Actions and Detail Panel
How Green Building Can Support Sustainable Forestry
Wed, April 26, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
The Pacific Northwest has long been a leader in the green building movement and is home to the most productive forest ecosystem in the world. In spite of a strong forest ethic in the region and a desire to lead by example, we have struggled to incorporate the products of sustainable forestry into our built environment.
This panel brings together highly respected leaders from the disciplines of forest management, design, and construction. We will take a hard, introspective look at why we fall short of our goals and what we can collectively do moving forward to ensure that our built environment does all it can to conserve, enhance, and protect our natural environment.
Panel discussion from 4:00 to 5:15 pm, followed by a reception. Registration is required as seating is limited.
Panel discussion featuring:
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada. He is a much-sought-after presenter and consultant on a wide variety of green building and sustainability topics around the world.
Hilary Franz was elected Washington’s 14th Commissioner of Public Lands in November 2016. A third generation farmer and small forest landowner, she is committed to protecting the 5.6 million acres of state-owned forests, tidelands and farmlands so they can provide economic opportunity to surrounding communities.
Casey Schuchart is the Vice President of Strategy for Schuchart. Schuchart is a full-service general contractor with nearly 30 years of experience serving commercial clients in the Puget Sound area. Casey is best known for his leadership on award-winning projects like Bullitt Center, the first office building to achieve Living Building certification, and for developing relationships with Schuchart’s longest-standing clients: Microsoft and Boeing.