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Getting to Zero: Operations for Net Zero

The third session of a four-part comprehensive educational series, Getting to Zero: Operations for Net Zero delves into the next target of the 2030 Challenge—70% reduction—and beyond. Participants will explore both the technical skills and cross-disciplinary approaches essential for the planning, design, regulations, financing, and operations of net zero energy buildings.

Session 3 will explore the hand-off from the design/construction team to the owner/operator team and how the effective net zero building operates in reality. The session focus will on user awareness and performance of existing buildings, as well as  the “split incentive” for owners versus builders and explore what incentives are for users of net zero building. Further exploration will include current building controls and commissions that effect operations and lessons learned from major local owner/operators.

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Note: Registration for Getting to Zero Season 2 is for the complete 4-Date Series 
Registration Close Date: Monday, September 28, 2015


  • Be able to discuss the performance of the Bullitt Center (and other case studies) and its efficacy at net zero performance as the building ages.
  • Be able to identify major challenges for owners, operators and occupants in net zero buildings, including required education and training.
  • Be able to understand controls and mandatory building tune-ups and recommissioning.
  • Be able to discuss the implications of operating a net zero building.


Friday, November 13, 2015 8:00AM – 12:30PM
The full program schedule is available for download.
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Download Parking and Transportation Information for getting to and from Haggett Hall at the University of Washington.


  1. Preparing for Net Zero on Friday, October 2, 2015 8:00AM – 12:30PM
  2. Design for Net Zero on Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00AM – 12:30PM
  3. Operations for Net Zero on Friday, November 13, 2015 8:00AM – 12:30PM
  4. Financing & Regulations for Net Zero on Friday, December 4, 2015 8:00AM – 12:30PM


$395 AIA Members, CRGBC & Government Employees
$235 AIA Associates
$795 Non-Members
$155 Students

Pricing includes 16 CEHs/HSWs, light breakfast, beverages for all sessions, and a reserved place at an exclusive networking lunch after Session 4 on December 4, 2015.


Brad Liljequist | Duane Jonlin | Mark Frankel | Michael Hatten | Duncan Griffin | Jeff Sloan | Justin Stenkamp | Karina Hershberg | Marc Brune | Michael Hatten | Tom Marseille | Members from the Stone34 project team | Christie Baumel | Jeff Sloan | Matthew Combe | Guy Dauncey | Christopher Meek | Heather Burpee | Chris Angus | Perry England | Dan Clarkson | Phoebe Warren | Julia Raish | Stacy Smedley | Brett Phillips | Michael Hedrick


Tom Marseille, Hon AIA, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Vice President at WSP
Members from the Stone34 project team:
Stacy Smedley, Director of Sustainability at Skanska
Michael Hedrick, Project Engineer at McKinstry
Brett Phillips
, Director of Sustainability at Unico

Matthew Combe, Program and Operations Director at Seattle 2030 District

Justin Stenkamp, PE, LEED AP, Associate – Mechanical Engineer at PAE Consulting Engineers
Christopher Meek, AIA, Director at University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab at the Bullitt Center
Heather Burpee, Research Assistant Director and Health Design Specialist at University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab at the Bullitt Center

Guy Dauncey, Founder and Communications Director of the BC Sustainable Energy Association

Getting to Zero: Operations for Net Zero Speaker bios are available for download on the Attendee Resources page. All speakers are subject to change.


Special thanks to the sponsors of Getting to Zero Season 2:

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Berger Partnership | Cochran Inc. | dark|light design | GLY Construction | Hultz Bhu | IMAGINiT Technologies | Interface Engineering | LPD Engineering | MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions | Malsam Tsang Engineering | Quantum Consulting Engineers | Travis Fitzmaurice & Associates | Walters & Wolf


Andrew Lee, LEED AP BD+C
David Mead, Building Performance Specialist, Associate | PAE Engineers
Duane Jonlin AIA, Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor | City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development
Duncan Griffin AIA, LEED AP Principal | NBBJ
Michael Fiegenschuh AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate | Mithun
Stephanie Pitts, Marketing Communications Manager | McKinstry

Program Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Interim Program Manager Katie Kemezis

Registration and Credit Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Membership Manager May Ruiz.

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Managing Director Kimber Leblicq.


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November 13, 2015
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Price
$155 - $795
Class Credit


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


University of Washington Cascade Room in Haggett Hall
4000 15th AVE NE
Seattle, 98105 United States
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