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Understanding the Living Building Challenge Workshop: Chicago, IL

International Living Future Institute

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

Understanding the Living Building Challenge Workshop:...

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Member / Subscriber / Ambassador Rate - Early Registration   more info Ended $195.00 $0.00
Organizational & Community Partners (AIA, USGBC, AES, etc.) Ended $245.00 $5.89
General - Early Registration Ended $295.00 $6.89
Members / Subscriber / Ambassador Rate
Active Cascadia Members, ILFI Members, Living Building Community Subscribers, and trained volunteers in the Ambassador Network are eligible to register at this rate.
Ended $215.00 $0.00
Organizational & Community Partners (AIA, USGBC, AES, etc.) Ended $275.00 $6.49
General Registration Ended $345.00 $0.00

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Alliance for Environmental Sustainability and the International Living Future Institute present:

Understanding the Living Building Challenge Public Workshop

Sponsored by: Valerio Dewalt Train, DbHMS, and Energistics Solutions



Understanding the Living Building Challenge provides a 6-hour in-depth introduction to the Living Building Challenge. 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.

Note: The night before the workshop, you're welcome to join the Chicago Living Building Challenge Collaborative for a public lecture and networking event. Amanda Sturgeon, Vice President + Living Building Challenge Program Director, will present her first-hand experience working with Living Building Challenge project teams.

September 26 / 6:00PM-9:00PM
DIRTT Showroom 325 N Wells St #1000 Chicago, IL 60654


Workshop Overview:

  9:00-10:00  The Philosophy of the Living Building Challenge / Petal rationale + strategies: Site
10:00-10:15  Bio-break
10:15-11:45  Petal rationale + strategies: Water, Energy, Health / Small Group Discussion
11:45-12:30  Lunch + Case Studies
12:30-2:00  Petal rationale + strategies: Materials, Equity, Beauty / Small Group Discussion
  2:00-3:30  Breaking down Barriers / Community + Tools / Full Group Discussion /

Learning Objectives:
- Identify the key components of the Living Building Challenge
- Discuss the rationale for restorative design principles
- Understand successful strategies for compliance with each performance area
- Recognize financial, regulatory and behavioral barriers and incentives related to high performance design
- Describe the Living Building Challenge Community resources and certification process

Added Benefits:
- Approved for 6 GBCI Continuing Education hours
- Approved for 6 AIA Learning Units credits
- Morning coffee and lunch included


Ticket Type   Registration

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

Partner Organization (AES, USGBC, etc.) Members Early Registration          


General Registration Early Registration


ILFI/Cascadia Members, Community subscribers, Ambassadors Full (9/14)


Partner Organization (AES) Members Full (9/14)


General Registration Full (9/14)



*Registration Fee includes workshop materials, morning coffee and lunch. 


**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.


Amanda Sturgeon

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 International Living Future 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.

Have questions about Understanding the Living Building Challenge Workshop: Chicago, IL? Contact International Living Future Institute

When & Where

AIA Chicago
35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 250
Chicago, IL

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

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