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REGENERATION 2016 Conference

Saturday, April 16, 2016 (All day)

Macro Design Studio, with the International Living Future Insitute, will host the REGENERATION 2016 Conference in Trentino, Italy on Saturday, April 16. The Conference is the premier annual event of the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy, a community that aims to share LBC knowledge and principles to develop living buildings and communities. 

Innovating to the Materials Petal in Affordable Housing

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:00am

Those living in affordable housing are often most at risk for asthma, allergies, and other health concerns. This webinar will explore some of the ways that we build, where we build and what we build with contributes to these health risks. This webinar will also identify specific strategies for creating healthy homes that address long-standing, deep inequities associated with toxic risk and exposure. This event is part of the Affordable Housing 5-part Webinar Series.

Water Health and Independence in Affordable Housing

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:00am

What does a successful Net Positive Water strategy look like in multi-family affordable housing? How can the potable and non-potable needs of residents be met locally? How can rainwater, greywater and blackwater systems integrate in local, resilient systems to provide healthy, affordable and dependable water sources for people and nutrients for the environment? Is water independence possible in dense communities and drought stricken climates? This event is part of the Affordable Housing 5-part Webinar Series.

Salmon in the City

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 3:30pm

Salmon-in-the-City highlights innovations in ecologically sustainable urban design and development that protect water quality and Puget Sound. NOAA Fisheries will present groundbreaking research regarding the impacts of urban stormwater on ocean acidification, salmon habitat and watersheds. The event will feature pioneering studio collaborations bridging architecture and ecology with leading ecologists and designers. Case studies of low impact development projects and their 5 year monitoring performance will be presented by regional scientists and low impact development experts.  Salmon-Safe Puget Sound also will unveil its work with their newest certification initiatives targeting ultra-urban development as well as mass transit and other large-scale infrastructure projects such as the Sea Tac and Vancouver British Columbia Airports.

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