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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
Reuse Matters: Doubling Down on Carbon Savings

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Over the next 25 critical years, carbon emissions from construction materials will outweigh emissions from building operations. This session will examine the synergies and trades-offs of total carbon savings (embodied + operating) from reuse and energy retrofit projects compared to building new, energy efficient buildings. We will look at when reuse makes sense and when it makes sense to build new. Reusing buildings also provides continuity and connections to place and community.

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Ted van der Linden

Director of Sustainability, DPR Construction
Ted has been with DPR Construction for nearly 18 years. In 1998 he led the preconstruction effort on a first of its kind “green” project designed by William McDonough + Partners for Aspect Communications in San Jose, CA. Ted was elected to the U.S. Green Building Council’s National Board in 1999 and completed his third term as a National Director in 2010. DPR has over 450 LEED AP’s and typically generates more than 75... Read More →
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Larry Strain

Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects
Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects, 40-year background in sustainable design. Larry wrote one of the first Green Guideline Specifications that became part of EBN’s GreenSpec Directory. He has spoken on materials and sustainability at conferences throughout the country, is a past board member of the Northern California Chapter of the USGBC, and currently serves on the board of the Ecological Building Network. He serves as project... Read More →
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Wes Sullens

Manager, StopWaste
Manager of Technical Policy & Advocacy for the Northern California local government agency StopWaste. Wes works on regional energy and green building codes & standards advocacy; recycling and materials management programs & standards; and green building legislation. Mr. Sullens is currently Chair of the LEED Materials & Resources Technical Advisory Group for the USGBC, and is a member of several committees for green codes and... Read More →
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Megan White

Senior Sustainability Consultant, Integral Group
Megan brings over 6 years of experience in the sustainable building industry to the Integral Group team. Ms. White has consulted on over 40 projects and a wide array of building types, with roles from head LEED consultant to construction sustainability engineer. Her focus is on pre-construction services – working with the end user and building operations staff to ensure success throughout the design and construction phase and beyond... Read More →

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

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