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Energy, Innovation, and the Future of Design

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Mountaineers Program Center
7700 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
United States

As cities and regions evolve their strategies for meeting and managing our changing energy demands, those changes will significantly impact design of buildings and communities. What will architects and engineers, owners and contractors need to know today to move us toward a better energy future?

The all-day continuing education forum will delve into key frameworks for change and innovation and their impacts on the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Energy leaders will discuss the future of this exciting confluence of technology and design.

Speakers Include:
Ash Awad, Vice President, Energy & Facility Services, McKinstry
Trent Berry, Partner, Compass Resource Management
Maud Daudon, President/CEO, Seattle NW Securities Group
Aaron Fairchild, CEO, Green Canopy Homes
Brian Geller AIA, Executive Director, Seattle 2030 District
Stan Gent, President/CEO, Seattle Steam
Eric Markel, SVP/Chief Strategy Officer, Puget Sound Energy
Vincent Martinez, Director of Research, Architecture 2030
Tom Osdoba, Managing Director, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, University of Oregon
Katie Spataro, Research Director, Cascadia Green Building Council
Jeff Thompson, President, The Freehold Group

Topics Covered:

Our Energy Future – Realistic and futurist thinking, energy five to ten years down the road, what does our energy picture look like ten years from now, and how will it impact the design of buildings and communities?
Business + Finance – ESCOs, carbon costing, energy investment payback, owner / developer decision making, contract models, and financing models
Planning + Infrastructure – District energy and “smart grid”
Policy + Code – Measurement and monitoring, the future of green codes, permitting, and performance-based code
Technological – Energy modeling, advanced systems, building envelope, passive house design, building integrated power generation, cutting edge manufacturing developments, and lighting advances


Mountaineers Program Center
7700 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
United States