We are planning our annual Built Green Conference, presented by King County GreenTools, and we invite YOU to submit a proposal for a breakout session! Proposals are due June 9.
Our Built Green community is bursting with subject-matter experts and practitioners who can share their stories and experiences with the rest of the community. If you are reading this, you are one of them!
This year’s conference theme is Equitable Futures. After spending over a year isolated by social distancing, witnessing the unjust disparities faced by our BIPOC community members, and now the hope brought on by COVID-19 vaccine distribution, we are filled with a renewed sense of purpose.
Houses have become more than homes—they are now offices, schools, gyms, and emotional shelters. The emotional, economic, and environmental burdens of the pandemic weren’t distributed evenly in our communities and a sustainable future is one that creates a vibrant and healthy future for all. With reflection, introspection, and all the tools and capabilities we have as a community, we can achieve this bright and equitable future. We cannot wait to see you all in person to share ideas, best practices, and the joys of togetherness this September!
About the Conference
Announcing Keynote Speaker
Founder, Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry
Lynnwood Convention Center
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We are excited to welcome keynote speaker Sam Rashkin, founder of Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry and author of “Housing 2.0: Home Is Where Life Happens,” to share proven strategies and best practices for optimizing the housing user experience. Sam is widely known for his accomplishments as national director of ENERGY STAR Certified Home and Zero Energy Ready Home for the U.S. EPA and DOE, respectively. During his 20-plus years as a licensed architect, he specialized in energy efficient design, completing over 100 high-performance residential projects. Sam’s contributions to sustainable housing were recognized by the prestigious Hanley Award in 2012 and EEBA Legend Award in 2019.
To facilitate robust conversations, the conference will feature four tracks for breakout sessions:
- The Future Is Here—Policies and programs to retrofit and remodel existing building stock to achieve carbon reduction imperatives
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—Design and field practices that promote material efficiency and a low-carbon future
- Equitable Transitions—Building and development best practices to increase equity and inclusion in our industry and communities
- Resilient Structures—Science and data-driven technical knowledge to design and build homes that can adapt to a changing climate
If you're interested in presenting, moderating a panel, or facilitating a roundtable at this year's conference, don't forget to submit your proposal by June 9.