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9:00am – Single Family Electrification Retrofits

The benefits of electrifying your home are numerous: improved health from reducing air pollution inside your home, increased comfort from using heat pump heating and cooling, and lowering your impact on climate and the environment by reducing emissions. The process of electrifying your home can start with a deep retrofit including insulation and energy efficiency…

9:00am – Strategic Energy Planning for Resilience

The focus of this session is on best practices for developing a strategic energy plan that is centered on equitable outcomes, while promoting community energy resilience. Learn more about recent tribal energy resilience, microgrid, and strategic planning projects, while gaining technical resources for implementing in your community. Navigate existing frameworks, technologies, grant funding resources, and…

10:30am – Interrupting the Wood Waste Stream, for Good

Significant amounts of usable wood are going to landfills and being burned in our region. (300,000 tons of clean wood go to waste in King County, alone, each year.) Additionally, there is inconsistent availability of reclaimed and sustainably-harvested (FSC) wood for the construction industry to incorporate into buildings. Meanwhile, due to climate change, lumber prices…

10:30am – A Landscape Befitting a Legacy

When a Bainbridge Island client approached her about working on the home they were building to reflect their lifelong passion for art and environmental sustainability, Hoda Sheikh, founder and owner of Lotus landscapes & Arboriculture, took up the challenge of creating a landscape and outdoor living space that could live up to the legacy. Where…

12:00pm – Transforming the Way We Deliver Hot Water

What if we could cut greenhouse gas emissions, invest in underserved communities, and create thousands of good-paying jobs? Turns out we can by leading water heating into the future. We use a lot of energy on water heating: showers, clothes washers, and dishwashers can account for up to 32% of home energy use. In fact,…

12:00pm – Reaching (for) a New Horizon: A PassiveHouse Story

This is a story about a family’s determination to effect a cleaner future by building a certified passive house – a giant collection of the very big and very small choices that many owners, architects, and builders made this year, this week, today. From the owners’ perspective, the arrival of their daughter brought them greater…

2:00pm – Where’s the Joy in Construction? Got Work To Do!

There is work to do if we want to make this a welcoming, inclusive industry. Let’s talk about it. We will lead a discussion about the joys that we’ve experienced in our work and the obstacles that stand in the way of joy at work, for us. Vulnerability has a place in our work days,…

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