Understanding the Living Building Challenge Public Workshop: Halifax

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:30pm ADT
The Bloomfield Centre
2786 Agricola Street Halifax, NS Canada

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.

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