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Friday, May 3 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Public Policy + Implementation

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Sculpting public policy to benefit Living Building Challenge projects can be a daunting task if one is not well informed about the process or aware of local politics and opportunities. Join us and learn what it takes to navigate and implement public policy via interactive learning and listen to success stories from around the country.

A team of individuals armed with the right knowledge and network can not only envision but also execute a plan to create public policy encouraging Full Living Certification in their respective regions.

This session will help attendees understand the importance of a team approach to policy, who should be on the team, and what and when steps need to be taken to ensure success. To make sure the session covers most scenarios, multiple government officials from around the country will discuss the process via a panel - King County, Washington; Cincinnati, Ohio; Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah; and Santa Monica, California. Each government official will not only discuss how and why their jurisdiction chose to walk down the policy path, but they will share their respective struggles and pitfalls.

The session format allows for visual, audio and tactile learners to engage in the conversation while learning more about how policy can benefit their efforts to promote equitable and just ILFI principles.

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

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Miranda Redinger

Senior Planner, City of Shoreline
Miranda grew up in the mountains of Virginia and attended the University of Virginia's School of Architecture under Dean William McDonough, who inspired her with "waste-equals-food" and "cradle-to-cradle" sustainable design principles. She joined the City of Shoreline in 2007 and... Read More →
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Amber Richane

Architecture Services, City of Santa Monica
Environmental stewardship is central to Amber’s life, from the solar powered electric car she drives to her ongoing conservation projects at her home and children’s schools, she strives to eliminate waste and carbon in all that she does. This passion for protecting our Earth drives... Read More →
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Kevin Emerson

Energy Efficiency Program Director, Utah Clean Energy
Kevin is the lead for energy efficiency programs and policy activities for Utah Clean Energy. Recently, he served as a consultant to Salt Lake City on its Project Skyline initiative, and co-chaired the Building Efficiency Committee for the State of Utah's Energy Efficiency and Conservation... Read More →
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Celia Ingrid Peterson

Environmental Sustainability Project Manager, Park City Municipal
Celia works at Park City Municipal on the Sustainability team, working to achieve North America's most ambitious climate goals for a city: to be net-zero carbon and running on 100% renewable electricity by 2022 for municipal operations, and by 2032 for the whole community. Prior to... Read More →
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Patti Southard

Program Manager, King County Green Tools
Patti Southard is the program manager for Green Tools green building program in King County Washington. At King County Southard runs the Sustainable Cities Program which focuses on coordinating all of King County's cities on built environment and climate related policies. In addition... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Clallum Room #701