Understanding the Living Building Challenge Water Petal Workshop

the Living  Future Institute presents

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Understanding the Living Building Challenge Water Petal Workshop
Collective Solutions, Gaia’s nonprofit arm, is proud to bring to the Los Angeles region this workshop on the Living Building Challenge Water Petal.



The Living Building Challenge Water Petal is intended to redefine our relationship to water and ‘waste’ in the built environment. In this 4-hour in-depth review of the Water Petal, participants will gain an understanding of how to meet the water-related Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge: I-05 Net Zero Water and I-06 Ecological Water Flow. In addition to illustrating innovative water solutions from around the globe, this interactive session will include small group discussion to identify the major water challenges in their region. Later in the session, groups will discuss opportunities to apply goals of the Water Petal to the challenges identified in the earlier group discussion. How can decentralized water infrastructure be part of the solution? What regulatory obstacles exist? What needs to change in order to support net zero water and ecological water flow projects in the region? Appropriate for anyone working in the building industry. You will be introduced to the Standard and the Imperatives and Petal structure of the Challenge.


Learning Objectives:

- Learner will identify the key components of the Water Petal
- Learner will identify 3 scale appropriate strategies for achieving net zero water
- Learner will be able to define a close loop system
- Learner will be able to identify all documentation required for certification


Added Benefits:

- Applicable toward Living Future Accreditation
- Approved for 4 GBCI Continuing Education hours
- Approved for 4 AIA Learning Units
- Morning coffee and afternoon ice cream treats included


For Early Bird Rates REGISTER NOW!


Want to be a partner sponsor for this event?

Contact Katy Robinson for details.
WHERE: Audubon Center @ Deb’s Park
WHEN: 10/11/13
TIME: 8:15-1:15
COST: $130-$235

register now for early bird rates


In collaboration with the “State of the LA River Watershed” Conference” the previous day,
we have invited representatives from the LA River Revitalization Corporation, the National Forest Foundation, and the Watershed Health Council to speak about local water initiatives while we enjoy pedal-powered ice cream from Los Angeles’ own, Peddler’s Creamery!
To get more involved, join the newly formed

Living Building  Challenge Collaborative – Los Angeles.

For any questions, email Mika Yagi Kim:
Thank you to our supporting sponsor: