Saturday, October 13, 2012

Achieving Net-Zero Water in Buildings

This coming Thursday, October 18, the Eugene Living Building Collaborative & Eugene Branch/Cascadia Green Building Council will present Achieving Net-Zero Water in Building, a lecture and roundtable discussion about the Water Petal of the Living Building Challenge. 
This will be the inaugural event of the Eugene Living Building Collaborative, focusing on the Water Petal requirements of the Living Building Challenge. PAE Consulting Engineers of Portland will start the evening with a presentation of their work on the Bullitt Center in Seattle. Touted as the "most sustainable office building in the world," the Bullitt Center is the first large scale commercial building under construction in a dense urban environment that is designed to achieve the rigorous Living Building Certification.
Following the presentation, the Collaborative will host a hands-on learning experience about applying the Water Petal requirements in the Eugene-Springfield area. This round table discussion will focus on three case studies: a single family home, a multi-family development, and a commercial building, with a focus upon balancing a water budget, working with local codes and conditions and identifying and understanding the challenges of the Water Petal. This will be a chance for participants to roll up their sleeves and learn the steps to achieving a net-zero water goal. 
What:      Achieving Net-Zero Water in Buildings 
When:     Thursday, October 18, 2012; 5:00–8:00 PM Lecture to begin at 5:15, followed by the workshop. Light refreshments will be served during the workshop.
Where:    Gerlinger Lounge, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. As always, please bike, walk, carpool or take the bus! 
Cost:      Free, but space will be limited so please RSVP to Scott Stolarczyk at (541) 342-8077 or email 
The Eugene Living Building Collaborative is a part of the world-wide Ambassador Network promoting the Living Building Challenge by providing focused opportunities to learn about and apply the Challenge to projects, and to help support active change towards a truly sustainable future.
Cascadia promotes the design, construction and operation of buildings in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live, work and learn. The Eugene Branch of Cascadia generates momentum towards a sustainable built environment by facilitating education and connections and celebrating our community. We host monthly lunchtime presentations and tours and quarterly evening events on the latest green building topics.

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