Understanding the Living Building Challenge - Sundbyberg, Sweden

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 8:30am to 3:30pm PST
Sweden Green Building Council Offices
Sweden Green Building Council Offices Landsvägen 50A Sundbyberg 172 63
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:
Sue Clark is the LEED Manager at Sweden Green Building Council, and also works as a green building consultant with NCC Teknik in Stockholm. Sue received her Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo in 2009, receiving the Ontario Association of Architect’s Guild Medal for outstanding thesis work. In Canada, Sue has worked extensively with the Canada Green Building Council since 2006, when she starting as a student volunteer with the Emerging Green Builders committee. In five years as a green building consultant with the engineering consultancy Morrison Hershfield, she coordinated the LEED process on a dozen certified projects while also leading one of the CaGBC’s LEED certification assessment teams. In part from her work on the CaGBC’s Technical Advisory Group for Sites and Water from 2009 until 2012, Sue received the Volunteer Leadership Award from the CaGBC in 2012. After moving to Sweden in 2011, Sue brought her expertise in LEED to Sweden Green Building Council, where she has helped organize the council’s LEED Committee and three LEED working groups dedicated to critical issues in the implementation of LEED in Sweden. She is also involved with the Europe Regional Network of the World Green Building Council on behalf of the SGBC. Sue became a CaGBC faculty member in 2010, delivering the LEED Documentation and Green Associate courses, and is now hosting LEED training in Europe as well. She is involved with the Living Building Challenge as part of the Living Futures Europe campaign, offering short introductions and full day courses on Living Building Challenge. 
To register:
The cost is 2000SEK for members of Sweden Green Building Council. The cost for non-members is 2600SEK. Please contact Helga Gimse, Sweden Green Building Council’s Education Coordinator at
helga.gimse@sgbc.se or at +46 765 25 11 44. 
Sweden Green Building Council is an established member of the World Green Building Council