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Intro to “Living” Affordable Housing | ILFI Education Series

November 19, 2020 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am

Join your local Living Future Collaborative for a live-viewing of the International Living Future Institute’s online course, Intro to “Living” Affordable Housing.Our future is sustainable only if all people have opportunities to live in healthy and affordable homes. The Living Building Challenge™ is a building certification program, advocacy tool, and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today.

This session will explore environmental, health, and equity issues critical to affordable housing and discuss ways to positively address these issues through the framework of the Living Building Challenge. Real-world examples of affordable housing projects that are leading the way to a Living Future will be presented along with some of the strategies they are using to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek. This course will also touch on ways these projects can act as catalysts for positive change in their larger communities.

Hosted by the collaborative facilitators, DiAnn Tufts (PCA) and Jim Newman (Linnean Solutions), we will view ILFI’s foundational content as a community and conclude with a brief discussion session digging deeper into to the content & case-based applicability.

7:45am – 8:00am Optional Networking
8:00am – 9:00am Webinar Viewing
9:00am – 9:30am Facilitated Discussion

Understand how the philosophy and goals of the Living Building Challenge align with the mission and goals of affordable housing, especially in terms of equity, health, community, and resiliency. Understand how meeting the requirements can benefit affordable housing residents. Identify key environmental, health, and equity issues critical to affordable housing. Learn how current projects are applying the Living Building Challenge philosophy to create positive change for residents and the larger community.

1 GBCI CE hour
1 Foundational LFA Credit available for those who, following the showing, pay for the course via ILFI, take and pass the online quiz.

Built Environment Plus’s Living Future Collaborative New England promotes the Living Building Challenge and other ILFI programs. The Collaborative promotes the transformation of communities throughout Boston and New England that are socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. Learn more about the Collaborative and the International Living Future Institute here.


November 19, 2020
7:45 am - 9:30 am


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