Understanding the Living Building Challenge Public Workshop: Madison, WI

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:30pm CST
Goodman Community Center
Goodman Community Center 149 Waubesa Street Madison, WI 53704

Alliance for Environmental Sustainability and the International Living Future Institute present:

Understanding the Living Building Challenge Workshop - Madison, WI

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

Note: The night before the workshop, you're welcome to join the Madison Living Building Challenge Collaborative for a public lecture and networking event. Richard Graves, Executive Director of the International Living Future Institute, will present his first-hand experience working with Living Building Challenge project teams.


November 14 / 6:00PM-8:00PM
Venue TBA