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Thursday, May 2 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Scaling Paris Solutions at Catalyst: The World’s Largest Zero Energy Building + Combustion Free District Energy

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Zero energy is entering its next phase of scale and sophistication. New, powerful partners are coming together to provide Paris Solutions leadership at a scale previously not seen, providing substantial financial, institutional and knowledge resources to champion a fossil fuel free future. Combustion-free district energy systems offer the opportunity to use different heat pumps types and thermal sharing to deliver Paris target consistent energy at maximum efficiency (surpassing individual buildings) and cost-effectiveness. Maximizing the grid benefit of zero energy buildings to match real-time energy use and grid demand with generation and energy return to grid reduces the grid’s fossil fuel load. The scale of the buildings themselves is moving from the low four and five figure square feet into six figures, including multiple tenants and uses. Catalyst brings all these elements together, representing a substantial step forward in the history of zero energy.

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

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Ash Awad

Chief Market Officer, McKinstry
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Ash is responsible for McKinstry’s market development strategy and provides leadership for the sales and business development efforts of all lines of business. His extensive knowledge in the industry includes systems engineering, evaluation... Read More →
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Craig Curtis

President, Katerra Architecture
Craig was a partner with The Miller Hull Partnership for 30 years before joining the Katerra team. Craig’s projects at Miller Hull included the Bullitt Center, the world’s first commercial office building to meet the stringent requirements of the Living Building Challenge, and... Read More →
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Michael Frank

Vice President of Engineering, McKinstry
Michael oversees all McKinstry engineering teams. He is passionate about designing for performance and is proud to work with and manage a team of amazing engineers who are also active participants in the communities in which they live and work. Over the course of his career, he’s... Read More →
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Latisha Hill

Senior Vice President, Avista
Latisha is senior vice president at Avista Development where she works to build economic vibrancy in communities. She also served on the Washington State Transportation Commission. Latisha is on the boards of Empire Health Foundation, Washington State University at Spokane, Visit... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Room: Elwha A