2018 Speaker Line Up

Below is our 2018 Getting to Zero National Forum speaker line up. We are so excited about this program and look forward to seeing you there!



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Hosts and Plenary Speakers

Andrew McAllister

Commissioner | California Energy Commission
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Kimberly Lewis

Senior Vice President, Market Transformation and Development ︱U.S. Green Building Council
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Clay Nesler

Vice President, Global Sustainability and Industry Initiatives Building Technologies and Solutions | Johnson Controls
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Scott Foster

Director | Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
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Tom Richard

Director | Institutes for Energy and the Environment at Penn State
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Ralph DiNola

CEO | New Buildings Institute
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Victor Olgyay

Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
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Iain Campbell

Managing Director | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Session Speakers

Nathaniel Allen

Science and Technology Policy Fellow | U.S. Department of Energy
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Calvin Ahn

Associate Principal/Senior Project Manager | Ashley McGraw Architects, D.P.C.
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Ken Baker

Managing Partner ︱Open Spaces NW LLC
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Rachel Bannon-Godfrey

Sustainability Design Leader | Stantec
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Michael Barnard

Project Director | Oxford Development Company
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Steven Baumgartner

Principal | SmithGroupJJR
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Elizabeth Beardsley

Senior Policy Counsel | US Green Building Council
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Sophia Duluk Beavis

Architect | Feldman Architecture
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Renilde Becqué

International Sustainability & Energy Consultant
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Byron Benton

Training Director | Zero Net Energy Center Alameda County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
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Steve Beyers

Energy Engineering Manager | Cornell University
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Amanda Bogner

President | Energy Studio, Inc.
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Brett Bridgeland

Energy Engineer | Seventhwave
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Anthony Brower

Director of Sustainable Design | Gensler
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Katherine Bubriski

Director of Sustainability & Building Performance | Arrowstreet Inc.
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Blair Madden Bui

CEO | John Madden Company,
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Dan Burgoyne

Sustainability Manager | State of California, Department of General Services
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Andy Bush

Founder and Managing Partner | Morgan Creek Ventures
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Vassar Byrd

CEO | Rose Villa Senior Living
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Martha Campbell

Manager | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Myrrh Caplan

Director, Green Project Solutions | Skanska USA, Inc.
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Mark Chambers

Director of Sustainability | NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability
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Christian Cianfrone

Building Energy Specialist | Morrison Hershfield
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Jon Cicconi

Associate Director } Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
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Angelica Ciranni

Pittsburgh 2030 District Director | Green Building Alliance
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Mike Collignon

Executive Director | Green Builder Coalition
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Jacob Corvidae

Manager | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Mindy F. Craig

Principal and Owner︱BluePoint Planning
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Stefani Danes

Co-Chair, Renovations Committee | East Liberty Presbyterian Church
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Troy Daniels

Head of Technical Support | SimpliPhi Power
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Edward Dean

Principal | Bernheim + Dean Inc
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Alex Dews

Executive Director | Green Building United
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Justin Downey

Senior Technical Director | RWDI
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Eric Doyle

Senior Project Manager | Catalyst Partners
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Brian Dunbar

Executive Director | Institute for the Built Environment, Colorado State University
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Erica Dunn

Director of Design | Green Hammer
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Ann Edminster

Founder/Principal | Design AVEnues LLC
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Mark Frankel

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR | New Buildings Institute
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Roger Frechette

Managing Principal | Interface Engineering
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Andrea Frisque

Associate and Senior Building Performance Engineer | Stantec
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Jim Gaither Jr.

President | Castle Wells Company
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Benjamin Glendening

Energy Advisor | Consumers Energy
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Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite

Senior Program Manager, High Performance Buildings | Northeast Energy Efficiency
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David Griffin II

Energy Analyst | Architectural Nexus
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Smita Gupta

Principal Consultant | Itron
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Maureen Guttman

President | Building Codes Assistance Project
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Tony Hans

National Director of Sustainable Projects | CMTA Engineers
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Joshua Hatch

Principal | Brightworks Sustainability
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Katie Herber

Sustainability Specialist | Perkins Eastman
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Kasper Hoejmark Ravn

Building Performance Engineer | WindowMaster Control Systems Inc.
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Christopher Hoffman

Northeast Pre-construction Leader | DPR Construction
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Tony Holub

Senior Project Manager | Farr Associates + Passive House Alliance Chicago
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Barry Hooper

Green Built Environment Senior Coordinator | San Francisco Department of the Environment
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Tom Hootman

Performance + Design Innovation Lead | MKK Consulting Engineers
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Rob Hosken

Principal | Building Performance Architecture
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Julie Hughes

Director of Building Energy Performance Policy︱IMT
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Jessica Iplikci

Sr. Program Manager / Commercial | Energy Trust of Oregon
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Blake Jackson

Sustainability Design Leader | Stantec
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Seth Jacobson

Senior Director | Climate Resolve
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Heather Jauregui

Sustainability Specialist | Perkins Eastman
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Duane Jonlin

Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor | Seattle Department of Construction and Inspection
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Joshua Kagan

Partner | CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital
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David Kaneda

Principal | Integral Group
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Shannon Kaplan

Project Manager | In Posse
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Patty Karapinar

Director of Sustainability and Associate Architect | Architectural Nexus
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Alexis Karolides

Principal and Sustainability Practice Leader | Point Energy Innovations
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Thomas Kaufman

Corporate Real Estate Manager | United Therapeutics
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Bakari Kennedy

Director of Facilities | Suncoast Credit Union
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John Keung

Dean, BCA Academy | Building and Construction Authority
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Celia King-Scott

Senior Engineer | DNV GL
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Nate Kinsey

Energy Manager | San Francisco Unified School District
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Chris Klinga

Technical Director | Architectural Solar Association (ASA)
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Katrin Klingenberg

Executive Director and Co-Founder | Passive House Institute US
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Jacob Knowles

Associate Principal | BR+A Consulting Engineers
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Radhika Lalit

Sr. Associate, Research & Collaboration | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Khee Poh Lam

Dean, School of Design and Environment | National University of Singapore
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Sara Lappano

Managing Principal | Integral Group
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Jonathan Laski

Director, Global Projects & Partnerships | World Green Building Council
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Matt Latchford

Principal ︱ studioi with Lam Partners
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Andrew Lee

Project Manager︱Architecture 2030
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Holly Lennihan

Director of Sustainable Design, Senior Associate ︱ Hickok Cole
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Axel Lerche

Founder & CEO | EcoSmart Solution LLC
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Ken Levenson

Board Member | North American Passive House Network
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Chris Light

Director of Engineering | Point Energy Innovations
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Fin MacDonald

Manager, Zero Carbon Building Program | Canada Green Building Council
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Bill Maclay

Author, The New Net Zero; Principal, Maclay Architects
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Brad Mahoney

Development Project Manager | MP Boston
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Joey Marquart

Senior Vice President and Social Innovation Lead | Edelman
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Dylan Martello

Steven Winter Associates, Inc.| Senior Building Systems Consultant CPHD
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Jim Maskrey

Associate Specialist | University of Hawaii-Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
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Bill Massey

Principal | Sasaki Associates
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Sharon Mathes

Executive Director | Granite City Housing Authority
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Chris McEntee

Executive Director | American Geophysical Union
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Edward McGraw

President/CEO | Ashley McGraw Architects, D.P.C.
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Jenny McMinn

Managing Director | Urban Equation
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Greg Mella

Vice President, Director of Sustainable Design | SmithGroupJJR
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Brenda Morawa

Vice President, North America | Integrated Environmental Solutions, LTD (IES)
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Laura Nettleton

Architectural Collaborator | Thoughtful Balance
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Erika Niedowski

Policy Advocate | Acadia Center
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Brandon Nicholson

Founding Principal | Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects
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Warren Neilson

Partner & Senior Strategist | stok
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Abhijeet Pande

Associate Vice President | TRC
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Brian Patterson

President | EMerge Alliance
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Alisa Petersen

Associate | Rocky Mountain Institute
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Chelsea Petrenko

Managing Consultant | Opinion Dynamics
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John Phelan

Resource Conservation Manager | Fort Collins Utilities
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Richard Piacentini

Executive Director ︱Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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Laurence Preble

Of Counsel | Holland & Hart
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Brendan Owens

Chief of Engineering | U.S. Green Building Council
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Sean Quinn

Senior Associate | Sustainable Design Leader – Pacific Region Chair of Social Responsibility – HOK Impact
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Dave Ramslie

Principal, and head of Planning and Research for Canada | Integral Group
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Sam Rashkin

Chief Architect | Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office
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Julia Rogers

Sustainable Design Leader | WSP (Boston)
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Marc Roper

Executive Vice President | Alta Energy, Inc.
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Patrick Roppel

Building Science Specialist | Morrison Hershfield
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Phillip Saieg

Energy & Facilities Solutions | McKinstry
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Shilpa Sankaran

Executive Director | Net Zero Energy Coalition
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Paul Scharfenberger

Chief Operating Officer | Colorado Energy Office
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Nelson Scott Smith

Architect and Planner
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Stephen Selkowitz

Senior Advisor | LBNL
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Jeremy Shannon

Certified Passive House Consultant | NYC School Construction Authority
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Ellen Steiner

Vice President | Opinion Dynamics
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Craig Stevenson

President | AUROS Group
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Ted Tiffany

Director of Sustainability | Guttman & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers, Inc.
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Peter Turnbull

Principal, IDSM & Zero Net Energy Buildings | Pacific Gas & Electric Company
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Graham Twyford-Miles

Senior Associate | Stantec
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Phil Valko

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sustainability | Washington University in St. Louis
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Laura Van Wie McGrory

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives | Alliance to Save Energy
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Will Vicent

Residential ZNE Strategy | Southern California Edison
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Danielle Vitoff

Managing Consultant Energy | Navigant
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Brett Webster

Project Manager II ︱ Energy Solutions
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Rut Wattanasak

Engineer | Catalyst Partners
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Dominic Weilminster

Principal/Business Center Discipline Leader | RNL, now Stantec
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Lisa Westerhoff

Senior Sustainability Planner | Integral Group
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Graham Wright

Senior Scientist | Passive House Institute US
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Paula Zimin

Director, Sustainable Building Services | Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
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