Bite-Size Session: Introduction to the Living Building Challenge - London

The LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE is a robust philosophy, advocacy tool and certification programme that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment. Since it's launch in 2006, the Living Building Challenge has inspired and motivated rapid and significant change, with many projects around the world acting as beacons to demonstrate what is possible.

This session will introduce you to the basics of the Living Building Challenge, including:

  • rationale for regenerative design principles
  • philosophy of the Living Building Challenge
  • key components of the Challenge
  • exploration of Living Building Challenge projects, including the UK's first LBC project in Lancashire
  • application of the Challenge within the UK Construction sector

Why The Living Building Challenge and Why should I attend?

We are increasingly seeking better, healthier, regenerative and nature based solutions to the design, construction and operation of our buildings and facilities. The Living Building Challenge, through asking the question what does good look like, provides a powerful and holistic approach, ensuring we achieve far much more than simply a less bad version of the built environment than we have today.

This session will be of importance and interest to clients, designers, building services, constructors, facilities managers and building users, indeed anyone in the built environment arena seeking better and rewarding ways to procure and to deliver truly sustainable buildings.

About the Trainer

Martin Brown

Martin is a ‘Sustainability Provocateur’ founder of Fairsnape, based within the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire UK and committed to enabling success within client, design and contracting organisations with a focus on sustainability, collaborative working, and corporate social responsibility.

With over with over 40 years’ experience within the built environment sector, in project management, businesses improvements and independent sustainability consultancy within the UK and internationally, Martin is a respected expert and advocate of sustainability innovation, with an interest in all that can help bring about a healthy regenerative future. He is a UK Living Building Challenge ambassador, strategic advisor to Living Futures Europe, was recognised a a global Living Futures Hero in 2018.

Martin's latest book, ‘FutuREstorative - Working Towards a New Sustainability’ furthers the debate on new sustainability thinking within the built environment, Martin pulls on a lifetime of outdoor related activity, his built environment project management career and environmentalist thinking to reinforce the importance of a deeper connection with the natural environment, advocating mindfulness, biophilic and salutogenic design for a healthy future.

What did delegates say about previous Bite Size sessions?

"The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
"Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
"Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"

More about Bite Size sessions

The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer an alternative, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. 

All sessions start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00.

This event is held in partnership with

September 20th, 2018 5:00 PM   to   7:00 PM
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Diespeker Wharf
38 Graham Street
London, N1 8JX
United Kingdom

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Members £ 19.00
Non-Members £ 35.00

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