trinidad and Tobago Collaborative with eleven (11) years experience in Engineering, Construction and Project Management. Her passion for Living Buildings and a deep desire to assist in creating rapid change in the construction industry within her country and in the Caribbean region, has led her to champion the design and construction of Trinidad and Tobago's first Living Building Project (The... Read More →
avatar for Abiodun Solanke

Abiodun Solanke

Architect, LITEHaus ARCHITECTURE + SO - DEVELOPMENTS
Abiodun is a practicing Architect in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife and two sons. With over 8 years of experience, he hopes to continue to increase the resiliency of his city through the application of Cross-Laminated Bamboo and sustained community engagement. He is currently pursuing a Declare label and Living Product Certifications for this technology. He holds his Master’s in Architecture from the Federal University of Technology in Akure... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin Seattle: Room TBA

2:30pm

Tour: Bullitt Center (2:30pm)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees (additional $5 fee applies) may register for this workshop.

TIMING: Wed, May 17, 2017 (2:30p - 4p)
PRICING:
 
$30/person
LOCATION: 
1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center, note there is NO transportation to/from the Westin to the Bullitt Center Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members. 

Can't attend the 2:30pm tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 17th!

This tour is NOT pre-approved for GBCI or AIA credits, however it is eligible for LFA credits. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt Center  focuses on inspiring and supporting others to embrace similarly ambitious goals. Brad is also the founder of Groundwork Strategies, a... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Sigler

Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living laboratory. She exudes very high energy, conveys an infectious enthusiasm, and possesses unusually deep knowledge about the center. Deborah holds a Master degree in... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Bullitt Center 1501 E Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

4:30pm

4:30pm

Trade Show Floor Open: 4:30p - 7:00p
Wednesday May 17, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

Wednesday Opening Night Keynote: Van Jones
Join us in hearing from Keynote Van Jones, as well as guest speakers Favianna Rodriguez (LF17 Artist-in-Residence) and Seattle-based poet Nikkita Oliver.

Speakers
avatar for Van Jones

Van Jones

Founder and President, Dream Corps
Van Jones is a civil rights leader, former Obama White House advisor, and CNN political correspondent. He is the Founder and President of Dream Corps -- an incubator, platform and home for world-changing initiatives that empower the most vulnerable in our society. The Dream Corps three programs,#cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All, work to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York... Read More →
avatar for Nikkita Oliver

Nikkita Oliver

Performance Poet, Musician, Community Organizer, Attorney
Nikkita Oliver is a Seattle-based creative, teaching artist, writer, and organizer. She holds a Masters of Education and Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington. Nikkita is a writer-in-residence with Writers in the Schools at Washington Middle School and a teaching artist and case manager with Creative Justice--an community based arts alternative to incarceration. Nikkita is the 2015 recipient of the Seattle Office of Civil Rights... Read More →
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Favianna Rodriguez

Artist, Cultural Strategist, and Organizer
Favianna is the Artist-in-Residence at Living Future 2017 | | Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and organizer based in Oakland, California. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology.  Favianna lectures globally on intersection of art, social justice and cultural equity to catalyze social change, and leads art interventions in communities... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 1

9:00pm

Wednesday Eve Afterparty at 400Fairview
More information forthcoming. 

Wednesday May 17, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, May 18
 

TBA

Pop-Up Healing Art Clinic w/ Favianna Rodriguez
Hours to be determined. Stay tuned for more info on this art installation and hands-on workshop!

Join artist, Favianna Rodriguez as she facilitates an experimental play space, where participants can explore heartbreak and resilience with their heart and body, and not just in the brain. Each of our hearts have been broken in some way- by the movement, by the people we love, by the suffering of the world and the planet. In this hands-on art workshop, we will mend them together. You are invited to make a fun small art piece, connect with others, and make a commitment to yourself to be resilient. Come get creative! 

Moderators
avatar for Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriguez

Artist, Cultural Strategist, and Organizer
Favianna is the Artist-in-Residence at Living Future 2017 | | Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and organizer based in Oakland, California. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology.  Favianna lectures globally on intersection of art, social justice and cultural equity to catalyze social change, and leads art interventions in communities... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 TBA
Westin Seattle: Elliott Bay

7:00am

Registration Desk: Thursday (7a - 5p)
Thursday May 18, 2017 7:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

7:30am

8:15am

Morning Taichi w/ Master Yijiao Hong
Start your day off with a clear mind and relaxed body, and join fellow attendees in a brief taichi session following breakfast. Immediately proceeding the keynote, Master YiJiao Hong will lead all breakfast goers in the Grand Ballroom.

Speakers
avatar for Master Yijiao Hong

Master Yijiao Hong

Founder and Instructor, Chinese Wushu and Taichi Academy
Master Yijiao Hong – is the international Taichi grand champion from 1998 and a 12thgeneration inheritor of Chen Style Taichi, founder and chief instructor of the Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy LLC for more than 20 years, also teaches Taichi at University of Washington. Master Hong started Chinese Martial Arts at age of 8 in China, Graduated from ZhengJiang Normal University with BA degree in Wushu and Taichi , became an assistant... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:15am - 8:30am
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 1

8:30am

Thursday Morning Keynote: Kirsti Luke
Speakers
avatar for Kirsti Luke

Kirsti Luke

Chief Executive, Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua, Ngāi Tūhoe’s Tribal Authority
Kirsti Luke is Chief Executive of Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua, Ngāi Tūhoe’s Tribal Authority. She holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB), is extremely knowledgeable about the tribe’s treaty claims, and was involved in the establishment of Te Uru Taumatua. Her goal is to build the organization and the tribe’s economy and improve descendants’ quality of life. Her role includes recruiting management staff, building relationships with... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 1

10:30am

A Materials Trifecta: Trials and Tribulations of Pursuing WELL, LEED and LBC for Delos HQ
TRACK: Materials Health

As a driving force behind health and wellness in the built environment, Delos has taken on the challenge of pursuing WELL, LEED and Living Building Challenge Petal Certification for their new NYC Headquarters. While each of these building standards address material health and sustainability, pursuing more than one requires an especially dedicated project team. In this session you will hear how Delos evaluated all of the materials going into their new office and learn about the impact projects like this can have on the materials industry. You will also learn about how a manufacturer approaches this same trifecta. 

Speakers
avatar for Mikhail Davis

Mikhail Davis

Director of Restorative Enterprise, Interface
Mikhail is responsible for advancing Interface’s journey to Mission Zero (and beyond) in the Americas by building internal leadership capacity, facilitating strategic alignment of efforts, and creating external partnerships that shift the marketplace toward sustainability. He leads Interface’s product transparency efforts in the Americas and is lead author and editor of the Radical Industrialists column at GreenBiz.com. An expert... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Taranto

Jennifer Taranto

Corporate Director of Sustainability, Structure Tone
Jenn advocates for reducing environmental impact of the built environment and enabling organizations to improve people’s health and well-being while reducing the construction and operating costs of facilities. She gets involved in the early stages of client projects to define the needs and the overall sustainability goals in order to create an internal road map for a team's success. Jennifer brings more than eighteen years of... Read More →
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Janna Wandzilak

Senior Analyst, Delos
Janna Wandzilak is a Senior Analyst at Delos. She is currently consulting on projects for various clients pursuing WELLCertification and given her background in material health and sustainability, she is also responsible for the MaterialsVetting of the new Delos Headquarters in NYC. The Delos HQ is the fifth Living Building Challenge Petal Certified project she has worked on (two already certified... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Pike

10:30am

Accelerating Our Journey Towards a Living Future: Living Buildings as High-impact Educational Tools
TRACK: Equity + Youth

Learn how to leverage an LBC project as an educational tool from two very different case studies. One, a family home with an online campaign that has attracted attention from tens of thousands of people all over the world. The other, a tourist centre that aims to inspire, teach and empower the thousands of visitors it will host each year. Whether you’re leading an LBC project, are part of the design and build team, or will manage the building once it is complete, learn about the educational strategies these projects have implemented through design, construction and after completion. This session will include practical exercises to help attendees understand how to leverage their own projects as powerful educational tools that accelerate our journey together toward a Living Future.

Speakers
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Paul Brainerd

President and Co-founder, Brainerd Foundation
As well as founder of the Brainerd Foundation, Paul is a founding member of Social Venture Partners, which encourages individuals to give back to their communities by engaging philanthropists, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions. Paul and his wife Debbi also co-founded IslandWood, an environmental learning center for schoolkids. Paul is currently building a community development project in New Zealand... Read More →
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Shay Brazier

Technology Director, Evident
Shay leads the Technology projects at Evident. These include design and supply of control and monitoring systems, solar feasibility assessment, and the development of cloud data stores and user interfaces to present data from LivingBuilding projects to building users and the general public. He is a strong advocate for improved housing in New Zealand, is the owner of the first Zero Energy-certified home in the country, and his comment is... Read More →
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Matt Fordham

Communications Director, Evident
Matt runs educational and communications projects for Evident. This has included two long-term campaigns aroundLiving Building Challenge projects, which have spanned online and onsite communication channels with content targeted at designers and end-users of buildings. Matt is an educator at heart and works closely with the engineers and architects at Evident to create educational experiences that are woven into... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Elliott Bay

10:30am

Between the First & Last Mile: Challenges & Opportunities Facing Oregon’s Regional Food System
TRACK: Water and Food

The Redd on Salmon Street offers a new approach to food aggregation, processing, distribution, and education infrastructure to grow a robust sustainable regional food economy. An initiative of Ecotrust in Portland, OR, the Redd is the result of a unique group of collaborators, including a farmer from Eastern Oregon, the CEO of an urban delivery company utilizing electric assist freight tricycles, and the Coquille Indian Tribe. The session concludes with a systems-thinking group exercise "Build a More Sustainable Burger" with the goal of making the process of growing, processing, selling, and consuming the ingredients increasingly sustainable.

Speakers
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Heather DeGrella

Sustainability Design Leader, Opsis Architecture LLP
Heather leverages a diversity of skills gained over 16 years in architectural project management, construction administration, building science research, and sustainability consulting to enable all Opsis project teams to establish and optimize sustainability goals. As the full-time Sustainability Team Leader at Opsis, Heather is involved throughout the full project life cycle from planning and design, through construction, and into operations... Read More →
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Jim Kalvelage

Partner, Opsis Architecture LLP
Jim Kalvelage is a founding partner of Opsis Architecture with a 35-year career distinguished by award-winning projects focused on building community within higher education and civic contexts. These projects include community centers, libraries, parks, plazas, arts facilities, and campus planning. Jim's thoughtful and collaborative design approach is rooted in the culture of placemaking, programmatic expression, and environmental performance... Read More →
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John Neumeister

Owner, Cattail Creek Lamb
CATTAIL CREEK LAMB began in 1984 on a small farm near Junction City, Oregon and has grown into a vertically integrated food business linking three Western Oregon Sheep Enterprises with over 100 food service customers in the Pacific North West and beyond.  CATTAIL CREEK LAMB is well known for the progressive raising standards of the production partners and the superior quality of the meat.   John’s primary roles... Read More →
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Amanda Oborne

VP, Food & Farms, Ecotrust
As Vice President of Food & Farms at Ecotrust, Amanda leads a team seeking to revolutionize and re-regionalize our food system. By harnessing the purchasing power of schools and institutions, empowering local farmers and ranchers, and developing infrastructure to connect the two, Ecotrust is helping build a resilient regional food economy that nourishes communities and renews the resources on which we depend. Named one of the "Most... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Vashon

10:30am

Creating Information and Action for Building Data
TRACK: Energy

Many modern buildings have sophisticated energy and water monitoring, often down to the circuit or outlet level, so there’s a lot of data available. It seems obvious that communicating about resource use to building occupants will change their behavior. But the truth is often not that simple – unfiltered data can be overwhelming and lacking in context. There’s an art to taking making it useful and actionable – part thoughtful interpretation, part good visual design, and part applied psychology. This session will address those steps, and will use the audience as a test case to demonstrate the effectiveness of different approaches.

Speakers
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Jeannie Albrecht

Associate Professor in Computer Science, Williams College
Jeannie Albrecht is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Williams College. Her research focuses broadly on computer systems, including distributed systems and networks, with an emphasis on reliability and scalability. Her recent work involves instrumenting buildings with sensors and devices for monitoring and displaying energy consumption, to ultimately help occupants live more sustainably. She received a PhD... Read More →
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Amy Johns

Director, Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, Williams College
Amy Johns worked as a software engineer during the dot-com boom, then moved to the environmental non-profit sector. She started at Williams as an Environmental Analyst, served as assistant director and interim director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives and became Director in 2014. She’s particularly interested in renewable energy, green building, data analysis, and environmental psychology. She thinks a lot about how an... Read More →
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Chris Warren

Cofounder, Dandelion Technologies
Chris has a degree in Computer Science, and has over 20 years of professional coding experience. Chris has worked in education as an instructor, a database specialist, a systems integrator, a project manager, a full-stack web developer, and a desktop application developer. Prior to that he worked in the early internet industry doing task automation, data analysis, specialized tools, and general research and development.


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Pine

10:30am

Culture is Power: Reshaping the Narrative Through Art-Based Interventions
TRACK: Master Speakers

Culture surrounds us all the time. It shapes our identity and forges our collective imagination.  How do you create powerful works of art and culture that can reach new audiences, ignite public consciousness, and shift ideas? How do you collaborate on innovative design and media projects with artists, performers and creators of all kinds? Award-winning artist and activist, Favianna Rodriguez, will share examples and train participants to understand the power of art and culture to inspire, mobilize, and help spur the imagination beyond the realms of what politics alone can do. This workshop includes a small hands-on art activity.

Moderators
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Favianna Rodriguez

Artist, Cultural Strategist, and Organizer
Favianna is the Artist-in-Residence at Living Future 2017 | | Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and organizer based in Oakland, California. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology.  Favianna lectures globally on intersection of art, social justice and cultural equity to catalyze social change, and leads art interventions in communities... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 3

10:30am

Genius Loci: School Environments Integrating Nature & Food, Mind & Body
TRACK: Biomimicry

“We’ve gone from being hunter-gatherers to being sitting-starers.” While students spend more and more time indoors alone looking at screens, recent neurobiology research tells us that learning is greatest when coupled with movement of the body, connected to nature, and working with others. How can we reshape learning environments to integrate outdoor experiences, the growing and preparation of food, and the building of tools and community? An architect and landscape architect share current research and case studies of schools taking the courageous leap into a new kind of pedagogy. Participants then explore applying these approaches in different climates & contexts.

Speakers
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Emily McCoy

Associate Principal and Director of Integrative Research, Andropogon Associates
Emily McCoy is Director of Integrative Research and an Associate Principal at Andropogon Associates in their Raleigh, NC office. Emily’s passions are rooted in both design and understanding of the natural world, which is reflected in her past educational, professional, and research experience in design, ecology, and horticulture. She has worked on such notable projects as University of Pennsylvania's Shoemaker Green, US Coast Guard... Read More →
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Z Smith

Principal, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Z Smith is Principal and Director of Sustainability and Building Performance at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, winner of the 2014 AIA Firm Award. His built work includes a wide range of building types, including a winner of the AIA COTE Top Ten. He brings training and experience in physics and engineering to the field of architecture named as inventor on 10 patents and author on over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He teaches at the... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 1

10:30am

Living Buildings for the All: Genius, Courage, and Tools for Creating Living Affordable Housing
TRACK: Case Studies

In this session, you will learn about the latest successes, obstacles, and lessons learned from ILFI’s cohort of Living Affordable Housing pilot projects.  Stories from the field will be presented by various project team members. You will also learn about the new tools and resources being created out of these efforts for healthy materials selection, energy efficiency and renewable energy production, water reuse, financing sustainable systems, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their own stories and to work together to identify other challenges and opportunities to creating Living Affordable Housing. Healthy, safe, community enhancing, environmentally sound, and beautiful housing for all is within reach.

Speakers
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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 →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 2

10:30am

Power & Passion: Leveraging Potential for Net Positive Design
TRACK: Courage to Scale

A living future requires more than thought leadership; it requires decisive action by leaders and communities to challenge and transform their own environments. Some have the power to create change, but lack the courage to pursue it. Others have the passion but not the expertise. The key to a net positive future is harnessing the capacity of each institution, neighborhood, or client group to become agents of change. Join us to discover ways to identify and activate the unique potential of every community to create positive change now- at the building scale, campus scale, and beyond. 

Speakers
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Jason Forney

Principal, Bruner/Cott & Associates
As a Principal at Bruner/Cott & Associates, Jason leads designs at the intersection of campus facilities, arts, and sustainability. He recently completed a study for a Regenerative Village at Yale University, and the LBC-registered R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College, now completing its one-year performance period. Jason has also designed multiple LEED Gold- and Platinum-certified campus projects across the country. Jason is frequently... Read More →
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Jason Jewhurst

Senior Associate, Bruner/Cott & Associates
Jason is a partner at Bruner/Cott & Associates; his passion for reconnecting with the natural environment informs his work in sustainability and high-performance building design. With a strong technical background in building systems and technology, Jason welcomes sustainable design challenges that demand innovative solutions. His work includes transformational net-positive campus projects including the... Read More →
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Bungane Mehlomakulu

Principal, Integral Group
Bungane Mehlomakulu is a design principal working at the boundary between architecture, engineering, and sustainability to deliver a balanced, efficient, and meaningful services to customers and clients. Partnering with clients he helps identify high impact strategies that leverage sustainability to unlock value across all aspects of the buildings performance. His work focuses on accelerating the sustainable design business case throughout the... Read More →
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Pete Muñoz

Senior Engineer, Biohabitats, Inc.
Pete is a licensed engineer and certified wastewater treatment plant operator. Pete has been lucky enough to work with some of the most influential green built projects in the United States to create inspirational infrastructure and assist reconnecting our communities with what makes them work. With degrees in Biosystems, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pete has been asked to speak around the country on a variety of topics including green... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Puget Sound

10:30am

Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Jevons Paradox?
TRACK: Master Speakers

Climate denialism and defeatism are close cousins. They both breed inaction: denialism by distorting our understanding of the climate crisis (“there is no crisis”), and defeatism by distorting our understanding of climate solutions (“there are no solutions”). Those of us in the Living Future community are not particularly swayed by climate denialism. But we are more susceptible to climate defeatism, and that makes defeatism a potential threat to the action that we must take. Denis and Zack will unpack defeatism and draw upon environmental economics to connect NZE building with the imperative to “keep it in the ground.”

Speakers
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Denis Hayes

Founder, Bullitt Foundation
As president of the Bullitt Foundation, Denis leads an effort to mold the major cities of Pacific Northwest and British Columbia into models of sustainability for a rapidly urbanizing planet. The Foundation applies ecological principles to the design of healthy, resilient human ecosystems. Under his leadership, the Foundation designed and constructed the Bullitt Center—the world’s greenest office building—which it operates as... Read More →
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Zack Semke

CMO, NK Architects
Zack specializes in business development catalyze the growth of mission-driven organizations, particularly ones devoted to ultra-low-energy building design and construction. Prior to his position as Chief Marketing Officer with NK Architects, Zack served as Chief Evangelist for the builder Hammer & Hand, helping to garner national recognition for the firm’s Passivhaus work, including major awards from the US Department of Energy, the... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 1

12:00pm

Localicious Lunch: Thursday
Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Electric Avenue: Car Rides and Drives
This year ILFI is happy to offer the opportunity to test ride or drive some top-of-the-line electric vehicles on Thursday, May 18th. Stay tuned for your opportunity to sign up to take a spin in one of these exciting vehicles. 

Tesla Motors will have two different models available for test rides between 12:00pm and 2:30pm. 

ReachNow will be providing each attendee with a $15 coupon to use with their carshare program. Be sure to keep an eye out for ReachNow's BMW i3s around town while you are at Living Future. 

Renton Kia, a local dealership, will be in attendance with two Kia Soul EVs available for test drives between 12:00pm and 2:30pm.  

Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Westin Seattle Portico 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101

12:00pm

Trade Show Floor Open: 12:00p - 2:30p
Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA

12:00pm

One Watershed Tour: Experience the Sound with StokeShare’s Youth Adventure Program
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees will be able register for this workshop; additional fees apply. Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING:
$50 (ticket) + $12 (background check)
Cost goes towards sponsoring an adventure for an inner city Seattle teenager
LOCATION: West Seattle Waterfront (Exact drop-in location to be announced, within walking distance of the Westin)

StokeShare is an online marketplace that lets users rent each other's action sports gear, and in 2016 they launched its youth adventure program: One Watershed. Through this program they partner with local youth development and environmental non-profits to offer at-risk youth an outdoor action sports experience. Their mantra? People protect what they love, love what they know, and know what they experience. Connect youth with nature and they'll grow up inspired to protect it.

The Institute is excited to partner with StokeShare's Co-Founders Joel Cesare and Warren Neilson to bring One Watershed to Living Future 2017, and to connect attendees with the beautiful Puget Sound and Seattle's diverse youth community!

They will take twenty LF17 attendees on a kayak / standup paddleboard (SUPs) waterfront tour on Thursday afternoon (12p - 2:30p). The cost of the ticket goes towards the sponsorship of a kayak / SUP for an inner-city Seattle teenager from the Islandwood Environmental Education program. Attendees will meet the young folks they sponsored while paddling the Seattle coastline, and afterwards the kids will showcase their knowledge of the environmental challenges facing the Puget Sound.

Registered attendees for this tour will also be required to complete a brief, 5-minute background check at an additional cost of $12 in order to comply with youth safety guidelines. 

Speakers
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Joel Cesare

Co-Founder, StokeShare
Joel is a change agent and like most mission-driven 30-somethings, he wears many hats: Entrepreneur, Activist, Public Servant, Teacher and Adrenaline Junkie. He is the co-founder of StokeShare.com, Sustainable Building Advisor for the City of Santa Monica’s internationally recognized Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Vice-Chair of Surfrider Los Angeles and an adjunct professor in Santa Monica College’s Sustainable... Read More →
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Warren Neilson

Co-Founder, StokeShare
As co-founder of the sharing economy marketplace StokeShare.com and principal of San Francisco based sustainable real estate services firm stok, Warren has dedicated his career to catalyzing an environmentally restorative and socially equitable world. He is a trusted advisor to collaborators designing the most ambitious buildings & NZE projects globally, and is the brainchild behind stok’s internal think tank focused on taking world... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 12:00pm - 2:30pm
West Seattle Waterfront Exact Location To Be Announced

2:30pm

Building the World’s First Living Factories
TRACK: Materials Health

The Living Product Challenge targets society’s most enduring and ubiquitous artifacts: our manufacturing goods. Imagine products made completely from non-toxic inputs, using 100% renewable power. Imagine factories that support equitable development in their local communities and contribute to biodiversity.

Hear from three leading companies that are working towards the world’s first Living Factories. From the corporate office to a plant manager on the factory floor, panelists will present lessons learned in creating, upgrading and/or rebuilding their factories to meet the LPC standards. Participants will discover how pursuit of the LPC has accelerated regenerative principles at each firm and created greater community and employee engagement. 


Moderators
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James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →

Speakers
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Jo Reinhardt

CEO / President, Industrial Louvers, Inc.
A courageous leader in the manufacturing and the construction industry with a history of breaking barriers and pioneering change. Jo serves on multiple corporate boards and was the first and only woman to have served as President of AMCA International in the organizations 100-year history.  She has been recognized for her leadership in a positive corporate culture,  and excellence in manufacturing.  In 2014, Jo embraced the... Read More →
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Amy Vigneux

Director, Sustainable Building Solutions, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin Seattle: Pike

2:30pm

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 CBE’s Industry Partners, and oversees CBE’s research portfolio. He also leads CBE’s... 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 engineer’s social responsibility and has led the... 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 over 30 years of experience in teaching and research, and was the founding Chair of the USGBC Research Committee. Her research activities focus on the design... 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... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin Seattle: Pine

2:30pm

Full Transparency: Analyzing the LBC Documentation for the Potomac Watershed Study Complex
TRACK: Case Studies

This session aims to remove the mysteries behind Living Building Challenge project documentation and the submission process, and show how to assemble a high quality LBC project audit submittal. Using the Potomac Watershed Study Complex as an example, the team will reveal how it was documented and the process that was in place during the construction and performance period. ILFI staff will highlight successes and potential misses from the reviewer perspective, followed by a discussion of how to avoid crucial mistakes. The target audience level is high, but this session will help all attendees better prepare their LBC documentation.

Speakers
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Allison Capen

Living Building Challenge Technical Director, International Living Future Institute
Allison Capen, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute in Seattle where she oversees Certification and technical consistency. She is a licensed architect and has been actively involved in the green building movement in the northwest for the last 15 years, working on environmentally focused projects as a designer, a LEED reviewer, a sustainability consultant... Read More →
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Scott Kelly

Co-Founder / Principal, Re:Vision Architecture
Scott Kelly is co-founder of Re:Vision. Scott has led Re:Vision’s interdisciplinary team in designing or consulting on hundreds of innovative green projects, many of which are “firsts” of their kind. Scott is a champion of third-party verification for green buildings and specializes in designing and leading projects to secure the most respected green building certifications: LEED, Living Building... Read More →
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Drew Lavine

Director of Design, Re:Vision Architecture
Drew is Director of Design at Re:Vision where he specializes in designing deepgreen buildings for a variety of project types and scales ranging from small residential to mid-size commercial projects to campus master plans. Drew leads Re:Vision’s architecture studio’s Quality Assurance and Building Information Modeling initiatives. Prior to Re:Vision Drew focused on complex large institutional projects at MGA... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 2

2:30pm

Genius & Courage in the Workplace: Women in Leadership
Track: Equity and Youth

We simply cannot innovate fast enough without diverse representation and it's hurting business. Studies have long demonstrated that female leadership improves communication, mentorship, collaboration, and creative problem solving. These are all factors that bolster a company's marketability and profit. This session aims to build the genius and courage in women to seek leadership roles, identify and address gender bias in the workplace, and support female colleagues. 

Speakers
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Lauren Holmes

Project Manager, Lease Crutcher Lewis
Lauren Holmes is a construction project manager at Lease Crutcher Lewis. She has been engaged in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) for 11 years, including past President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter. NAWIC named Lauren 2010 Woman in Construction of the Year for the Northwest region. With a degree in Construction Engineering Management from OSU, she was one of four women in her graduating class. Lauren hopes to be a... Read More →
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Connie Hotovec

Associate Architect, Ankrom Moisan Architects
After graduating from the University of Oregon with a Masters of Architecture, Connie began her career at Ankrom Moisan and has since been placed on various large-scale projects. Connie thrives on piecing together system components and details, which in turn come together to create the whole design picture; she enjoys knowing that all elements have remained faithful to the designers’ and clients’ vision throughout the architectural... Read More →
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Nicole Isle

Chief Sustainability Strategist, Glumac
With 14 years of experience in sustainable design and biological consulting, Nicole leads sustainable initiatives at Glumac, a full-service consulting engineering firm. A systems thinker at heart, Nicole is a trained Biologist at the Design Table (BaDT) through the Biomimicry Guild and a founding member of ILFI’s Biophilic Design Initiative. She regularly meets with women early in their professional careers to nurture their... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin Seattle: Elliott Bay

2:30pm

Genius of Place: California Coast (Biologist at the Design Table Workshop) - Pt 1
Track: Biomimicry

This is Part 1 of two parts. See here for the second half of this workshop.

This interactive biomimicry workshop will review “Nature’s Genius” within the California Coast region, how species in the most biodiverse region of the US have adapted to systemic challenges of drought, earthquakes, desertification, and forest fires that occur across the three regional biomes. The workshop will enable participants from the AEC community to identify champion species, and create adaptive and scalable strategies to address resilience in the built environment and optimize resource efficiencies. The goal is to utilize projects as research & design explorations and to address problems that we have only begun to consider.

Speakers
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Jamie Dwyer

Principal, Biomimicry 3.8
Jamie is a Biomimicry 3.8 principal who has fused architecture and biology degrees into a career as a biologist at the design table. Her work for Biomimicry 3.8 is currently focused on facilitating biomimicry in the built environment and helping designers integrate biology into any level of their designs from form, process to system. As a Certified Biomimicry Professional, innovation services project manager and lead... Read More →
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Robyn Klein

Biologist & Research Analyst, Biomimicry 3.8
Fact-finding sleuth for Biomimicry 3.8, Robyn works with the team to find nature’s geniuses to assist clients in the built environment and product industries. 
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Sean Quinn

Sustainable Design Leader, HOK
Sean Quinn leads the Sustainable Design practice of HOK’s Pacific Region: San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Hong Kong. He directs the studios’ integrated design approach for sustainable strategies, including performance, resilience, biomimicry and green building certification. With 12 years of architectural experience focused on sustainable design, Sean has led and assisted the designof academic... Read More →
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Paul Woolford

Design Principal, HOK
Paul is a Senior Vice President and Design Principal for HOK San Francisco and is responsible for some of the firm’s most innovative and creative buildings. He is a recognized industry leader, whose work has focused on rethinking the relationship between people and their environments. He is responsible for all aspects of the design process, leading interdisciplinary teams comprised of architects, engineers, planners... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 1

2:30pm

Living Communities: Reimagining our Rights to the Rights-of-Way
TRACK: Courage to Scale

Creating a resilient future requires a comprehensive reinvention of our communities. This effort is more urgent as cities rapidly grow and nature diminishes. This session will provide an overview of the Living Community Challenge (LCC) and explore solutions with a straightforward purpose: to define the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today, and act to diminish the gap between current planning limits and ideal solutions. In a world that can no longer afford single purpose infrastructure, the LCC is calling upon community members and planners to reimagine our rights to the public rights-of-way in pursuit of high performing, biophilic communities. This session will explore ways of enhancing nature and natural elements throughout our public realm to improve the equity and health of our communities.

Speakers
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Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Living Community Challenge + Policy Director, International Living Future Institute
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. She directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities. Prior to joining ILFI, Alicia practiced architecture in Seattle Washington with GGLO, in California with Van der Ryn Architects, and in the US Virgin... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin Seattle: Puget Sound

2:30pm

Redundancy, Diversity, Connectivity: Optimizing Your Projects, Business, and Work
Track: Master Speakers

This session is an inspirational educational session illustrating the methodologies nature uses to excel and sustain. Through storytelling, discussions with the audience, and use of prezi as background, we will learn about biomimicry, biophilia and bio-utilization and learn to employ the clues in those realms in processes supporting project planning, business management and workflow. As this is an inspirational talk, the content may be considered as introductory, yet it illustrates with clarity the skills experienced green building practitioners, leaders and visionaries need and use. As a refresher/pick-me-up, this would also be appreciated.  

Speakers
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Jodi Smits Anderson

Director, Sustainability Programs, DASNY
Jodi was hired as the first Sustainability Director in NYS Government in 2007. She is an RA, LEED AP BD+C, and active USGBC volunteer. Her work includes working on aggressive green building goals, improving DASNY business operations, and collaborating on state policy work. She is engaged with research and review volunteer work for Project Drawdown, and is a member of the East Coast Congress for ILFI. Her goal is to incorporate sustainable... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 1

2:30pm

The Business Imperative For Improving Diversity and Inclusion: Part 1
TRACK: Equity and Youth

This is Part One of a two-part session on "The Business Imperative For Improving Diversity and Inclusion". See Part Two (immediately following, from 3:45p - 4:45p on Thursday) here. Attendance at both sessions is highly recommended, but not required.

There is growing awareness that it is in the collective best interest of the AEC industry to foster a more inclusive workplace. In 2012, AIA reported that 18% of members were women and only 9% were minorities.  In the U.S. and many other industrialized countries, the trend line is clear. Businesses will need to address the scenario of growing diversity in the available talent pool. A diverse workforce is essential to delivering innovative, effective, and culturally relevant services. Diversity means moving beyond stereotypes of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexuality, physical abilities and economic background to form teams of talented professionals creating socially and environmentally impactful work. Inclusion spurs creativity and innovation is born from an engaged culture of diverse people, ideas and perspectives.

In the first part of this two-part discussion, we will explore how firms of varying sizes are addressing the issue of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The presenters will be describing how diversity and inclusion practices have allowed their firms to attract top talent, foster higher levels of employee engagement and to better serve the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele. 


Moderators
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Francis Janes

Just Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social... Read More →

Speakers
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Gabrielle Bullock

Director of Global Diversity, Perkins + Will
Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, LEED AP | | Gabrielle oversees Perkins+Will’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement program, which works to support and strengthen a firmwide culture that embraces a diversity of people, colors, creeds, credos, talents, thoughts, and ideas. Her unique role as an award-winning principal and the firm’s Director of Global Diversity enables her to combine her passion for architecture and social justice... Read More →
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Anthony Guerrero

Director of Facilities and Sustainability, Natural Resources Defense Council
As Senior Director of Facilities and Administration, Anthony leads development of sustainability strategies for the core operations of NRDC, focusing on the triple bottom line: social equity, sustaining the environment and financial viability. Anthony puts in practice the principles of the Living Building Challenge to revamp the internal operations of NRDC and to demonstrate transformation in Operations Management. Under his leadership NRDC... Read More →
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Julie Hiromoto

Vice President, HKS
As a Vice President at HKS, Julie manages complex and large-scale projects, balancing design excellence and technical expertise. Her wide-ranging architecture portfolio includes urban design to revitalize the urban core, hospitality interiors, corporate headquarter interiors, and skyscraping office buildings, residential, and mixed-use towers, including One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan – an... Read More →
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Rachell Morris

Principal, ZGF Architects LLP
Rachell Morris is a Principal at ZGF Architects LLP where she manages operations and human resources in multiple offices on the East and West Coast. Over the last 14 years, her responsibilities have involved leading the growth of the Los Angeles office, supervising the administrative staff, and serving as liaison for Principals and Partners, firm wide. Rachell is committed to enhancing the workplace and enriching the culture of the firm. It is... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 3

2:30pm

What is That Green Stuff?: Lessons from Operating a Rain Water Collection and Treatment System
Track: Water and Food

Williams College’s Class of 1966 Environmental Center is operating the first licensed rainwater collection and treatment system in the state of Massachusetts. We had no idea what we were getting in to, and we’re making up procedures, experiments, and solutions as we go. We’ve struggled with unidentified green goo, higher than expected operational costs, and a UV filtration system designed for a system 100 times larger than ours. And yet, clean water comes of the faucet and we’re on track for net-zero water performance. We will share our experience and hope to help future projects plan better for operational challenges. 

Speakers
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Amy Johns

Director, Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, Williams College
Amy Johns worked as a software engineer during the dot-com boom, then moved to the environmental non-profit sector. She started at Williams as an Environmental Analyst, served as assistant director and interim director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives and became Director in 2014. She’s particularly interested in renewable energy, green building, data analysis, and environmental psychology. She thinks a lot about how an... Read More →
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Charley Stevenson

Owner, Integrated Eco Strategy
Charley Stevenson is the founding principal of Integrated Eco Strategy, a consulting firm that focuses on green building certification, building energy efficiency, technical and analytical support and sustainability policy for institutional and not-for-profit clients. He is currently working on five registered LBC projects. Before his work in the sustainability field, he was a math and science educator and administrator. He earned a Master... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin Seattle: Vashon

3:45pm

Deep Genius: How to Address Mindset and Create Conditions for Change through Conversation
TRACK: Courage to Scale

The EMERGE Leadership Model recognizes that mindset is the most effective place to leverage change, whether in our communities, professional organizations, or personal lives. There are tools that can help us address mindset and create the conditions for change, and in this workshop the Author of “EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community” offers the Jeffersonian Technique, used quite frequently in social justice circles to provide a safe container for discussing difficult topics and elicit the deep genius within. Four successful leaders demonstrate the technique on stage, answering questions uniquely developed for the Living Future audience.  Audience members will be invited to participate.

Moderators
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Kathleen O'Brien

Executive Director, The EMERGE Leadership Project
Kathleen O’Brien, LEED AP and Cascadia Fellow was instrumental in developing wide ranging and multi-faceted sustainable development initiatives around the country over the course of her 30+year career. Today, she directs the non-profit EMERGE Leadership Project and recently released the highly acclaimed book: “EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community.” 

Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Puget Sound

3:45pm

Engaging Kids in Living Systems at Their Living Building
Track: Equity and Youth

How do you show elementary age kids that a building is alive? The Hitchcock Center for the Environment is an environmental learning center, working with elementary age school children to engage them in deep ecology. They are moving in to a new building that is seeking full Living Building certification. This is about designing and implementing a building dashboard that engages children in how the new building mimics natural systems, and shows the kids their place in the systems of the building and the world. This is not your typical building dashboard. This highly collaborative effort has created a different kind of dashboard - one that shows systems, not just data.

Speakers
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Kelly Haigh

Architect, designLAB Archiects
Kelly Haigh is a project architect at designLAB architects. Kelly embraces the challenge of articulating the character of a place and vision of the client into a built form. She roots artistic expression within a rational framework, believing that meaningful space emerges from a critical attention to purpose. She enjoys the role of facilitator- between client and contractor, building and site, detail and whole. Kelly has maintained... Read More →
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Julie Johnson

Executive Director, Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Julie provides overall leadership for the Center and its wider community, including its staff, Board, members and contributors, and community stakeholders. Julie is fully engaged in the environmental mission of the Center through her leadership in education. She also provides long-range planning, fiscal stewardship, and team management approaches to ensure high-quality environmental literacy programs and organizational strength.
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Jim Newman

Principal, Linnean Solutions
Jim Newman is founder and Principal at Linnean Solutions, which provides environmental analytics and benchmarking for corporate, institutional, and municipal clients. Linnean’s work includes resilience analysis and planning, ecosystem services assessment, and life cycle assessment and embodied carbon studies. This work is embodied in Living BuildingChallenge consulting, EcoDistrict planning and management, and stakeholder... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Elliott Bay

3:45pm

Genius of Place: California Coast (Biologist at the Design Table Workshop) - Pt 2
Track: Biomimicry

This is Part 2 of two parts. See here for the first half of this workshop.

This interactive biomimicry workshop will review “Nature’s Genius” within the California Coast region, how species in the most biodiverse region of the US have adapted to systemic challenges of drought, earthquakes, desertification, and forest fires that occur across the three regional biomes. The workshop will enable participants from the AEC community to identify champion species, and create adaptive and scalable strategies to address resilience in the built environment and optimize resource efficiencies. The goal is to utilize projects as research & design explorations and to address problems that we have only begun to consider.

Speakers
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Jamie Dwyer

Principal, Biomimicry 3.8
Jamie is a Biomimicry 3.8 principal who has fused architecture and biology degrees into a career as a biologist at the design table. Her work for Biomimicry 3.8 is currently focused on facilitating biomimicry in the built environment and helping designers integrate biology into any level of their designs from form, process to system. As a Certified Biomimicry Professional, innovation services project manager and lead... Read More →
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Robyn Klein

Biologist & Research Analyst, Biomimicry 3.8
Fact-finding sleuth for Biomimicry 3.8, Robyn works with the team to find nature’s geniuses to assist clients in the built environment and product industries. 
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Sean Quinn

Sustainable Design Leader, HOK
Sean Quinn leads the Sustainable Design practice of HOK’s Pacific Region: San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Hong Kong. He directs the studios’ integrated design approach for sustainable strategies, including performance, resilience, biomimicry and green building certification. With 12 years of architectural experience focused on sustainable design, Sean has led and assisted the designof academic... Read More →
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Paul Woolford

Design Principal, HOK
Paul is a Senior Vice President and Design Principal for HOK San Francisco and is responsible for some of the firm’s most innovative and creative buildings. He is a recognized industry leader, whose work has focused on rethinking the relationship between people and their environments. He is responsible for all aspects of the design process, leading interdisciplinary teams comprised of architects, engineers, planners... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 1

3:45pm

Mapping the Flow of Water through Nature, Buildings, and Regulatory Agencies
TRACK: Water + Food

Net Positive Water is an ambitious goal that has implications for environmental health, human health, resiliency, and equity. In this session, we will hear from a designer of net positive water systems in buildings and communities, a land steward working to protect watersheds, and a senior water regulator developing groundbreaking policies and ordinances in one of the Country’s biggest cities. Together they will paint a picture of a Net Positive Water future. Best practices for design, process, and policy will all be explored with examples from successful projects as well as lessons learned. Ideas for how we can work together to accelerate the adoption of Net Positive Water systems will be examined. 

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Smith

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 →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Vashon

3:45pm

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.  

Speakers
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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 installations. A partner at ZGF, she believes that working on a variety of project types fosters innovation and allows the greatest opportunity to expand any project... 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 effective strategic approaches to driving buildings and portfolios to Net Zero. Driving this approach is a passion for closing the gap between the theoretical design... 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. As President of PAE, Paul leads a talented group of over 200 engineers and designers committed to sustainable design. He is a Fellow at the International Living... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 2

3:45pm

The Business Imperative For Improving Diversity and Inclusion: Part 2
TRACK: Equity and Youth

This is Part Two of a two-part session on "The Business Imperative For Improving Diversity and Inclusion". See Part One (immediately prior, from 2:30 - 3:30p on Thursday) here. Attendance at both sessions is highly recommended, but not required.

There is growing awareness that it is in the collective best interest of the AEC industry to foster a more inclusive workplace. In 2012, AIA reported that 18% of members were women and only 9% were minorities.  In the U.S. and many other industrialized countries, the trend line is clear. Businesses will need to address the scenario of growing diversity in the available talent pool. A diverse workforce is essential to delivering innovative, effective, and culturally relevant services. Diversity means moving beyond stereotypes of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexuality, physical abilities and economic background to form teams of talented professionals creating socially and environmentally impactful work. Inclusion spurs creativity and innovation is born from an engaged culture of diverse people, ideas and perspectives.

In the second part of this two-part discussion, participants will have an opportunity to engage panel members and to continue the conversation in smaller breakout groups. Breakout group participants will be invited to share some of the challenges and successes they are currently seeing in their own organizations.


Moderators
avatar for Francis Janes

Francis Janes

Just Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gabrielle Bullock

Gabrielle Bullock

Director of Global Diversity, Perkins + Will
Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, LEED AP | | Gabrielle oversees Perkins+Will’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement program, which works to support and strengthen a firmwide culture that embraces a diversity of people, colors, creeds, credos, talents, thoughts, and ideas. Her unique role as an award-winning principal and the firm’s Director of Global Diversity enables her to combine her passion for architecture and social justice... Read More →
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Anthony Guerrero

Director of Facilities and Sustainability, Natural Resources Defense Council
As Senior Director of Facilities and Administration, Anthony leads development of sustainability strategies for the core operations of NRDC, focusing on the triple bottom line: social equity, sustaining the environment and financial viability. Anthony puts in practice the principles of the Living Building Challenge to revamp the internal operations of NRDC and to demonstrate transformation in Operations Management. Under his leadership NRDC... Read More →
avatar for Julie Hiromoto

Julie Hiromoto

Vice President, HKS
As a Vice President at HKS, Julie manages complex and large-scale projects, balancing design excellence and technical expertise. Her wide-ranging architecture portfolio includes urban design to revitalize the urban core, hospitality interiors, corporate headquarter interiors, and skyscraping office buildings, residential, and mixed-use towers, including One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan – an... Read More →
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Rachell Morris

Principal, ZGF Architects LLP
Rachell Morris is a Principal at ZGF Architects LLP where she manages operations and human resources in multiple offices on the East and West Coast. Over the last 14 years, her responsibilities have involved leading the growth of the Los Angeles office, supervising the administrative staff, and serving as liaison for Principals and Partners, firm wide. Rachell is committed to enhancing the workplace and enriching the culture of the firm. It is... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 3

3:45pm

The Genius and Courage of a Dream
Track: Master Speakers

To create a truly sustainable community, we have to see 'ALL' spaces, people and communities as environmentally safe, socially responsible and healthy. Despite the integration of innovative measures in building performance, the built environment of underserved communities are still vulnerable and lack the right of healthy places to work, play and live. Unless we move beyond doing 'less bad' to a more 'regenerative' approach through nature, we will not succeed in achieving the dream. Join me for an interactive session and let's tap into ideas and solutions to achieve the community we desire for 'ALL'. 

Speakers
avatar for George Bandy

George Bandy

Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk Group
George Bandy, Jr. serves as vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions. George identifies opportunities to position environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for both the organization and its customers. George is a highly sought after presenter on key topics such as the business of sustainability, innovation in relation... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 1

3:45pm

The ILFI Net Zero Energy Program Reboot: Streamlined, Aligned, and Ready to Rock
Track: Energy

The ILFI Energy program has helped build the net zero energy building cohort and movement’s capacity for a full decade. As this leadership enters its second decade, the Institute is focusing on substantially scaling NZE, reducing barriers, and aligning partner visions and activities. To this end, the NZEB Certification has been radically simplified, while maintaining rigor. Reveal has been relaunched with expanded benchmarks, 2030 Commitment thresholds, and NBI ZEPI score. A significant new pathway for large scale and/or high EUI buildings which require the renewable offset to be located remotely has also been created.  Program Director Brad Liljequist will walk through the latest systems and certifications – don’t miss this critical update!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Liljequist

Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Pine

5:00pm

Living Future Network Happy Hour
If you are an active volunteer in the Living Future Network or interested in becoming one, please join us for a casual conversation and an opportunity to connect over refreshments. This is a chance to share ideas and stories with fellow Ambassador Presenters and Collaborative Facilitators, and to learn more about the amazing work of the Living Future Network.

Thursday May 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Westin Seattle: Room TBA

5:00pm

5:00pm

Trade Show Floor Open: 5:00p - 7:00p
Thursday May 18, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

9:30pm

Thursday Eve Afterparty at Fred Wildlife
From conference attendee to night owl, ditch the laptop and tie and transform with us at the visually stimulating Fred Wildlife Refuge in Capitol Hill. With one of the largest immersive video walls in Seattle, this two-story art facility is visually stunning -- the perfect spot for creative animals.

Location: Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Belmont Ave East Seattle, WA 98102

Thursday May 18, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Fred Wildlife Refuge 128 Belmont Ave East Seattle, WA 98102
 
Friday, May 19
 

TBA

Pop-Up Healing Art Clinic w/ Favianna Rodriguez
Hours to be determined. Stay tuned for more info on this art installation and hands-on workshop!

Join artist, Favianna Rodriguez as she facilitates an experimental play space, where participants can explore heartbreak and resilience with their heart and body, and not just in the brain. Each of our hearts have been broken in some way- by the movement, by the people we love, by the suffering of the world and the planet. In this hands-on art workshop, we will mend them together. You are invited to make a fun small art piece, connect with others, and make a commitment to yourself to be resilient. Come get creative!  

Moderators
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Favianna Rodriguez

Artist, Cultural Strategist, and Organizer
Favianna is the Artist-in-Residence at Living Future 2017 | | Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and organizer based in Oakland, California. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology.  Favianna lectures globally on intersection of art, social justice and cultural equity to catalyze social change, and leads art interventions in communities... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 TBA
Westin Seattle: Elliott Bay

7:00am

Registration Desk: Friday (7a - 5p)
Friday May 19, 2017 7:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

7:30am

8:15am

Morning Taichi w/ Master Yijiao Hong
Start your day off with a clear mind and relaxed body, and join fellow attendees in a brief taichi session following breakfast. Immediately proceeding the keynote, Master YiJiao Hong will lead all breakfast goers in the Grand Ballroom.

Speakers
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Master Yijiao Hong

Founder and Instructor, Chinese Wushu and Taichi Academy
Master Yijiao Hong – is the international Taichi grand champion from 1998 and a 12thgeneration inheritor of Chen Style Taichi, founder and chief instructor of the Chinese Wushu & Taichi Academy LLC for more than 20 years, also teaches Taichi at University of Washington. Master Hong started Chinese Martial Arts at age of 8 in China, Graduated from ZhengJiang Normal University with BA degree in Wushu and Taichi , became an assistant... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 8:15am - 8:30am
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 1

8:30am

Friday Morning Keynote: Naomi Klein
Speakers
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Naomi Klein

Author, Social Activist, and Filmmaker
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate (2014) which is being translated into over 25 languages. This Changes Everything, the documentary inspired by the book and narrated by Naomi premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 1

10:00am

Trade Show Floor Open: 10:00a - 1:30p
Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 1:30pm
TBA

10:30am

Fighting Gentrification: Designing for Social Equity and Cultural Richness
TRACK: Equity + Youth

Does your project contribute to social justice in your community? Even with the best of intentions, community development projects can often lead to gentrification and further disenfranchise current inhabitants.  How do we create vibrant, healthy, and sustainable communities that all people can enjoy and benefit from?

This interactive workshop will start with a presentation by community leaders and design professionals that is an exemplary approach to designing for equity and that is actively fighting gentrification and embracing a rich cultural heritage. Through discussion and interactive exercises we will then examine what this project was able to accomplish and explore how we can apply these same principles and approaches to other projects - both the design process and the design itself.

By looking at a project that begins with the power of community and cultural richness, we can learn valuable lessons on how to design for equity.  We will create strategies and approaches that will allow us to holistically create buildings and communities that thrive at the intersection of sustainability and social justice.

Speakers
avatar for Nori Catabay

Nori Catabay

Project Program Manager, GreenTools, King County Solid Waste Division
Nori Catabay works for the GreenTools program in King County Washington and leads the internal King County Green Building Team. She provides green building technical assistance and training to County capital projects and manages the King County Sustainable Infrastructure Scorecard.  She led the County’s Green Building Ordinance renewal adding the Living Building Challenge to King County Code as an alternative to the Scorecard or LEED... Read More →
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Joanna Gangi

Communications Director, International Living Future Institute
Joanna has 10 years experience planning and managing multiple communications strategies, executing brand awareness campaigns, and designing various communications platforms. Joanna oversees the Institute's Communications Department, PR efforts, social media, graphics and Trim Tab, the Institute's quarterly magazine. She directs the writing, messaging, and design of all the Institute's collateral and... Read More →
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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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Patti Southard

Program Manager GreenTools, King County Solid Waste Division
Patti Southard is the program manager for “GreenTools” green building program in King County Washington. At King County Southard is creative director for the award winning EcoCool Remodel Tool and provides technical assistance for the County’s Sustainable Cities Program, LEED, Living Building Challenge and Built Green initiatives. Southard was raised on her family farm and has focused her sustainable development career on the... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin Seattle: Elliott Bay

10:30am

Finding the Right (Retro)Fit: Co-developing Programs to Transform Building Energy Use and Eliminate Emissions
TRACK: Courage to Scale

Tackling the climate challenge requires transforming city energy systems, including the rapid decarbonization of all existing buildings. This session will outline actions and insights on existing retrofit programs, then collaboratively develop inspired, courageous, scalable approaches to retrofitting an entire city’s building stock in one generation. Using the District of Columbia’sClean Energy DC plan to frame the challenge, we will engage the ingenuity and wisdom of the practitioners in attendance in applying the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance’s Energy System Transformation Playbook to design their own effective and scalable program ideas. A panel of experts will offer input and takeaways.

Speakers
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Jayson Antonoff

Associate Technical Director, Institute for Market Transformation
Jayson Antonoff has been with the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) since May 2012, and is currently the Associate Technical Director, where he is responsible for the promotion of best practices in policy development and implementation, in order to accelerate improvements in the energy performance of the U.S. building stock.  Previously he served as the Energy / Climate Change Policy Advisor for the City of Seattle’s Office... Read More →
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Marshall Duer-Balkind

Program Analyst, Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Energy & Environment
Marshall Duer-Balkind is the Program Analyst for Energy Data & Benchmarking at the Government of the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy & Environment. He manages Washington, DC’s building energy benchmarking and disclosure program, and is a lead staffer on the development of the District’s Comprehensive Energy Plan. Previously, Marshall has worked for the Institute for Market Transformation and... Read More →
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Maxwell Sykes

Planner, Integral Group
Maxwell helps cities and organizations reduce GHG emissions, increase renewable energy use, and transition to sustainable operations. His focus is to develop implementable solutions that make quick and lasting progress towards long-term sustainability targets. With an Honours in Business Administration and a Master of Resource Management focused on climate change and energy economics and policy, Maxwell brings an understanding of climate and... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin Seattle: Puget Sound

10:30am

Living Building Design Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry Genius of Place Workshop
TRACK: Biomimicry

Biomimicry is the science and art of abstracting design principles from the natural world and applying them to develop well-adapted innovative design solutions. One of the design tools used to facilitate the integration of Biomimicry into the design process for place-based projects is a Genius of Place study, which is an inquiry into the key adaptations organisms have developed in response to the unique context of a specific place. Drawing on the genius of local organisms and natural systems for a range of biomes, participants will learn how to systematically apply biomimicry thinking to built environment projects. 

Speakers
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Peggy Chu

Biomimicry Professional, Peggy Chu Biomimicry Consulting
Peggy Chu is an architect and a Certified Biomimicry Professional. She is co-authoring a Living Buildings Inspired by Nature workbook to empower designers to integrate biomimicry thinking into the design of the built environment. She worked in corporate architecture at HOK integrating sustainable design practices across the Asia Pacific region as well as independently in Hong Kong as a green building certification consultant and university... Read More →
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Diana Hammer

Life Scientist/Certified Biomimicry Professional, ReGenerous Cities, LLC
From catching snakes as a child, Diana continued her love of learning studying Environmental Sciences (Macalester College), serving in Peace Corps, and consulting for WWF/IUCN.  She earned a Master’s of Public Health (Johns Hopkins), a Master’s of Science in Biomimicry (Arizona State University), and is a Certified Biomimicry Professional.   She serves on ASU’s Biomimicry Center Advisory Board.  An EPA Life... Read More →
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Jane Toner

Founder/Biomimicry Professional, Biomimicry Australia
Jane Toner is an architect and Australia’s first Certified Biomimicry Professional. She is one of the co-founders of the Melbourne Living Future Collaborative, and the founder of Biomimicry Australia. Jane is passionate about the potential of Biomimicry to contribute to designs that are environmentally regenerative, socially just and joyous. She is a strong advocate for the integration of biomimicry at the earliest stage of a project and... Read More →
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Joe Zazzera

Founding Principal/Biomimicry Professional, Plant Solutions
Joe Zazzera is contagiously enthusiastic about “re-connecting people with nature”. He has been working with nature in the built environment for 35 years. As the founding principal of Plant Solutions Inc., he designs and installs living walls, Moss Wall Art and sculptures, indoor atriums and living plantscapes. His mission is to create work and play environments that enhance productivity, reduce absenteeism, manage stress and improve... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 1

10:30am

Material Health Hyggelig: Designing for Comfort, Delight, Nourishment
TRACK: The Hygge Room

Truly nourishing environs are crafted through materials that affect our social and emotional wellbeing. With its focus on qualities of adaptability, heritage and grace, the Danish practice of hygge can extend our approach beyond material chemistry to include human chemistry. We seek to identify how materials can provide health, rather than impede it. In this workshop we will facilitate a whole experience: an exploration of Net Positive Material, starting with our curated reinvention of the ‘conference’ space. Through atmospheric delight and supportive dialogue, this hyggelig aims to design materials for the simple goal of human welfare.

Speakers
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Jennifer Preston

Sustainable Design Director, BKSK Architects
Jennifer Preston leads the development of sustainable architectural solutions fostering wellness. As sustainable design director at BKSK Architects her priority is cooperative process. She integrates research with practice, attending to everything from specification and rating systems to building science, design simulation, and beauty. A research director at Columbia University’s school of architecture, she explores the transformation of... Read More →
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Tristan Roberts

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.
In addition to his role at BuildingGreen, Inc. as Executive Editor and Publisher, Tristan Roberts was recently a guest researcher at Stanford University. He’s currently a little obsessive about supporting professionals in doing their best work so that their organizations can thrive environmentally, socially, and economically. Tristan is a longtime author of in-depth articles on BuildingGreen.com and is a daily presence on LEEDuser.com. He... Read More →
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James Wilson

Associate Editor, BuildingGreen, Inc.
As a member of BuildingGreen’s editorial team, James collaborates to produce content that aims to be useful and inspiring for the sustainable design community. His goal is to create narratives that shift perceptions about what sustainability is and could be. Independently, his current research interests are focused on ethnographic and embodied forms of design research and education. He has recently been engaged in a research project as... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin Seattle: St. Helen's

10:30am

Means and Methods to an End: Three Materials Petal Case Studies

TRACK: Materials Health

A review and discussion of three Materials Petal projects that have recently completed the Living Building Challenge audit process. Project teams’ representatives will discuss their challenges, successes and lessons learned with regard to materials research, transparency, and health, as well as how working with LBC impacted the design, construction methods, schedule, and budget of their projects. Come hear how the Summit Foundation’s tenant improvement in D.C, Etsy’s Headquarters in Brooklyn, and the Cincinnati Zoo have pushed their organizations’ missions through these inspiring projects. 


Moderators
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Allison Capen

Living Building Challenge Technical Director, International Living Future Institute
Allison Capen, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute in Seattle where she oversees Certification and technical consistency. She is a licensed architect and has been actively involved in the green building movement in the northwest for the last 15 years, working on environmentally focused projects as a designer, a LEED reviewer, a sustainability consultant... Read More →

Speakers
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Beth Giltner

Sustainability Coordinator, rand* construction corporation
Beth Giltner, LEED AP ID+C, BD+C, is the Sustainability Coordinator at rand* construction corporation, a national commercial contractor that specializes in tenant interiors, building renovations, and sustainable, ground-up, restaurant and retail construction. Her background in sustainable commercial interior design was instrumental in Beth’s segue into the management of environmentally responsible, high-performance commercial... Read More →
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Krista Raines

Performance Project Manager, stok
Since graduating from the Sustainable Environmental Design Masters Program at the Architectural Association in London, she has lead the sustainable design efforts on over fifty LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge, and Net Zero Energy projects. Outside of the office, Krista teaches “Integrated Technological Systems” to graduate students in the Masters of Architecture program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco... Read More →
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Greg Speidel

Construction Manager, HGC Construction
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Dean Violetta

Director of Planning and Exhibit Design, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
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Hilary Young

Sustainability + Social Innovation, Etsy


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin Seattle: Pike

10:30am

Passive House 101: What Is It, and What Does It Achieve?
TRACK: Energy

For the most part, Living Buildings and Passive House have evolved in parallel universes, with occasional interactions. Only a handful of ILFI LBC and NZEB projects have used the two frameworks. But Passive House is a natural complement to NZEB, because Passive House buildings reliably and cost-effectively deliver deep energy efficiency. The building approach is gaining huge traction in many areas, including just across the border in Vancouver, BC. Brad Liljequist, ILFI NZE Director, and Bronwyn Barry, North American Passive House Network President, will discuss broad alignment and themes between the two organizations.  Then, the NK Architects team will cover Passive House basics - how it works, what is required - and provide an in person demo of air sealing techniques typical of Passive House construction.

Speakers
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Bronwyn Barry

President, North American Passive House Network
Bronwyn Barry works as the Design Director for One Sky Homes, a Silicon Valley Passive House and Net Zero Energy homebuilder. She is a Certified Passive House Designer and a founding member of Passive House California and the North American Passive House Network. Her passion is carbon emissions reduction for the built environment.
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Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology... Read More →
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Tim Weyand

CEO, NK Architects
As the CEO of NK Architects, Tim oversees the firm’s core business operations and strategic direction in the Mid-Atlantic and Pacific Northwest markets. Under his leadership, NK is bringing together Passive House design strategies and code incentives to make zero-energy multi-family housing projects financially feasible for its clients.   Weyand brings 21 years of experience in business management and design from previous firms in... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin Seattle: Pine

10:30am

Policy Hackathon: New Tools for Socially Just Urban Regeneration
TRACK: Water + Food

Roll up your sleeves and join in collaborative policy creation to support the social justice and ecological imperatives of urban regeneration. The policy hackathon is intended to explore potential linkages between sustainable design tools and policy with a focus on strengthening equity and affordability outcomes. A policy map will be presented highlighting sustainable strategies that unintentionally work against equity and affordability in urban neighborhoods as the workplan for the session. The equity measures in the Living Community Challenge will be presented and tested as a framework to inform policy and financing tools – so that sustainability and equity can be advanced as mutually supportive goals. 

Speakers
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Sandy Mendler

Principal, Mithun
A principal with Mithun in San Francisco, Sandy is a passionate design team leader and creative group facilitator. One of the early green pioneers with over twenty five years of experience designing and planning high performance buildings, campuses and urban neighborhoods, Sandy has served as national chair of AIA COTE, two terms on the national board for USGBC, and is currently working with EcoDistricts. Lead author of two editions of “The... Read More →
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Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Living Community Challenge + Policy Director, International Living Future Institute
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. She directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities. Prior to joining ILFI, Alicia practiced architecture in Seattle Washington with GGLO, in California with Van der Ryn Architects, and in the US Virgin... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin Seattle: Vashon

10:30am

So You Want to Do a Living Building?: An Owner's Guide to the LBC from the Founder
TRACK: Master Speakers

Jason F. McLennan and Bob Berkebile developed the philosophy of the Living Building Challenge, and in 2006 McLennan wrote and launched the 1.0 version of LBC. He has coached dozens of teams world-wide to achieve this game-changing standard, and since stepping down as ILFI’s CEO he has also worked across the aisle as the lead designer of several LBC projects. In addition to being a tenant in the Bullitt Center, the first LBC-certified office building, he has also built a home to meet LBC standards: Heron Hall. McLennan is the first person to have experienced all sides as owner, tenant, designer, consultant, and author/founder.

If you are interested in embarking on LBC project – join this lively discussion on how to maximize your chance of success and avoid unnecessary pitfalls. McLennan will discuss how the LBC has evolved, why it is critical to the regenerative design movement, and offer practical solutions and guidance to owners and project teams.

Speakers
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Jason F. McLennan

CEO/Partner, McLennan Design
Considered one of the world’s most influential individuals in the field of architecture and green building movement today, Jason is a highly sought out designer, consultant and thought leader around the planet.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize (the planet’s top prize for socially responsible design).  He has been called a “World Changer” by GreenBiz magazine and has been selected... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 3

10:30am

The (In)Convenience of Genius and Courage
TRACK: Case Studies

This pragmatic and inspirational session provides candid insight about what it takes (mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially) to create a Living Building. Addressing this ‘Challenge’ requires the genius to develop innovative solutions and the courage to persevere through seemingly intractable situations by going outside 'business as usual'. Using their personal experiences in designing, building, and operating a registered Living Building project, the presenters will explore the roles of genius and courage in sustainability by leading the audience through an applied exercise to champion project tasks that factor into the realities of a Living Building.  

Speakers
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Andrea Barnes

Vice President of Marketing, Sustain3
Andrea brings over 25 years of experience working in the nonprofit space where she guided arts organizations, schools, hospitals and international humanitarian organizations to greater heights of impact and sustainability.  For 7 years, Andrea championed a corporate charity that engaged over 55,000 donors in 28 countries who became advocates and champions for the cause. Andrea joined the Sustain3 team in September 2016 as Vice President... Read More →
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Patty Karapinar

Associate/Sustainability Coordinator, Architectural Nexus
Patty has 28 years of architectural experience that includes many diverse projects; libraries and school projects ranging from small renovations to larger specialized facilities such as science laboratories, performing arts theaters, elementary school campuses, high-end retail and commercial tenant improvements as well as low and mid-rise offices. Patty is a designated sustainability specialist for Nexus and, as such, her resume includes numerous... Read More →
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Kenner Kingston

President, Architectural Nexus
Kenner Kingston is an architect and the President of Architectural Nexus, a People-Driven firm with a practice reaching throughout the Western US. Kenner has been instrumental in the development and property management of Nexus’ office facilities. The Salt Lake Office is both LEED-NC and LEED-EB Platinum and the Sacramento Office, currently in construction, strives for the same while also pursuing the Living Building Challenge... Read More →
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Neil Steiner

Associate/Energy Analyst, Glumac
Over the last 10 years, Neil has focused his efforts towards his passion for regenerative design and true sustainability. At Glumac, Neil manages a team of energy analyst for both new construction and existing buildings. His craving for adaptation drives him to continually advance the building industry through energy efficiency, resource conservation, and overall cost reduction. He received his B.S. in Architectural Engineering from the... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 2

10:30am

Using Research to Accelerate Biophilic Design
TRACK: Master Speaker

The beauty and inspiration offered by biophilic design is catalyzing a new generation of architecture. Underlying each of the patterns and attributes of biophilia is a belief that quality of life will be measurably improved. Are the inspirational qualities reflected in improved health and productivity? Is there research that helps to argue for biophilic design? This session will introduce the most accessible and prominent research related to biophilic design principles and visions for research and practice in the future. 

Speakers
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Vivian Loftness

University Professor, Paul Mellon Chair in Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is University Professor and Paul Mellon Chair in Sustainability, serving a decade as Head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon. With over 35 years of industry and government funding, she is a key member of Carnegie Mellon’s leadership in sustainability, author of eight book chapters and editor of the Springer Reference Encyclopedia Sustainable Built Environments. Vivian Loftness has a... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 1

12:30pm

Localicious Lunch: Friday
Friday May 19, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

Biomimicry, Stormwater, & Place: Designing to Emulate Your Local Ecosystem
TRACK: Water and Food

Attendees will leave this session equipped with a methodology for integrating nature’s place-based lessons of water flow into their own designs. They will be introduced to a Seattle-based research and advocacy project that applies biomimicry to building and infrastructure design and will hear about a new office building incorporating related stormwater mitigation strategies. With guidance from the facilitators, participants will innovate with others from their regions to shape successful ecological strategies into sustainable design solutions. Sticks and playdoh included! Nature’s lessons are applicable to most building related challenges so all attendees can benefit, regardless of profession or prior knowledge. 

Speakers
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Jennifer Barnes

Principal, 55-5 Consulting
Jennifer is an architect and sustainability consultant with over 20 years of project experience. She splits her professional life between her own sustainability consulting company, 55-5 Consulting, and her work on the Urban Greenprint, a project that applies biomimicry at a city scale. Jennifer is a co-founder of Biomimicry Puget Sound and is active in the Northwest green building community. She speaks frequently at... Read More →
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Rachael Meyer

Landscape Architecture Principal, Weber Thompson
Rachael Meyer is Principal of Landscape Architecture at Weber Thompson and has over 13 years’ experience working on a variety of residential, commercial office, mixed-use and public open space landscape designs, with a focus on projects in the Puget Sound region. She was project manager for The Bullitt Center’s Living Landscape as well as McGilvra Place Park, the first Living Park. Rachael is passionate about green roofs... Read More →
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Alexandra Ramsden

Principal | Director, Sustainability, Rushing
Alexandra Ramsden leads Rushing’s sustainability consulting practice where she guides teams to identify project appropriate sustainability solutions for both buildings and businesses. Her expertise lies in sustainability strategy development, charrette facilitation, green building rating system facilitation and management (LEED, Built Green, Living Building Challenge), curriculum development, and cost-benefit analyses. Alexandra’s... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin Seattle: Vashon

1:30pm

Getting Over Ourselves: Aligning and Pushing Forward
TRACK: Materials Health

Challenging participants’ assumptions and perceptions about material health, this session delves deeply into the points of difference and nuance in order to find common ground for the path ahead. We start with an invitation to record our beliefs and core interests and imagine those of others in the room. We then introduce the on-the-ground field perspectives of an LPC manufacturer who is pursuing Living Product, a toxicologist/industrial hygienist, and a specifier. We then have an open discussion and recap essential lessons for a more aligned process to smooth the transition to product optimization. 

Speakers
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Catherine Bobenhausen

Senior Industrial Hygienist/Toxicologist, Vidaris, Inc.
Catherine Bobenhausen is an experienced environmental health & safety professional with expertise integrated into Vidaris’ focus on sustainable design. She’s working with the LBC Collaborative: NY on application of the LBC Materials Petal in the NYC market. The USGBC recognizes her as a subject matter expert for IAQ testing and emissions. She is a certified industrial hygienist, an Authorized GreenScreen Practitioner, an... Read More →
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Lisa Britton

Director, Sales & Marketing/Sustainability Champion, Industrial Louvers, Inc.
Lisa Britton, CSI, CCPR, LEED AP BD+C, GGP is the Director of Sales & Marketing and Sustainability Champion for Industrial Louvers, Inc., a manufacturer of custom architectural metal products. Throughout her career, Britton has strived to advance standards and formats in the construction industry, most recently in the areas of sustainability and product transparency. She participated on the Health Product Declaration (HPD) pilot project and... Read More →
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Susan Kaplan

Senior Associate, Managing Director of Specification and Sustainability, HLW International
As Managing Director of the Specifications and Sustainability at HLW Susan Kaplan guides products through the entire project from research to construction and she leads the determination of HLW’s sustainability policies. Being at the convergence of innovation and pragmatism she enables theory to become practice. For its initial three years Susan served as the Secretary of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. Presently she is... Read More →
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Joel Ann Todd

Education/Technical Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative
Joel Ann Todd, Education/Technical Director of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, has more than 25 years of experience in green buildings and building materials. Beginning in the early 1990s, she developed Materials Reports for AIA’s Environmental Resource Guide. Joel began working with USGBC in the late 1990s on LEED, served as Vice Chair of the Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee, and Vice Chair and Chair of the LEED... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin Seattle: Pike

1:30pm

Healing People, Healing Places, Healing Ecosystems (Part One): The Idea
TRACK: Biomimicry

This is Part One of a two-part session on "Healing People, Healing Places, Healing Ecosystems". See Part Two (immediately following, from 3:15p - 4:45p on Friday) here. Attendance at both sessions is highly recommended, but not required.

Biophilia is specifically relevant to the design of spaces that support health and wellness as it inherently results in environments that soothe, comfort, orient and calm while also being shown to advance healing. Biophilic design connects occupants to the cycles of nature by subtly incorporating cues reminiscent of the visual and spatial qualities of natural settings. Biophilic design strategies are especially potent when inspired by familiar environments of regional ecological systems. The abstraction of natural cues or qualities has proven to be effective in general and in this typology in particular to support patient needs-- not simply the use images of nature as decoration—to instill a sense of calm, safety and delight without being cliché. The presenters will discuss core biophilic design tenets as well as biophilic design solutions inspired by two strikingly different locales, the Pacific Northwest and the American South West.

Speakers
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Ed Clark

Sustainable Designer, ZGF Architects LLP
ZGF Architects Sustainable Designer Ed Clark LEED AP BD+C develops building- and district-scaled sustainable strategies, is instrumental in the national effort to create conventions of materials transparency in design, and is at the cutting-edge in the application of circadian lighting research in healthcare and workplace environments. His expertise is today shaping stormwater strategy for the first EcoDistrict in the United States, the... Read More →
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Tammy Felker

Associate Partner / Architect, ZGF Architects LLP
Tammy is an architect and nurse specializing in planning, programming and designing healthcare facilities.  She has been responsible for master planning, work-load analysis, programming, medical planning and design for a number of healthcare projects.  Her 15 years of architectural experience, combined with 12+ years as a nurse—including a brief position on a geriatric psychiatric nursing unit—and an instructor for... Read More →
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Ashley Mulhall

Project Manager, Orcutt Winslow
Ashley is passionate about the Living Building Challenge and is a Living Building Challenge Ambassador Presenter and a facilitator of the Living Building Challenge Sonoran Collaborative. Ashley holds degrees in both architecture and anthropology, offering experience in the promotion of sustainability within individual cultures and the societies in which they serve. She uses her background to intersect societal change with the architecture she... Read More →
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Kari Thorsen

Senior Interior Designer, ZGF Architects LLP
Kari is an Interior Designer with over 12 years of experience, specializing in the design of interior environments for healthcare facilities. She focuses on the development of creative interior design solutions that incorporate medical planning principles to meet the functional and programmatic needs of clients, express the unique identity of each facility and the provider community, and provides high-quality healing environments for... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 1

1:30pm

Leadership at the End of the World: Finding Inspiration and Community Through Grief and Compassion
TRACK: The Hygge Room

You are here: you are awake to the vision of a Living Future. But being awake can be really hard! How do you stare down the onward march of climate change and stay encouraged? How do you maintain hope while also feeling grief for victims of our massive ecological disruptions? This session will cultivate your courage and resilience. It will tap your ability to find compassion and insight in the most harrowing places in your heart and in our world. We will build community. We will laugh. We’ll do a traditional meditation practice: the Cultivation of Compassion. Join us.

Speakers
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Melissa Dana

Reiki Master/Teacher and East Asian Medicine Practitioner, Black Pine Holistic Healing
For the last ten years, the mission of Reiki Master/Teacher and East Asian Medicine Practitioner Melissa Dana, has been to help people in physical and emotional discomfort find greater self-awareness, acceptance and ease. She considers her practice to be that of exploring meaningful connection, deep listening and the unveiling of personal truth. For Melissa, life is about being in the current of love. It’s a mood and an attitude, found in... Read More →
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Lindsay James

Vice President of Restorative Enterprise, Interface, Inc.
Lindsay James is the Vice President, Restorative Enterprise for Interface, the global sustainability leader and the world's largest carpet tile manufacturer (NASDAQ: TILE). She is a leader for the company’s sustainability strategy, where she expands Interface's sustainability vision, aligns initiatives with this vision, and creates opportunities to engage associates in the journey. As a biomimicry expert, she is passionate about... Read More →
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Tristan Roberts

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.
In addition to his role at BuildingGreen, Inc. as Executive Editor and Publisher, Tristan Roberts was recently a guest researcher at Stanford University. He’s currently a little obsessive about supporting professionals in doing their best work so that their organizations can thrive environmentally, socially, and economically. Tristan is a longtime author of in-depth articles on BuildingGreen.com and is a daily presence on LEEDuser.com. He... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin Seattle: St. Helen's

1:30pm

Moving Forward: Achieving Net Zero Energy on Affordable Workforce Housing
TRACK: Energy

Moving Forward, a pilot project of IHCDA, was developed to push the boundaries of affordable housing by reducing the total cost of ownership through reduced energy costs from utilities and transportation. The Bloomington, Indiana site is part of a workforce development housing plan with access to the B-Line bike trail and within walking and bus line access to a new tech park. Project goals include Net Positive Energy and battery backup for the 30-unit, 55,000 SF building working closely with Duke Energy and Energy Systems Network including a 6 electric car-share program and 457 kW PV with 7-day emergency backup. 

Speakers
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Michael Berning

Senior Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, Heapy Engineering
Michael is responsible for the strategic integration of sustainability across Heapy’s services and markets with the firm involved in nearly 400 LEED and Living Building Challenge projects. He is a Fellow for the Hobart Center for Food Service Sustainability, and is a former EDC Magazine Editorial Board member and wrote a regular column on sustainability. Michael has presented at a number of National, Regional and Local Conferences. He leads... Read More →
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Daniel Hellmuth

Principal, Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects, LLC
Daniel Hellmuth, AIA, is a principal and co-founder of Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects. A LEED accredited professional and LBC Hero; Dan has over thirty-three years’ experience in sustainable design on a wide-range of project types. Dan helped establish the St. Louis Chapter of the USGBC and served as its first chair. His firm has experience on over 39 LEED projects and two certified Living Buildings, along with 3 additional... Read More →
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Dr. Travis Horton

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. Travis Horton is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University within the Architectural Engineering emphasis area. He completed his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Utah State University in 1996 and earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 from Purdue University. He received the James Joule, Young Investigator award in 2003 from the International Institute of Refrigeration for his Ph.D. thesis on... Read More →
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Neil Myers

Principal, Williams Creek Consulting Inc.
Neil Myers is a founding Principal of Williams Creek and has been working in the field of sustainability since early 2000. His focus is maximizing the financial benefits when tackling complex issues related to economic development and water resource resiliency while leading a multi disciplinary team delivering truly sustainable solutions. Neil continues to lead the national and international conversation on water sustainability through a... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin Seattle: Pine

1:30pm

Small Things Matter: Inspiring the Next Generation’s Inner-Conservationist
TRACK: Equity and Youth

Inspiration to action takes engagement, education, persuasion, and leadership. The design of the bird-friendly and net-zero energy Education Center at the Oregon Zoo responds to the Zoo’s mission to inspire respect for animals and action on behalf of the natural world. The theme “Small Things Matter” will reach thousands of the community’s youth each year, growing the understanding that small things aggregate to have a big impact, nature is closer than we think, and we accomplish more by working together. The ZooTeens will lead the audience though an exercise to prototype an interactive exhibit based on the eco-services insects provide. 

Speakers
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Heather DeGrella

Sustainability Design Leader, Opsis Architecture LLP
Heather leverages a diversity of skills gained over 16 years in architectural project management, construction administration, building science research, and sustainability consulting to enable all Opsis project teams to establish and optimize sustainability goals. As the full-time Sustainability Team Leader at Opsis, Heather is involved throughout the full project life cycle from planning and design, through construction, and into operations... Read More →
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Alec Holser

Partner, Opsis Architecture LLP
Alec Holser brings more than 30 years of experience designing award winning public facilities including education facilities, visitor centers, museums, and zoos. Widely recognized for his collaborative design process, Alec’s projects incorporate interactive, community-based workshops that inform the ultimate design. For the Oregon Zoo Education Center, Alec brought together a diverse zoo staff, partner organizations, and community... Read More →
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Grant Spickelmier

Education Curator, Oregon Zoo
Grant Spickelmier is the head of the Conservation Education division at the Oregon Zoo. From dressing up in animal costumes to creating animal themed video games and apps, Grant has worked for over 20 years doing what it takes to connect people with wildlife conservation. His particular interests are inspiring individual conservation action, developing future conservation leaders and enhancing equity in the conservation field all of which are... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin Seattle: Elliott Bay

1:30pm

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 Seattle: Puget Sound

1:30pm

The Living Building at Georgia Tech: Making Collaborative Decisions to Meet the Challenge
TRACK: Case Studies

Join us as we share the collective experience of designing a Living Building Challenge certified project in the hot, humid climate of the southeastern United States. We will use the unique site history and context on Georgia Tech’s campus in the heart of Atlanta to inform design decisions and drive us to working, replicable solutions. Presented in an interactive format, the panel will include representatives of the owner, design team and contractor discussing what it means to work in an open, collaborative design environment and allow the audience to make their own data–based decisions about how to proceed.  

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Gassman

Joshua Gassman

Senior Associate, Lord Aeck Sargent
For more than 15 years Joshua has lead large, multi-faceted design teams focused on sustainable design. During his career he has managed a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from large research labs for major universities to interpretive and education centers. He has worked extensively on projects involving challenging sustainable criteria, including net positive water and net positive energy projects. Joshua is a regular speaker at nation... Read More →
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Todd Mowinski

Partner and Mechanical Engineer, Newcomb & Boyd
With more than 19 years of experience in mechanical engineering design and project management, and responsibilities on more than 130 commercial and institutional facilities, Todd has particular expertise in applying sustainable design practices for higher education and science + technology clients. Most recently, he completed the Engineering Biosystems Building for the Georgia Institute of Technology, a 200,000+ square feet laboratory facility... Read More →
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Stacy Smedley

Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA Building
Stacy’s resume includes the first LEED for Homes Platinum certified project in Washington and first project in the world certified under Living Building Version 2.0, the Bertschi School Living Science Building. At Skanska, Stacy is Director of Sustainability, leading sustainable initiatives and progressing sustainable construction methods. She is co-founder and CEO of SEED Collaborative, creating environmentally restorative learning... Read More →
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Howard Wertheimer

Director for Capital Planning and Space Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Howard Wertheimer, FAIA, LEED AP, Director of Capital Planning & Space Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Howard has strategic oversight of the Campus Master Plan, Landscape Master Plan, Historic Preservation Plan, campus-wide sustainability initiatives and most things visually exposed. As part of the Space Management portfolio, Howard has strategic oversight of almost 15 million square feet of space in 200 buildings... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 2

3:15pm

Durable and Democratic: The Story Behind the City of Pittsburgh's Frick Environmental Center
TRACK: Case Studies

Nestled in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park, the LBC-targeted Frick Environmental Center serves as a living classroom of environmental education, free and open to the public. The project is an extraordinary example of equity in architecture, reinforcing the notion that sustainability should be for people of all ages and backgrounds. Yet creating a facility that is democratic, detailed, AND durable requires innovative solutions, rigorous organization, and patience. Join the project team of this unique public facility for an in-depth case study focusing on equity, from concept through construction. Come away with ideas about promoting stewardship, designing for education, and building with durability.


Speakers
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Patricia Culley

Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Patricia Culley, an Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, is the Project Architect for the Frick Environmental Center. As a detail-oriented thinker, Patricia is driven to seek innovative ways to express construction through design detailing. She enjoys being hands-on and working collaboratively with building owners and construction teams to see projects through to completion. She is a leader in the firm for sustainability, particularly with her... Read More →
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Robert T. Aumer, Jr.

Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Robert Aumer has served as project architect and manager on many of the firm’s seminal works including the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building, Ford Hall at Smith College (LEED-Gold), and serving a dual role in the management and planning of the Campus for a Global Entertainment Company in Los Angeles, California (LEED-Platinum). His thorough understanding of project life-cycles, design, and... Read More →
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Noah Shaltes

Project Manager, PJ Dick Incorporated
Noah Shaltes is P.J. Dick's Project Manager for the Frick Environmental Center project. Noah has led the team to develop and implement collaborative processes to achieve the project goals, including Living Building Challenge from the very beginning of the project in 2011. Noah has been with P.J. Dick since 2009 and is a champion of sustainable building and lean processes.


Friday May 19, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 2

3:15pm

Experts in Indoor Air Quality: Addressing IAQ Impacts to Improve Human Health
TRACK: Materials Health

With a focus on indoor air quality (IAQ), a collection of expert panelists will address one of the most pressing issues in the industry today -- human health as effected by pollutants that contaminate our indoor environments. IAQ requirements have found their way into most certifications, all with slightly differing thresholds and measurement methodologies. This panel will delve into these differences and discuss the main culprits contributing to poor IAQ, various IAQ monitoring techniques, new studies released from respected Universities, and showcase exciting case studies employing new IAQ technologies.

Moderators
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Anjanette Green

Materials Analyst, stok
LFA, LEED AP ID+C, RESET Senior Fellow, RESET AP, Co Author RESET, Contributing member USGBC’s IAQ Working Group Anjanette has over a decade of experience in the Architecture and Design industry.  As Senior Materials Analyst at stōk San Francisco, she contributes substantial experience to international clients, creating individualized strategies for the implementation of healthy materials and responsible sourcing practices. A... Read More →

Speakers
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Colin Cavote

CEO, Biome
While completing the first undergraduate Biomimicry degree in the US, Collin founded Biome, a San Francisco based company that makes high-tech plant walls which both monitor and naturally improve indoor air quality. Biome's products integrate hardware, software, and biology; so there are an array of materials including metals, plastics, coatings, and biologics that all require scrutiny. Biome's mission of cleaning air with nature requires careful... Read More →
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Shona O'Dea

Senior Associate, DLR Group
Shona’s focus on efficiency and indoor environmental quality is an important component of DLR Group’s Building Performance team, supporting the firm's pursuit of sustainable building design and operation. Her primary goal is to challenge people to think differently about the way they design and operate buildings; advising teams from sustainable goal setting, to efficient operations. She uses building simulation to help designers... Read More →
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Linda Powers Tomasso

Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard School of Public Health
Linda Powers Tomasso is an environmental policy researcher at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at HSPH, where she addresses the health-based role of urban nature and standards for incorporating healthy materials into rapidly growing built environments, in China and now in Bangkok.  Her research on terrestrial-based carbon sequestration has informed state-level open space acquisition. Trained in international policy... Read More →
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Raefer Wallis

Co-Founder and Architect, GIGA
Raefer Wallis, is an Architect and co-founder of GIGA, an independent third party scaling the adoption of healthy building standards via cloud software.He is also the founder of RESET; the world’s first building standard to assess and benchmark the health performance of buildings in real-time. Based in Shanghai, Raefer is behind many firsts including the first carbon-neutral hotel in Asia, the first eco-regenerative retreat in China... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Pike

3:15pm

Getting to Yes: Winning and Making your Next Project Net-Zero, LBC, Or?
TRACK: Energy

We know how to create Living Buildings that are healthy, responsible, beautiful and long-lasting. We know how to design and construct net zero buildings that are sound investments. So why aren’t clients demanding these? How can we convince clients that net-zero and Living Building Challenge buildings are in their best interest? This interactive dialogue extends beyond technical skills and provides insight into the marketing conversations that can make these projects commonplace. Three building industry leaders will share lessons learned and their experiences developing project goals with clients through the pursuit of these high performing buildings. 

Speakers
avatar for Bill Maclay

Bill Maclay

Principal, Maclay Architects
Bill Maclay is the author of The New Net-Zero, and founding principal of Maclay Architects of Waitsfield (VT). Bill has been recognized as a leader in innovative, ecological planning and architectural design since 1971. Maclay Architects specializes in net-zero energy design and was the recipient of the 2012 NESEA Zero Net Energy Building Award. Among the firm’s net-zero, near-net-zero, and net-zero-ready... Read More →
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Bungane Mehlomakulu

Principal, Integral Group
Bungane Mehlomakulu is a design principal working at the boundary between architecture, engineering, and sustainability to deliver a balanced, efficient, and meaningful services to customers and clients. Partnering with clients he helps identify high impact strategies that leverage sustainability to unlock value across all aspects of the buildings performance. His work focuses on accelerating the sustainable design business case throughout the... Read More →
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Charley Stevenson

Owner, Integrated Eco Strategy
Charley Stevenson is the founding principal of Integrated Eco Strategy, a consulting firm that focuses on green building certification, building energy efficiency, technical and analytical support and sustainability policy for institutional and not-for-profit clients. He is currently working on five registered LBC projects. Before his work in the sustainability field, he was a math and science educator and administrator. He earned a Master... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Pine

3:15pm

Healing People, Healing Places, Healing Ecosystems (Part Two): The Workshop
TRACK: Biomimicry

This is Part Two of a two-part session on "Healing People, Healing Places, Healing Ecosystems". See Part One (immediately prior, from 1:30p - 3:00p on Friday) here. Attendance at both sessions is highly recommended, but not required.

The idea of a full day workshop on biophilic design can be an intimidating task for design teams. This workshop will take participants through a condensed charrette for a local urban hospital campus, formatted around the 6 categories in the LBC Health and Happiness Petal Handbook, encouraging participants to leave preconceptions at the door and allowing new ideas to float to the surface. After the brainstorming session, presenters will collect ideas for a biophilic framework and plan. This will demonstrate an effective way to get more good ideas in less time. This will be a framework for moving ideas forward and further exploration, increasing the value added from the biophilic design workshop.

Speakers
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Ed Clark

Sustainable Designer, ZGF Architects LLP
ZGF Architects Sustainable Designer Ed Clark LEED AP BD+C develops building- and district-scaled sustainable strategies, is instrumental in the national effort to create conventions of materials transparency in design, and is at the cutting-edge in the application of circadian lighting research in healthcare and workplace environments. His expertise is today shaping stormwater strategy for the first EcoDistrict in the United States, the... Read More →
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Tammy Felker

Associate Partner / Architect, ZGF Architects LLP
Tammy is an architect and nurse specializing in planning, programming and designing healthcare facilities.  She has been responsible for master planning, work-load analysis, programming, medical planning and design for a number of healthcare projects.  Her 15 years of architectural experience, combined with 12+ years as a nurse—including a brief position on a geriatric psychiatric nursing unit—and an instructor for... Read More →
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Ashley Mulhall

Project Manager, Orcutt Winslow
Ashley is passionate about the Living Building Challenge and is a Living Building Challenge Ambassador Presenter and a facilitator of the Living Building Challenge Sonoran Collaborative. Ashley holds degrees in both architecture and anthropology, offering experience in the promotion of sustainability within individual cultures and the societies in which they serve. She uses her background to intersect societal change with the architecture she... Read More →
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Kari Thorsen

Senior Interior Designer, ZGF Architects LLP
Kari is an Interior Designer with over 12 years of experience, specializing in the design of interior environments for healthcare facilities. She focuses on the development of creative interior design solutions that incorporate medical planning principles to meet the functional and programmatic needs of clients, express the unique identity of each facility and the provider community, and provides high-quality healing environments for... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Cascade 1

3:15pm

Integrative Design Process: Getting Real and ReDesigning Project Delivery In Your Firm
Track: Master Speakers

Despite lots of noise, integrative design is still a myth in most firms. Part of the blind-spot is that we keep looking at design process in the context of the project only, and not the organization – it’s culture, structure, systems and tools. What are the firm’s expectations? How effective is accountability? In this 100% interactive workshop, you will be guided through an exercise to deconstruct and ReDesign your firm’s process, identifying along the way organizational triggers to address so that integrative design becomes the bedrock of project management and not an elusive miracle achieved only with the most progressive clients.  

Speakers
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Barbra Batshalom

Executive Director, Sustainable Performance Institute
Barbra Batshalom is a social entrepreneur, educator and change agent working with a variety of governmental, institutional and private sector organizations to help them institutionalize sustainability and achieve portfolio-wide measurable improvements in performance and profitability. With a diverse background of fine arts, social psychology and 20+ years in architecture and sustainability consulting, she brings a variety of skills to... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 1

3:15pm

JUST Program: The Courage To Invest In Social Equity Policies and Practices
TRACK: Equity and Youth

In today’s highly competitive business environment, the practice of recruiting and retaining top talent has never been more critical. Astute and progressive organizational leaders fully understand that highly motivated, passionate and happy employees are key to maintaining a competitive advantage. ILFI’s JUST Program has helped businesses take a deep exploration and assessment of their existing body of human resource policies, programs and practices.  Guided by JUST Program metrics, organizations can take bold steps to improve diversity, improve paid family leave programs, close the gender pay gap, pay a living wage, provide a comprehensive benefits package and support volunteering efforts. When JUST is implemented in a holistic fashion, organizations are rewarded with high levels of productivity and employee engagement. This panel presentation will highlight pioneering JUST organizations who will share their journey to social equity in the workplace.

Moderators
avatar for Francis Janes

Francis Janes

Just Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social... Read More →

Speakers
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Kim Shinn

Principal/Senior Sustainability Wizard, TLC Engineering for Architecture
Kim Shinn is a professional engineer and a Principal with TLC Engineering for Architecture. He is a certified Commissioning Authority and ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2011. Kim helped create the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) and LEED for Healthcare.  Kim currently serves on ASHRAE's Standard Project Committee 209, "Energy Simulation... Read More →
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Lauren M. Wallace

Principal, Director of Certifications and Consulting, Epsten Group, Inc.
Lauren Wallace is a Principal and the Director of Certifications and Consulting at Epsten Group where she manages a group of leaders in sustainability who have consulted on thousands of projects all over the world. Ms. Wallace is a LEED Project Reviewer, BREEAM In-Use Assessor, WELL AP, and the founder of the Atlanta Living Building Challenge Collaborative. With a background in Architecture, Ms. Wallace has been an active member of the... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin Seattle: Elliott Bay

5:00pm

Closing Circle
Moderators
avatar for Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriguez

Artist, Cultural Strategist, and Organizer
Favianna is the Artist-in-Residence at Living Future 2017 | | Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and organizer based in Oakland, California. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology.  Favianna lectures globally on intersection of art, social justice and cultural equity to catalyze social change, and leads art interventions in communities... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Westin Seattle: Ballroom 3

6:30pm

Friday Eve Afterparty at Optimism Brewing
Join us at this enormous Capitol Hill brewery for one last chance to network and share your Living Future 2017 memories. Sample some local food trucks and, of course, lots of great NW brews. 

Location:
Optimism Brewing, 1158 Broadway
Seattle WA 98122

Friday May 19, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Optimism Brewing 1158 Broadway Seattle WA 98122