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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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Friday, April 3 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Market Building: Seeing the Forest for the (FSC) Trees

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Forest Stewardship Council products are a staple of green building, from dimensional lumber and sheet goods to trusses and cross-laminated timber products. While FSC products are more available today, the market can fluctuate wildly and premiums can verge on absurd. This session will dig into challenges faced by designers and builders trying to source FSC for commercial and residential projects, including proven solutions to get products on time and on budget. Building off recent market research, this session will focus on opportunities for practitioners to source more FSC products to ensure that their projects achieve certification goals and support the ethos of FSC’s mission.

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Jennifer Frey

Sustainability Program Manager, Sellen Construction
Jennifer achieved her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy and worked in the residential world before joining Seattle’s Sellen Construction 15 years ago and is now the general contractor’s Sustainability Program Manager.  As a LEED and Living Future Accredited Professional, she guides teams through building certifications, environmental compliance, and implementation of sustainable best management... Read More →
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Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the founder of Groundwork Strategies, a consultancy that brings communications expertise, deep issue understanding and a broad network to organizations advancing solutions for our climate, forests and cities. Over the past 15 years, Brad has worked with an array of nonprofit organizations, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Nature Conservancy, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Robert Wood... Read More →
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Jason Lear

Principal and Founder, Batt and Lear
Jason received a BA in Architecture from Yale University and has dedicated his 20 year career to advancing green building standards.  Jason believes that we have the opportunity to transform our 130 million homes and untold numbers of commercial buildings into energy efficient structures that will last for generations to come.  He is an active member of the Northwest Eco Builders Guild and with them has created an education platform for... Read More →
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Ellen Southard

Principal, Site Story
Ellen founded Site Story as a firm dedicated to supporting community-enriching projects that emphasize storytelling and place making.  With a background in history and education she works closely with both public and private sector clients to lead community outreach, engagement and education for planning efforts, preservation, public policy and sustainable communities.  Her projects span a wide variety of rural and urban conditions from... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballard Room Sheraton Hotel

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