Eco-Remodeling Session 7: Tight Envelopes
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Join us for Session 7 of the 2011-2012 Portland - Western Columbia Chapter Educational Series
Eco-Remodeling: Tight Envelopes
Find out about the latest green building trends & trade secrets
For home designers, general contractors, specialty trades & vendors
$5 Guild Member, $10 Non-Member
* Includes Pizza & Refreshments *
SESSION 7: TIGHT ENVELOPES
* 6:00-6:30pm NWEBG & Passive House Phorum Social
* 6:30-7:25pm Sam Hagerman and Skylar Swinford, Hammer & Hand
* 7:30-8:30pm Marshall Runkel, Green Home by EcoTech
Sam Hagerman, co-founder and owner of Hammer & Hand, has nearly 30 years of experience working as a carpenter, builder, and business owner. Hailing from a family of Montana ranchers, contractors and public servants, Sam learned carpentry at a young age. He moved to Oregon in 1984 to attend Reed College, and made the transition from carpenter to business owner in 1995 when he founded Hammer & Hand, the residential contracting firm that emphasizes sustainability in the built and work environments.
Sam and his company hold the full complement of sustainable building affiliations and certifications and have built homes using a wide range of techniques, including rammed earth, straw bale, stucco, SIPS, cedar chip and clay slip, ICFs, and advanced framing. He is also an active leader in policy and code issues at the local, state and national levels. He currently serves as the President of Passive House Alliance US and has been active in Passive House Northwest’s efforts to get the Passive House standard recognized by the Oregon Reach Code. Among several ongoing Passive House projects, Sam is building the Karuna House, a home designed to meet Passive House, Minergie-Eco/P, LEED Platinum, and net-zero standards.
Marshall Runkel is a partner at the Portland-based environmental services company, GreenHome by EcoTech. EcoTech was founded a decade ago. It decommissions underground storage tanks and does radon detection and remediation work. Marshall joined the company in 2008 to open its GreenHome line of energy efficiency services.
Marshall worked with other Home Performance with Energy Star companies to found the Home Performance Contractors Guild of Oregon. The Guild helped shape the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology Act of 2009 which provided a legislative framework for the Clean Energy Works Oregon. Before joining EcoTech, Marshall worked in variety of public policy roles for nonprofits and local governments.
Next in the series:
SESSION 8: * Natural Building * May 2012, Location TBD
When & Where
NWEBG - Western Columbia Chapter
About the Guild
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is an alliance of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners, and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest.
A vital organization, our mission is to provide leadership in education to transform the built environment and build a sustainable society. We work to:
- Build local living economies
- Safeguard the ecological diversity of our bioregion
- Champion human health and community
Mitigating Climate Change is the central challenge of our time. Throughout its educational activities and partnerships, the Guild will promote buildings that dramatically reduce carbon emissions.