Program Outline | Thursday, April 9, 2020
Doing the Work Bridging the Urban Rural Divide Equity and Designing for Future Generations Carbon Smart Building
8:00-9:00am
Registration & Networking
8:30-8:50am
Opening Segment
8:50-9:15am
James Chin Moody | Chief Executive Officer, Sendle
9:15-9:30am
Dr. Lucas Joppa | Chief Environmental Officer, Microsoft
9:30-10:30am
Bruce Agnew | Director, Cascadia Center & ACES Northwest Network
Kent Leacock | Senior Director of Government Relations & Public Policy, Proterra
Elizabeth Leavitt | Senior Director, Environment and Sustainability, Port of Seattle
Amy Shatzkin | Deputy Director for Sustainability, Office of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, Sound Transit
Sarah Spicer | Strategic Advisor / Transportation Demand Management, City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
10:30-11:00am
Networking Break and Ride & Drive
11:00am-12:00pm
Driving the overall carbon emission footprint of buildings to zero is achievable thanks to recent innovations in design methods, tools, materials and construction techniques. This session will define the total carbon footprint of buildings, identify the challenges to driving the carbon footprint to zero, and highlight recent technology and policy innovations that make achieving that goal possible.
12:00-1:00pm
Lunch & Networking
1:00-2:00pm
The greenhouse gas emissions associated with building materials and construction processes are large and growing, and typically overlooked. This session will define the challenges we must overcome and opportunities we must exploit to drive embodied carbon emissions to zero. Expert practitioners will discuss the best practices we must adopt to reduce embodied carbon in construction.
2:00-2:30pm
Networking Break and Ride & Drive
2:30-3:30pm
To decarbonize the Pacific Northwest economy, we must cut our per capita energy use by 50% and switch fuels to electricity or biofuels. Our building stock must be overhauled to make this happen. It's a massive transformation that requires a comprehensive approach. This session will describe the strategies we must pursue to decarbonize existing buildings. Expert practitioners will discuss the best practices we must pursue to eliminate the operating carbon emissions of our buildings.
3:30-3:45pm
Break
3:45-4:45pm
Moderator: Laura Clise | Chief Executive Officer, Intentionalist
Michelle Connor | President & Chief Executive Officer, Forterra
Mami Hara | General Manager & Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Public Utilities
Marilyn Strickland | Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
4:45-5:30pm
Bill Weihl | Former Chief Sustainability Officer, Facebook; Board of Directors, Sierra Club
Jamie Margolin | Founder & Co-Executive Director, Zero Hour
5:30-6:30pm
Networking Reception

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