Metropolis Perspective: Sustainability event

We’re excited to be a panelist at this year’s Metropolis Perspective: Sustainability symposium at the Seattle Public Library on Friday, September 13th.

This free, all-day event will focus on the single greatest challenge facing architects, designers, urban planners, developers, contractors, and manufacturers—reducing the environmental impact of the building industry, which accounts for more than 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

Let’s parse out what’s pertinent and actionable in sustainable architecture and design, and find out how we can make a positive impact on the environment. Hear from WT’s Director of Sustainability, Myer Harrell, and others at this special event. Registration is free, but space is limited. RSVP today!

The event is AIA, IDCEC, and LFA CEU accredited.

Panel One, 10:00am: MATERIAL STRATEGIES: What are the new building blocks of sustainability?

● Scott Crawford, Principal, LMN Architects
● Margaret Montgomery, Global Sustainable Practice Leader, NBBJ
● Kate Simonen, Associate Professor, University of Washington

Panel Two, 1:00pm: CARBON GOALS: How can we get to carbon neutral architecture and design?

● Myer Harrell, Director of Sustainability, Weber Thompson
● Sean Cryan, Associate Principal, Mithun
● Stacy Smedley, Director of Sustainability, Skanska

Panel Three, 3:45pm : GOING POSITIVE: How can we help nature recover?

● Chris Hellstern, Living Building Challenge Service Director, Miller Hull
● Brian Runberg, Principal/Owner, Runberg Architecture
● Chris Davis, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate and Energy Affairs in the Governor’s Office, State of Washington

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