Our 2019 Speakers

Forum presenters represent the best of the real-world experiences in zero energy and zero carbon buildings.

Keynote Speakers

Greg Hale

Senior Advisor, Energy Efficiency Markets and Finance | NYSERDA
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Andrew McAllister

Commissioner | California Energy Commission
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Jigar Shah

President and Co-Founder | Generate Capital
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Kat Taylor

Co-Founder and CEO | Beneficial State Bank
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Plenary Speakers

Nancy Ander

Deputy Director | DGS, Office of Sustainability
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Susan Kennedy

Founder, CEO and Director | Advanced Microgrid Solutions
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Anica Landreneau

Director of Sustainable Design | HOK
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Brendan Owens

Senior Vice President | U.S. Green Building Council
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Tom Phoenix

Principal | CPL Architects & Engineers
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Katie Ross

Sustainability Lead | Microsoft
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Bill Sisson

Executive Director, North America | World Business Council for Sustainable Development
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Michelle Thomas

Senior Manager | Southern California Edison
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Jasper van den Munckhof

Director | Energiesprong
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Debbie Weyl

Manager, Building Efficiency | World Resources Institute
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2019 Forum Speakers

Stephen Aiguier

Founder and President | Green Hammer
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Emily Alvarez

Program Manager | Stopwaste
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John Andary

Senior Principal, Mechanical | Integral Group
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Marge Anderson

Executive Vice President | Slipstream
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Marshall Andrews

Project Manager | DPR Construction
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Greg Arcangeli

Utility Strategist | Austin Energy Green Building
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Lois Arena

Director, Passive House Services | Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
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David Arkin

Principal | Arkin Tilt Architects
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Diane Bailey

Executive Director | Menlo Spark
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Elizabeth Beardsley

Senior Policy Counsel | US Green Building Council
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Mustapha Beydoun

VP & COO | Houston Advanced Research Center
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Ian Blanding

Building Policy Manager | Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
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Heath Blount

Principal | Brightworks Sustainability
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Scott Blunk

Strategic Business Planner | Sacramento Municipal Utility District
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Bryan Bomer

Program Analyst | Green Building Division
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Merrian Borgeson

Senior Scientist | NRDC
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Andrew Brooks

Director of West Coast Operations | Association for Energy Affordability
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Carrie Brown

Senior Technical Consultant | Resource Refocus LLC
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Eden Brukman

Sr. Green Building Coordinator | San Francisco Dept. of the Environment
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Beth Brummitt

President | Brummitt Energy Associates, Inc.
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Will Bryan

Built Energy Associate | Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
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Pierre Bull

Senior Project Manager | Center for Sustainable Energy
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Dan Burgoyne

Sustainability Manager | State of California, Department of General Services
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Victoria Burrows

Director, Advancing Net Zero | World Green Building Council
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Karla Butterfield

Sustainability Director | Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
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Kevin Carbonnier

Project Manager | New Buildings Institute
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Austin J Carf

Student | Miami University
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Cara Carmichael

Principal, Buildings Program | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Mona Chandra

Principal Analyst | National Grid
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Seth Coan

Manager | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Jacob Corvidae

Principal | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Anthony Cupido

Research Chair, Sustainability | Mohawk College
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Sean Denniston

Senior Project Manager | New Buildings Institute
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Frank di Massa

Energy Manager | Contra Costa County Public Works Department
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Nick Dirr

Director of Programs | Association for Energy Affordability
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Philip Donovan

Community Studio Principal
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Jim Edelson

Director of Codes & Policy | New Buildings Institute
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Ann Edminster

Founder/Principal | Design AVEnues LLC
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Nick Edney

Senior Electrical Engineer | McKinstry
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William Eisenstein

Executive Director | Center for Resource Efficient Communities at UC Berkeley
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Charles Eley

Consultant and Author, Design Professionals Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings
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John Elliott

Chief Sustainability Officer | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Paul Erickson

Principal/Building Performance Practice Leader | Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
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Farhad Farahmand

Senior Project Manager | TRC
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Ahmad Faruqui

Principal | The Brattle Group
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Mark Frankel

Technical Director | New Buildings Institute
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Susan Freed

Project Manager | County of San Diego
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Gwen Fuertes

Associate | LMS Architects
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John Galloway

Carbon Neutral Program Manager | San Francisco International Airport
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Carlos Gamarra

Senior Research Associate | Houston Advanced Research Center
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Steve Gelb

Local Director | Emerald Cities
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Benjamin Glendening

ZNE Program Manager | Consumers Energy
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Rachel Golden

Senior Campaign Representative | Sierra Club
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David Goldstein

Energy Co-Director | NRDC
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Faith Graham

Managing Director | NEWHAB
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Dian Grueneich

Commissioner Emeritus | California Public Utilities Commission
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Andrea Gulyas

Design Architect | SmithGroup
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Rob Hammon

President & Founder | BIRAenergy
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Yihan Hao

Manager | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Karina Hershberg

Lead Electrical Engineer | PAE Engineers
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Julie Hughes

Managing Director of Programs︱IMT
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Wade Hughes

Program Manager | Sacramento Municipal Utility District
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Jessica Iplikci

Sr. Program Manager / Commercial | Energy Trust of Oregon
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Brad Jacobson

Associate Principal | EHDD
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Ryan Jang

Associate Principal | Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
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Connor Jansen

Senior Project Manager | Slipstream
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Hormoz Janssens

Managing Principal | Interface Engineering
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Ruwan Jayaweera

Senior Associate/PE | PAE Engineers
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Betony Jones

Founder | Inclusive Economics
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Ivan Jose

Lead Building Performance Analyst | McKinstry
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Nik Kaestner

Director of Sustainability ︱San Francisco Unified School District
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Alexis Karolides

Principal | Point Energy Innovations
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Thomas Kaufman

Corporate Real Estate Manager | United Therapeutics
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Steve Kemp

Principal, Senior Energy & Sustainability Specialist
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Bruce King

Director | Ecological Building Network
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Miya Kitahara

Program Manager | StopWaste
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Chris Kuch

Engineer | Southern California Edison
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Rachel Kuykendall

Senior Programs Manager | Sonoma Clean Power
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Chris Ladner

Founding Partner | Entegrity Partners
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Jared Landsman

Building Performance Analyst | Integral Group
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Micah Lang

Senior Green Building Planner | City of Vancouver
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Kristin Larson

Associate Manager | Center for Sustainable Energy
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Alison Lindburg

Building Energy Policy Manager | Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
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Jen Loomis

Senior Consultant | Opinion Dynamics
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Alex Lowrie

Building Energy Analyst | Little
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Mark MacCracken

VP, Portfolio Leader | TRANE
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Fin MacDonald

Manager, Zero Carbon Building Program | Canada Green Building Council
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Chris Magwood

Director | Endeavour Centre
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Amber Mahone

Partner | Energy and Environment Economics, Inc.
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Arindam Maitra

Senior Technical Executive | EPRI
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Nancy Malone

Principal | Siegel & Strain Architects
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Katrina Managan

Climate Smart Buildings Team Lead | Denver Department of Public Health and Environment
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Jamie Mandel

Managing Director | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Vinh Mason

Senior Energy Policy Advisor | City of Portland
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Paul Mathew

Staff Scientist and Department Head | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Lisa Matthiessen

National Sustainable Design Director
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Marsha Maytum

Principal | Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
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David McIlhenny

Managing Director - Project Finance | SunPower Corporation
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Craig McIntyre

President | EQ Building Performance
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Jenny McMinn

Managing Director | Urban Equation
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David Mead

Senior Associate, Building Performance Specialist | PAE Engineers
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Alexi Miller

Senior Project Manager | New Buildings Institute
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Paulomi Nandy

Sr Building Policy Associate | Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
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John Neal

Director of Technical Services | Association for Energy Affordability
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Hilary Noll

Associate/Sustainability Integration Leader | Mithun
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Patrick O’Shei

Director of Market Development | NYSERDA (invited)
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Abhijeet Pande

VP, Research and Technology Commercialization | TRC
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Cammy Peterson

Director of Clean Energy | Metropolitan Area Planning Council
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Kathryn Phillips

Director | Sierra Club California
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Margaret Pigman

Technical Consultant | Resource Refocus
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Alejandro Pimentel

Project Manager | SFO
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Jessica Pitts

Co-Founder and Principal | Flywheel Development LLC
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Kevin Powell

Director of Emerging Building Technologies | GSA
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Cindy Regnier

Program Manager | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Margo Rettig

Project Architect | SERA Architects
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David Reynolds

California Regional Director | ERS
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Henry Richardson

Senior Analyst | WattTime
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Prodipto Roy

Program Officer | Energy Innovation
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Billi Romain

Manager, Office of Energy and Sustainable Development | City of Berkeley
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Tucker Ruberti

Director of Technical Sales | Enel X
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Eric Rubin

Project Manager | Energy Solutions
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Peter Rumsey

Founder and CEO | Point Energy Innovations
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Tony Saracino

Sustainability Engagement Manager | Autodesk
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Henry Siegel

Principal | Siegel & Strain Architects
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Pauline Souza

Director of Sustainability | WRNS Studio
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Mike Steffen

Director of Innovation | Walsh Construction Co.
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Poppy Storm

Director of Innovation | 2050 Institute
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Larry Strain

Principal | Siegel & Strain Architects
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Alice Sung

Principal | Greenbank Associates
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Shilpa Surana

Engineer, Energy Codes and Standards | NEEA
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Nancy Sutley

Chief Sustainability Officer | LADWP
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Ted Tiffany

Director of Sustainability | Guttman & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers, Inc.
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Matthew Tisdale

Executive Director | Gridworks
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Paul Torcellini

Principal Engineer | National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Garth Torvestad

Senior Project Manager | ConSol
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Cesar Ulises Trevino

General Director | Bioconstrucción y Energía Alternativa
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Jessica Tse

Distributed Energy Resources Specialist | City and County of San Francisco
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Will Vicent

Energy Codes & Standards | Southern California Edison
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Peter Vierthaler

Manager | Northwest Partners LLC
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Tate Walker

Director of Sustainability | OPN Architects
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Sylvia Wallis

Architect | Architecture for Education
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Robyn Wark

Team Lead, Sustainable Communities | BC Hydro
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Brett Webster

Senior Associate | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Heidi Werner

Associate Director | Energy Solutions
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Amy Wheeless

Policy Associate | NW Energy Coalition
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Lisa White

Certification Manager | Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)
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Mark Wilhelm

Managing Consultant | Tierra Resource Consultants
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Mark Yamauchi

Sustainability Manager | Toyota Motor North America
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Frances Yang

Sustainable Materials Specialist | Arup
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Nick Young

Senior Project Manager | Association for Energy Affordability
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Richard Young

Director | Food Service Technology Center
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Sarah Zaleski

Senior Advisor | U.S. Department Building Technologies Office
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