Workshop: Understanding the Living Building Challenge
NEXTbuilding Forum is excited to announce and help promote this upcoming workshop offered through the International Living Future Institute as an outstanding educational opportunity.
The International Living Futures Institute, born of the Cascadia Region USGBC, has created the world's currently most advanced, comprehensive, holistic green building certification program called the Living Building Challenge. It is one in which a successfully certified building must, amongst other things, be net-zero energy, net-zero water and net-zero waste; and be so for one entire year after occupancy. Amazing! This workshop provides you an in-depth, 6-hour, introduction to the Living Building Challenge. The seminar is targeted to anyone and everyone who can impact the development of the built environment.
Speakers: Richard Graves
Date/Time: March 7th, 2013 / 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $215- by special arrangement, you may register as a Partner Organization (NBF) Member
(note, although typically all NBF events are completely free, NBF is helping to promote this event for the ILFI hence their nominal fee)
Location: Guardian Club Banquet Hall, 500 Griswold, Detroit MI 48226
Sustainable design is at the core of every SmithGroupJJR project. We've long taken the lead on innovative strategies for resource efficiency, routinely incorporating tools such as the LEED rating system in all of our projects. We continue to raise the bar by adopting the rigorous energy standards of the newArchitecture 2030 Challenge. We know that you are faced with many questions on how to cut energy use and become green, while keeping costs in check. For example, clients often ask, "How do I update my building while making it green?" We can help you solve such challenges by tapping into our array of unique services and strategies, showing you pertinent project success stories along the way.
Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability is a resource dedicated to helping people understand the options available for designing, building and occupying structures that offer environmentally friendly alternatives, energy efficient products and improved indoor air quality. AES is dedicated to helping people understand the options available for designing, building and occupying structures that offer environmentally friendly alternatives, energy efficient products and improved indoor air quality.
AES is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission of providing sustainable building education to the general public and building industry. Due to the need and the emerging interest of green practices, LEED, and sustainability AES has grown and now serves communities throughout the United States. We are the premiere LEED for Homes Service Provider in the Midwest.