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Understanding the Living Building Challenge Workshop: Seattle, WA

International Living Future Institute

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

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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.

There will be an optional networking event following the workshop.

There will also be a tour of the Bullitt Center, a commercial building pursuing Living Building Challenge certification,  on Thursday, August 23rd. Details to follow.

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
- Continental breakfast and lunch included


Ticket Type  Registration

ILFI/Cascadia Members, Community subscribers, Ambassadors

General Registration                    $175


*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.

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When & Where

O'Brien and Company
811 1st Ave #380
Seattle, WA 98104

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

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