Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Resilient Design as a Driver of Sustainability

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Pan Pacific Hotel, Seattle, WA
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild presents:

Resilient Design as a Driver of Sustainability with Alex Wilson

Tuesday, May 14

Pan Pacific Hotel, Cascade Room
2125 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121

Advanced Tickets: $15 NWEBG members, $20 public. $25 at the door.

Contact: Robert Haverlock

Resilience is the ability to bounce back following a disturbance or interruption. Alex Wilson, President of the Resilient Design Institute, will present "Resilient Design as a Driver of Sustainability."

Hosted by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild - Seattle Chapter, Alex Wilson will address resilient design in the context of a transition toward sustainability. He will cover a wide range of practical solutions, from boosting energy performance of homes to maintain livable conditions during extended power outages, to redesigning communities to function without gasoline and encouraging local food production.

Alex Wilson is the president of the Resilient Design Institute, in Brattleboro, Vermont, a nonprofit organization that he founded in 2012. He is also the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and has served as executive editor of Environmental Building News since the publication's launch in 1992. He is a widely published writer on energy, green building, and environmental topics, including authoring or coauthoring Your Green Home (2006), The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (1st edition, 1990, 9th edition 2007), and Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate (1998). He received the first annual Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association in 1993, the Leadership Award for Education from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2008, and the second Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing in 2010. Alex served on the national board of the U.S. Green Building Council from 2000 through 2005 and served on the board of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy from 2003 through 2012. Alex has also written four books on quiet-water canoeing and kayaking in the Northeast.

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About Northwest EcoBuilding Guild:
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is a 501(c)(3) community of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners, and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest. The Guild empowers people through education to transform the built environment for long term sustainability.

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