Friday, December 6, 2019


The Underground

211 E Chestnut St, Bellingham

This event is pending for 2.5 HSW AIA continuing education credits

Call for proposals for 2019 Slam

Sustainable Connections is collaborating with the NW Ecobuilding Guild to host the Green Building Slam in Bellingham on December 6, 2019. We are looking for presentations relating to creating a more sustainable, zero carbon, Net Zero Energy, healthy, equitable built environment. Projects can range from transportation, affordability, educational, communication, materials, biomimicry and of course residential and commercial buildings. Ten minutes per project – a compact and intense presentation – which should make for a lively and inspiring evening. This is a rare event for the public to see the cutting-edge level of work in our region. These will be reviewed by your peers for the final selection. Please email your proposals to Rose Lathrop and include the following:

Presenter name & email
Session Title (15-word limit)
Project description (200-word limit)
4 Learning objectives
2-4 Photos

Need inspiration?
Check out the 2018 Green Building Slam presenters:


Dan Welch + Jordan Frazin

[bundle] design studio

Small Footprint Big Impact

Ted Clifton

TC Legend Homes

Our Kids are Going to Need a Place to Live

Martha Rose

Martha Rose Construction

From Grandma’s House to Abbott’s Alle

Mark Buehrer

2020 Engineering

Converting Urban Food Deserts to Food Oases; Community-Scale Aquaponics

Shannon Maris

Light Source Design

Design and Density; Character and Class

Kellen Lynch + Lance Slyman

Zenith/WWU Energy Student


Project ZeNETH; Western’s First Zero Net Energy Tiny House


Erin McDade

Architecture 2030

The Other 50%; Carbon Smart Materials


Leah Missik

Built Green Master Builders Association King and Snohomish Counties

Making Green Building Win for Everyone


Howard Sharfstein

Aiki Homes/ Howard Sharfstein

How We Built It. Lessons in Building Green

Christine Grant
WWU & Independent Consultant

The Life-Size City

Thank you to the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!

Barkley Company
Barkley Company

Green Building & Smart Growth program lead sponsors

Barkley Company
Barkley Company

Silver Sponsors

Bellingham Bay Builders
2020 Engineering
Cascade Joinery
Chuckanut Builders
A1 Builders
Puget Sound Energy
People’s Bank
Lautenbach Industries

Bronze Sponsors

This event takes place at an accessible location. Sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, and communication in alternative formats are available upon request one week prior to the event; please contact if you desire these accommodations.

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