Wednesday, November 21, 2007

APWA Forum: Going Green - Understanding the Complexities

Going Green - Understanding the Complexities

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
4:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Rock Salt on Latitude 47
1232 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle

A presentation on how Sustainable Design is actually being implemented in the Northwest and the complexities of going green. Our discussion will explore questions such as:

How can agencies respond to the market while protecting Public safety and the environment?

What of leadership strategies are needed to assist smaller groups managing volunteer projects?

How to effectively review green projects and why it’s not business-as-usual.
How do we consider life-cycle costs vs. capital costs on sustainable projects?

Can we use multiple scenarios during project selection to identify potential weaknesses in plans?

The speakers will draw from project and professional experience to discuss these topics, with an emphasis on storm water management and lessons learned. They will discuss present and future green drainage design guidance, associated regulatory framework, relationships between agencies and private partners, retrofitting of existing facilities with green features, and components for successfully completing a Low Impact Development (LID) project from planning through the operations and maintenance phases.

Peg Staehili, president SvR Design Company

Christopher W. May, Ph.D, Seattle Public Utilities

Registration Fee (includes dinner): $37.00

Please register by Wednesday, December 5, 2007.
Refunds: No refunds for cancellations after noon on Monday, December 10, 2007. “No shows” that have not pre-paid will be billed.

Register and pay by mail at or online at and follow the direction for registration and prepayment.

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