Master Builder

Winter 2019

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BY AARON ADELSTEIN DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS & PRODUCTS MBAKS T he Built Green Conference, held September 12 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, brought together green building practitioners and sustainability luminaries to share best practices, recent successes, and ideas to advance the green building movement The 2019 Built Green Conference Interconnection, Incentives, and Implementation in the Puget Sound Through two keynotes and 12 educational sessions, attendees engaged with practical applications of green building concepts, policy initiatives, and the future of green building incentives The day kicked off with a wake-up call from morning keynote Alex Steffen, author of the upcoming book "The Snap Forward," about the current reality of the climate crisis and a hopeful look at how rapid technological development can inspire and bring about change faster than what we've seen under a predominantly fossil-fuel-based economy Alex presented the audacious vision that an interconnected energy grid, combined with an interconnected information grid, will create energy storage, distribution, and mobility efficiencies that will lower our collective carbon emissions Afternoon keynotes Julie Willem, Sebastian Moreno- Vacca, and Manon Meskens, from A2M Architecture in Brussels and New York, 26 master builder WINTER 2019 community

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