ULI Northwest: Passive House | A Case Study in Sustainable Future Living


2021-06-03T12:00:00 - 2021-06-03T13:00:00

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    With raising awareness of climate change, increasing focus on occupant health and wellness, and stringent building energy codes, green buildings are becoming the new norm rather than luxuries. Cascade Built is transforming the way we live by developing science-based, high-performance Passive House buildings that use up to 80% less energy while maintaining comfort and elevating indoor air quality. What is Passive House? What is unique in the building design, engineering, construction, and operations? What are the benefits to developers, owners, residents, and the community? What opportunities are there to apply this innovative development method broadly?
    Join ULI Northwest and the development team to learn more about the cutting-edge Passive House concept and the story of Pax Futura, Seattle’s first Passive House apartment project.
    Sloan Richie | Cascade Built
    Galen Staengl | Staengl Engineering
    Brittany Porter | Weber Thompson
    Noah Green | Sustainable Development Advocate  
    Lanzi Li | Heartland (Moderator)
    Thursday, June 3rd
    12:00 – 1:00 PM
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    Free for ULI members
    $15 for Non-members 



    Lanzi Li

    Director, Customer Success, Heartland LLC

    As a Project Manager, Lanzi leverages her interdisciplinary background in city planning, real estate and finance, land use economics and spatial analytics to advise a variety of real estate investment, development and asset management projects for public and private clients. Her work spans from site selection, land acquisition, due diligence, market research, financial analysis, strategy development and implementation. She is passionate about sustainability and creating inspiring urban environment. Lanzi received a Master’s degree in City Planning and Real Estate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), NAIOP and co-chairs NAIOP’s Sustainable Development Committee and ULI Northwest’s Young Leaders Group.


    Galen Staengl

    Principal , Staengl Engineering

    Galen Staengl has more than 20 years of experience designing cutting-edge energy efficient mechanical systems for green building projects and industrial facilities. Throughout his career, Galen has worked to bring energy-efficient and sustainable principles into his designs for award-winning schools, institutional buildings, multifamily residential projects, and office buildings. As President of Staengl Engineering, Galen has provided design and energy analysis for buildings certified as LEED Platinum and Gold, Passive House, Net Zero energy, Net Positive energy, and Living Building Challenge. As a leader in low-energy building system design, Galen regularly presents and moderates at national and regional green building conferences. He is also involved in advancing the technical and regulatory aspects of green building design in the U.S.; he is currently a member of the national Technical Committee of Passive House Institute U.S.


    Sloan Ritchie

    Founder and President , Cascada Built

    contractor, Sloan draws on building science principles and decades of experience to guide the design and construction of buildings that use up to 80% less energy for heating and cooling. With buildings accounting for nearly 40% of CO2 emissions in the US, Sloan sees the opportunity to address climate change through designing and delivering high-quality, comfortable and efficient buildings. His mission is to demonstrate the scalability and feasibility of using Passive House construction techniques to build cost-competitive high-performance projects, establishing Seattle as a leader in the nation and changing the way people think about where they live and work.


    Brittany Porter

    Associate, Weber Thompson Architects

    Brittany is an Associate and Project Architect at Weber Thompson, experienced in high-performance multifamily and workplace projects in Seattle. She has a background in passive house design and is passionate about low-carbon architecture that promotes health and wellness for all. She is a Certified Passive House Consultant and designed Pax Futura, Seattle’s first passive house multifamily building. She serves on the Passive House Northwest Board of Director and is the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region’s Young Architect Regional Director. She earned her B.S. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon. Away from her desk, Brittany enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, and gardening.


    Noah Green

    Development Manager , Coho Collaborative

    Noah is a designer, architect, and environmentalist experienced with delivering high-performance buildings in the commercial and multifamily sector in Seattle, one of which is pursuing the Living Building Challenge Petal certification. Noah's experience with multi-disciplinary projects has granted him a strong understanding of the Seattle entitlements, design review, and landmarks processes.