Living Building Challenge (LBC) 4.0 Panel and Happy Hour, September 10, 1:00-7:30pm, Seattle, WA

  • 10 September 2019
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 07:30 PM
  • Event Host : International Living Future Institute
  • Event Location : ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer St., Seattle, WA, 98109, United States
LBC and Panel Happy hour, Seattle
Event Description

The LBC 4.0
The Living Building Challenge (LBC) calls for the creation of building projects that operate as cleanly, beautifully, and efficiently as nature’s architecture. The LBC is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. As a standard, it provides a holistic approach to high-performance building that aims to address health, community, equity, energy, water, and beyond. The LBC 4.0 is the next step in the evolution of the Living Building Challenge that continues the standard’s mission of visionary but attainable building goals while also recognizing that not all projects face the same challenges or share in the same opportunities. LBC 4.0 provides a streamlined approach focused on maximizing a project’s positive impacts specific to the place, community, and culture.

The Living Building Challenge is a philosophy, advocacy tool, and certification program that addresses development at all scales. LBC 4.0 is a holistic approach to high-performance building that aims to address health, community, equity, energy, water, and beyond.

Attendees will identify the key components of the Living Building Challenge and discuss the rationale for restorative design principles. Attendees will then address design strategies for meeting ambitious place, water, energy, and materials performance requirements and health, happiness, beauty, and equity design considerations. Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to compare the certification pathways available to LBC project teams, explain the key reasons for the latest changes to the LBC and reference examples of how the Living Building Challenge is driving innovation.


  1. Discuss the rationale for restorative design principles
  2. Recognize financial, regulatory and behavioral barriers and incentives related to high-performance design
  3. Describe the intents and requirements for designing high-performing, sustainable, and resilient building projects
  4. Understand successful strategies for compliance with each performance area

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • International Living Future Institute
  • Agenda
    • Understanding the Living Building Challenge
      1:00pm-5:00 pm at ATLAS Workbase
      500 Mercer St.
      Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Speakers / Presenters
    • James Connelly, Vice President, Strategic Growth | International Living Future Institute
  • Sponsors
    • Seattle 2030 District
      ATLAS Workbase
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please arrive 10 minutes early as we will begin promptly at 1:00 PM to ensure ample time for questions and discussion.

      This workshop is pre-approved for the below CEUs. Reporting will be managed according to the accrediting body. ILFI will issue digital certificates to all attendees based upon receipt of the sign-in sheet from the Co-host.

      4 LFA CE credits

      This workshop fulfills 4 LFA Foundational CE credits and can be reported as a substitute for the 'Understanding the Living Building Challenge' course.

      4 AIA LU|HSW

      ILFI will report AIA credits on the behalf of attendees that provide an AIA Member Number at the time of registration.
  • Cost
    • $5-$200
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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