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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Thursday, April 2 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Beyond the Water and Energy Nexus - Co-optimization of Multiple Systems

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Taking the complex water-energy nexus as a model, we will facilitate an informed discussion on a broader list of systems and impacts which can be part of a district scale analysis. In discussing water and energy scarcity and heat island effect, we will work with attendees to reveal what must be accounted for in the co-optimization of energy, water, and waste systems. As a society we have a sense of best management practices but stumble over antiquated and disconnected policy and infrastructure. How can new models lead to more resilient and living communities that also assist in overcoming political obstacles?

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Prentiss Darden

Site Innovation Specialist, Sherwood Design Engineers
Prentiss serves as Sherwood Design Engineer’s Site Innovation Specialist. As a designer, she aspires to use technology in concert with ecology to amplify and mimic the innate capabilities of natural systems to improve conditions within the built environment. She is interested in pursuing the use of software and hardware, as both modeling and fabrication technologies, to create a range of systems, products, and experiences that model... Read More →
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Fumiko Docker

Architect, HOK
Fumiko is a licensed Architect with design and management experience in institutional, healthcare, and science and technology projects. She has presented at Greenbuild, Healthcare Design, and the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Her interests include the intersection of social equity, ecology, and sustainable design, and how place-making can support a healthy people and planet. At HOK San Francisco, she is a member of the... Read More →
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Ross Farris

Engineer, Glumac
Ross is a licensed Engineer, an ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional, and a CABEC Certified Energy Analyst. As a Regional Energy Director for Glumac, Ross is responsible for overseeing their Central Region energy analysis group, coordinating and managing projects and conducting energy analysis on both new construction and renovation projects to inform and ultimately help optimize design for energy efficiency. Ross’s... Read More →

Thursday April 2, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm
Madrona Room Sheraton Hotel

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