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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SEBC | Water Energy Nexus
Justin Stenkamp from PAE Consulting Engineers discusses the impact of the built environment's water use on the broader ecology and the process for designing efficient water systems. Discussion also features a case study of a net zero water building in Seattle. more >

SEBC | An Upcoming Water Crisis?
Wayne Wright from GeoEngineers joined us to discuss our future as it relates to water. He covered the changes we've already been seeing in our environments, and also what we can anticipate and how it might affect us. Learn more about the ecological changes, stormwater infiltration, adaptation and resiliency efforts and more in his presentation. more >

SEBC | Bellevue Botanical Garden's LEED Visitor Center
The Cascadia Seattle Eastside Branch Collaborative traveled to the Bellevue Botanical Garden to learn about the sustainably designed Visitor’s Center, targeting LEED Gold. Olson Kundig’s lead designer on the project, Kevin Kudo-King, led the tour ... more >

Friends of Cedar River Watershed: Shoreline Restoration at Sammamish Landing
GLY and the Cascadia Eastside Branch Collaborative joined Friends of the Cedar River Watershed to help restore the shoreline of the Sammamish Landing - weeding out invasive plants and creating compost platforms. The blackberry bushes didn't stand a chance! more >

GLY | Taking Care of Our Forterra C3 Trees
A crew of GLY Volunteers went to Redmond's Heron Rookery Park to mulch 200 trees we'd purchased with carbon offsets through the Forterra C3 program. Thanks to our partner Keeney Office Supplies for planting them first! more >

SEBC | Biomimicry Summary: Innovation + Sustainability
Sometimes we all need to be inspired, especially those of us working in the realm of sustainability. With passionate women like Eva Otto and Jennifer Barnes leading the charge, we left feeling like we can indeed make our world a better place. Read more and be inspired! [attachment nearly 5MB] more >

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 >

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