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Getting to Zero: Financing & Regulations for Net Zero

The last session of a four-part comprehensive educational series, Getting to Zero: Financing & Regulations for Net Zero delves into the next target of the 2030 Challenge—70% reduction—and beyond. Participants will explore both the technical skills and cross-disciplinary approaches essential for the planning, design, regulations and financing, and operations of net zero energy buildings.

Session 4 will explore the value of high-efficiency buildings, the role of the lenders and appraisers in net zero buildings, and the dependability of the return on energy efficiency and renewable energy investments. This session will also include the financing and regulation changes needed in ACE industries, including cost-effectiveness, new construction vs. upgrade of existing building stock, profitability for developers and affordability for institutions, carbon taxes, and incentives versus codes.

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Note: Registration for Getting to Zero Season 2 is for the complete 4-Date Series 
Registration Close Date: Monday, September 28, 2015


  • Be able to understand the role and relationships between developers, lenders, appraisers and other key stakeholders needed to make net zero building possible.
  • Be able to define carbon taxes and understand how they fit into the larger picture of creating net zero buildings.
  • Be able to discuss current energy codes and incentive models used for net zero building, and to compare their benefits to making net zero possible.
  • Be able to define the “zero-carbon-ready” construction standard and discuss implication on communities.


Friday, December 4, 2015 8:00AM – 12:30PM
Lunch 12:30PM – 2:00PM

The full program schedule is available for download.
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In celebration of this series and to keep the conversation on net zero going, join us for a special lunch immediately following the December 4 program. Lunch will be held in the Cascade Room in Haggett Hall and is open to all attendees of Getting to Zero Season 2.


  1. Preparing for Net Zero on Friday, October 2, 2015 8:00AM – 12:30PM
  2. Design for Net Zero on Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00AM – 12:30PM
  3. Operations for Net Zero on Friday, November 13, 2015 8:00AM – 12:30PM
  4. Financing & Regulations for Net Zero on Friday, December 4, 2015 8:00AM – 12:30PM


$395 AIA Members, CRGBC & Government Employees
$235 AIA Associates
$795 Non-Members
$155 Students

Pricing includes 16 CEHs/HSWs, light breakfast, beverages for all sessions, and a reserved place at an exclusive networking lunch after Session 4 on December 4, 2015.

Series Speakers

Brad Liljequist | Duane Jonlin | Mark Frankel | Michael Hatten | Duncan Griffin | Jeff Sloan | Justin Stenkamp | Karina Hershberg | Marc Brune | Michael Hatten | Tom Marseille | Members from the Stone34 project team | Christie Baumel | Jeff Sloan | Matthew Combe | Guy Dauncey | Christopher Meek | Heather Burpee | Chris Angus | Anthony Amendola | Dan Clarkson | Phoebe Warren | Julia Raish | Stacy Smedley | Brett Phillips | Michael Hedrick

Session 4 Speakers

Duane Jonlin, Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor with the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development
Chris Angus, Director of Preconstruction Services at Sellen Construction
Dan Clarkson | Director at the Energy Efficiency Finance Corporation
Anthony Amendola | President of Amendola Enterprises LLC
Phoebe Warren | Energy Engineer Supervisor at Seattle City Light
Julia Raish, Manager at Paladino and Company

Getting to Zero: Financing & Regulations for Net Zero Speaker bios are available for download on the Attendees Resources Page. All speakers are subject to change.


Special thanks to the sponsors of Getting to Zero Season 2:

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Berger Partnership | Cochran Inc. | dark|light design | GLY Construction | Hultz Bhu | IMAGINiT Technologies | Interface Engineering | LPD Engineering | MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions | Malsam Tsang Engineering | Quantum Consulting Engineers | Travis Fitzmaurice & Associates | Walters & Wolf


Andrew Lee, LEED AP BD+C
David Mead, Building Performance Specialist, Associate | PAE Engineers
Duane Jonlin AIA, Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor | City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development
Duncan Griffin AIA, LEED AP Principal | NBBJ
Michael Fiegenschuh AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate | Mithun
Stephanie Pitts, Marketing Communications Manager | McKinstry

Program Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Interim Program Manager Katie Kemezis

Registration and Credit Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Membership Manager May Ruiz.

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Managing Director Kimber Leblicq.


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December 4, 2015
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Price
$155 - $795
Class Credit


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


University of Washington Cascade Room in Haggett Hall
4000 15th AVE NE
Seattle, 98105 United States
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