The Seattle Green Factor workshop series continues...please join us:
Green Roof at the California Academy of Sciences
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
"Seattle Green Factor: Green Roofs and Plants for Green Roofs" with PAUL KEPHART, Rana Creek Executive Director and Lead Ecological Designer
12-1:30 p.m. - brownbag
Seattle Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium
(NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE)
About Paul Kephart
Paul was a key contributor to the design and installation of the 69,000 square foot extensive green roof for the Gap Headquarters in San Bruno, CA in 1997. He is currently collaborating on a number of LEED accredited projects that are integrating green roofs and vegetative building systems into the building envelope, including:
- California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco
- The Gates Foundation in Seattle
- City Hall Council District Nine in Los Angeles
- the Vancouver Convention Center in British Columbia
- residential projects throughout the Pacific Northwest
"As an industry designing for sustainability, what is the purpose of incorporating natural day light, healthy environments, and energy efficiency if, as professionals, we don't simultaneously design for beauty, for ecology, and for culture."
A trained biologist and dedicated ecologist, Paul Kephart has over 20 years of diverse experience in the field of ecological design. Positioned as one of the leading green roof consultants in the Western United States, Paul applies ecological design alternatives to conventional development through vegetative building systems. He is recognized as one of the top horticulture experts in California, designing 'living roofs' dedicated to watershed management and corridors for migratory wildlife.
About the Seattle Green Factor
Seattle Green Factor is a new program intended to increase the amount and quality of urban landscaping in new development in Commercial Zones while providing flexibility for developers and designers to efficiently utilize their properties. The green factor is one of many commercial land use code changes that became effective Jan. 20, 2007, as part of the Neighborhood Business District Strategy.