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Friday, October 16 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Affordable Housing Projects - Living Building Challenge LIMITED

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Affordable housing projects are uniquely situated to benefit from the application of the Living Building Challenge. A recent report by the International Living Future Institute explores social, regulatory, and financial barriers to achieving the Challenge in affordable housing with an emphasis on the three most challenging Petals (Net Positive Water, Net Positive Energy and Materials). Living Buildings are designed to maximize the social, environmental, and health potential of the built environment. Bringing the benefits of net positive energy and water, healthy materials, connection to place and beauty to affordable housing communities builds resiliency in the built environment, as well as among low-income families and communities. Actionable strategies and pathways to certification in a range of climates, developed through partnership with leading affordable housing developers and practitioners, are also presented. This session takes a look at findings of the report and includes first hand sharing from three projects in North America. Participants will take away tools to apply these design tools and social justice practices to their community.

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Francis Janes

JUST Program Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis Janes is the Social Justice Program Manager at the International Living Future Institute. Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle, Washington since... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
03 - Rhythms Sheraton Hotel
  • CEU Hours 1
  • HSW/LU HSW