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    Introduction to the Living Community Challenge, Sept 28 5:30 – 7:30 PM - Wickford, RI

  • 28 September 2017 To 20 September 2017
  • Start time : 05:30 PM
  • End time : 07:30 PM
  • Event Host : RENEW Energy Initiative
  • Event Location : One Earth Air Plant Store, 170 West Main Street, Wickford, RI, 02852, United States
Introduction to the Living Community Challenge, Sept 28 5:30 – 7:30 PM - Wickford, RI
Event Description

This presentation touches on the methodology of the Living Community Challenge (LCC) program and its components. This workshop will look at the similarities and differences between the LCC and the Living Building Challenge, the built environment's most rigorous performance standard. It will cover the benefits ensuing from a program that requires energy efficiency and renewable energy production to a net positive standard for the entire neighborhood including infrastructure and site work instead of just individual buildings. It will also address the implications of this standard being applied to existing buildings within the neighborhood. Attendees will learn what makes a community sustainable and why certain parameters should be considered when building and connecting a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community. Who should attend? Anyone interested in the green planning and building of sustainable communities and those wanting to learn more about the Living Community Challenge program.

Presenter Bio:
Christopher A. Haines AIA, LFA, CPHC
Permadigms, Principal
A NCARB certified Architect; specializing in regenerative design for building renovations and urban spaces, while integrating biodiversity principles to reverse Climate Change. Mr. Haines weaves this professional focus with academic studies into requirements for a socially and technically regenerative society. He has taught urban sustainability, environmental management and architectural technology at universities and has pursued studies in higher education sustainability curriculum in, urbanism, brain science, the social and ecological impacts of a growth economy and techno-philia & sustainability.

Please register in advance! A suggested 15$ fee may be paid at the door. There will be food and refreshments!

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • RENEW Energy Initiative
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Christopher A. Haines
  • Event type
    • Speaker

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