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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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Thursday, April 2 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Toward Net Zero Water: Impacting Efforts from System Design to Policy Change and Behavior Transformation

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Water awareness and the need for conservation and resiliency have increased with recent fluctuating conditions across the United States, yet willingness to change behavior and invest in policy and infrastructural adaptations is weak. The problem is dire and visible, but many solutions remain abstract. The goal of this workshop is to empower implementation of achievable water budgets and innovative water strategies throughout the integrative design process. Focusing on case studies in contrasting climate zones – the Santa Monica, California City Hall project and the Southface EcoOffice in Atlanta, Georgia – presenters will discuss net zero water design, policy change and post-occupancy behavioral transformation.

Moderators
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Bonnie Casamassima

Project Manager, Commercial Sustainability Services, Southface Energy Institute
Bonnie Casamassima is extremely passionate about the ability our built environment has to impact its end-user. As a Project Manager on Southface’s Commercial Sustainability Services team she currently works with sustainable certification programs, such as LEED, and contributes to the progression of their integrative sustainability services with her evidence-based Biophilic design expertise. Previously, she worked as an environmental... Read More →

Speakers
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Joel Cesare

Sustainable Building Advisor at City of Santa Monica, City of Santa Monica – Office of Sustainability and the Environment
Joel graduated with a Masters in Environmental Science & Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and BA from Lafayette College. He brings over 8 years of experience integrating sustainability into the culture of financial institutions, NGO's, municipalities, construction companies and transportation agencies. He has certified green building projects using LEED, BREEAM, CEEQUAL, Ska and 3-Star in 5 different countries. Prior to... Read More →
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Courtney Crosson

Senior Sustainability Consultant, BuroHappold
Courtney graduated with a M.Arch from Yale University and BA from Duke University. Courtney’s work has spanned many scales and locations including Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. She worked for Foster + Partners in Hong Kong; UN Habitat in a Nairobi informal settlement called Kibera; and Muf in London. She was the project manager and designer of a secondary girls boarding school in Muhuru Bay, Kenya. Courtney works in the... Read More →
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Maria Quinones

Commercial Sustainability Services Project Engineer at Southface, Southface Energy Institute
Maria Quiñones is a Project Engineer for the Commercial Sustainability Services team at Southface, an environmental nonprofit located in Atlanta, GA. Her work concentrates on analyzing and implementing energy and water efficiency and conservation projects for both commercial facilities in the metro area. Her efforts primarily focus on the Grants to Green program for nonprofits, the Advanced Commercial Building Initiative for light public... Read More →



Thursday April 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Madrona Room Sheraton Hotel

Attendees (30)