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NWW: Sustainable Connections Green Building Slam

The Green Building Slam, our most fun, fast-paced and inspirational green building event of the year is back! Learn about 8 innovative, sustainable, green buildings, ideas or advances that push the envelope in our built environment from the Pacific Northwest’s green building experts. Join us and rub elbows with the leaders that are transforming the way we design and build to create a resilient future.

Our audience attracts architects, builders, homeowners, energy efficiency experts, real estate professionals, interior designers and fabulous people like you.


  • Describe innovative building systems for net zero energy construction that will result in better performance, comfort and health.
  • Discuss strategies for meeting Zero Energy policy goals in the built environment and how to accomplish it affordably.
  • Illustrate elements of good infill design elements to foster healthy social interactions, maintain historic character and meet energy efficiency goals.
  • Identify strategies to design and build with sustainability and equity in mind to create inclusive communities


5:30 pm – 6:15 pm // Registration, Drinks & Appetizers, Networking
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm // SLAM Presentations
7:15 pm – 7:30 pm // Intermission
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm // SLAM Presentations


Ric Cochrane, McKinstry – Buildings as Tools for Human Connection
Katy Ricchiuto, Ecodistricts – Framework for Equity in the Built Environment
Miranda Redinger, Sound Transit – Transit Oriented Development
Garry Gilliam, The Bridge (former Seahawk) – Ecovillage for Upward Mobility
Micah Lang, City of Vancouver – Advancing Zero Energy Goals
Jon Heller, Ecotope – Affordable Living Buildings
Erin McDade, Architecture 2030 – 100% Climate Action
Christine Grant, Institute for Energy Studies – 100% Climate Action

*Registration hosted by Sustainable Connections, a programming partner in Bellingham.

Click here to register

This program takes place in an accessible location, with zero-step entry and an accessible restroom.

This program is presented by Sustainable Connections in association with AIA Northwest Washington. Contact Section Coordinator, Karen Bacon, with questions or concerns, or to discuss additional accommodations to participate in the program.


December 6, 2019
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Price
Class Credit
2.5 LU, HSW


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


The Underground Night Club
211 East Chestnut St
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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