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Living Building Challenge Case Study

USGBC-Northern California Chapter

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Living Building Challenge Case Study

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What would it take to bring a LEED Platinum building to the level of a Living Building? Susan Rainier, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Neil Steiner, Energy Analyst, LEED AP BD+C will present a case study comparing the University of California Davis Graduate School of Management LEED Platinum building to the new Bullitt Center in Seattle which is pursuing Living Building certification through the Living Building Institute. You will be shown what was needed to achieve LEED Platinum in a stand-alone geothermal building and how much more was done at the Bullitt Center to achieve the title "Living Building" and learn about the behavioral learning curve and adjustments needed by the occupants in both buildings. The Living Building Challenge will be presented so facilitate and understanding about this great movement and its potential to significantly change our built world and make a significant difference towards saving the environment. There will also be a brief discussion of starting a Living Building Collective in Sacramento. We hope you will join us for this inspiring presentation.


Neil Steiner, LEED BD+C, Energy Analyst, Glumac
Originally inspired in a retreat with Bob Berkebile in 2006, Neil has been focusing his efforts for regenerative design ever since. At Glumac, he is responsible for modeling lighting, HVAC, renewable energy and envelope systems for new and existing buildings. He is passionate about advancing the building industry for greater energy efficiency, conservation of resources and cost. He received his BS in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas and is working on MS for later this year. As Living Building Challenge Ambassador he has engaged a number of influential people to help champion the effort in the Sacramento region.
Susan Rainier, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Project Manager, UC Davis
Susan has 30 years in ecological design and construction experience. 14 years overseeing design and construction as Senior Project Manager for UC Davis where she led a project to LEED Platinum and Design Build Excellence. Susan serves on the USGBC Capital Branch Leadership Committee. Susan is the founder of the “VISIONARY” series that brings leading edge thinkers for presentations in the Sacramento Region to inspire. She has worked on a wide range of building types, including custom residential, commercial, governmental and institutional. She is a permaculture advocate and practitioner.  She has a life long study of sacred architecture, proportion and self-sufficient design. Susan has international experience, speaks fluent Italian and is honored to be a Living Building Ambassador.

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When & Where

AIA Central Valley Chapter Gallery
1400 S Street
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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USGBC-Northern California Chapter

USGBC-NCC is a membership-based organization that promotes and advocates for green building. Learn more about the Chapter, our Board of Directors, and Staff.

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