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Friday, May 8 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Executive Order for Good: Implementing Washington State’s Zero Energy and Carbon Program

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In 2018, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee made a bold proclamation: all new state buildings must be designed to be Zero Energy or Zero Energy-Capable and reduce their embodied carbon. In service of this executive order, ILFI and the State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) have spent the last two years co-developing resources to help project managers and design teams transform these words into action.

Join representatives from ILFI, DES and the State’s Efficiency and Environmental Performance (SEEP) office in unpacking the targets, tools, trainings and culture shifts that support this goal to achieve Zero Energy across public projects. Presenters will share the actual tools with attendees as well as their perspective on affecting change in the public sector. Attendees will discuss how this toolkit can be used within or adapted for their specific municipality.

  • Understand the key elements of ILFI’s Zero Energy certification and its application to Washington State Executive Order 18-01.
  • Examine how policy is translated into action to build Zero Energy projects and what agencies or stakeholders are engaged in this process.
  • Explore a toolkit of resources that was created to support a Zero Energy mandate for public buildings.
  • Discuss first-hand experiences of scoping and implementing the Zero Energy target in a variety of public projects and contexts.

This session has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

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Haley Gardner

Senior Specialist, Energy + Carbon, ILFI
Haley supports the Zero Energy and Zero Carbon Certification programs at the International Living Future Institute. She provides technical guidance on how buildings can achieve net-positive carbon on a life cycle scale while maximizing their energy efficiency.Haley recently completed... Read More →
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Donna Albert

Energy Engineer, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Donna Albert is a Professional Civil Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, and Certified Energy Manager, with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington. She has 27 years of experience working as an engineer for the State of Washington... Read More →
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Hanna Waterstrat

Director of the State Efficiency and Environmental Performance (SEEP) Office, Washington State Department of Commerce
Hanna Waterstrat is the Director of the State Efficiency & Environmental Performance Office (SEEP) at the Washington State Department of Commerce. The SEEP Office works with state agency partners to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and toxic materials with efforts related... Read More →
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Ron Major

Resource Conservation Project Manager, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Ron Major is the Resource Conservation Manager (RCM) for the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES). Since 2006, Ron has reduced energy consumption on the State’s Capitol Campus by over 40%. Under Ron’s leadership, DES has met its 2050 carbon reduction targets... Read More →

Friday May 8, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT