Integrating Sustainability in Affordable Housing


The Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County and Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County invite you to a conversation with Mark LaLiberte, renowned Building Scientist. [See bio below.]

What:  In conversation Mark will share what he believes the trajectory of the investment in housing quality to be going forward in terms of design, density and standards in light of his national work and participation on the Vision 2020 team. Mark will share his observations of how well the industry is integrating sustainable practices and adapting to building science principles across all the players from Architects to the Trades.

When:   Friday October 4 presentation starting promptly at 11:45 am, with Q & A at 1:00 pm – session will end by 1:30

Where:  Washington State Housing Finance Commission – 28th Floor Board Room
1000 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Who:  HDC members, Staff, Board Members and those committed to and interested in continuing the legacy of the Pacific Northwest’s commitment to sustainable practices.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This opportunity made possible by Orepac and DuPont  and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.

About Mark:

As a distinguished trainer, author and consultant, Mark LaLiberte has devoted over two decades to educating the homebuilding industry about the benefits of constructing durable, energy efficient, healthier, more environmentally sustainable homes.

It’s his commitment to helping the building industry that keeps Mark traveling nationwide, reaching more than 8,000 builders annually. A presenter in high demand, Mark has been featured at leading industry events such as the NAHB International Builders Show, PCBC, West Coast Green, Sunbelt Builders Show, Energy Star Summit, GreenBuild and JLCLive conferences.

His customers include architects, builders, product manufacturers, utilities, government agencies, HBA’s and Trade Associations. He co-created the program curriculum for the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) Houses That Work™ program which is based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program. Mark has served in an advisory capacity on the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Program and the MN Energy Code Advancement Project. In 2002 he was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award for his long-standing commitment to helping the home construction industry embrace building science. He co-chaired the Green Building event at the 2007 PCBC show. In 2007 & 2008 he was on the advisory board for the West Coast Green Conference.

Recognizing that building science education on a global scale is vital in delivering better home performance; LaLiberte has provided training to members of the Warsaw, Poland housing industry and the International Housing Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.

Using various forms of media, LaLiberte continually challenges the way we think about improving the residential building industry. He can be seen at as a featured spokesperson providing editorial videos on topics such as Green Building Programs and the basics of Building Green. The level of his commitment to sound building construction practices can be experienced by reading his online articles for He has been a Spokesperson for the Ad Council’s Energy Hog Campaign, TLC’s Home Pro and Home Savvy series and the PBS Hometime series. He is frequently a guest expert for home improvement and residential housing radio shows and provides newsprint interviews.