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Getting to Zero: Session 2

Part two of a four-part series, Getting to Zero’s Session 2: “Integrated Design and Process For Net Zero Energy Buildings” covers the design processes and systems necessary for net zero energy building design.

Following sessions in this series will delve into construction and project hand-off; and ownership and long-term operations. All sessions will explore the cross-cutting themes of identifying and overcoming barriers to change, and are intended to provide continued technical “how to” content, as well as to address new content related to marketing, financing, developing, and operating net zero energy buildings. Each session will use a combination of lectures and case-study exploration, and will conclude with takeaways, tools, and resources pertaining to each session focus.


  • Define key design processes, renewable energy systems, and energy performance modeling for integrated design in net zero energy buildings. Design for current codes for building envelopes in the Pacific Northwest and examine their impact on the AEC industry and working with clients.
  • Participate in essential A/C/E processes, including budgeting, assessing technical and business realities, forecasting, and using common design strategies to help cue occupant behavior.
  • Understand how design comes together in low-energy buildings (including the heat systems, lighting, and plumbing) and identify tenant engagement strategies
  • Identify lessons learned from a net zero energy project case study that used an integrated design approach.

Getting to Zero is a four-part series. Registration is for the complete series. Classes are not sold individually. 

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  1. Market Realities & The Value Proposition on Friday, November 7, 2014
  2. Integrated Design and Process on Friday, December 5, 2014
  3. Building and Operating on Friday, January 9, 2015
  4. Long-Term Operations on Friday, February 6, 2015


Moderator Michael Hatten, PE, Principal, SOLARC
Justin Stenkamp, PE, LEED AP, Project Manager, PAE Consulting Engineers
Margaret Sprug, AIA, Principal, The Miller Hull Partnership
Jim Hanford, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, The Miller Hull Partnership
Greg Belding, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Rice Fergus Miller Architecture and Planning

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Joel Loveland // Mark Frankel // Molly McCabe // Ray Johnston // Mike Hatten // Justin Stenkamp // Casey Schuchart // Chris Faul // Angela Faul // Chris Meek // Tom Marseille // Ray Johnston // Jack Avery // Pat Brunner // Judith Heerwagen // Rob Harmon // Amanda Sturgeon // Greg Belding // Jim Hanford // Justin Stenkamp // Margaret Sprug


This series was made possible thanks to an AIA National Innovation Grant. Special thanks to our 2014-2015 Getting to Zero Sponsors, and the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment for contributing space for this event.

Program Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Program Manager AV Goodsell.

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


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December 5, 2014
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Price
Series Price
Class Credit
4 CEHs / 4 HSWs


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Seattle City Hall – Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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