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2022 Built Green Conference Preview

Posted on Aug 29, 2022 in:
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Author: Sonja O'Claire, Built Green Program Manager

The annual Built Green Conference, presented by DTG Recycling, is just around the corner and we are thrilled to be hosting this live, in-person event to South Seattle College on September 15.

This year’s confedrence theme is Becoming the Change. These past few years have been filled with crises, changes, and unpredictable events that have created challenges for many homebuilders. Given unforeseen circumstances, builders have had to learn to adapt and build resiliency in their businesses, designs, and processes. Our speakers and participants in this year’s conference will share how they have become one of those changes and thrived.

Built Green Conference

Opening Keynote

Chris Magwood

We are excited to welcome keynote speaker Chris Magwood, Director of Research of Builders for Climate Action. Chris concentrates on strategies to reverse climate change by making carbon-storing buildings that are also healthy, beautiful, efficient, and inspiring and assisting others to do the same.

In 2022, Chris joined the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Embodied Carbon initiative within RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings team. In 2019, he co-founded Builders for Climate Action and has been leading the development of the BEAM carbon estimator tool for low-rise construction. Chris has authored seven books on sustainable building and is co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials series from New Society Publishers. His new book, Building Beyond Zero: New Ideas for Carbon-Smart Architecture, is co-authored with Bruce King.

Sessions We Are Excited About

A Tool for Climate Action

What’s New With the Washington State Energy

Partnerships for Delivering Sustainable and Affordable Housing

Design and Construction of a High Performance DADU

See details on the full conference agenda and sessions.

New to This Year’s Conference: Foreman’s Guide to Built Green Basics

A Foreman's Guide to Built Green Basics

New to the Built Green Conference is our Foreman’s Guide to Built Green Basics training track. This new track is specifically designed for your on-site supervisors to give practical advise on how to manage a project and one's team to set them up for successfully achieving Built Green certification and implementing air-tight building enclosures. Josh Salinger with Birdsmouth Design-Build and Greta Tjeltveit with Evergreen Certified will cover the basics of managing a Built Green project from a site supervisor’s perspective and critical building science construction details related to ensuring air-tight building envelopes and efficient HVAC performance. Not only is this track included in a full conference ticket, but it is also available at a deeply-discounted single-track price.

Change Makers Keynote Panel

Don't miss our keynote panel at the 2022 Built Green Conference! Moderated by Tadashi Shiga with Evergreen Certified, these inspiring panelists are change makers within their respective homebuilding markets. Hear how these leaders have not just adapted and pivoted to changes in the market but embraced opportunities to thrive.

Change Makers Panel

Throughout the day you’ll be able to network with other attendees, sponsors, and speakers about the sessions and gain professional connections. Explore our Green Product Expo Hall where our sponsors will showcase the latest green products, celebrate Built Green Hammer Award winners, and attend an Ask-Me-Anything session with our keynote speaker.

Don't miss out on any of the action! Follow Built Green on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram for conference updates. Use the hashtag #BuiltGreen2022 to share your excitement about this year’s conference.

For complete conference details and to register, visit

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