Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

NWAEP Jan 21 Lunch & Learn: Achieving Carbon Neutrality: How the Seattle 2030 District Is Moving the Real Estate Community Forward

  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Seattle (Anchor QEA, 720 Olive Way, Suite 1900)


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NWAEP Lunch & Learn

Achieving Carbon Neutrality:  How the Seattle 2030 District Is Moving the Real Estate Community Forward

Presented by: Susan Wickwire, Executive Director, Seattle 2030 District

Additional commentary by Sabrina Villanueva, Property ManagerClise Properties, Inc.

The Seattle 2030 District is a groundbreaking, high-performance building district in downtown Seattle that aims to dramatically reduce environmental impacts of building construction and operations through education and collaboration across every sector of the built environment.  This lunch and learn presentation will provide a brief overview of the Seattle 2030 District and its goals for achieving carbon neutrality.  Several initiatives and case studies will be discussed demonstrating how member buildings are working toward achieving ambitious goals to reduce energy and water use and emissions from transportation. As part of the presentation, Sabrina Villanueva of Clise Properties, a Seattle 2030 District member, will discuss the innovative recycled energy project in which waste heat from the Westin Building Exchange is transferred to the nearby Amazon campus

Susan Wickwire is the Executive Director of the Seattle 2030 District.  Previously, Susan spent over 20 years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department in Washington, DC where she directed national climate change programs, managed international climate change projects, and served on U.S. delegations to UN climate change meetings A Seattle native, she received her BA in Political Science from Whitman College and her Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Seattle resident Sabrina Villanueva has worked in the telecommunications and real estate industry for the last 9 years, developing her skills in managing commercial property, specifically data center and colocation space. In her role at the Westin Building Exchange (a Clise Properties asset), Villanueva managed new business and day to day property management including budgets, projects, lease negotiations, facility tours, and customer relations. Preceding her professional career, Ms. Villanueva pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Chinese at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. After graduating in 2004, she went on to study Business and Leadership at the City University of Seattle, where she obtained a Master of Business Administration in 2010. Currently, Ms. Villanueva serves as Property Manager for Clise Properties, Inc.

Please join us for this lunch and learn presentation at our Seattle location.  Bring a lunch and bring a friend (or two!) as we delve into this ambitious Seattle initiative to encourage green infrastructure development.  This presentation is FREE for members and $10 for non-members. 

Date and Time: January 21 from 11:30 to 1:00pm
Location: Seattle (Anchor QEA, 720 Olive Way, Suite 1900)
Cost: Free to members; $10 for non-members
Lunch: Bring your own

Please contact Josh Jensen at for any questions about the Seattle event. 

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