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Tuesday, April 30
 

8:00am PDT

Summit for a Carbon-Free Future
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration**  

Cost: Member: $270   Non-member: $300

Description:

In 2015 the Paris Agreement forged a world-wide consensus on an ambitious but achievable target: limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Since then, IPCC scientists, local governments and businesses of all scales have grappled with the paths to a carbon-free future, but one thing is clear: the building industry must radically accelerate ACTION starting now.

This summit brings together the vanguard that is enacting solutions for carbon-free building operations and materials. Leading voices from the industry will open the day by identifying the key barriers to a carbon-free building sector that are already being broken down through innovative projects and policy -- led by practitioners, owners, manufacturers and researchers.

Summit participants will be then challenged to take this momentum further, answering the questions of how solutions must scale and adapt to each region, and how they will take their own actions to make positive impact. This inspirational day will conclude by sharing clear actions to take now, resources to utilize and engagement pathways to accelerate Zero Carbon work in any organization.

KEY TOPICS:
Low-carbon building operations, procurement of renewable energy, building energy & carbon policy, embodied carbon assessment and reduction strategies.

AGENDA:
  • Opening Remarks: Defining the Challenge & Driving Impact
  • Panel Discussions: Breaking Down Barriers to Zero Carbon – Perspectives from Owners, Practitioners, and Policymakers
  • Workshop 1: Scaling Solutions (Groups: Operational Carbon, Embodied Carbon)
  • Workshop 2: Regionalizing Solutions
  • Closing Remarks & Calls to Action

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

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Selig

Jordan Selig

Managing Director, Martin Selig Real Estate
Selig started her career in Berlin, Germany, where she put her studies into action by ecologically renovating pre-war buildings across the city. In 2013, she returned to Seattle as MSRE’s Managing Director and has since been a key player in shaping the future of the company her... Read More →
avatar for Amanda von Almen

Amanda von Almen

Sustainable Built Environment Manager, Salesforce
Amanda von Almen leads the Global Sustainable Built Environment Program for Salesforce to deliver world class, high performance, sustainable and healthy spaces to their employees, visitors and community. The Sustainable Built Environment Program works with the Real Estate team on... Read More →
avatar for Panu Pasanen

Panu Pasanen

CEO and founder, Bionova
Panu Pasanen is the CEO and founder of Bionova, developer of the world leading life-cycle software One Click LCA for the built environment. One Click LCA allows all actors of the construction value chain to measure and reduce carbon and life-cycle cost from earliest concept phase... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Smedley

Stacy Smedley

Director of Sustainability, Skanska
Stacy Smedley, with a degree in Architecture from the University of Washington, in Seattle, is the architect behind the extension of the Bertschi School Science Wing in Seattle, USA. The Science Wing has been certified as the world's fourth Living Building - making it a giant step... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Conway

Lisa Conway

VP Sustainability, Americas, Interface
Lisa Conway is the VP of Sustainability, Americas for Interface – the modular flooring manufacturer that is leading industry to love the world. As a member of a global team, she and her team are responsible for regional activation of the company’s mission: Climate Take Back. They’re... Read More →
avatar for Dirk Kestner

Dirk Kestner

Director of Sustainable Design, Walter P Moore
Dirk Kestner, PE, LEED AP BD+C is a Principal and Director of Sustainable Design for Walter P Moore, a Civil, Structural, and Enclosure engineering firm.  In his role at Walter P Moore, Dirk provides sustainability oversight for the company’s geographically diverse portfolio.  He... Read More →
avatar for Kathrina Simonen

Kathrina Simonen

Associate Professor/Director, University of WA/Carbon Leadership Forum
Kate Simonen, AIA, SE is founding director of the Carbon Leadership Forum, an industry-academic collaboration highlighting the carbon impact of the built environment, and developing pathways for 'carbon smart' buildings to be part of the global climate solution. She is an Associate... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Director, Zero Energy, ILFI
Andrew Lee directs the Zero Energy and Zero Carbon certification programs for the International Living Future Institute. In this role, he provides key thought leadership on how buildings will catalyze a shift towards a clean and regenerative energy future and serve as the most effective... Read More →



Tuesday April 30, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Nooksack Room #602

9:30am PDT

Understanding the Living Community Challenge
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration**  

Cost: Member: $135  Non-member: $150

Description:

This Understanding the Living Community Challenge (ULCC) course provides an indepth introduction to the Living Community Challenge 1.2 – working through the methodology, case studies and with robust discussion around Imperative requirements. This course will cover the registration and certification process in becoming a Living Community and provide supporting information for the LCC Vision and LCC Master Plan requirements.

Attendees are the green planning and design leaders working at the neighborhood, district, community or campus scale: design professionals, planners, developers, owners, campus sustainability directors, resilience practitioners, government officials and employees of public agencies.

This workshop will be heavy on both content and discussion, so come ready to engage this emerging program.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Explore the key requirements of the seven Petal Performance categories and 20 Imperatives aligning each intent with the creation of a holistic vision for Community health and well-being. Learn how design can foster social and natural connections and enhance healthy neighborhood structure and resilience
  2. Apply LCC principles through various case studies of strategies in action to identify what regenerative design principles look like at the building and community scale
  3. Describe the Living Community Challenge resources and certification process including the LCC Vision Plan and LCC Master Plan and understand how to generate a Living Materials Plan for community development
  4. Explore the similarities and differences between the building scale Living Building Challenge (LBC) and the neighborhood scale Living Community Challenge (LCC)

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

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Director, Living Communities + Policy, ILFI
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. Alicia directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities... Read More →



Tuesday April 30, 2019 9:30am - 4:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Skykomish Room 604

1:00pm PDT

Breaking News! Living Building Challenge 4.0 Summit
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200

Led by ILFI Staff, this workshop provides the first opportunity for a deep dive into the new Living Building Challenge (LBC) 4.0 Standard. Participants will learn about the why, what, and how of the latest evolution of the LBC. Why has the Standard evolved in this direction? Why have these specific changes and updates been made? What are the intended outcomes and impacts? What Imperatives have changed? What imperatives are new? What are the new intents and requirements of the Petals and Imperatives? What are the new certification paths? How do I access the new Standard and related resources and education? How do I register under this new system? How do I update my current project to 4.0, if desired? These questions and more will be addressed in this four-hour workshop.

Come learn about the revised Standard, ask your questions, and dialogue with other participants about new opportunities for catalyzing change in the market. LBC 4.0 provides a framework for bringing us closer to a Living Future. Be one of the first to hear, learn, and engage! Please bring your thinking caps, ideas for projects to discuss, and join us.

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


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Smith

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 →
avatar for Allison Capen

Allison Capen

Director, Programs, ILFI
As a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge Allison oversees project team resources, certifications and the LBC third-party auditor program. She also contributes to education development and delivery and consulting work as needed.Allison is a licensed architect and green... Read More →



Tuesday April 30, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Hoh Room #609

1:00pm PDT

Demystifying the Materials Petal: A Workshop on Achieving Certification
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200

Description:

The Living Building Challenge Materials Petal is intended to induce a successful and healthy materials economy that is non-toxic, transparent and socially equitable. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how to meet and document the materials-related Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge versions 3.0 and 3.1: I-10 Red List, I-11 Embodied Carbon Footprint, I-12 Responsible Industry, I-13 Living Economy Sourcing, and I-14 Net Positive Waste as well as introduce and explain the Declare Program.

The workshop will highlight successful examples of leading edge projects from around the globe - identifying innovative products and stories of how projects have been successful in changing the materials marketplace. This workshop is appropriate for anyone working in the building and product manufacturing industries.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Define the requirements of the Materials Petal Imperatives, understand how these Imperatives support a fundamental transformation of the materials economy, and understand how product selection can impact human and environmental health. 
  2. Identify strategies for the sustainable use and reuse of materials in the design, construction, and operation of buildings.
  3. Explain what the Declare label is and how it can be used as a resource for healthy materials selection and Living Building project teams.
  4. Review the documentation requirements for the Materials Petal Imperatives and best practices for preparing for certification.
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • 4 AIA LU|HSW credits

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Cooper-Lazarczyk

Andrea Cooper-Lazarczyk

Declare Manager, International Living Future Institute
Andrea is a sustainable design and construction professional with a background in interior design, architecture and construction management. After receiving her Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Andrea worked on some of the most noteworthy, sustainable... Read More →



Tuesday April 30, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Skagit Room # 603

1:00pm PDT

Recruiting and Retaining a Multicultural Workforce
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration**  

Cost: Member: $135   Non-member: $150


Description:

Becoming a multicultural organization that honors the diverse staff and clients it serves involves a process of developing the cultural competence of those who work within the business or organization. As organizations grow in their cultural competency, we gain insight and understanding of diverse needs and perspectives. As a result, we are able to advocate for change and take action to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment that draws people to our organizations. This is a foundational step in diversifying organizations.

We can acknowledge that there are challenges and barriers to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. However, that doesn’t mean there are not diverse candidates available and who are highly qualified for the available opportunities. One common barrier faced is how to increase our applicant pool for people of color. In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for creating an equitable process that brings in more diverse candidates and ways to retain them once they are hired.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Learn the foundations of a culturally competent work environment.
  2. Learn strategies for different stages of the hiring process including; job descriptions, advertising, and interviewing.
  3. Better understand support systems for retaining diverse staff.
  4. How to plan for a culture of inclusion and respect.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • AIA LU credits

Speakers
avatar for Nina Narelle

Nina Narelle

Partner and Senior Design Strategist, Future Work Design
Nina has been facilitating meaningful conversations on organizational life and diversity, equity and inclusion almost for 20 years. As a consultant, she has worked with grassroots nonprofits, scaling startups, large public systems and Global 500 companies. She leads clients through... Read More →
avatar for Katie Augsburger

Katie Augsburger

Founding Partner, Future Work Design
Katie Augsburger is a Founding Partner and Employee Experience Strategist for Future Work Design. She has been creating and implementing successful human resources programs for over 15 years. Her work has helped organizations win Oregon's Best Company To Work, Fortune Magazine's Most... Read More →



Tuesday April 30, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Snohomish Room #605
 
Wednesday, May 1
 

8:00am PDT

Breaking News! Living Building Challenge 4.0 Summit
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200

Led by ILFI Staff, this workshop provides the first opportunity for a deep dive into the new Living Building Challenge (LBC) 4.0 Standard. Participants will learn about the why, what, and how of the latest evolution of the LBC. Why has the Standard evolved in this direction? Why have these specific changes and updates been made? What are the intended outcomes and impacts? What Imperatives have changed? What imperatives are new? What are the new intents and requirements of the Petals and Imperatives? What are the new certification paths? How do I access the new Standard and related resources and education? How do I register under this new system? How do I update my current project to 4.0, if desired? These questions and more will be addressed in this four-hour workshop.

Come learn about the revised Standard, ask your questions, and dialogue with other participants about new opportunities for catalyzing change in the market. LBC 4.0 provides a framework for bringing us closer to a Living Future. Be one of the first to hear, learn, and engage! Please bring your thinking caps, ideas for projects to discuss, and join us.

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

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Smith

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 →
avatar for Allison Capen

Allison Capen

Director, Programs, ILFI
As a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge Allison oversees project team resources, certifications and the LBC third-party auditor program. She also contributes to education development and delivery and consulting work as needed.Allison is a licensed architect and green... Read More →



Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Hoh Room #609

8:00am PDT

EMERGE: Leadership for a Living Future
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200


Description:

EMERGE Leadership training has helped sustainable building practitioners and activists from around the country lead collaborative design projects, launch policy initiatives and commercial enterprises, navigate professional career transitions, and initiate community efforts and more. Every project is an opportunity to transform our built environment and the communities that depend on it; this action-packed workshop presents a strategic model of leadership specifically designed for those hoping to achieve greater success moving our organizations and communities towards a truly sustainable future.

This workshop introduces the EMERGE Leadership model, showcases examples of the emergent leadership approach in action while providing ample opportunity to discuss what this means for workshop participants in their professional and personal lives. An in-depth scenario activity will prepare participants to apply emergent collaboration.

Additional details:
Teams of 3-5 from the same organization are especially encouraged to attend; specially-designed scenario and exercise options will be offered to apply to EMERGE principles and tools in project team situations. Participants who register by April 3, 2019, will receive a FREE copy of EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community.

Learning objectives:
  1. Understand the three elements that comprise the system of Emergent Leadership
  2. For each element, understand one key behavior that you can immediately apply in your role as sustainable building professional and/or advocate
  3. Gain insight as to how you can use the practice of emergent leadership to improve your organization or firm’s ability to successfully lead sustainable building projects
  4. Understand the relationship between leadership and creating integrated, collaborative design solutions, whether buildings, building policies or community development programs

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • 4 AIA LU credits


Speakers
avatar for Brett Marlo DeSantis

Brett Marlo DeSantis

President, Brett Marlo Design Build
Brett Marlo DeSantis has a Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture + Design and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Construction + Design. She serves on several boards and organizations that she feels passionate about: Cascadia Green Building Council... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen O'Brien

Kathleen O'Brien

President, O'Brien and Company
Kathleen O’Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, and Cascadia Fellow is a long-time leader in the sustainable building field, working as author, educator, writer, strategic planner, and project consultant for 30+plus years. As President of O’Brien & Company, the oldest consultancy dedicated to... Read More →



Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Snohomish Room #605

8:00am PDT

Network Summit - Beyond the Business Case
**Please note:  This summit is invite only** 

Ever wonder why it’s easier to get people excited about football than saving our planet? You may be passionate about your cause, but ultimately success depends on our ability to inspire others. The narratives you tell yourself and others about why you do what you do, not only impact your performance, but also your personal flourishing. Likewise, our shared narratives impact our organizational and planetary flourishing. Learn how to identify where we fall along a continuum of sustainability motivation and the work you can do to take our culture to the next level.

Gabriel Grant’s research at Yale’s Center for Business and the Environment understanding the culture within organizations like New Belgium and Patagonia, combined with years of experience coaching purpose-led leaders through high-stakes conversations, gives him a unique window into the work you can do to cultivate a purpose led firm, community, family and life.


Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Grant

Gabriel Grant

CEO, Human Partners
Gabriel Grant is CEO of Human Partners, a Yale Ph.D. candidate and founder of the Byron Fellowship Educational Foundation. He is the co-author, with Jason Jay, of "Breaking Through Gridlock: The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World."Gabriel Grant’s research at Yale’s Center... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Hesse

Shawn Hesse

Associate Director, Engagement, ILFI
As the Associate Director of Engagement, Shawn leads the strategy, training, and support for ILFI’s international network of Ambassadors and Collaboratives. Shawn is a licensed architect, and prior to joining ILFI, led the Boston office of emersion DESIGN, an architecture and sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Sunni Wissmer

Sunni Wissmer

Senior Specialist, Engagement (Network), ILFI
Sunni has the privilege to support the International Living Future Institute’s global expansion, aiding a team of Living Future Ambassadors, Partners and Affiliates across more than 70 nations in growing the adoption of the Institute's visionary programs. She is also responsible... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Nooksack Room #602

8:00am PDT

Progress to the Summit: Living, Affordable Housing
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: Member: $135   Non-member: $150

Description:

Several years ago, the International Living Future Institute theorized that Affordable Housing could be constructed as Living Buildings. A group of innovators leading the charge on equity and sustainability in housing shared our vision of healthy and regenerative homes that are also affordable. We can now tell the story of several affordable housing projects that have been successfully designed and built to acknowledge our inherent connection to the environment, promote health and well-being, increase quality of life, and drastically reduce water and energy consumption. In a range of locations and contexts and at a variety of scales, these projects have been constructed within the traditional mechanisms of affordable housing finance largely by non-profit developers.

A panel of project team members who are in the midst of designing and constructing living affordable housing, as well as those from past projects that are completed and certified will provide participants a chance to learn from projects that have come before them.

With this spirit of collaboration, ILFI staff will also present the newest updates and resources from the Institute, many of which have been inspired and influenced by the work and lessons learned through these projects. Summit attendees will leave feeling inspired and equipped to take on the challenge to create Living Affordable Housing.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss replicable strategies from affordable housing project case studies.
  2. Understand the barriers and opportunities for affordable housing projects using the Living Building Challenge as a framework
  3. Review new recommendations for Living, affordable housing.
  4. Practice using new tools and resources related to affordable housing.

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

Speakers
avatar for Uche Okezie

Uche Okezie

Director of Community and Real Estate Development, HomeSight
Uche Okezie is the Director of Community and Real Estate Development at HomeSight, a nonprofit Community Development Corporation in Southeast Seattle whose mission is to promote social and economic equity in order to preserve and enhance economically and culturally diverse communities... Read More →
avatar for Molly Simpson

Molly Simpson

Manager, Fannie Mae
Molly Simpson is a Manager for the Fannie Mae Multifamily Green and Healthy Housing Financing Business for Fannie Mae. In this capacity, she focuses on developing and implementing financing products that increase the sustainability of the country's multifamily housing stock. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Cluett

Rachel Cluett

Manager, Fannie Mae
Rachel Cluett is a Manager with Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Green and Healthy Housing Financing Business.  In this role Cluett manages Fannie Mae’s Healthy Housing Rewards program, which incentivizes healthy design and provision of resident services in affordable multifamily housing... Read More →
avatar for Gladys Ly-Au Young

Gladys Ly-Au Young

Founding Prinicpal, Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects
A founding principal of Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects, Gladys Ly-Au Young is driven by social purpose to design earth-friendly, community-based places that function well, create belonging, and promote health and sustainability. Climate change is real, and Gladys believes... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Heller

Jonathan Heller

President, Ecotope
Jonathan Heller is the President of Ecotope and a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. He has worked in the field of energy efficiency since 1986 providing research, consulting, and design on energy and resource efficiency in buildings.  He has... Read More →
avatar for Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Ecological Engineer
An ecological engineer, Mike has developed Water Petal strategies for a variety of buildings, including single- and multi-family residences, affordable housing, assisted living facilities, and office buildings. These strategies include a breadth of resource recovery technologies spanning... Read More →
avatar for Susan Puri

Susan Puri

Manager, Affordable Housing, ILFI
As Affordable Housing Manager, Susan helps affordable housing projects achieve Living Building Certification through the Institute’s pilot program. She also helps develop resources and educational materials. Originally from the Atlanta area, Susan attended Georgia Tech where she... Read More →



Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Skykomish Room 604

8:00am PDT

The Water Cycle of Buildings: Net Positive Water and the Living Building Challenge Workshop
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200

Description:

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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  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

Speakers
avatar for Al Tozer

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 →
avatar for Molly Freed

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 →
avatar for Chris Chamberland

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 →
avatar for Pete Munoz

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

8:00am PDT

Your Supply Chain: Taking Action for Human Rights
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200

Description:

Human Rights Due Diligence has been identified as the essential first step in social responsibility. Social Life Cycle Assessment provides a systemic and systematic approach that allows to consider the social impacts of the entire supply chain and life cycle. In this shoulder session, learn how to apply Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) in the context of a social responsibility program and understand how it relates to recent Living Product and Just requirements.

Participants will gain practical knowledge of Social LCA and Human Rights Due Diligence. They will be equipped with know-how, tools and solutions to help to identify, assess and manage human rights impacts of operations, supply chains and other business relationships. They will learn how to model products or corporate supply chain, identify human rights hotspots, salient risks and calculate a social footprint.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Describe Human Rights Due Diligence
  2.  Discuss the background and need for S-LCA and how this relates to Just and Living Product requirements.
  3.  Apply SLCA following the principles outlined in globally-adopted guidelines: The UNEP SETAC SLCA Guidelines;
  4. Measure product-specific and company-wide social footprints, and identify social hotspots and salient risks for products and for the company as a whole
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • 4 AIA LU credits

Speakers
avatar for Alex Co

Alex Co

Senior Specialist, Living Products, ILFI
Alex supports the Living Product Challenge and the Pittsburgh Living Product Hub, working with manufacturers to envision and create products that give back more than they take, in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.Alex draws from training in chemistry, toxicology and life cycle assessment... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Benoit Norris

Catherine Benoit Norris

COO, NewEarth B
Catherine Benoît Norris directs the Social Hotspots Database project at NewEarth B where she is COO and lead the consulting and training services offering. Catherine is a leader in the field of Social Life Cycle Assessment, having edited and co-edited several of the liminal publications... Read More →
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Francis Janes

Associate Director, JUST, ILFI
Francis works with organizations worldwide to support their efforts to become more socially just, equitable and inclusive. Francis helps organizations through the process of developing progressive policies, program and practices that lead to more engaged, happier and more productive... Read More →



Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Skagit Room # 603

1:00pm PDT

International Summit
**Please note:  This summit is invite only** 

Join participants of the Living Future Network around the globe to discuss the creation of Living Buildings, Products, and Communities outside of the US.


Speakers
avatar for Carlo Battisti

Carlo Battisti

Sustainable Innovation Manager, Chair COST Action RESTORE, EURAC Research
Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, about twenty years of experience in construction companies. Master in Management and Organizational Development at MIP International Business School. Certified Project Manager IPMA®. LEED®, Living Future and WELL Accredited... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Sol Duc Room # 708

1:00pm PDT

The JUST Organizations Summit
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: Member: $135   Non-member: $150

Description:

The purpose of the summit is to convene executives and leaders from JUST labelled organizations. This meeting will serve as an opportunity for social equity in the workplace pioneers and advocates to gather, to network, to build personal relationships and to build community.

Program participants will receive a summary of the most current research on the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as;
  • Hear from a select number of organizations who are implementing bold, innovative and progressive human resource policies and programs. 
  • Encouraged to give recommendations on ways to scale JUST Program growth and impact. 
  • Given an overview of JUST 2.0. 
  • Invited to serve as program evangelists and ambassadors. 
  • Supported to develop a marketing communications plan to better communicate the organizational benefits of organizational transparency and DEI initiatives. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Examine an executive briefing on the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion
  2. Explore specific examples of progressive human resource policies and practices
  3. Learn marketing approaches for generating greater awareness of program impact
  4. Understand the major components of JUST 2.0
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • 4 AIA LU credits

Speakers
avatar for Francis Janes

Francis Janes

Associate Director, JUST, ILFI
Francis works with organizations worldwide to support their efforts to become more socially just, equitable and inclusive. Francis helps organizations through the process of developing progressive policies, program and practices that lead to more engaged, happier and more productive... Read More →



Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Snohomish Room #605

1:00pm PDT

Biophilic Design Summit
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration**  

Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200

Description:

Connecting a building to the climate, culture, and ecology can transform a project, as well as the people involved. We have created a toolkit to help teams create Living Buildings and Living Communities that thrive through their connection to the natural world. Come learn more about the toolkit, and experience how to engage in Biophilic Design.

Learning Objectives
  1. Learn where and how to obtain the resources available on the Toolkit
  2. Practice how to identify key stakeholders and align key Biophilic Design values to inspire a team
  3. Understand the desired outcomes and guides available for helping teams deliver a Biophilic Design project
  4. Discover post occupancy metrics and measures used in common practice and how to start the process on your project
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • 4 AIA LU credits

Speakers
avatar for Tim McGee

Tim McGee

Manager, Biophilic Design, ILFI
Tim McGee is the Biophilic Design Manager at the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), where he brings his career exploring the interface between biology and design to optimize the possibility for a thriving, regenerative, future.Previously, Tim founded LIKOLAB a small cr... Read More →
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Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, ILFI
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative and is a sought-after expert on biophilic design around the world. Amanda is an award-winning architect who enjoyed a successful 15-year career working to harmonize the relationship between pe... Read More →
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Malaysia Marshall

Specialist, Biophilic Design, ILFI
With an interest in design, planning, and social studies—more specifically how one’s built environment influences behavior and thinking—Malaysia was initially drawn to the science and creative nature of architecture and design. Born and raised in the Atlanta area, she decided... Read More →



Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Clearwater Room #702

1:00pm PDT

Closing the Loop: A Collaboration for Better Buildings
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration**  

Cost: Member: $150  Non-member: $180

DESCRIPTION:
This summit has been generously underwritten by the following sponsors:
Superior Essex, GAF, Rockwool, Kingspan, Construction Specialties and Valspar

The past year has seen incredible action from both the A+D and Manufacturing communities in making commitments to a future with healthy buildings and materials for everyone. This summit captures that momentum by providing a space to share, discuss and collaborate to break down industry silos and shape the future of materials in the built environment.

This summit requires a high level of industry knowledge and is intended primarily for companies that have signed onto the recent LP50 Letter or the A+D Materials Pledge, as well as those deeply engaged or interested in joining this collaborative movement to transform the materials economy. The majority of time will be devoted to deep discussion and facilitated collaboration so that all participants leave with new partnerships and clear next steps. Facilitated discussion will be followed by a Happy Hour to allow for continued informal conversation.

It’s time to close the loop on transparency and healthy materials and we need everyone to be a part of that conversation. Join us!

#nomorecrickets


Speakers
avatar for Chris Hellstern

Chris Hellstern

LBC Services Director, Architect, Author, The Miller Hull Partnership
Chris Hellstern, AIA, LFA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT Chris is the Living Building Challenge Services Director, architect and author with The Miller Hull Partnership in Seattle with a variety of project experience including two certified Living Buildings and several more currently in design... Read More →
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Nadav Malin

President, BuildingGreen, Inc.
Nadav Malin is a passionate facilitator, leading workshops and retreats to help organizations of all types find alignment, inspiration, and leadership in pursuit of their goals. He convenes peer networks of architecture firm Sustainable Design Leaders, Sustainable Construction Leaders... Read More →
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Alexandra Muller

Manager, Living Products, ILFI
Alex works on both the Declare and Living Product Challenge programs. For Declare she works with manufacturers interested in pushing ingredient transparency in the building products industry. Her role as the Living Product Challenge Manager allows her the opportunity to engage with... Read More →
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Annie Bevan

Global Head of Sustainability, Superior Essex
Annie Bevan is a sustainability professional with over 10 years of experience working with organizations to develop processes, procedures, and standards to analyze and certify various sustainability claims in products, supply chains, buildings, and within manufacturing operations... Read More →
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Lona Rerick

ZGF Architects, Sustainable Design Leader
Lona Rerick is a sustainable design leader at ZGF Architects LLP focusing on materials. Lona guides clients, design teams and contractors through the intricacies of materials selection, research, and specifications to assure that project goals are met.  Lona serves on the Health... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Nooksack Room #602

1:00pm PDT

LBC Project Team Summit
This meeting is for team members of registered Living Building Challenge projects. It is an opportunity to connect with others working on LBC projects, as well as those who already have projects Certified under the LBC.

ILFI will provide brief "sneak peak" updates and field questions about recent rulings and resources. The majority of the time will be spent discussing topics of your choosing with others who are in the know.

*For more information for on attending this summit or enrolling your team for a Living Building Project: please contact LBC.support@living-future.org 

Speakers
avatar for Allison Capen

Allison Capen

Director, Programs, ILFI
As a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge Allison oversees project team resources, certifications and the LBC third-party auditor program. She also contributes to education development and delivery and consulting work as needed.Allison is a licensed architect and green... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Skykomish Room 604

1:00pm PDT

Social Equity Handprinting
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200

Description:

We all know that we need to reduce our negative impacts – our footprints – on the planet. We also know we need to create positive change beyond our footprint. Such positive changes – handprints are igniting passion and action because they show us how to be a force for good and to intentionally create positive ripple effects.

On social equity, many of us likewise know that we need to minimize the ways that our actions maintain or worsen inequities of power, opportunity, and privilege. But we know from research in changing environmentally-oriented behaviors that just telling people (and organizations) to be “less bad” fails to engage sustained, creative, transformative action. Could the framework of footprints and handprints provide an opportunity to re-frame some social equity challenges in ways that ignite engagement, action, and transformative changes by individuals, groups, and organizations like we are seeing for environmental handprinting?

What are “social equity footprints” and when have we caused them? What are “social equity handprints”, have we created some, and how might we create much more? What would it look like if thousands of people engaged in social equity handprinting? These questions are at the heart of our highly interactive workshop.

This workshop was offered first at the Living Product Expo, and again at Greenbuild 2018; it has been refined and improved each time. Bring your ideas, an open mind and heart, and a passion to create a socially just world!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Understand the definition of a 'footprint' is (not just a carbon footprint, but any/all kinds of footprints on any/all kinds of negative environmental and social impacts)
  2. Comprehend the definition of a 'handprint', on any/all kinds of positive environmental and social impacts  
  3. Define why a handprint, net-positive framing of a challenging problem (climate, biodiversity, social equity) engenders more open engagement, including taking responsibility for harm we all cause, intentionally or not
  4. Discover ways to create social equity handprints in work and life, and why this is transformative
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • 4 AIA LU credits


Speakers
avatar for Jenna Cramer

Jenna Cramer

Executive Director, Green Building Alliance
As the Executive Director of Green Building Alliance, Jenna Cramer leads the organization and its vision that every building and community is sustainable so that every person can thrive. GBA works to transform projects, buildings, schools, and communities throughout PA and WV to be... 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 →



Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Skagit Room # 603

1:00pm PDT

The Water Summit: Collaboration + Abundance
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200

Description:

Based on the success of last year’s annual convening, the 2019 Water Summit will feature four emerging topics of discussion in the field of regenerative water system design. Each topic will feature an Ignite talk, bringing a fresh perspective, spark of inspiration or reframing of the issue from a leader in the field. Attendees will then break up into discussion groups and tackle one of the discussion topics, in the hopes of finding new paths forward in our journey towards holistic, net positive and watershed appropriate approaches to meeting our water needs.

The four “big” topics this year are:
  1. Nutrient recovery in on-site systems
  2. Streamlining operations and maintenance of on-site systems
  3. Resiliency of on-site systems in the face of increasing natural disasters, especially for those that are most vulnerable
  4. Handprinting as a compliant and equitable pathway to achieving the Water Petal 

Throughout the session, we will use a watershed framing approach and incorporate work that the Institute and other partners have completed and continue to produce. Attendees will leave the Summit equipped with new tools, new partnerships and new understandings of the role Net Positive Water systems play in designing a Living Future.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Engage at a deep level with four of the biggest points of discussion around Net Positive Water, using real case studies and hypothetical contexts. 
  2. Gain new perspectives from a series of Ignite talks, designed to shift existing frameworks and plant sparks of inspiration.
  3. Collaborate with other attendees to break down technical challenges, ask better questions, and make suggestions. 
  4. Generate a road map for a new paradigm of an equitable approach to Net Positive Water, available to projects in any location and in any context.
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • 4 AIA LU|HSW credits


Speakers
avatar for John Leys

John Leys

Principal, Sherwood Design Engineers
John Leys is a civil engineer that leads sustainable infrastructure planning and project implementation at Sherwood Design Engineers. He has over 20 years of experience working with public agencies, institutions, and private developers on the implementation of water management and... Read More →
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Juan Rovalo

Senior Ecologist/Integrated Design Specialist, Biohabitats
Juan Rovalo is experienced in environmental planning, integrated ecological assessment, strategic integration of environmental science, and built environment projects. His 20 years of experience in strategic leadership for mission-driven organizations and projects has produced over... Read More →
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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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Conor Lally

Nutrient Networks Inc., Founder
Conor Lally is a Founder and Ecological Sanitation Planner at Nutrient Networks Inc, whose mission is to advance the use of ecological sanitation systems. He has extensive experienced in the planning, installation, and maintenance of composting toilet and urine diversion systems throughout... Read More →
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Chris Gorri

Manager, Brock Environmental Center
Chris Gorri joined the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in 2005. As part of the Administration team, he helped run and manage CBF’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, MD—the world’s first USGBC LEED Platinum building. Since 2011, he has also worked as part of the... Read More →
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Zach Gallagher

Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities (NSU)
Mr. Gallagher is a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional holding BS and MS degrees from Rutgers University in Bio-Resource and Civil/Environmental Engineering.  He is currently Executive Vice President for Natural Systems Utilities (NSU) and serves on the... Read More →



Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Clallum Room #701

1:00pm PDT

To Zero and Beyond: Achieving a Zero Energy or Net Positive Energy Balance
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main unConference registration page. There is an additional charge to attend (unless you've purchased a VIP conference pass). You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration**  

Cost: Member: $180  Non-member: $200

Zero Energy Buildings have reached a tipping point. The economic limitations that restricted their success in the past have changed drastically and the technologies needed to achieve Zero Energy are now readily available. This session will begin by unpacking the definition of Zero Energy and how this concept is recognized within the International Living Future Institute’s programs: Living Building Challenge Energy Petal certification, Zero Energy Building Certification, and Zero Carbon Building Certification.

The workshop will then showcase the latest Zero Energy and Net Positive Energy Building projects, using these case studies to highlight the technologies, tools and design processes to design and develop successful Zero Energy buildings. The workshop will conclude with a look at the emerging trends in Zero Energy, including policies and programs that are accelerating the adoption of Zero and Net Positive Energy Buildings and Communities at scale.

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

**Please note that an optional tour is offered in the morning for Zero Energy and Net Positive projects located in the Seattle area. If interested, please register for this event separately.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Director, Zero Energy, ILFI
Andrew Lee directs the Zero Energy and Zero Carbon certification programs for the International Living Future Institute. In this role, he provides key thought leadership on how buildings will catalyze a shift towards a clean and regenerative energy future and serve as the most effective... Read More →



Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Hoh Room #609