We'll be at the 2019 Living Future Unconference in Seattle from April 30 - May 3!
Thursday, May 2
Net Positive Ecology: Our Work Outside | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Room Elwha B
The term “ecology” has been through the wash in recent years. As designers and architects increasingly look to meet their client’s interests in green design, we’ve seen considerable drift in what it means to protect, support, or restore ecological systems around built forms. In this session, we return to the theoretical foundation of the discipline of ecology and explain how its key principles can and should influence design.
Panel: Bill Browning (Co-Founder, Terrapin Bright Green), Tenna Florian (Associate Partner, Lake|Flato), Pete Munoz (Senior Engineer, Biohabitats) and Juan Rovalo (Senior Ecologist/Integrated Design Specialist, Biohabitats.)
Friday, May 3
If You Can Only Do One Thing: Using the COTE Toolkit to Elevate Every Project | 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Quinault Room (5th floor)
This session is all about best practices, what they are, where to find them, and how they can be used to design better buildings in less time and with less effort. Referencing the COTE Top Ten Toolkit, a new resource that documents design best practices along the broad spectrum of sustainability measures, attendees will learn how the right information, delivered to the right people at the right time is an incredibly effective way to improve performance.
This session will present the sustainable design strategies to focus on when time, resources, or knowledge is limited. The high-impact, low-cost best practices presented in this session can be incorporated into any project and are an effective way of elevating performance in situation where, “you can only do one thing.”
Panel: Corey Squire (Sustainability Manager, Lake|Flato), Vikram Sami (Director of Building Performance, Olson Kundig Architects), Tate Walker (Director of Sustainability, OPN Architects), Helena Zambrano (Director of Sustainability, Overland Partners Architects), Betsy del Monte (Cameron McAllister Group), Gunnar Hubbard (Principal/Sustainability Practice Leader, Thornton Tomasetti), Stephen Endy (Architect/Sustainability Specialist, Mahlum) and Anne Hicks Harney (President and Founder, Long Green Specs.)