Observe first hand how a jury of green-building thought leaders deliberates on the Pacific Northwest’s greenest projects. Three hours of live interviews with 2012 What Makes It GREEN? short-listed project teams offer a rare opportunity to see projects that are pushing the sustainability design envelope and hear where some of our national industry leaders think we are and should be going next.
The 2012 Jury includes:
Ash Awad P.E., Vice President, Energy and Facility Services for McKinstry, holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and has 20 years of industry experience. His extensive knowledge includes systems engineering, sustainable evaluations, financing solutions, and securing incentives/grants.At McKinstry Ash fosters resource efficiency, energy generation, and facility services and provides innovative vision and leadership. Ash has helped McKinstry grow into a nationally recognized design, build, operate, and maintain enterprise whose footprint continues to grow across the western U.S. Ash serves as President of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council and sits on the Washington Clean Energy Leadership Council, Pacific Science Center, and Climate Solutions Boards.
Amanda Sturgeon AIA, Certification Director, Living Building Challenge
Amanda Sturgeon, AIA is an award-winning architect and has been recognized as a pioneering leader in the green building movement in the northwest region. Amanda was a founding board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council, has served on the board of AIA Seattle and has been a visiting Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington. Amanda won the Betterbricks Architect award in 2008, and was the 2011 AIA/NAIUSI Fellow through which she spent a month in Italy studying Biophilia and Beauty as a pathway to a restorative future.
Jason S. Twill, Senior Project Manager, Sustainability, Vulcan Inc.
Currently managing sustainability initiatives at Vulcan Inc., Jason has over a decade of experience in the areas of construction management, architecture, urban planning and real estate development. His work includes research and implementation of portfolio-wide resource conservation measures, creating investment strategies for alternative energy and water systems, and advocacy work for policies that support environmentally conscious design. Jason earned a masters degree in real estate finance and development from New York University and is a trained climate change communicator for both the city of Seattle and The Climate Project. Jason also currently serves on the boards of the International Living Future Institute and the Green Sports Alliance as well as the steering committee for the Climate, Buildings & Behavior Project at the Garrison Institute. Jason is the father of two boys and spends his spare time wandering the Cascade Mountains with his family.
Daniel Williams FAIA, Founder, DWA Design
Daniel E. Williams FAIA, is a practicing architect and planner in Seattle and is an internationally recognized expert in sustainable design. Mr. Williams is a member of the experts team for the Clinton Climate + Initiative, advising on projects in Toronto and London. He served as 2006 chair of the AIA’s Sustainability Task Group and sat on the national advisory council for United States Environmental Protection Agency - NACEPT. In 2011 he was honored to act as jury chair for the AIA/URP national awards. Dan participated in the development the 2010 Council of Mayor’s resolution that will reduce carbon emissions by 50%; presented Watershed Planning Initiatives at the Center for Neighborhood Technologies in Chicago; wrote and chaired the AIA/EPA grant Water + Design; co-wrote the Barcelona Declaration on Sustainability; and has worked with dozens of communities around the country, creating master plans with the residents – specifically to assist in the rebuilding of towns and cities after natural disasters and the associated impacts from climate change.
Brian Geller, Founder & Executive Director, Seattle 2030 District
Brian is the Founder and Executive Director of the Seattle 2030 District, a public-private partnership of property owners, managers, design professionals, King County and The City of Seattle to create America's first High-Performance Building District. Brian previously worked for ZGF architects as a sustainability specialist, overseeing sustainable design of major projects at the Seattle office, including Seattle's King Street Station and Nintendo of America's new corporate headquarters in Redmond, WA. In 2008, Brian won the national Natural Talent Design Competition hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council. Brian has a Masters Degree in Architecture from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Skidmore College.
Eric Anderson AIA, CDI Engineers
Christopher Meek AIA, Integrated Design Lab, UW
Carl Dominguez AIA ● Wes Hoffman ● Cheryl Jacobs AIA ● Leslie Jonsson ● Kerry Mason Assoc. AIA ● Margaret Montgomery AIA ● Jared Silliker ● Jesse Walton AIA ● Phoebe Warren ● Mike Weller ● Max Wilson ● David Winans AIA
This program is presented in partnership with
AHBL ● Daniels Real Estate ● GCH Planning & Landscape Architecture ● GeoEngineers ● GGLO ● Hargis Engineers ● Hoffman Construction Company ● LPD Engineering ● Nucor Steel ● P&M ● PAE Consulting Engineers ● Quantum Consulting Engineers ● Sellen Construction/Sellen Sustainability ● SvR Design Company ● WSP Flack + Kurtz ● Walters & Wolf ● Warmboard ●Williams Kastner ●WoodWorks
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