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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 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Living Building Challenge Framework for Affordable Housing

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Every person, regardless of economic status, has a right to housing that is healthy, safe, affordable and environmentally sound. The Living Building Challenge Framework for Affordable Housing offers a pathway for multi-family affordable housing projects to achieve the Living Building Challenge, either as Petal or Living Certified. This panel will present the analysis and key findings of the Framework for Affordable Housing report, then explore 2 pilot project on the ground that are attempting to achieve the standard in different climate zones – each project serving as a groundbreaking model of deep green affordable design.


Speakers
avatar for Gina Ciganik

Gina Ciganik

Vice President, Housing Development, Aeon
Gina joined Aeon in 1997 and leads the real estate development activities of the organization. She has broad experience in financing and developing mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood revitalization projects, and public improvement initiatives. She continues to improve sustainable development efforts by forming key partnerships with organizations such as the University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Building Research. She is... Read More →
avatar for Sunshine Mathon

Sunshine Mathon

Design + Development Director, Foundation Communities
For the last seven years, Sunshine has overseen the deep green design and construction of new multifamily properties for Foundation Communities, a robust and sustainably-focused nonprofit affordable housing developer in central Texas. M Station, a 150-unit new construction community opened in 2011 with one of the highest ever LEED for Homes ratings (25+ above LEED Platinum). As a nationally-recognized leader in the deep green affordable housing... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

Executive 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... Read More →
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Billy Weber

Sr. Research Fellow + Lecturer, U of MN Center for Sustainable Building Research
Weber is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Building Research, and a Lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the integration of sustainability and architecture through applied research, exploring and developing tools to evaluate and compare the often- disparate aesthetic, economic, and environmental goals. He is the project manager of the Minnesota Sustainable Housing Initiative... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Aspen Room Sheraton Hotel

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