A challenge for the design and construction sector to deliver sustainable buildings, neighbourhoods and landscapes, that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. Attend and earn 20 NZRAB CPD points or 4 ADNZ CPD points.
The seminar will be presented by Jason McLennan, a nationally recognised leader in the sustainable building industry. He is the CEO of Cascadia Green Building Council,International Livng Building Institute and The Natural Step US. He is the author of the Living Building Challenge an international green building program and co-creator of Pharos, the most advanced building material rating system in North America.
Jason is known as an international thought-leader in the green architecture movement and has lectured on sustainability across the US and Canada. His work in the sustainable design field has been published or reviewed in dozens of journals, magazines conference proceedings and books including Architecture, Architectural Record, Dwell, Plenty, Metropolis, NY Times, The Globe and Mail, The World and I, Ecostructure and Environmental Design and Construction Magazine.
He is the author of three books: The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, The Dumb Architect’s Guide to Glazing Selection, and the Ecological Engineer. The Philosophy of Sustainable Design is currently used as a textbook in over 40 universities and colleges and is distributed widely throughout Europe and North America.
Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower: a building informed by its bioregion’s characteristics, and that generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, captures and treats all of its water, and operates efficiently and for maximum beauty.
Imagine a city block or a college campus sharing resources from building to building, growing food, and functioning without a dependency on fossil fuel-based transportation.
Imagine true sustainability in our homes, workplaces, neighbourhoods, villages, towns and cities – Socially Just, Culturally Rich and Ecologically Benign.
Living Building Challenge V2.0 a visionary path to a restorative future. A challenge for the design and construction sector to deliver sustainable buildings, neighbourhoods and landscapes, that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.