By Alexander Landa

Coming up November 15th to 17th will be ABX 2016! As part of the Northeast's largest building industry conference and tradeshow, Architecture Boston Expo, the USGBC MA Chapter will be sponsoring multiple panels this year. This year, we're hosting multiple panels, so let's take a look Wednesday's panel, B04: Ask the Experts: Live up to the Living Building Challenge.

As designers and builders lead the charge to create low-energy, healthy buildings, owners remain hesitant to commit to new standards in sustainable design. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is a certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today. What can help advocate building owners to pursue LBC Certification? What does the owner expect from their design and construction teams to guide them through the process? Relating early expectations to end results, what are the lessons learned? How do we find (and encourage) those who are asking 'What's beyond LEED?' In this three part plenary, owners with local projects pursuing LBC certification will share their experiences of rising to meet the challenge. A brief overview of each project will precede a facilitated panel discussion, followed by the audience leading the closing conversation.


Deborah Frieze Owner Old Doak Dojo

Shawn Hesse RA, LFA, LEED BD+C, O+M Boston Office Leader emersion DESIGN

Julie Johnson Executive Director Hitchcock Center for the Environment

DiAnn Mroszczak LEED BD+C Designer Prellwitz Chilinski Associates

Carl Weber Interim Director Facilities & Grounds Hampshire College

B04: Ask the Experts: Live up to the Living Building Challenge
Wednesday, 11/16
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Room 109A


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