Green Inspector Training
High performance buildings integrate and optimize all major building attributes, including energy and water efficiency, durability, life-cycle performance, resilience, and occupant safety and productivity. High performance standards including LEED, Built Green, Passive House, and the Living Building Challenge have gained popularity and prominence in the past few years, but as green building pushes the envelope, existing codes and inspection guidelines are struggling to keep up with innovations and emerging technologies.
Join King County GreenTools, the Master Builders Association, and community partners for a training specifically for inspectors to learn about the latest trends in high performance building, as well as code barriers and solutions for inspecting and permitting these structures. As green building grows, inspectors will need the practical knowledge and familiarity with these features to ensure building safety, resilience, and performance. Speakers include building science experts, local building inspectors, green building program representatives, and developers using these certification systems in their projects.
Peter Yost’s keynote speech will feature methods for keeping buildings airtight over time, including results from his field testing of liquid sealants and pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes. Peter will also spend time between sessions working through “building science puzzles” in which attendees will apply building science principles to a series of real world building investigations, using clues provided to identify the problem and possible solutions. Prizes will be awarded, so come ready to problem solve!
Please note that this training is ONLY FOR CURRENT CITY AND COUNTY BUILDING INSPECTORS and not open to the public.
8:30 - 9:00 am – Check in, refreshments
9:00 - 9:30 am – Welcome, introduction to the Regional Code Collaboration and Major Code and Ordinance Updates
9:30 - 10:30 am – Green Building Certifications Overview
10:30 - 10:45 am – Building Science Puzzle
10:45 - 11:00 am – Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm – Commercial Building Panel
12:30 - 1:30 pm – Keynote address with Peter Yost, lunch provided
1:30 - 1:45 pm – Building Science Puzzle
1:45 - 2:00 pm – Break
2:00 - 3:30 pm – Residential Building Panel
3:30 - 3:45 pm – Building Science Puzzle
3:45 – 4:00 pm – Wrap up
Peter Yost, Vice President, Technical Services, BuildingGreen
Patti Southard, GreenTools Program Manager, King County
Leah Missik, Built Green Program Manager, MBAKS
Dan Whitmore, Building Consultant, Hammer & Hand
Dave Cantrell, Chief Plumbing Inspector, Public Health Seattle King County
Shay Weer, Supervising Building Inspector, City of Issaquah
Anthony Maschmedt, Principal, Dwell Development
Holly Gardner, Vice President, The Schuster Group
Chris van Daalen, The Code Innovations Database Principal Investigator, Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
Kinley Deller, GreenTools Program Manager, King County
Martha Rose, Founder, Martha Rose Construction
Allison Capen, Living Building Challenge Technical Director, International Living Future Institute
Please let us know if and how we can help accommodate those needing special assistance.
Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.