St Petersburg, FL, December 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Sean Williams, AIA, LEED BD+C, founder of the sustainable architecture firm, OT+9 Design, is presenting at the Sarasota County’s Sustainable Communities Workshop on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
Williams’ topic is “Beyond LEED: The Living Buildings Challenge as the Next Step in Sustainable Construction” which will explain the stringent green building rating system that measures green strategies with seven “petals” – site, water, energy, health, materials, equity and beauty. His presentation will provide insights into how projects can achieve certification with net-zero water and net-zero energy without using any chemicals on an extensive “red list.”
Williams is an accomplished architect with more than 10 years of expertise in LEED, biomimicry and sustainable design principles. His work on the Metropolis Magazine’s award-winning project, Get the Feds to Zero, helped the team reduce the energy load of an existing one million square foot, 1960s federal building to net-zero energy with traditional and non-conventional methods.
About OT+9 Design
Founded in 2012 by Sean Williams, OT+9 Design is a Florida-based architectural design firm focused on contemporary, sustainable buildings. Williams is a seasoned speaker on a variety of design and sustainable living topics and is available for consulting. For more information, visit www.ot9design.com.