Discover why we think that the restorative sustainability thinking of the Living Building Challenge, as a philosophy, advocacy platform and a certification tool is vital to the UK sustainable construction.
This spring we are holding two Understanding the Living Building Challenge workshops that provide a 6-hour in-depth introduction, in Leeds on the 5th Feb and in London on the 28th Feb 2014
The first, held in Leeds generated lots of debate on the principles and application of Living Building Challenge within the UK. Feedback from the course included: ” great overview of LBC” – “clarified the US language” – “A comprehensive presentation with highly informed discussion with participants” and “informative and educational”
Our next course is in London on 28th Feb: at the UKGBC Offices in the Building Centre (Registration details here)
The Living Building Challenge™ is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture. 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 of 12 months of continuous occupancy.
A Full Day Course: Understanding the Living Building Challenge provides a 6-hour in-depth introduction to the Living Building Challenge. Attendees are green building leaders in their community: design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, government officials and employees of public agencies. In short, anyone and everyone who can impact the development of the built environment. This course will be in English without translation available. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of course completion.
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Agree with all the principles of the standard but feel its unrealistic with so much poor legislation currently in place that requires urgent rationalisation. If the government would grasp the mettle and but into what is required it would make sense, otherwise unfortunately i don’t believe it will have the legs unless you can convince me otherwise.
Neil, agree legislation probably needs changing in many areas but that shouldn’t affect us getting smarter on our sustainability thinking and application. Take a look at the recent UKGBC tweetchat with Living Building Challenge
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Hoping to bring this course to the North West soon, but in the meanwhile check out the Leeds and London dates for Understanding the Living Building Challenge