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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
Tips for Success: Living Building Project Teams Share Lessons Learned on Energy, Water and Materials

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Living Buildings must meet rigorous performance standards for net-positive energy and water, and for healthy, regionally appropriate, and sustainably harvested and manufactured materials. Meeting these standards has far-reaching positive impacts on our buildings, our communities, and the environment. It also has impacts on the design and construction process we follow. In this session you will hear lessons learned and tips for success in achieving the three most challenging Petals from veteran users of the Living Building Challenge. Learn how they approached these Petals, what obstacles and opportunities they encountered, and what strategies led to success.

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Dan Hellmuth

Principal, Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects, LLC
Daniel Hellmuth, AIA, is a principal and co-founder of Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects. A LEED accredited professional, Dan has over thirty years experience in sustainable design on a wide-range of project types. Dan helped establish the St. Louis Chapter of the USGBC and served as its first chair. His firm has experience on over 39 LEED projects and one certified Living Building, the Tyson Living Learning Center. Dan was the project manager and... Read More →
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Greg Mella

Vice President and Co-Director, SmithGroupJJR
Greg Mella, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, LBC ambassador, is a Vice President and Co-Director of SmithGroupJJR’s sustainable design initiatives. He was the project architect for the world's first LEED Platinum project: the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland.  Greg frequently shares his sustainability expertise at national conferences and to national news media, including Newsweek, ENR, Architectural Record... Read More →
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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 →
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Mary Tod Winchester

Vice President Administration & Operations, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Mary Tod joined the Chesapeake Bay Foundation(CBF) in 1971 and works to set an example by practicing what they preach.  She was instrumental designing and building the first US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Platinum building, CBF’s headquarters, Philip Merrill Environmental Center, in Annapolis, Maryland.  It is recognized as “the” building that jump started the green building effort.  CBF and Mary... Read More →

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

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