Sam Wright manages certifications, develops resources, conducts technical consulting, and provides ongoing support for Living Building Challenge projects around the world. Additionally, he works behind the scenes to develop technology platforms and streamline processes to assist teams in their pursuit of the Challenge. Sam also delivers LBC education to domestic and international audiences via workshops and online webinars.
Sam is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor with a background in non-profit program development and implementation. Sam’s career has spanned several continents and industries, taking him from an environmental non-profit and a community-focused cooperative tool library in Vancouver, BC to development-related NGOs in Kenya and Tanzania. Throughout, the overarching theme of his work has been the complementary priorities of social and environmental sustainability. Sam currently volunteers on the Board of both the Whidbey Institute and Reach Out To Humanity. These volunteer roles blend intensively local community development with internationally-focused humanitarian aid.
While formerly Sam provided support to the Institute’s Declare and JUST programs, now his primary focus is supporting Living Building Challenge project teams throughout the course of their effort from beginning to end. Sam holds a double B.A. in Geography and Philosophy from the University of British Columbia.