The Living Building Challenge Water Petal is intended to redefine our relationship to water and 'waste' in the built environment. In this 1-hour overview of the Water Petal, participants will gain an understanding of how to meet the water-related Imperative of the Living Building Challenge: I-05 Net Positive Water.
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Join us for our four-part, live webinar series offering an in-depth introduction to the philosophy and components of the Living Building Challenge and certification program.
Ensuring that all the materials in a project are safe for occupants and construction workers requires a new approach to design, specification, and construction. This webinar will walk you step-by-step through the ways that pioneering project teams and building owners are able to overcome obstacles to ensure healthy materials. This workshop is one in a series of five workshops regarding the Materials Petal of the Living Building Challenge. For more information on the full series please visit: Living Building Challenge Materials Workshops Series.
The Living Building Challenge Materials Petal is intended to induce a successful materials economy that is non-toxic, transparent and socially equitable. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how to meet the material-related Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge: 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.
This webinar will focus specifically on neighborhood scale systems and solutions, with case study examples, to meet Net Positive Energy goals. This is part 4 in our Net Positive Energy webinar series.
As part of our policy efforts, the Institute has partnered with Greenwash Action to develop a suite of advocacy trainings for our global network. Together we invite you to take part in a series of webinars that lay the foundation for your local policy efforts by exploring three hot topics in the advocacy world: Certified Wood & Green Building, You Are What You Breathe: Taking Action on Chemicals of Concern, and Life Cycle Assessment & Environmental Product Declarations: What You Need to Know.
Certified wood and forest certification have long been lightning rods in the green building advocacy arena. In this webinar, we will examine the big picture of forestry and timber production and provide an overview of forest certification, examining the history of and the key differences between the main competitors in forest certification, FSC and SFI. This is part of the 3-Part Series on Issues of Controversy in Green Building Policy.
One of the most important trends in green building in recent years has been growing market demand for transparency and avoidance of toxic chemicals in building materials. This webinar will provide a primer on chemicals of concern in the built environment, an overview of the tools that are driving the development of healthier building materials and will contrast the approaches of Living Building Challenge, LEED and Green Globes to this important issue. Issues of Controversy in Green Building Policy.
Along with Declare, Health Product Declarations and other tools for addressing chemicals of concern, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are viewed by many in the green building community as critical market drivers toward greater transparency about and mitigation of the environmental impacts of buildings and building materials. Issues of Controversy in Green Building Policy.