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Thursday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Metrics for the Regeneration of Human Habitation

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Note that this session will have a 15-minute break.

Some metrics are obvious: How much electricity does my project use? How much water?

Unfortunately these measurements do not necessarily look at what is truly important in a given place, and how the important things are changing. Should we instead ask, “How is this project changing the water cycle in this place? In what ways is this change positive or negative? How does our work truly add value and benefit to the ecology of our place? How might this work have the momentum and foundation to inspire the community to build on and evolve this understanding over time?

Our goal with this session is to work with all of the participants to define metrics or indicators that can answer the questions, “Is this place evolving in a way that benefits the system of life? And, if so, how?” We believe that, together, we can come up with powerful ways to measure the progress that we are trying to facilitate. We plan to explore how to generate metrics that measure, or at least indicate, the regenerative development of a place or system that can be invitations to others – financiers, residents, regulators, to name a few – to engage in furthering the evolution initiated by a project.

We will start the session with developing a purpose and goals for metrics. Once we have created a sense of what we are trying to do, we will work in groups to define principles and metrics for a specific place and system. In this way, the work of developing regenerative metrics can be rooted in a place, and yet help to build a new model of project indicators, a model that can lead us toward regeneration of our world, which sorely needs it.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 3 LFA credits
  • 3 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Jim Newman

Principal, Linnean Solutions
Jim Newman is founder and Principal at Linnean Solutions, which provides environmental analytics and benchmarking for corporate, institutional, and municipal clients. Linnean‚Äôs work is based in a regenerative model of both personal and professional development which drives us... Read More →
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Josie Plaut

Executive Director / Associate Director, CLEAR / IBE
Josie guides companies, municipalities, and organizational through developing capacity and action plans for regenerative development and sustainability. Her work spans domestic and international projects and organizations across a variety of scales including individual buildings... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Skagit Room # 603