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July 2019

Sustainability thought-leaders will keynote 2019 Built Green Conference

July 8, 2019

Built Green ConferenceA planetary futurist and two architects known for their expertise in passive, sustainable, zero energy, and carbon neutral building are keynoters for the 2019 Built Green Conference.

This year's annual gathering of the "brightest and best in green building" is scheduled for September 12 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Organizers say attendees will receive "valuable, cutting-edge information on green building and sustainability through an array of immersive topics related to green building."

Alex Steffen, an award-winning writer, speaker, and foresight consultant, will share his vision for the future of green cities. The prolific writer who has been described as a leading voice on sustainability, has been a featured speaker at the United Nations, YIMBYtown, and at TED talks. From 2003-2010 he edited two best-selling books while running a pioneering sustainability and social innovation project for Worldchanging, an organization that " aims to show ways in which seemingly unconnected resources link together to form a toolkit for changing the world."

Also featured are Julie Willem and Sebastian Moreno-Vacca of A2M Architecture, a firm that champions quality contemporary architecture with high environmental value. A2M is known for its expertise in passive, sustainable, zero energy, and carbon neutral building. The pair, who are co-founders of the "be.passive" magazine, will discuss their concept of "permacity," which applies the notion of permaculture to the design of cities.

Registration for the full-day conference may be made online. The event fee includes the keynote addresses, three breakout sessions, lunch, awards ceremony, and a "buzzy reception primed for networking."