Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Keynote Address

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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.

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Sep
13
10:30 AM10:30

Breakout 1

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Sep
13
10:30 AM10:30

Development and Displacement: A Discussion on Equitable Social Impacts

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.

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Sep
13
1:15 PM13:15

Breakout 2

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Sep
13
1:15 PM13:15

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.

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Sep
13
3:00 PM15:00

Mayors' Forum on Green Building

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.

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Sep
13
3:00 PM15:00

Breakout 3

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