Seattle Lunch Workshop- Bullitt Center: Realizing Net Zero Energy
Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM (CDT)
A Case Study on the Bullitt Center: Realizing Net Zero Energy
The Cascadia Green Building Council would like to invite you to our September signal issues panel workshop discussing “Net Zero Energy” co-hosted by the Workshops and Emerging Professionals Committees. We have invited an expert panel that took part in the responsibility for making this project a reality and most importantly the expertise to ensure that it works. This is an awakening topic to both seasoned pros and those newer to the field who are interested in what's possible in realizing energy independence. We're excited at the prospect of generating some lively and powerful dialogue, a great networking opportunity, and a bit of fun too! We'd love to have you join us and share your perspective!
"The Bullitt Center, the Greenest Commercial Building in the World"
Anyone asked to describe the Bullitt Center is likely to begin with its large, visually arresting roof. To capture enough solar energy to power a six-story building in cloudy Seattle, an expansive roof is essential. Please join us for a discussion on the design approaches taken and lessons learned from the process. Remember, the workshop series is about conversation, more of a discussion "salon" so come ready to listen, learn and share ideas with industry experts, friends, and colleagues. Please join us!
Moderator: To Be Announced
Christian Larocco | LEED GA | Project Manager | Journeyman Carpenter | Schuchart Corporation
Christian LaRocco joined Schuchart Corporation in January of 2005. His eighteen years of experience in the industry includes working as a Journeyman Carpenter, Project Engineer and most currently, Project Manager. He is a union certified journeyman carpenter and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington. Christian’s energy and passion for construction is evident to all those who work with him. He is a strong leader and mentor. Christian thrives on the day-to-day challenges of a project. He also finds time to guest lecture and grade Capstone projects at the University of Washington Construction Management Department. He is currently working on the Bullitt Center project, striving to be the nation’s first mid-rise commercial building to achieve “living building” status. The Bullitt Center will be the tallest heavy timber commercial office building built since the early 20th century.
Justin Stenkamp, PE | Mechanical LEED AP BD+C | PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Justin has over 5 years of experience designing and operating mechanical systems. He served in the U.S. Navy for years, where he operated submarine nuclear power plants. Currently a professional mechanical engineer with PAE Consulting Engineers, Justin designs building mechanical systems with a focus on sustainable design. He has provided expertise for multiple LEED rated or registered buildings and was a mechanical engineer for The Bullitt Center, a six story building anticipated to be the largest commercial Living Building in the nation. Justin’s current interests include applying permaculture design principles and ethics to design for the built environment.