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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Wednesday, April 1 • 10:00am - 4:00pm
ULBC Workshop (Separate registration required)

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Did you get a Full Conference Pass to Living Future 2015? Contact us at LF15@living-future.org for a $50 discount code to this workshop! This event is open to the public, and you do not have to be a conference attendee to register for this workshop.


The Living Building Challenge workshop previews the Philosophy, Advocacy, Guidance, and Tools that the International Living Future Institute offers in its Certification program and support. The Living Building Challenge engages the broader building industry in the deep conversations required to truly understand how to solve problems rather than shift them. This six-hour workshop will showcase these features along with core concepts needed to develop a working understanding of the certification program.

10:00-11:00 - The Philosophy of the Living Building Challenge / Petal rationale + strategies: Site 
11:00-11:15 - Bio-break
11:15-11:45 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

Learning Objectives
- 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

Approved CEU's
6 LFA 

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Kathleen Smith

Technical Director, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
Kathleen Smith is an architect with more than 20 years of experience in green building, most recently with her own firm, Ecosmith Architecture & Consulting, LLC. She is a LEED Fellow and a LEED Faculty member.  Kathleen worked with Davis Langdon where she conducted LEED reviews and consulted on many pioneering sustainable projects in California. She is also the co-author of two books, The Northwest Green... Read More →

Wednesday April 1, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ballard Room Sheraton Hotel

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