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August 2017

Learn, share, re-energize at "Slam + Summit" event

Northwest Green Building Slam Summit logoEarly bird registration is open for this year's Northwest Green Building Slam + Summit, a program of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild that aims to "drive the green building movement forward."

The two-day event is scheduled for Nov. 3-4 at Kane Hall on the University of Washington Campus.

Friday's program, billed as the Northwest Green Building Slam, features 10 juried projects ranging from residential to multi-family and mixed use developments in the Seattle area. Representatives from each project have 10 minutes to present 10 slides that showcase their innovative, sustainable high-performance green buildings that push the envelope in the built environment.

Day two, on Saturday, is the summit segment, billed as "an opportunity to step outside your daily routine, get inspired by fantastic speakers and connect with sustainable building professionals from the Pacific Northwest and beyond."

Jason McLennan, creator of the Living Building Challenge, is the keynote speaker. He is also the primary author of the WELL Building Standardâ„¢, the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings and communities globally. Additionally, he chairs the International Living Future Institute and is the CEO of McLennan Design, an architecture and planning practice on Bainbridge Island, and an affiliate organization, the Green Warrior Society.

Various registration options are available for members and non-members.

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, founded in 1993, is a community of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners, and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest. It was formed by a small group of professionals who shared a desire to network, learn and exchange ideas related to their areas of expertise. Since its founding, it has grown to three chapters serving diverse bioregions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.