Understanding the Living Building Challenge - Leeds, UK

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 (All day)
Leeds Met University, Leeds - United Kingdom
Discover why we think that the restorative sustainability thinking of the Living Building Challenge, as a philosophy, advocacy platform and a certification tool is vital to the UK sustainable construction.
We are holding two Understanding the Living Building Challenge workshops that provide a 6-hour in-depth introduction, in Leeds on the 5th Feb and in London on the 28th Feb 2014
"Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower"
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 
Martin Brown
Martin is a 'Understanding the Living Building Challenge' trainer and Living Building Challenge Ambassador, heading up the UK Collaborative and bringing new, deep green restorative sustainability thinking into the UK, challenging current sustainability approaches. He is a leading improvement and sustainability consultant, advocate, presenter and blogger. He has worked with a wide range of organizations across the built environment sector and beyond supporting them make the most of current social media, sustainability and responsibility agendas. In 2008 he co-founded Be2Camp, a social media and web2 advocacy for built environment sustainability and collaborative working that now supports and 'web enables' a growing number of organizations, awards and events. He facilitates many global twitter based and social media communities of practice and is constantly represented in influential sustainability lists. Martin founded his consultancy organization Fairsnape in 2005 following an international career in main contracting, project management and business improvement.
For registration inquiries, please contact Monica Ardeleanu.