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Green Building Heroes Steve Loken and Ann Edminster Join EMERGE Faculty for Portland Workshop

6 January 2014 | Posted By 12,180 views No Comment

For the January 24-25, 2014 EMERGE workshop, Steve and Ann will be joining workshop leader and Cascadia Fellow Kathleen O’Brien, who notes the faculty will be “intent on skill-honing, problem-solving, and community building, for the sole purpose of developing and expanding the participants’ leadership capabilities in the sustainable building arena.”

Based in Missoula, Montana, Steve Loken has left resource-efficient building footprints all over the world, from Denmark and Finland, to China, Australia, and Japan. Founder of the Center for Resource Building Technology (now a program of the National Center for Appropriate Technology/DOE) Steve continues to offer insights from the perspective of a practitioner willing to question the status quo.

Ann Edminster, based in Pacifica, California, has taken the lead in developing comprehensive residential standards such as LEED for Homes, while pushing the edges of energy efficiency to “energy-free.”

While Steve and Ann are technical experts in the green building arena, their participation in the January 24-25 Portland EMERGE workshop won’t be focused on green building techniques.  The focus will be on the personal leadership skills and behaviors they’ve developed.  Steve and Ann were handpicked because their style of leadership fits the EMERGE Leadership Model perfectly. For them it was about solving the problem, not earning a following.

For more details on the two-day intensive in Portland, check out http://emergeleadership.net/emerge/2013/11/27/emerge-leadership-project-creates-energy-for-change/. Or call Kathleen: at 206-200-1864.

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