March 2021 Breakfast Recap- Campus Scale Sustainability with Scott Morgan

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 audience members at the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series sponsored by Perkins Coie learned about campus sustainability.

After a word from Susan Betcher from Perkins Coie, our sponsor. Deborah Stamm from the Emerald Initiative talked about how they’re not only building better buildings but improving communities. They focus on projects that make a difference and have a lasting impact on the community such as the Catalyst Building in Spokane’s South Landing in the University District.

Technologies such as cross laminated timber help the building to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly and PNNL helps to monitor the Eco-district’s smart assets to manage load control and keep track of energy usage.

After Deborah presented, Scott Morgan, the Director of Sustainability at The Evergreen State College talked about their efforts to build a more sustainable campus.

Scott talked about how a campus is like a small city with all sorts of buildings from residential to commercial, offices, medical services, sports and more.

All of these unique buildings and spaces present unique challenges in regard to updating buildings to be more energy efficient.

Scott talked about the direction he hopes to see Evergreen State College go in, including adding thermal and hot water storage, improving the building envelope efficiency, and more.

You can find a full recording of the breakfast here.