Speakers: Jon Belmont, Emily Kemper, Dan Wildenhaus
Hear from representatives of NEEA’s BetterBuiltNW residential new construction program about how the data collected is used to support regional goals.
Speakers: Patti Southard (moderator), Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert, Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen
The Arlington, Kirkland, and Issaquah mayors will share information about the green building successes that have been achieved in their cities and what visions they have for the future. Come learn what these cities have planned for green development and how you can contribute to their progress.
Speakers: Kinley Deller, David Bennink
This session will focus on both the social justice and environmental benefits of deconstruction as well as give an overview of related deconstruction policies.
Speakers: Matthew Combe, Rose Lathrop
Learn more about which green building incentive policies hold promise in different regional contexts and how we, as those in the green building community, can effectively advocate for their implementation.
Bridging Innovation and Affordability: How to Build the Greenest House Possible Without Compromising on Aesthetics or Breaking the Bank
Speakers: Andri Kofmehl, Veena Prasad, Ted Clifton Jr.
Green building and innovation are often seen to be at odds with building a home at a market rate price. That doesn’t have to be true, as this new construction project showed when it recently became Seattle’s second ever Built Green certified home to reach the very ambitious Emerald Star level.
Speaker: Bec Chapin
This session will cover what prefab actually is, the many types of prefab, permitting and regulations, application on site, and the future of prefab and emerging innovations that are about to change the game.
Speakers: Tim McGee, Marisa Hagney
This presentation will provide examples of local projects that elevate health and humanity, engaging all senses through sustainable features. Audience participants will learn about biophilia and how to begin to look for opportunities to incorporate biophilic design in their own work.
Speakers: Hodan Hassan, Marty Kooistra, Diane Sugimura, Michael Maddux, Jamie Stroble
This discussion will grapple with this complex question, as panelists talk about creative ideas to maximize both social and environmental good through affordable housing, robust communities, and innovative policy.
Speakers: Kathleen Petrie, Amy Wheeless
This session will highlight how people interested in green building codes and policies in Washington State can affect change by learning how to get involved in the Washington State Building Code Council and state legislature development processes.
Speakers: Monica Huang, Tina Dilegge
This session will provide an overview of the carbon impacts of building and operating both typical and high-performance homes and highlight opportunities to reduce the total carbon impact across the life of the home.
This year’s keynote speaker is Vien Truong, one of the country’s foremost policy experts and strategists on building an equitable green economy. She serves as CEO of the Dream Corps, and leads Green For All, a national initiative that puts communities of color at the forefront of the climate movement and equality at the center of environmental solutions.
Vien has developed numerous energy, environmental, transportation, and economic policies and programs at the state, federal and local levels. She has advised on billions of dollars in public investments for energy and community development programs - including helping to create the biggest fund in history for low income communities.