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Friday, May 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
When More is Better: ILFI Volume Certification Programs

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With over 100 certified and 500 registered projects, the Living Building Challenge is growing fast. Over the last few years, projects have grown in size, complexity, and geographic reach. Now projects are replicating. Through ILFI’s new volume certification program, companies and organizations are pursuing certification across their entire portfolios and campuses. Earlier adopters span industries and sectors including tech, retail, hospitality, government, affordable housing, and market rate development. The approaches and pathways vary from creation of design standards that apply across diverse building types to development of replicable prototypes; and from zero carbon and zero energy to Petal and Living certification. The models vary but the goals are the same – scaling impact and moving more quickly toward a Living Future for All.  
Learning Objectives:
  1. Articulate the benefits of volume certification for owners and the environment.
  2. Describe how to apply Zero Carbon and Zero Energy Certification across a portfolio.
  3. Understand how documentation and the audit process are streamlined in volume certification. 
  4. Compare volume certification approaches for certifying a prototype across a variety of locations versus a variety of buildings in one location.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU 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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James Connelly

Vice President, Strategic Growth, ILFI
A GreenBiz 30 under 30 sustainable business leader, James Connelly is the Vice President of Product and Strategic Growth at the International Living Future Institute.As VP of Strategic Growth, he leads ILFI in developing strategy and cultivating new business and partnership opportunities... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Willapa Room #512