Built Green Conference offers innovative solutions to sustainability issues

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:30am
  • Business

The annual Built Green Conference is where builders, policymakers, and others involved in the green building industry go for inspiring and interactive discussions, exchanges of experiences, and practical examples focused on building science, policy, and research in green building and sustainability.

The conference will cover a variety of topics related to green building, ranging from building science to policy, from post-occupancy research to discussions on equity, affordability, and community issues. This content will be covered throughout the day, which will include a keynote address, a variety of sessions to choose from, and lunch, all followed by an awards ceremony and reception.

This year’s keynote speaker is Alan Durning, founder of Sightline Institute. Durning, a renowned author and leader of sustainability, has authored or coauthored more than ten Sightline books and hundreds of articles in periodicals such as the Washington Post and New York Times. Prior to founding Sightline, Durning was a senior researcher at Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C. Durning will discuss the intersections of green building, affordability, equity, and building policy and zoning. Sightline has been pioneering research on this topic that is not only timely but is highly relevant to the housing industry.

Get ready for some big announcements at the conference, including the release of Built Green’s post-occupancy study, the largest research project of its kind. This year’s Built Green Hammer and Green Genius Awards will also be announced. These awards are given to companies and individuals for their outstanding projects and participation in Built Green over the past year.

In addition to the announcements and awards, the conference will host educational sessions in the following categories: Integrated Design, Savings, Expanding Options, and Community. These sessions will range from discussions with Seattle candidates for office on exclusionary zoning, to a workshop on biomimicry, to deciding what type of heating is best for a given situation. To find out more about the wealth of information on offer, visit builtgreenconference.net/bgschedule.

Over the years, the conference has grown to become the premier forum for prominent members of the green building community to discuss progressive, green solutions to the challenges our region faces.

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