Webinar - Veridian at County Farm: Accelerating the Transformation to a World of Living Communities, January 22

  • 22 January 2020
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:15 PM
  • Event Host : GreenHome Institute
Webinar - Veridian at County Farm: Accelerating the Transformation to a World of Living Communities, January 22
Event Description

Veridian at County Farm is nestled on County Farm Park with 130 acres of woods, trillium-lined trails, gardens and playgrounds. It is targeted to be one of the nation’s first mixed-income net zero energy communities, and is creating one the nation’s first Living Community Challenge Master Plans. It will be a 100% all-electric development, powered by solar with no gas lines or combustion appliances of any kind. Your front porch faces a greenway guiding you into miles of wooded trails. Landscaping is viewed as a means of reviving ecosystems and 30% of the landscape will be dedicated to food production. Your neighborhood will include a multifunctional community barn, greenhouse and retail center with coffee shop and a full service Farm Stop grocery where you can purchase produce from local farmers year-round. Matt will walk you through the City planning & zoning, development, financing and construction of this neighborhood of the future. Matt will also discuss THRIVE Collaborative's innovative financing mechanisms to encourage investing in local projects and fossil fuel free real estate. It’s like Kickstarter, but rather than giving you product, it gives an equity stake in the development phase!

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in:

  • Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
  • American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) 
  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
  • AIBD
  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable

Lessons Learned:

- Know more about a community that contributes to its' members health both inside and outside the house.
- Understand how the welfare of people, regardless of income levels can be designed into a neighboorhood level to benefit all.
- Articulate ways to keep whole communities safe through resiliency during outages or major storm events.
- Know where to get more information about a real living community including the challenges and opportunities to make it happen!

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • GreenHome Institute
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Instructor: Matthew Grocoff (Founder of THRIVE Collaborative)
  • Sponsors
    • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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