Each year, the Built Green Conference beckons the brightest and best in green building from across the Northwest and Mighty Energy Solutions is honored to sponsor this great event once again. Attendees receive valuable, cutting-edge information on green building and sustainability through an array of immersive topics. From building science to policy, from post-occupancy research to discussions on equity, affordability, and community issues and more, the full-day conference offers education and insight for all. We look forward to seeing you there!

September 13, 2018 | 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Register Here

Lynwood Convention Center | 3711 196th Street S.W. Lynnwood, WA 98036

We’re Especially Looking Forward to these Sessions:

portrait of Vien Truong

9:00 AM – Keynote from Vien Truong – This year’s keynote speaker is Vien Truong, one of the country’s foremost policy experts and strategists on building an equitable green economy. She serves as CEO of the Dream Corps, and leads Green For All, a national initiative that puts communities of color at the forefront of the climate movement and equality at the center of environmental solutions.

Vien has developed numerous energy, environmental, transportation, and economic policies and programs at the state, federal and local levels. She has advised on billions of dollars in public investments for energy and community development programs – including helping to create the biggest fund in history for low income communities.

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Development and Displacement: A Discussion on Equitable Social Impacts

Not only does displacement have negative environmental impacts as it contributes to sprawl, but it has major social ramifications as well. People who were previously rooted in their community are having to leave and this separation is painful and unhealthy both for individuals and communities. At the same time, as a region with a rapidly growing population, we must accommodate more people in urban areas. How do we develop while minimizing displacement? This discussion will grapple with this complex question, as panelists talk about creative ideas to maximize both social and environmental good through affordable housing, robust communities, and innovative policy.

panelists for conference session

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Mayor’s Forum on Green Building

We often hear about Seattle policy, but some smaller cities in our region have taken large steps to support green building too. Did you know that Kirkland was a leader in expediting permits for green building? Or that all development in the Issaquah Highlands had to be certified to green building standards? Or that Arlington allows more height for green or affordable buildings in its downtown?

The mayors from these three cities will share information about the green building successes that have been achieved in their cities and what visions they have for the future. Come learn what these cities have planned for green development and how you can contribute to their progress.