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Thursday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Creating a Zero Carbon City: Putting Policy into Practice

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As the international community works toward achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Accord, it is clear that strategy generation needs to engage and empower all, plans cannot sit on shelves, and that implementation requires COLLABORATION across markets, economic sectors, and industry. In Washington, DC, we are learning and acting in real time. We have made some wrong turns and have experienced critical delays in the process, but are pressing forward. This session will explore the many policies being implemented that we feel are imperative to advancing ABUNDANCE and action toward achieving climate neutrality by 2050. It will also explore and highlight the important relationships and collaboration that will allow us to get to scale and build support across the building and development industry.

During the implementation of our climate mitigation plan and as we drive toward net-zero carbon, we have found that it is critically important to look across industries, listen to a variety of opinions, and learn from both our successes and missteps. We are excited to be driving innovation and only through collaboration can the net-zero energy market get to abundance – where energy security, sustainability, and resilient design can be accessible to all.

Information will be suitable for individuals just beginning to explore environmental policy to understand what other cities are implementing, and for those already engaged in this process, our aim is to share lessons learned and the impacts that these policies have on the design and development communities. We hope that these policies and lessons can be implemented across many jurisdictions and in large organizations looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The presentation format will be a 2-hour Interactive Panel Session, presented by our panel of experts with an activity to illustrate the impact plans and policies play in reducing carbon. Ample time will be provided for the audience to report on the activity and for question and answer. Discussion and shared lessons from others in the room will be explicitly encouraged.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Holly Lennihan

Director of Sustainable Design, Hickok Cole Architects
Ms Lennihan is the Director of Sustainable Design at Hickok Cole. During her tenure with the firm, she has worked on the re-positioning of existing office buildings, historic preservation, adaptive reuse projects, corporate interiors, multifamily housing, and education facilities... Read More →
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Webly Bowles

Project Manager, New Buildings Institute
As a Project Manager at NBI, Webly's focus is on zero energy (ZE) buildings. With her background in architecture and 15+ years in the design and building industry, she works on ZE programs in California and urges jurisdictions' energy reduction policies and goals. A strong advocate... Read More →
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Lindsey Falasca

Program Manager, Institute for Market Transformation
Lindsey Falasca is a Program Manager at the Institute for Market Transformation where she works to advance the market demand for high performance buildings and accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency throughout the real estate industry.
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Jay Wilson

Senior Green Building Advisor, Department of Energy & Environment
Jay Wilson is a green building expert at the District‚Äôs Department of Energy and Environment, where is responsible for advancing sustainable development and green building policy and planning. He advises private developers, the Zoning Commission and public agencies to increase... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Snohomish Room #605