EMBODIED CARBON NETWORK

Dave Walsh

Dave Walsh is a Registered Architect and the Director of Sustainability and Design Integration at Sellen Construction where he leads sustainability efforts on deep green projects including the new State of Washington Helen Sommers Office Building, Federal Center South and a new corporate headquarters for a Seattle technology company.  Informed by his dual experience in architecture and construction, Dave collaborates with architects, engineers, manufacturers and owners to find materials that move projects beyond business-as-usual. Specifically, he has worked to reduce the embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions in new concrete mixes.

Dave chaired the AIA Seattle Public Policy Board and was a Board Member of both AIA Seattle and the Seattle 2030 District. He is currently on the leadership team for Washington Businesses for Climate Action (WBCA) and chairs the Materials Focus Group for the Embodied Carbon Network, an initiative of the University of Washington’s Carbon Leadership Forum.  He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas, completed post-graduate architectural studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and holds a certificate in Green Chemistry and Chemical Stewardship from the University of Washington.