The affordable housing experts in the urban built environment movement often advocate for “density done right.” But what exactly does that look like, and how specifically can the planning of housing options support vibrant communities? How do we develop while minimizing displacement? How can the integration of new housing center equity, sustainability, and livability in rapidly changing cities? How do we stand firm on the values that promote both scale and local accountability amid a growing need for safe, healthy, and affordable housing? We have the solutions, and leaders with the will to fight to make it happen. Join us as we listen to how.
Tadashi Shiga, owner of Evergreen Certified, possesses the knowledge, experience, and determination to help Dwell Development achieve their sustainable building project goals. Tadashi goes beyond mere consultation and works to build systems that create lasting change. With an interest in continual development, Tadashi stays current on all new green building techniques and strategies through regular training and certification.
In addition to Built Green Verifier, he possesses several advanced sustainable building credentials and affiliations including Certified HERS rater, Northwest ENERGY STAR Verifier and US Department of Energy Builders Challenge Partner. He is also the only Passivhaus certifier in Washington State.
Marty is recognized for his leadership in community revitalization, poverty alleviation, green building, board development, networks, and strategic alliances domestically and globally. As executive director of the Housing Development Consortium, Marty leads an association of 165 diverse organizations in a shared mission to increase access to affordable housing.
A first career as founder of a diversified construction business and a subsequent degree in social work allowed Marty to merge his passion for the built environment with his commitment to social justice—and led him directly to the affordable housing sector.
A past Bush Foundation fellow at the Joint Center for Housing and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Marty co-chairs the University of Washington’s West Coast Poverty Center Housing Roundtable and PSRC’s Regional TOD Advisory Committee and serves on the boards of Global Washington, Emerald Cities Seattle, WA Nonprofits, and NACEDA.
As the Building Science Manager for TRC and BetterBuiltNW, Dan has completely immersed in the discussion of what is required to create High Performance Buildings and the technologies that operate within them. Dan has 25 years of experience working directly for a contractor; performing energy audits and Ratings, weatherization repairs, consulting and analysis for private clients in both New Construction and the existing buildings market. Dan currently provides Building Science consultation, technical management, market channel development, and training and presentation services for a variety of residential, multifamily, and small business programs across the country.