In this course, you’ll be introduced to the purpose, key values, and advantages of Core Green Building Certification, the 10 best practice achievements of Core Green Buildings, and the steps for certifying a Core Green Building. You’ll learn how Core seeks to rapidly diminish the gap between the highest levels of established green building certification programs and the aspirations of the Living Building Challenge, and why such a program is needed now.
DiAnn Tufts, LFA, Director of Sustainability at PCA and Living Future Community Leader
DiAnn has a passion for sustainable, well-integrated, place-based design. She strives to create high-performing structures with an emphasis on habitable, scale-appropriate spaces that contribute to the character of their community. At PCA, she guides the in-house Green Leaders group, informing them of the sustainable design process and educating staff on opportunities and building certifications such as LEED and beyond.
Jacob Bloom, LFA, Associate at CambridgeSeven and Living Future Community Member
Jacob Bloom is a Living Future Ambassador and Associate at CambridgeSeven, a Cambridge-based interdisciplinary architecture, and design firm. Working with owners, developers, and the community, Jacob designs projects to be culturally, ecologically, and financially responsible.
Recognize the value of basic regenerative green building practices and how those requirements lead to healthy, more sustainable, and resilient projects
Describe the rationale for the restorative design principles that guide the Core Green Building Certification
Define the intents and requirements of the Core Green Building Standard for high-performing, sustainable, and resilient building projects
Give examples of successful strategies for compliance within each Core performance area