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COTE Presents Code Innovation for Living Buildings

Join Committee on the Environment, Cascadia Green Building Council and Northwest EcoBuilding Guild for a collaborative session about code innovations and discuss advocacy priorities for our Puget Sound communities

Across the Cascadia region innovative designs, materials and technology are changing how we think about green building as more project teams strive to achieve Living Building Challenge and other rigorous standards. The City of Seattle has pioneered new regulatory frameworks that may soon be adopted by other jurisdictions, but there’s more work to do to make truly restorative design, construction practices and building products the norm rather than the exception.

About the Presenters

Chris van Daalen is the creator and Principal Investigator of the Code Innovations Database, and Education Coordinator for the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, where he also directs and develops the Vision2Action Symposium Series on sustainability in the built environment.  Chris is a seasoned 25-year veteran of Pacific Northwest environmental and sustainable development issues, always employing a distinctive collaborative approach to pioneer new partnerships and programs with government, educational institutions and industry to build the business case for sustainability, while giving voice to intrinsic values of a healthy natural and built environment.

Andrew Lee is the C0-chair of the Seattle Collaborative, Cascadia Green Building Council.  He is a Seattle-based sustainability advocate with more than 10 years of experience working in the green building industry. Andy’s work focuses on creating partnerships with the most dynamic thinkers who are committed to moving our built environment towards a regenerative system. His background is in the technical and financial assessment of high performance building systems and his passion lies in connecting with people – to help them identify and articulate values related to sustainable development.

About the Co-Host Organizations

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (COTE) Knowledge Community serves AIA Seattle’s Profession vision, focused on information and resource sharing among professionals in the local sustainable design community through monthly presentations, case studies, discussions and tours.

The Cascadia Green Building Council‘s Seattle Collaborative provides a forum for Sustainable Development advocacy in the Central Puget Sound, organizing informative tours to the best examples of green building practice in the region, coordinating an Emerging professionals group and hosting special events.

Paladino and Company was established in 1994, and is a pioneering green building and sustainability consulting firm with offices in Seattle, Austin, New York, and Washington DC.

Bring your own lunch and come early to network! 

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RSVP by Tuesday, November 17, 2015



November 19, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Paladino and Company
1932 1st Ave, #200
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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