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Friday, May 3 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
If You Can Only do One Thing: Using the COTE Toolkit to Elevate Every Project

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This session is all about best practices, what they are, where to find them, and how they can be used to design better buildings in less time and with less effort. Referencing the COTE Top Ten Toolkit, a new resource that documents design best practices along the broad spectrum of sustainability measures, attendees will learn how the right information, delivered to the right people at the right time is an incredibly effective way to improve performance.

This session will present the sustainable design strategies to focus on when time, resources, or knowledge is limited. The high-impact, low-cost best practices presented in this session can be incorporated into any project and are an effective way of elevating performance in situation where, “you can only do one thing.”

Eight authors of the COTE Toolkit, each an expert in one measure of sustainable design, will share a short case study where one widely accessible and highly effective strategy was used to elevate the performance of a project. Over the span of a five minute presentation, each panelist will introduce a project where sustainability was a challenge, introduce one COTE Top Ten measure of sustainable design, share the one sustainable design strategy that was incorporated into the project from that measure, and show how the strategy improved the outcome.

Each case study will focus on a different sustainable design measure, including: benchmarking, water, energy, community, wellness, discovery, materials, and change. Audience questions will be collected by index card after each case study and the panelists will answer questions after all seven case studies have been presented.

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

avatar for Corey Squire, AIA

Corey Squire, AIA

Sustainability Manager, Lake Flato Architects
Corey Squire, AIA is the Sustainability Manager at Lake Flato Architects, a firm that focuses on site based strategies to create buildings that are respectful of nature's resources and make occupants happy. Corey works with all project teams to establish sustainability goals, analyze... Read More →
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Vikram Sami, AIA

Director of Building Performance, Olson Kundig Architects
As Olson Kundig’s director of building performance, Vikram has been working on high performance design for over eighteen years, combining technical expertise with a love of design.
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Tate Walker

Director of Sustainability, OPN Architects
Tate Walker is the Director of Sustainability at OPN Architects and leads projects and initiatives across the firm. His experience is rooted in the architectural design process, but includes program and project management, and the development of technical guidelines for high performing... Read More →
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Helena Zambrano, AIA

Director of Sustainability, Overland Partners Architects
Helena is an architect and the director of sustainability at Overland Partners. She leads the daylighting design efforts on many of Overland’s projects and uses parametric design and simulation tools to optimize daylight performance.

Betsy del Monte, FAIA

Cameron MacAllister Group
Formerly a principal and director of sustainability for The Beck Group, an integrated architecture, construction, and development firm, she has 30 years of experience in high-performance architecture and environmental responsive design.
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Gunnar Hubbard, FAIA

Principal/Sustainability Practice Leader, Thornton Tomasetti
As a principal and Thornton Tomasetti’s Sustainability practice leader, Gunnar oversees green building experts in the New York City, London, San Francisco and Portland, Maine, offices and collaborates with the firm’s six other practices and all offices.
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Stephen Endy, AIA

Architect/Sustainability Specialist, Mahlum
Stephen is a Project Architect and passionate leader of sustainability at Mahlum, a firm that believes community empowerment will be the game-changing force that leads to sustainable, transformational ways to make a world where healthy human and environmental systems thrive.  With... Read More →
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Anne Hicks Harney

President and Founder, Long Green Specs
Anne is the president and founder of Long Green and has been a practicing Architect and Spec Writer for over 30 years. She provides a solid technical foundation to high end design, emphasizing both performance and sustainability, while being at the vanguard of material selection... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Quinault Room (5th floor)