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Net Zero Water Forum - Philadelphia

International Living Future Institute

Net Zero Water Forum - Philadelphia

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
ILFI/Cascadia Members, Ambassadors/Partner Org. Early Reg. $130.00 $0.00
General Registration Early Registration $200.00 $0.00
ILFI/Cascadia Members, Ambassadors/Partner Org. $145.00 $0.00
General Registration $235.00 $0.00

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Net Zero Water Forum

Philadelphia, PA - November 19, 2013 

8:30am - 12:30pm


Forum Description

The Living Building Challenge Water Petal is intended to redefine our relationship to water and 'waste' in the built environment. In this 4-hour in-depth review of the Water Petal, participants will gain an understanding of how to meet the water-related Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge: I-05 Net Zero Water and I-06 Ecological Water Flow. In addition to illustrating innovative water solutions from around the globe, this interactive session will include small group discussion to identify the major water challenges in their region. Later in the session, groups will discuss opportunities to apply goals of the Water Petal to the challenges identified in the earlier group discussion. How can decentralized water infrastructure be part of the solution? What regulatory obstacles exist? What needs to change in order to support net zero water and ecological water flow projects in the region? Appropriate for anyone working in the building industry, participants should already have an understanding of the Living Building Challenge.  You should be familiar with the Standard and the Imperatives and Petal structure of the Challenge.

This forum has been approved by GBCI for 4 Continuing Education Units.

Amanda Sturgeon: Seattle, Washington
Vice-President, Living Building Challenge, 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 board member of AIA Seattle. Amanda won the Betterbricks Architect award in 2008 and has been involved in leading many local committees for USGBC and AIA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Amanda was born in England, grew up in Australia and has lived in the United States since 1996.

Learning Objectives:

- Learner will identify the key components of the Water Petal
- Learner will identify 3 scale appropriate strategies for achieving net zero water
- Learner will be able to define a close loop system
- Learner will be able to identify all documentation required for certification 


Added Benefits:

- Applicable toward Living Future Accreditation
- Approved for 4 GBCI Continuing Education hours
- Approved for 4 AIA Learning Units credits
- Morning coffee included


Ticket Type   Registration

ILFI/Cascadia Members, Community subscribers, Ambassadors Early Reg. 

Partner Organization Members Early Registration          


General Registration Early Registration


ILFI/Cascadia Members, Community subscribers, Ambassadors Full


Partner Organization Members Full


General Registration Full



*Registration Fee includes workshop materials and morning coffee. 


**Choose Partner Member Registration at checkout. Your membership in your local Chapter or professional association is confirmed with that organization prior to the event. If your membership has lapsed, you will be responsible for the difference in price on the day of the event.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please contact development [at] living-future [dot] org for details.

Have questions about Net Zero Water Forum - Philadelphia? Contact International Living Future Institute


30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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