If you’re like us, you’re always on the hunt for interesting, local networking events that bring together architects, property managers, and developers. We found an abundance of real estate networking events the next few weeks for development, construction, and architecture in and around our favorite places: Seattle, Washington DC, and Austin!

We hope to see you there!


Achieving Electric Mobility for AllWhere: Stoel Rivers, LLC | 600 University Street, Suite 3600
When: February 27
Cost:  Forth members $15, Non-members $25

In 2017, The City of Seattle released the Implementation Strategy of the Drive Clean Seattle Initiative, an initiative to reduce the city’s carbon emissions. The report provided a racial equity analysis and provided a toolkit to develop projects that bring clean mobility options to all Seattle communities. Strategies and projects designed to make clean mobility options equitable, so more communities have access to them are becoming a focus for government agencies and community-based organizations around the Pacific Northwest. At this February event, Forth will focus on the current and future programs in Seattle that increase accessibility to electric mobility options to a broader range of communities.

Climate Science for the People: From the Courthouse to the State House

Where: Optimism Brewery Company | 1158 Broadway
When: February 27
Cost: Free

Cascadia Climate Action is bringing Climate Science on Tap to Optimism Brewing for the first time with a fascinating panel discussion on how climate science and concerned citizens can drive climate action in law and policy.

Because it Rains Opening Night Reception 

Where: Center for Architecture & Design | 1010 Western Ave
When: March 7
Cost:  Free

Rain, so often approached as a universal foe to be deflected away from buildings, became the focus as both an ecological and cultural phenomenon that can challenge how we engage with our environment. Bartunek sought out five notorious rains found in Florida, New Mexico, Kauai, London and Norway, experiencing and studying the individuality of rain through the lens of architecture. The exhibit catalogs these tales of rain through a series of climate illustrations and architectural research models, asking and inspiring us to think differently about our weather. Because it Rains will be on display at the Center March 7 – 25.

Sound Conversations

Where: Seattle Aquarium | 1483 Alaskan Way
When: April 18
Cost: $15

Gain insight into ocean health as experts talk with Jeff Renner about challenges faced by marine creatures—and opportunities to heal and protect our marine environment. Get hooked on sustainable seafood during an inspiring evening with chef and author Maureen C. Berry of the podcast Green Fish Blue Ocean. The Aquarium’s own Executive Chef Molly De Mers will join for a tantalizing discussion about eating sustainably—and deliciously!

Climate Drawdown Challenge

Where: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School | 1625 Massachusetts Avenue NW Room 205
When: February 27
Cost: $15

The workshop will involve design thinking and business planning and be facilitated by Net Impact Board members. So, grab your eco-conscious colleagues/classmates/friends and get ready for a night of stimulating and thought-provoking conversation!

USGBC Maryland University of Maryland Medical Center Facilities Tour

Where: University of Maryland Medical Center | 22 S. Green Street
When: February 28
Cost: USGBC Members $20, USGBC Emerging Professional $10

The Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is a LEED Gold certified building. This 140,000-square-foot patient care building completed in late 2013 was designed to care for the region’s most critically ill and injured patients. UMMC is the first hospital in Baltimore City to achieve LEED Gold certification for an inpatient building.

The Art and Science of Healing Design

Where: District Architecture Center | 421 7th St NW
When: March 4
Cost: Free for Students, Assoc. AIA, AIA, DAC, and USGBC NCR Members; $25 for Non-Members

Join AIA|DC’s Design + Wellbeing Committee and the Biophilic Practice Group for a discussion exploring the nature, art, and science behind design for healing. Drawing on four decades of her creative design solutions and research for 300+ domestic and international healthcare projects, Barbara J. Huelat will define the core principles of her Healing Design approach integrating both the beauty of the arts and evidence-based science to create places where people can thrive.

Green Drinks DC Happy Hour with Envirorun

Where: Prequel | 919 19th St NW
When: March 12
Cost: Free

Green Drinks DC is excited to partner with Envirorun DC for another awesome spring time event. Envirorun seeks to build a greener world one stride at a time. Envirorun DC, a non-profit organization, hosts bi-monthly events for the environmental community to gather and network beginning with a casual run through the city, followed by insights from sustainability leaders and trailblazers. The Envirorun speaker series offers a unique forum for exchanging ideas while enjoying the mind-clearing benefits of running.


Solar Austin February Happy Hour: Tour of Austin Central Library Green Features

Where: Austin Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Demonstration Area, First Floor
When: Feb 26
Cost: Free

The lead architect Jonathan Smith, of Lake Flato Architects, and solar designer Bungane Mehlomakulu, of Integral Group, will be leading the tour and discussion.

Green Drinks with Foodshed Investors

Where: Sour Duck | 1814 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
When: Feb 28
Cost: Free

The February Green Drinks event will be chatting about all-things-local-foodshed, with Eric de Valpine, Partner at Foodshed Investors. Foodshed Investors supports local “good food” ecosystems by playing at the intersection of food, finance, and social good. Eric brings over 20 years of experience working in or advising small businesses to the Austin local food ecosystem.

CEL Speaker Series: Jeff Sellen on Ethics & Environmental Sustainability

Where: St. Edward’s University | 3001 South Congress Avenue, Fleck Hall, Room 305
When: March 7
Cost: Free

The Center for Ethics and Leadership invites current students, faculty, staff, alumni, guests and friends to hear Jeff Sellen speak on his new book, Don’t Tread on Me: Property and Conflict in the American West, regarding practical policy and ethical dimensions of environmental sustainability and management.

GreenBiz 19 Virtual Event

Watch nearly 30 inspiring sessions exploring the most pressing challenges, emerging trends and promising opportunities in sustainable business.

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