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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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Friday, April 3 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Finding the Best Sustainability Rating Tool for Your Community

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Urban sustainability rating tools are fundamental instruments for helping achieve community place-making goals. They provide integrated accounting of the triple bottom lines of community development, raising awareness and improving the quality of outcomes. A variety of rating tools has emerged with different capabilities and costs, and users need help finding the best fit with local goals. This session will present case studies of community experiences with rating tools, a survey of available tools, a framework of tool selection criteria and a procedure for applying them to candidate tools. With interactive role-playing, attendees will apply the criteria in a tool search for the community of Unville.

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Eric Corey Freed

Vice President of Global Outreach, International Living Future Institute
Eric is a licensed architect with over 20 years experience designing and consulting on the most innovative, deep green buildings in the country. Before joining the Institute as our Vice President of Global Outreach, he was Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a nationally known architecture and consulting firm that helped architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of... Read More →

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Eliot Allen

Principal, Criterion Planners
Eliot Allen is an urban planner who founded Criterion Planners of Portland to focus on the nexus of community planning and sustainability. He’s a specialist in urban rating tools, serving as a technical advisor to SITES, STAR Communities, and EcoDistricts; and as a LEED-ND certification reviewer for GBCI. Eliot’s a recipient of EPA’s Climate Protection Award for the Chula Vista Climate Protection Plan, and the Congress for the... Read More →
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Douglas Kot

Senior Consultant, DNV GL
Douglas Kot is a Senior Consultant on DNV GL’s Sustainable Buildings and Communities team. Involved with green building and sustainable planning since 1997; Doug has led the technical development of dozens of high-performance and zero net energy buildings advising on energy systems, water efficiency and reuse, material impacts and healthy interiors. He is USGBC LEED Faculty for Neighborhood Development, Buildings Design &... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ballard Room Sheraton Hotel

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