Mohawk Group and the International Living Future Institute present:
Living Building Challenge Energy Petal workshop, a 4-hour in-depth introduction to the Living Building Challenge's Energy Petal. Attendees are the green building leaders in their community: design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, government officials and employees of public agencies. In short, anyone and everyone who can impact the development of the built environment.
8am-10:30 The Philosophy of the Living Building Challenge / Petal rationale + strategies: Energy
10:45-12:30pm Breaking down Barriers / Community + Tools / Full Group Discussion
- Define the requirements for Net Zero Energy Building certification.
- Identify successful case study projects that have demonstrated net zero and zero energy performance.
- Describe tangible strategies for reducing energy demands in different climate zones.
- List important considerations for net zero buildings during the design, construction and operational phases of a project.
Brad Liljequist, Living Building Challenge Technical Director
Brad is a sustainable building expert, urban designer, planner, and program and development manager with 25 years of successful management of many change-accelerating, sustainability-oriented projects, plans, and programs. He directed development of Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community in the United States, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, the world’s most energy efficient fire station and recipient of the international 2012 ASHRAE Technology award. He brings a pragmatic, results oriented focus to catalyzing deep change throughout the built environment, with a particular passion for zero carbon footprint buildings and communities.