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Wednesday, May 1 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
The Water Cycle of Buildings: Net Positive Water and the Living Building Challenge Workshop

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Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200


The Living Building Challenge Water Petal is intended to herald in a new age of design, where water is treated as the precious resource that it is, and nothing is left to waste. This workshop will take a look at the components of the Living Building Challenge, with a deep focus on the requirements of the Water Petal.

Participants will develop an understanding of why water is such a critical issue in the built environment and the positive impact professionals can have through conservation, reuse, and on-site capture and treatment. 
  • You will walk step by step through the issues, considerations, and strategies for creating a closed loop water system on-site and how to work within their watershed to develop a truly healthy, regenerative system. 
  • You will see examples of how Net Positive Water has been achieved across of a diversity of building types and scales in a diversity of climates.

This workshop will also include a discussion of issues and solutions related to water policy and what is needed next to make it easier for project teams and policy makers alike to support integrated water management.


  1. Define the intent and requirements of the Living Building Challenge Water Petal.
  2. Understand scale-appropriate strategies for achieving Net Positive Water.
  3. Describe successful examples of projects at the building and community scale that have achieved Net Positive Water.
  4. Identify regulatory barriers to implementing Net Positive Water Strategies and ways to advocate for change.
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • 4 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Al Tozer

Director of Technical Services, ILFI
Al Tozer brings over 20 years of sustainable architectural design expertise and urban planning experience to the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Founding Tozer Design in 1995—recognized as one of the Northwest’s leading sustainable architectural design firms—Al... Read More →
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Molly Freed

Senior Specialist, Technical Services, ILFI
Molly’s passion for applying critical deep green theory to practical problem-solving found a home at ILFI.  She supports the Institute’s policy program initiatives by identifying policy barriers and providing resources, research, toolkits, education, and advocacy to remove these... Read More →
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Chris Chamberland

Civil Engineer, Berkshire Design Group
Chris Chamberland is a civil engineer and certified water nerd at The Berkshire Design Group, an award-winning firm of landscape architects, civil engineers and land surveyors specializing in park and recreation design, site planning and commercial development based in Northampton... Read More →
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Pete Munoz

Senior Engineer, Biohabitats
Pete is a licensed engineer and certified wastewater treatment plant operator. Pete has been lucky enough to work with some of the most influential green built projects in the United States to create inspirational infrastructure and assist reconnecting our communities with what makes... Read More →

Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Clallum Room #701