July 14, 2020 8:00 am

Carbon, Community, and Construction

Amidst dramatic change, the integral relationship of environmental and social justice has been highlighted. What would an equitable, healthy, efficient, low carbon, DB project look like?  What topics need to be addressed?  How do we as designers, builders and partners leverage our skills and highly functioning teams to building not only buildings, but livable communities? Please join us for a panel discussion from decarbonization leaders on how teams are changing goals and practices to accelerate change. You will have an opportunity to pose questions to the panelists and engage with others in the design-build community on how to implement critical change.

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John Shorb, Opsis

John is a Partner at Opsis who practices creative leadership, guiding the design of complex, high-performing public projects. His focus on education and outreach has included key leadership roles with organizations such as Portland’s AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the Center for Earth Leadership. John guides Opsis’ integrated sustainability practice, which includes the design of industry leading ILFI Zero Energy Building certified projects. He is known for his collaborative spirit and skills at bringing groups together around a common cause.

Julianne Laue, Mortenson

Julianne Laue is the Director of Building Performance for Mortenson and is responsible for executing energy and sustainability initiatives. With a background in mechanical engineering and emphasis on computational modeling, Julianne is dedicated to the design of low-energy, healthy buildings. She brings expertise on holistic solutions to the built environment incorporating climate responsive strategies, HVAC systems and thermal comfort, while integrating the human health and wellness needs of the indoor environment. Julianne is on the board for Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, the editorial board for Consulting Specifying Engineer Magazine, and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. She holds accreditation as a PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEPM, BEAP and is a CSE Magazine 40 Under 40 Award winner.

Ozzie Gonzalez, P3 Consulting

Ozzie is an urban ecologist and relentless changemaker. Trained as an Environmental Scientist and Architect, Ozzie has dedicated his career to designing solutions for cities that bridge environmental health with community prosperity and has helped re-define the role cities can play in creating a sustainable world. Ozzie is a founding member of the US Green Building Council’s 1st LEED User Group and currently represents the 2nd district on the Trimet Board of Directors. He has served as Vice-Chair of the Regional Arts And Culture Council Board, sits on the Advisory Board of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, and is on the Executive Board of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Ozzie is currently working from home as the Owner of P3 Consulting—a firm dedicated to helping solve modern problems in the interests of people, planet, and profit. Ozzie has served as Regional Diversity Director for the general contractor Howard S. Wright and before that was the Global Sustainability Director for CH2M Hill. His career is one of many firsts and he has no intention of stopping.

Webly Bowles- New Buildings Institute

Webly Bowles is a Project Manager at New Buildings Institute. As a licensed architect, her experience is in sustainable building and includes principles of design, construction, and operation. She has developed sustainable and energy efficiency building programs for global fortune 500 companies and state-wide programs alike, proving measurable results. At NBI, she brings her systems thinking approach to her work in the research and promotion of zero energy buildings. She interprets technical requirements to provide valuable high performance building guidance for design, construction, and operation professionals through presentations, resources, and tools. Before joining NBI in 2017, Webly worked as an energy analyst for MPower Oregon, a non-profit providing full-service energy efficiency upgrades to affordable multifamily housing in Oregon. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Oregon in 2003 and holds several sustainable building certifications.


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