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Friday, December 7th


Sylvia Center for the Arts

205 Prospect Street, Bellingham

This event is approved for 2.5 HSW AIA continuing education credits

10 speakers, 10 slides, 10 minutes

That’s all there is to it: the Green Building Slam. A simple idea, started years ago, has transformed into one of the most fun and inspirational green building events of the year. Learn about 10 innovative and sustainable, green buildings, ideas, or advances that push the envelope in our built environment.

Each of our 10 presenters will have just 10 minutes to show their exciting project, as they explain what they learned, what they would do differently, and any other sustainable contributions that their project has made to our local community. From green building professionals to the public, all are welcome!


5:30 – 6:30 pm

Drinks & Appetizers, Networking

6:30 – 8:00 pm

SLAM Presentations

8:00 – 8:30 pm

Intermission – Cookies!

8:30 – 9:30 pm


Tickets Are Now Sold Out

Big thanks to everyone who registered!


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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