Introduction to the Living Building Challenge
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5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Levenson Meeting Room
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrot Avenue in Portsmouth, NH
$25 for non-members, free for CSI members
Join us for a presentation on the Living Building Challenge by speaker, Christopher A. Haines, R.A.! The night starts off with an open board meeting at 5 PM, followed by a social hour and dinner at 5:30 and the presentation begins at 7 PM.
The Living Building Challenge is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the Living Building Challenge – a philosophy, advocacy tool and certification program that addresses development at all scales. To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements, including Net Zero Energy, Waste and Water, over a minimum of12 months of continuous occupancy. Participants will learn to describe the key components of the program and discuss the rationale for restorative design principles.
Presenter: Christopher A. Haines, R.A.
– A Registered Architect with over 20 years of US and international experience in sustainability, energy and the built environment;
– Designed & developed the content & structure of energy data for a software energy auditing platform and identified energy cost savings of 49.7% with a 17.3% ROI over a seven year period;
– A certified Ambassador for the Living Building Challenge, and a certified Passive House consultant;
– Building a professional practice creating a truly sustainable built environment;
– Taught urban sustainability, environmental management (ISO 14001) and architectural technology at universities; and
– Published several articles on sustainability education and have extensive public speaking experience.
More information and registration are available here: http://hstrial-nhcsi.homestead.com/oct2015Mtg.html