Water Petal Workshop: Honolulu, HI

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm HST
KYA Studios
934 Pumehana St Honolulu HI 96826
Workshop Description
The Living Building Challenge Water Petal is intended to redefine our relationship to water and 'waste' in the built environment. In this 4-hour in-depth review of the Water Petal, participants will gain an understanding of how to meet the water-related Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge: I-05 Net Zero Water and I-06 Ecological Water Flow. In addition to illustrating innovative water solutions from around the globe, this interactive session will include small group discussion to identify the major water challenges in their region. Later in the session, groups will discuss opportunities to apply goals of the Water Petal to the challenges identified in the earlier group discussion. How can decentralized water infrastructure be part of the solution? What regulatory obstacles exist? What needs to change in order to support net zero water and ecological water flow projects in the region? Appropriate for anyone working in the building industry, participants should already have an understanding of the Living Building Challenge.  You should be familiar with the Standard and the Imperatives and Petal structure of the Challenge.
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA - Vice President, Living Building Challenge
Amanda oversees the Living Building Challenge program and team out of the Seattle office. She is an award-winning architect and has been recognized as a pioneering leader in the green building movement in the northwest region where she has practiced since 1998. Amanda was a founding board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council in 2000-2002, has served on the board of AIA Seattle and has been a visiting Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington. Amanda won the Betterbricks Architect award in 2008, and was the 2011 AIA/NAIUSI Fellow through which she spent a month in Italy studying Biophilia and Beauty as a pathway to a restorative future.
Learning Objectives:

-Learner will identify the key components of the Water Petal

-Learner will identify 3 scale appropriate strategies for achieving net zero water

-Learner will be able to define a close loop system

-Learner will be able to identify all documentation required for certification
This workshop is approved by GBCI and AIA for 4 Continuing Education Units.
Applicable toward Living Future Accreditation: 4 hours