There are many paths, certifications and techniques to building Net-Zero buildings. The Passive House design helps achieve great efficiencies in their buildings, reducing long-term costs and stacking functions in the living area, but is it the best? The Northwest is rich with styles, knowledge and experts, creating buildings that produce energy to power themselves and beyond. Presenters will share their experiences developing Passive House and other Net-Zero designs, highlighting the ups and downs of each model in the Northwest environment. Join us as our panel of experts discuss what has helped their buildings achieve this sustainability goal.
Dan Whitmore - Indicator
After wearing many different hats during a 30-year career in construction, Dan really likes the fit and feel of one particular style: the "thinking cap." Our goals can and should be far reaching when we approach our buildings with due respect for style, craft and place, while at the same time respecting the world in which they are built, from which they are constructed, and which they will occupy for generations.
Ted Clifton, Jr. - TC Legend Homes
With a focus on building with Structurally Insulated Panels, Ted builds Net Positive energy homes, capable of powering themselves and an electric car, for about $200/sqft.
Joe Giampietro - Nicholson Kovalchick Architects
Joe has been designing, building and developing multi-family housing for over 25 years, actively pursuing ways to bring high-performance, low-energy building to the real estate industry. With professional registrations both in architecture and in landscape architecture, Joe is committed to LEAN construction initiatives to consistently improve the quality of our built environment. He designed, built and financed one of the first Passive Houses in the northwest that is now serving as a guest house for Clearwater Commons in Bothell, Washington, the Mini-B Passive House “backyard cottage.” Joe is currently a Principal at NK Architects responsible for advising staff architects, builders and clients about better building practices.
Doors open for networking at 6:30, the discussion begins at 7 p.m.