Seattle’s Living Building Pilot Program rewards select projects land use benefits in exchange for stringent energy and water reduction goals. These projects are required to ‘prove their performance,’ achieved through thoughtful planning, close and frequent team communication, and integrative design and construction efforts.

Rushing team members will share early lessons learned from real LBPP projects at the upcoming ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter event: “Living Buildings: Real Project Adventures.” Panelist members includes Alexandra Ramsden, principal and director of sustainability; Reed Rushing, associate principal and manager of mechanical engineering; Ian Robinson, energy analyst and mechanical engineer; and Steven Huff, senior plumbing project engineer.

The virtual event will be on Friday, January 29 from 12-1 p.m., organized by Young Engineers in ASRHAE.

Learn more and register for this free event at

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