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the 2009 Built Green® Conference!
now and save the date for
our annual Built Green Conference Friday, March 6, 2008 at the Washington State Convention & Trade
Center in Seattle, WA. We are pleased to announce Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as our keynote speaker.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has a reputation as a resolute defender of the environment. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. He is an extremely successful and reputable environmental advocate, and will be speaking on the state environmental activism and how to meaningfully address the environmental issues we face today.
In addition to the keynote speakers, the conference will also contain: 10+ education sessions focusing on high-performance building techniques, including:
- John Tooley of Advanced Energy, Does Green = Quality?
- Shyam Kannan of RCLCO, Measuring the Market for Green Residential Development
- Eric Corey Freed of organicARCHITECT, The Myth of Sisyphus - a roadmap to greening our buildings
- A discussion of the Built Green/LEED comparison report recently developed by King County and the City of Seattle
To see a full listing of the educational sessions, the conference program, exhibits, and registration, please visit the website.
In addition to the education sessions, the conference will also feature a green expo of over 100 booths containing the latest green products and services.
Classes listed below are approved workshops for fulfilling the annual Built Green education requirement for certifying projects.
Healthy Home Series for Real Estate Professionals
Wednesday, January 14, Snohomish County PUD, Everett
Wednesdays, beginning January 14, 2009, this six session series will offer Real Estate Professionals an opportunity to earn 21 clock hours, be eligible to sit for the Built Green Professional: Real Estate certification exam, learn from a green building veteran and Built Green Program manual writer and be ahead of the new market trend in real estate. Presented by Cate O'dahl, ESP Services, and Sponsored by GreenWorks Realty, Greening Properties, and the Sustainable Development Task Force.
Each session offers 3.5 independent clock hours, however, to be eligible to sit for the Built Green Professional certification exam, you must attend five out of the six sessions - all others are welcome to attend any one or more of the sessions. Each session costs $54, check or cash only. For a complete list of the session content, see GreenWorks website. Reservations are required to receive clock hours, handouts and class materials.
To register, please contact Cate O'dahl at (206) 999-0124. Walk-ins are welcome on the first night, Wednesday, January 14, 2009.
Green Materials: No Longer a Hidden Value
Thursday, January 15, ecohaus, Bellevue
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Whether a real estate agent or homeowner, get the knowledge you need to capitalize on the green trend and successfully sell homes with this 3-hour class. Topics will cover: What makes a material or product green? How does material selection fit into sustainable building practices? Receive valuable information for not only successfully selling a Green Home, but also for identifying green features in a conventional home that add selling points.
The class will be instructed by Brenda Nunes, a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor and developer of the award-winning Built Green Home at Suncadia. She has taught CEU real estate clock hour classes in association with Seattle King County Association of Realtors, Master Builders Associations University, Suncadia and local title companies.
Logistics: 3 Clock Hours,
R.S.V.P: by email, or call (425) 785-6286.
Sustainable Kirkland: Green Remodeling
Tuesday, January 20, Wilde Rover, Kirkland
Time: 7 p.m.
Join Sustainable Kirkland for a presentation on Green Remodeling by Jon Alexander. Jon Alexander, President of Sunshine Construction, has specialized in green building since 1991. His homes have won awards in the Seattle Built Green Design competition and the Innovations in Conservation Award. Alexander is one of the founders of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and is involved in the Seattle area Built Green® program. See the Sunshine Construction website to learn more.
For more information about this class and about Sustainable Kirkland, please visit the website.
Save the Sound, Build a Rain Garden
Thursday, January 22, Bellevue City Hall
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Please join Stewardship Partners and WSU Cooperative Extension for a hands-on classroom workshop on rain garden design and construction. We have several classes scheduled throughout King County and the Seattle Metro area beginning January 22nd in Bellevue:
Thursday, January 22, Bellevue City Hall
Thursday, February 12, Carnation City Hall
Tuesday, March 3 Renton Technical College
Tuesday, March 17, Seattle Aquarium
Thursday, March 26, Seattle Tilth
Thursday, April 23, NW Environmental Education Center, Seattle
All classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Workshop participants will receive a rain garden handbook and other useful materials. You will also be invited to participate in several full scale rain garden installation workshops scheduled later in the spring and summer.
Workshops are free and registration is required. Participants will be sent site-assessment instructions in advance to help maximize their learning at the workshops.
Contact Becky Abbey at Stewardship Partners to register and for more details: Call (206) 292-9875 or email, and visit the website for more rain garden information.
Wednesday, January 28, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Seattle
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Presenters: Scott Finley, Atmosphere, Inc.; David Vollan, Home Performance, Inc.
We will present the current, state-of-the-art, in-home performance contracting and compare it with what most people probably think of as 1970s era "weatherization". You will learn about different types of insulation and installation best practices, where the problem areas are and how to make the biggest difference for the least amount of money. We will also touch on ventilation strategies and efficient mechanical systems.
Costs: Free for Northwest Ecobuilding Guild members; $5 donation for non-members.
For more information, please see the NW Ecobuilding Guild website.
Passive House and Net Positive Energy Homes
Sunday, February 8, Green Lake Branch of the Seattle Public Library, Seattle
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
A presentation by Katrin Klingenberg and Michael Kernagis of The Passive House Institute U.S and sponsored by The Northwest Ecobuilding Guild. Passive House is an advanced, cost effective system for designing and constructing very low energy buildings. Starting from pioneering work on superinsulated structures that took place in North America in the 1970s and '80s, Passive House was developed in Europe with the first Passive House residence built in Germany in 1990. Since then more than 15,500 Passive House units have been completed across Europe and worldwide. Originally adopted by homebuilders, the standards, tools, and strategies which comprise Passive House have become mainstream at very large scales in Europe with examples including apartment buildings, schools, skyscrapers and factories.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information, please see the NW Ecobuilding Guild website.
Introduction to Built Green®
Tuesday, February 10, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue
This seminar provides an introduction to the Built Green program from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the MBA Housing Center, 335 116th Ave. SE in Bellevue. Learn how to certify a project and use the checklist, how to join, how the program works and other resources. The seminar presents examples of projects and covers how to fill out the Built Green checklist. This orientation has a cost of $30 and is required in order to certify homes as Built Green. To register, contact the MBA University registrar at email@example.com or go online.
Healthy Home Training on Indoor Air Quality
Thursdays, March 19 to April 30, MBA Housing Center, Bellevue
Starting again this Spring is the Healthy Home Training workshop series on Indoor Air Quality, developed by Built Green, the American Lung Association® and the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild. This seven-week course for construction and design professionals focuses on incorporating sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient building techniques in residential construction. The class will cover and explain the indoor air quality techniques designated by several green building programs along within-depth information and resources. All topics address costs associated with and practical applications of healthy building techniques. By attending the workshop builders, designers and other professionals can learn cost-effective and healthy construction techniques, visit a model healthy home and meet their customer's needs. Classes will be taught by regional experts in the field. For more information on and to register for the class, please visit the MBA University website.
| New Certifications
Congratulations to Anderson Construction Group, Inc. for certifying the new construction project on 38th Ave E in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green; CMB Construction LLC for certifying a four townhome project on Lake City Way NE in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green; Cobb Construction for certifying 24 new homes in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green; Dwell Development LLC for certifying the new construction project on S. Alaska Street in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green; JSD Development LLC for certifying 12 townhomes on NW 64th Street in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green; Model Remodel LLC for certifying a remodel project on 2nd Ave. N in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green; Quadrant Homes for certifying 74 new homes at Redmond Ridge East in Redmond and 156 new homes at Redmond Ridge Cascara in Redmond as 3-Star Built Green; Rick Burnstead Construction for certifying a home on 176th Court NE in Redmond as 3-Star Built Green; Sinclair Thimgan Homes for certifying a home on Harrison Way in Issaquah as 4-Star Built Green; Stuart Silk Architects for certifying two remodel projects, one on Blenheim and the other on 2nd Ave N, in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green; Teutsch Partners LLC for certifying the Ballard Landmark, a multifamily project on Leary Ave NW in Seattle as 3-Star Built Green; and W.G. Clark Construction Co. for certifying the Aljoya House a multifamily project on 76th Ave SE on Mercer Island as 2-Star Built Green.
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