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The Northwest Green Building Slam + Summit is presented by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.

October 10, 2018

10:00 am, Room 210

Mark Lakeman, Communitecture Inc.

This surprising presentation will explore current horizons for the culture of resilient design, beginning with a more complex view of our design context. We will see how the might of democracy can engage through design to impact multiple scales of political, social, and economic change. From retrofits of current models of community, to emerging ones that accept the challenge o...

October 10, 2018

5:15 pm, Room 225
Aji Piper, Youth v. Gov

As The Planet Magazine wrote about him, Aji "seems like a typical teenager, until he starts to speak on issues ranging from climate systems to social justice and education policy." Aji's love for the earth began growing up in Port Orchard, WA, at the end of a half mile dirt road. His mother raised him in connection with Buddhism and herbalism, and when Aji was 12 he joined Plant for the...

11:15 am, Room 220 - Access and Equity

Margaret Knight, Schemata Workshop/Meg Hartwig & Samantha Schultz, Sawhorse Revolution, Leah Missik, Built Green/Patti Southard, King County GreenTools/Grace Huang, ming | architecture & design (moderator)

Are you interested in empowering your team, increasing opportunity, and leading the building industry forward? The architecture, engineering, and construction sectors face the ch...

11:15 am, Room 210 - Action and Advocacy

Aileen C. Gagney, Aileen Gagney Consultants & Dan Wildenhaus, TRC

Changing conditions may not necessarily introduce new risks for occupants but may make existing IAQ problems more difficult and more severe, thereby increasing the necessity for truly understanding the components of IAQ as well as good filtration. Preventative approaches and interventions such as the importance of filter re...

11:15 am, Room 110 - Application

Aaron Swain & Emily Doe, Weber Thompson

Pike Passive (now branded under the project name Solis) is a 45-unit condominium building currently under construction in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The project is targeting an EUI of 18 and is pursuing Passive House (PHIUS+ 2015) certification for multifamily buildings, one of the most rigorous and effective energy standards in the world with str...

1:30 pm, Room 220 - Access and Equity

Tahmina Martelly, World Relief Fund/Kyla Rynard, Alleycat Acres/Jake Harris, Stone Soup Gardens (moderator)

Join Kyla Rudnik of Alleycat Acres, Tahmina Martelly of World Relief Seattle and Jake Harris of Stone Soup Gardens to learn about two community development projects focused on Social Justice and Food Access.

Wetmore Community Farm:

Wetmore Ave was a dead end S-DO...

1:30 pm, Room 210 - Action and Advocacy

Nancy Uding, Toxic-Free Future & Thor Peterson, Synthesis Consultants

Hazardous chemicals such as toxic flame retardants, cancer-causing stain- and water-resistant PFAS, and hormone-disrupting phthalates are all-too-common ingredients in everyday consumer products and building materials.  These toxic chemicals migrate into indoor dust and air, exposing occupants to chemicals without their...

1:30 pm, Room 110 - Application

Shawn Oram & Greg Wentzell, Ecotope Inc.

Hopeworks Station II is a 54,000 square foot, Net Positive Energy, urban/mixed-use development in Everett, WA. The building is designed to be a hub for fresh, food-based social enterprises while providing 65 units of transitional housing and training for homeless individuals. 

Ecotope’s mechanical system design includes triple pane windows, energy recovery v...

2:45 pm, Room 220 - Access and Equity

Martin Kooistra, Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County

This session will explore all the facets of how the built environment intersects with, and has the potential to contribute to achieving, social equity. Comprehensive land use and housing policies will be explored that seek to honor equity in the midst of growth, displacement pressures and rising housing costs.

Learning Obj...

2:45 pm, Room 210 - Action and Advocacy

Laura Allen, Greywater Action

Greywater reuse is an increasingly popular method of water conservation in the west. As temperatures rise and droughts become more commonplace, greywater reuse can offer an affordable, low-energy solution to keep landscapes green and productive throughout the summer months—without consuming precious potable water. It's time for greywater reuse to be an viable...

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