past events
O'Brien + Company's Kelly Kirkland discusses LEED credentials at the Eastside Learning Hub

recaps from past events.



Gary Lawrence inspired the audience with a vision of a world working toward practical sustainability during a special eLeaf appearance. Thought leader and Chief Sustainabilty Officer of AECOM, Gary was in Seattle to speak at the Living Future unConference.

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NAWIC + GLY | Women in Construction: Shape the Future - And Your Career
Women from across the AEC and commercial real estate industries gathered in force to participate in the Women in Construction Forum. A stellar line-up of speakers, panelists and breakout session leaders included A-P Hurd [Touchstone], Kelli Leith [Microsoft], Kathleen O'Brien [the EMERGE Leadership Project], Martha Rose [Martha Rose Construction], Sue Baugh [Cushman + Wakefield], Deb Willard + Julie DeDonato [Vulcan], Sarah Dreger [McKinstry[, Heather Hull [GLY] and Brenda Nunes [Keller Williams]. Thanks to them all for a very successful event! more >

ULI Breakfast | Building Health Places: Unlocking the Value in the NW
This is the first of several ULI Northwest Building Healthy Places programs planned for 2014. more >

AIA Medical Design Forum
William Biggs from Group Health Cooperative, Phil Giuntoli from CollinsWoerman and GLY's Jim Elliott presented to 150 attendees at the AIA Medical Design Forum on the design, construction and operational results of the Puyallup Medical Center. Their topic focused on operational performance one year later, using specific metrics to track outcomes. more >

Cascadia SEBC | The Stand-Up Economist: Exploring Carbon Tax
Yoram Bauman used humor, research and practical ideas to present the case for a revenue-neutral carbon tax in Washington state. Learn more in our wrap-up of his presentation. more >

ELeaf Transformational Lecture | The Future of Water: Power and Impacts
Keri Pravitz, Executive Director of Friends of Cedar River Watershed, and Andrew Strong, Power Production Manager of Seattle City Light, discussed our region's coming challenges with water safety and supply. more >

Seattle Genetics Tour + Mixer
Seattle Genetics, ISPE and GLY led a tour through Seattle Genetics' newly built lab spaces, giving a rare glimpse behind the scenes of a cutting-edge biotechnology facility. The link provides a summary of information shared on the tour. more >

LEED Green Associate Training
This workshop invited industry partners, friends and GLY employees interested in becoming LEED Green Associate certified. The session prepped for the LEED exam covering sustainable strategies case studies, IPD and Lifecycle Costing, and tools to help streamline the LEED process. Summer Gorder and ecoReal led the workshop. more >

CoreNet Workshop | Negotiating Commercial Leases: How Tenants Can Avoid Unneeded Costs, Liabilities, and Risks
Two of nation’s top authorities on commercial real estate discussed leasing from the tenant’s side of the table. Presenting were Michael Meyer, Managing Partner of DLA Piper’s Los Angeles office, and Alan Whitson, President of Corporate Realty, Design + Management Institute. more >

eLeaf Presentation: Gary Lawrence on Global Sustainability
Internationally-known sustainability presenter and thought leader Gary Lawrence presented a world view of sustainability activism and offered ideas on how US communities and corporations can collaborate and move forward. more >

GLY, Forterra C3 + Friends of Frink Park | Carbon Mitigating Tree Care
GLY gathered to weed and mulch newly planted trees at Frink Park. As a founding member of the Forterra C3 Program, we measured our carbon output and planted 178 trees that will absorb carbon over their lifetime equal to our annual carbon footprint. View photos: more >

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