ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Each year, the Built Green Conference beckons the brightest and best in green building from across the Northwest and beyond. Attendees receive valuable, cutting-edge information on green building and sustainability through an array of immersive topics. From building science to policy and post-occupancy research to discussions on equity, affordability, and community issues and more, the full-day conference offers education and insight for all.
Conference staples include two keynote addresses and a variety of sessions to choose from, along with a hearty and healthy lunch, all followed by an awards ceremony and buzzy reception primed for networking.
Planetary Futurist Alex Steffen
How do cities define and achieve success during a planetary emergency? How can bold visions, innovative approaches, and new designs make cities not just more sustainable and better ruggedized for a tough future, but also more economically competitive and socially fair? Futurist Alex Steffen—author of the new book, The Snap Forward, answers these questions in this inspiring opening keynote.
Julie Willem and Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, A2M Architects
Julie Willem and Sebastian Moreno-Vacca of A2M Architects, Brussels, and Future Proof Design New York City, will discuss their concept of “permacity,” which applies the notion of permaculture to the design of cities. The idea is to shape the city as a forest: the more it grows and flourishes, the more it nurtures and improves the environment. In a word, instead of exhausting it, “permacity” regenerates the environment.
Since it was founded in 2000, A2M has worked toward a goal of making the world more livable by championing quality contemporary architecture with high environmental value. Their architectural firm has expertise in passive, sustainable, zero energy, and carbon neutral building.
Built Green Hammer Awards
These awards honor Built Green members for their outstanding projects and participation over the previous year. Awards are given in the following categories:
Builder, Large Production
Builder, Small Production
Builder, Small Speculative or Custom
Builder, Multifamily, 1-50 Units
Builder, Multifamily, 51-150 Units
Builder, Multifamily, 150+ Units
Project of the Year
We will also announce the winners of the Built Green Pioneer Award, which recognizes those who have played an integral role in developing and maintaining the Built Green program. Without the time, energy, and support of these Pioneers, Built Green would not be what it is today.