Understanding the Living Building Challenge - Belgrade, Serbia

Friday, February 28, 2014 (All day)
To be confirmed
The Living Building Challenge™ is the built environment's most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature's architecture. To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements, including net zero energy, waste and water, over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy. 
A Full Day Course:
Understanding the Living Building Challenge provides a 6-hour in-depth introduction to the Living Building Challenge. Attendees are 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. This course will be in English without translation available. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of course completion. 
Workshop Overview:
8:30 - 9:00           Registration 
9:00 - 10:00         The Philosophy of the Living Building Challenge / Petal rationale + strategies: Site 
10:00 - 10:15         Coffee Break 
10:15 - 11:45           Petal rationale + strategies: Water, Energy, Health / Small Group Discussion 
11:45 - 12:30          Lunch + Case Studies 
12:30 - 14:00         Petal rationale + strategies: Materials, Equity, Beauty / Small Group Discussion 
14:00 - 15:30         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 
Trainers Profile:
Steven has assisted the development of seven European Green Building Councils and is the Founding President of the Romania Green Building Council.  He and his team delivered four  "Build Green Central Eastern Europe" conferences, an influential green buildings awards program, and numerous other green building initiatives including some in the areas of policy and green finance.  He is currently leading two aspiring  Living Building Challenge demonstration projects and working to encourage many more throughout Europe.  Steven is the Chairperson of the Europe Green Building Council Network’s Education Taskforce working to ensure accessible, relevant and high quality sustainable construction education is available throughout Europe and internationally. He holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University of California San Diego and a Masters in International Relations from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
For registration inquiries, please contact Monica Ardeleanu.