Understanding the Living Building Challenge
Thu Sep 27, 2012
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Eastern
Continuing Education: 6.0
Understanding the Living Building Challenge provides a 6-hour in-depth introduction to the Living Building Challenge. Attendees are the green building leaders in their community: design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, government officials and employees of public agencies. In short, anyone and everyone who can impact the development of the built environment.
Public workshops are also an ideal opportunity to undergo the in-depth training necessary to serve as a volunteer presenter or volunteer facilitator of a local Living Building Challenge Collaborative.
Workshop Overview (times shown in Central Standard Time):
|9:00-10:00||The Philosophy of the Living Building Challenge / Petal rationale + strategies: Site|
|10:15-11:45||Petal rationale + strategies: Water, Energy, Health / Small Group Discussion|
|11:45-12:30||Lunch + Case Studies|
|12:30-2:00||Petal rationale + strategies: Materials, Equity, Beauty / Small Group Discussion|
|2:00-3:30||Breaking down Barriers / Community + Tools / Full Group Discussion|
- Identify the key components of the Living Building Challenge
- Discuss the rationale for restorative design principles
- Understand successful strategies for compliance with each performance area
- Recognize financial, regulatory and behavioral barriers and incentives related to high performance design
- Describe the Living Building Challenge Community resources and certification process
Location: Venue in downtown Chicago, to be determined
Amanda Sturgeon, Certification Director, International Living Future Institute
Amanda is a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Institute she was a Senior Associate at Perkins+Will where she co-directed the Sustainable Design Initiative across 20 offices worldwide and managed numerous sustainable projects. Amanda was a founding board member of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council and a recent board member of AIA Seattle. Amanda won the Betterbricks Architect award in 2008 and has been involved in leading many local committees for USGBC and AIA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Amanda was born in England, grew up in Australia and has lived in the United States since 1996.
- Approved for 6 LEED Continuing Education hours (GBCI)
- Approved for 6 AIA Learning Units credits (HSW/SD)
|Living Building Community Subscribers**||$195||$215|
|AIA / USGBC Members||$245||$275|
* Registration Fee includes workshop materials, morning coffee and lunch.
** Your subscription to the Living Building Challenge Community is confirmed prior to the event. If your subscription has lapsed, you will be responsible for the difference in price on the day of the event.
Registration questions? Call 616-458-6733 or email@example.com
Update – Michigan USGBC chapter Members – We will be taking a van car pool from Grand Rapids Michigan to the event early in the morning. Please make a note you are a chapter affiliate in Michigan once registering and we will give you further details.
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