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Ben Dalton, Chris Hellstern and Tina Angeles to speak at Net Zero Conference on September 16, 2020
Date: 9-16-2020 Time: 1 -1:45 p.m. Location: Net Zero Conference 2020 - Virtual
8-4-2020 | Events
Principal Ben Dalton, Living Building Services Director Chris Hellstern and architect Tina Angeles will be on a panel discussing “Today’s Carbon Solution: Tenant Improvement with Net Positive Energy.”
Session details: Solutions for driving down both operational and embodied carbon emissions associated with buildings are needed now – and already exist. One of the best available strategies is retrofitting existing building stock to achieve a net zero balance between energy consumption and production.
When renovating their second studio location, architecture firm Miller Hull set an ambitious goal to go beyond the achievements of their Living Building Petal Certified headquarters and also achieve net positive energy.
Serendipitously finding space in a building the firm had designed ten years ago, Miller Hull jumped at the chance to reuse while creating a better space for employees. This presentation will dive into lessons learned from designing and operating a net positive energy building with simple systems for a replicable model.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the different project priorities and strategies when designing a Net Zero TI vs. new construction or substantial renovation.
2. Understand the main requirements and carbon-related Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge.
3. Understand the primary drivers to reduce embodied carbon in a renovation project.
4. Understand the primary drivers that impact energy use in a tenant improvement project and opportunities to improve efficiency.
Ben Dalton earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington in 2005 and joined Miller Hull in the same year. He is a design leader who sifts through a project’s intricacies to find an elegant and meaningful design concept. His experience in highly complex and sustainable projects has made him an expert in…