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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 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
(Extended Workshop) Buildings of the Future: Seeing Beyond this Century

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), joined with New Building Institute, ZGF Architects, and EcoDistricts, are inviting thought leaders to attend a workshop titled “Buildings of the Future: Seeing Beyond this Century” on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 1:15–5:00 PM (PDT) at the Seattle Sheraton, Medina Room.

At the Living Future unConference, we are creating an interactive forum for visionaries and experts to help shape the built environment in the next century. This workshop is part of a national initiative to develop a vision for buildings in 100 years, sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technology Office. Topics to be discussed at this workshop will include interactive issues such as future utilities, new real estate dynamics, innovative information technologies, and connected buildings and districts. You will work with leaders across various fields to generate creative ideas. Together, we will paint a picture of a resilient, convenient, efficient, and safe building for our future.

The outcome of this workshop will be used to guide the DOE vision development. A discussion summary will be published on the Future Buildings website and also included in the final vision report. Your contributions will be recognized in our published documents.

Visit Living Future 2015 for more information about the 9th annual unConference.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Session one
1:15 – 1:30 (15 minutes) Overview of 100-year building vision development
1:30 – 2:15 (45 minutes) Topic 1: Future utilities and resource supply
2:15 – 3:00 (45 minutes) Topic 2: Future connected building districts
Session two
3:15 – 3:30 (15-minute) Break/recap
3:30 – 4:15 (45 minutes) Topic 3: Future information technology and its impacts on buildings
4:15 – 5:00 (45 minutes) Topic 4: Future real estate market dynamics
5:00 – 5:15 (15 minutes) Closing and next steps

*Please note that there is also a morning panel discussion (with the same title) from 10:30 AM–12:30 PM in the Aspen Room. The afternoon workshop will be an extension of the morning session with more inputs from invited thought leaders. The first 15-minute of the workshop will provide an overview of the morning session.

RSVP is required. In the RSVP, please indicate if you are planning to attend Session One, Session Two, or Both.

This workshop is only open to unConference attendees and invited guests.


Dave Ramslie

Integral Group
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Steve Shankle

Division Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Steve Shankle leads the Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Division includes more than 220 world-class energy scientists and engineers working at the forefront of America's toughest energy challenges. The Division’s primary focus is on delivering solutions for energy efficient buildings and the future power grid. Steve’s 30-year career has spanned technical and... Read More →
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Andrea Traber

Principal, Sustainable Design and Innovation, Integral Group
Andrea Traber is a licensed architect and LEED Fellow and contributes many years of experience as Project Architect and Principal on numerous green building projects, climate action plans, and sustainability and energy programs. Andrea delivers a holistic, integrated approach to design producing increased resource efficiency and sustainability to her clients including universities, cities, private developers, and design teams. Andrea leads... Read More →
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Nora Wang

Senior Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Wang is a senior research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), specialized in building energy efficiency, sustainability, and lighting. Dr. Wang received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois, focusing on daylighting and behavioral study. Beginning her career in architecture, she has international project experience and won several design competitions. Before joining PNNL, she was a Building Energy... Read More →

Thursday April 2, 2015 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Medina Room

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