Date: July 13, 8a-5p

Location: The Mountaineers
7700 Sand Point Wy NE

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?

This 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.


Business + Finance

Ash Awad, Vice President – Energy & Facility Services, McKinstry
Dennis Wilde, Chief Sustainability Officer, Gerding Edlen
Maud Daudon, President & CEO, Seattle NW Securities Group
Aaron Fairchild, CEO, Green Canopy Homes
Moderator: Tom Osdoba, Managing Director, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, University of Oregon

Planning + Infrastructure

Eric Markel, SVP/Chief Strategy Officer, Puget Sound Energy
Stan Gent, President/CEO, Seattle Steam
Jeff Thompson, President, The Freehold Group
Trent Berry, Partner, Compass Resource Management Ltd
Moderator: Tom Marseille, WSP Flack + Kurtz

Policy + Code

Kathleen Petrie, Sustainable Codes Analyst/Owner, KM Petrie Consulting
Kim Drury, Senior Policy Associate, NW Energy Coalition
Katie Spataro, Research Director, Cascadia Green Building Council
Moderator: Duane Jonlin AIA, NBBJ

Seattle 2030 District – An interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle.

Brian Geller, Executive Director, Seattle 2030 District
Vincent Martinez, Director of Research, Architecture 2030


Rob Harrison AIA, Principal, Harrison Architects and PassivHaus consultant
Shawn Oram, PE, Ecotope Inc
Jeff Collum, Consultant, Sound Power Inc.

Featuring opening remarks by Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, who will provide information on the Council’s Carbon Neutral Seattle effort and more.

Who should attend:

  • Architects and design professionals
  • Engineers
  • Owners
  • Builders and contractors
  • Policy Makers
  • Clean energy business leaders

2011 Energy Forum Planning Committee

  • Cheryl Jacobs AIA
  • Dave Walsh AIA
  • Rob Harrison AIA
  • Jim Burton AIA
  • Thor Peterson

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