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Thursday, May 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Impacts, Costs and Benefits: Findings from 3 LBC Research Studies

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The Living Building Challenge is a performance-based approach to sustainable design of the built environment. Generating measurable positive impacts is at its heart. So how is the Living Building movement doing? What impacts has this movement had to date, and what impacts could it have in the near future? Relatedly, what are the cost implications – for different stakeholders – of living buildings? And what some of the long term operations requirements and benefits of Living Buildings and especially the on-site water systems.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List some of the key environmental impacts that living buildings have had to date, and what is driving or causing these impacts
  2. Understand the impact potential of scaling up the number of living buildings        
  3. Describe what we are learning about the short-term and long-term financial implications of living building for different stakeholders in the process.          
  4. Explain the operation and maintenance requirements as well as the ROI and on-going benefits of on-site water systems
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Buildings, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of Living Buildings, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world. In addition, she provides strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and... 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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Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, ILFI
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute’s Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Quinault Room (5th floor)