February 2023 – Future-Proofing Buildings: Sustainable, Efficient Design for Energy Retrofits

What’s the future of your built environment? Our speakers explored topics ranging from smart building design and delivery from a systems perspective, to the use of plant fibers for more sustainable, high-performing construction materials.

Sponsor Remarks:

Patrick Basinski, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie

Patrick Basinski focuses his practice on assisting clients in the acquisition, development, marketing, sale, and distribution of technology. He has particular experience in matters involving cloud services, software, artificial intelligence, and IoT products and services. Former inside counsel for Microsoft and Dell, Patrick brings an experienced business perspective to his representations. Patrick has also served as outside counsel to established multinational corporations and early stage businesses in a wide variety of industries, including software, semiconductors, autonomous vehicles, clean technology, fintech, and communications.

He is equally comfortable leading strategic technology transactions and providing targeted advice and counseling to businesses around the world. Patrick’s recent successes have included representing a multinational technology company in connection with structuring and negotiation of a long-term backup power as a service solution for a new datacenter to be located in California, delivered through an innovative natural gas fueled microgrid instead of diesel generators, fully offset by renewable natural gas. He regularly advises on technology and intellectual property licensing matters and complex information technology and cloud solutions agreements.


Jonnie Pedersen, Growth Operations Specialist, Hempitecture

Jonnie developed a deep love and appreciation for the outdoors and the arts at a young age. After receiving her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in dance from Boise State University, Jonnie has worked with several nonprofit organizations and businesses both internationally and within the U.S. gaining experience in a variety of professions including working with small businesses, teaching, grant writing, performance arts, and now with Hempitecture as the Growth Operations Specialist. Jonnie’s love for the earth, passion for community, and commitment to sustainability are driving forces in her work toward understanding which materials make for the most optimal resources available for both people and the planet.

Jason Whipple, Master Systems Integration Market Lead, McKinstry

Jason Whipple has 20 years of experience with CRE systems engineering and managing integrated building solutions for Fortune Global 500 companies. Jason has worked on designing and building multi-discipline integrated eco-systems capable of meeting building owner short- and long-term needs and has practical experience delivering enterprise-level OT and IT convergent frameworks.  Jason prides himself in developing creative ways of combining Edge and Cloud based solutions for optimum systems performance to result in tangible ROI, and architecting integration platforms that are able to quickly adapt to new technologies and ever-changing business needs.


Daniel Poppe, Executive Director, Seattle 2030 District

Daniel Poppe is the Executive Director of the Seattle 2030 District, an environmental nonprofit that works with property owners, managers, architects, engineers, and contractors to build a more sustainable Seattle. Daniel has a background in clean energy, building performance, and innovation clusters within the environmental sector.

Before joining the Seattle 2030 District, Daniel worked for salmon conservation, alternative transportation, and clean energy nonprofits in Seattle. Daniel holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and an M.P.A. from the University of Washington. Daniel served in the United States Peace Corps in the People’s Republic of China.

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Upcoming Series for 2023:

Every second Wednesday of the month

  • April 12 – C-Suite Roundtable on Developing a Skilled, Inclusive Workforce – Register Here
  • September 13 – District Energy, Deep Lake Water Cooling, and Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Lake Washington Lake Canal
  • October 11 (During Fusion Week) – Fusion Energy: Policy, Regulations, and Siting

Past Lunch Series Speakers:

2023 Lunch Speakers

  • March 2023 – Wastewater Heat Recovery
  • February 2023 – Future-Proofing Buildings: Sustainable, Efficient Design for Energy Retrofits
  • January 2023 – The BUILT Cluster: Working Together for Infrastructure Decarbonization

2022 Lunch Speakers

  • October 2022 – The Future of Fusion Regulations and the Need for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • September 2022 – The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry
  • May 2022 – Innovative Approaches to Organic Waste Management (Hybrid)
  • April 2022 – Ocean Energy, Marine Fuels & the Blue Economy
  • March 2022 – Trends in the CleanTech Funding Landscape
  • February 2022– Salmon Conservation
  • January 2022 – Hydrogen Technologies

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