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The future of LBC Collaboratives in Europe.

Join us for the next Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy meeting on April 28th, at Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento, Italy) during REGENERATION 2017.

Talk with Amanda Sturgeon (International Living Future Institute, CEO), Martin Brown (LBC Collaborative: UK, facilitator), Emmanuel Pauwels (LBC Collaborative: Spain, facilitator). Carlo Battisti and Paola Moschini (LBC Collaborative: Italy, facilitators) will moderate the meeting,

A presentation by Maria Giovanna Sandrini, Brand & Corporate Communication Manager of Aquafil group, will open the meeting. Since 50 years, Aquafil has been one of the leading players, both in Italy and globally, in the production of Polyamide 6: a landmark in terms of quality and product innovation. Additionally, the group is a leader in the research of new production models for sustainable development.

Participation is free and reserved to LBC Collaborative: Italy affiliates, registration here is required. Seats are limited (20). Language: English, without somultaneous translation.

Program

14:00 – 15:00
Aquafil’s path toward full sustainability. With Maria Giovanna Sandrini, Aquafil group.
15.00 – 16:00
The future of LBC Collaboratives in Europe. Talk with Amanda Sturgeon, Martin Brown, Emmanuel Pauwels.


Il futuro dei Collaborative LBC in Europa.

Meeting del Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy, 28 aprile 2017, presso Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento).

Conversazione con Amanda Sturgeon (presidente dell’International Living Future Institute), Martin Brown (Facilitatore del LBC Collaborative UK), Emmanuel Pauwels (Facilitatore del LBC Collaborative: Spain).
Moderano Carlo Battisti e Paola Moschini (Facilitatori del LBC Collaborative: Italy).

Apre la presentazione di Maria Giovanna Sandrini, Brand & Corporate Communication Manager del gruppo Aquafil, della strategia di sostenibilità rigenerativa di Aquafil, da 50 anni uno dei principali attori, in Italia e nel mondo, nella produzione di fibre sintetiche, in special modo di quelle in poliammide 6. Il gruppo è punto di riferimento per qualità, innovazione e nuovi modelli di sviluppo sostenibile.

La partecipazione è gratuita e riservata agli affiliati del LBC Collaborative: Italy, previa iscrizione qui. Posti limitati (20). La lingua dell’evento è l’inglese (senza traduzione simultanea).

Programma:

14:00 – 15:00
Il cammino di Aquafil verso la sostenibilità. Con Maria Giovanna Sandrini, gruppo Aquafil.
15:00 – 16:00
Il futuro dei Collaborative in Europa. Conversazione con Amanda Sturgeon, Martin Brown, Emmanuel Pauwels.

REGENERATION 2017. The Conference.

REGENERATION 2017. The Conference.
Riva del Garda, Italy | Rocca di Riva del Garda.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CEST)

It’s time to imagine a living future and a world of living buildings. The Living Building Challenge is a philosophy, certification and advocacy tool for projects to move beyond merely being less bad and to become truly regenerative. The Challenge defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.

clockwise: Amanda Sturgeon, Martin Brown, Emanuele Naboni, Emmanuel Pauwels

The conference is connected to REGENERATION, the 64 hours European competition organized by Macro Design Studio and Carlo Battisti together with the International Living Future Institute and also represents the annual main event of the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy, a community-based group sharing knowledge and creating the local conditions that support development of Living Buildings, Sites and Communities.

PROGRAM

  • 09:00 – 09:30 Registration
  • 09:30 – 09:40 INTRODUCTION | Carlo Battisti and Paola Moschini
  • 09:40 – 10:05 Presentation by the YELLOW team in competition
  • 10:05 – 10:30 Presentation by the BLUE team in competition
  • 10:30 – 10:55 Presentation of the GREEN team in competition
  • 10:55 – 11:25 REGENERATION AND RESILIENCE: COMING TOGETHER FOR A LIVING FUTURE | Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of the International Living Future Institute
  • 11:25 – 11:45 Coffee break
  • 11:45 – 12:05 TOWARDS A NEW HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE | Martin Brown, founder of Fairsnape
  • 12:05 – 12:25 ARCHITECTURAL DEVICES FOR REGENERATIVE STRATEGIES IN EXTREME CLIMATES | Emanuele Naboni, Associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy Copenhagen, School of Architecture
  • 12:25 – 12:45 HOW TO MAKE YOUR DAILY PRACTICE BLOSSOM WITH LBC? Emmanuel Pauwels, founder of Green Living Projects
  • 12:45 – 13:00 Proclamation of the winners of REGENERATION 2017

ORGANISATION

Where Fortezza Rocca di Riva del Garda (TN) Italy | Coordinates 45.884533, 10.8421131
Parking (toll) Parcheggio Terme Romane, Viale Pilati 2, 38066 Riva del Garda; Parcheggio Monte Oro, Via Monte Oro 1, 38066 Riva del Garda
Information +39 3289797497 | eventi@macrodesignstudio.it
Registration here. Participation is free but seats are limited. Deadline for registration: Friday 28th April 2017.
Language The Conference will be in English (with simultaneous translation).
CEU 4 Educational credits for architects will be provided in agreement with Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori e Paesaggisti e Conservatori di Trento. This conference has been approved for 4 LFA (Living Future Accredited professional) CEU hours. Attendance certification will be released at the end of the conference.

REGISTRATION

REGENERATION 2017 – Apply now!

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Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy with Macro Design Studio and Carlo Battisti is organising the third edition of: REGENERATION , the design competition in Europe entirely based on the sustainability certification standard Living Building Challenge.

The competition is open to professionals (architects, engineers, environmental sustainability and landscape experts) in Europe, under 35 years old. The deadline for the request of participation is next January 31^st, 2017. We will select the best 15 on the basis of the documentation submitted.

The event will take place at Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento – Italy), on April, 26^th to 29^th, 2017. 64 non-stop hours of integrative design in which each team, assisted by tutors expert of LBC, will compete in designing the best redevelopment project of an existing local public building. There will be side events i.e. a final conference open to the public on the issues of LBC as well as the final presentation of the projects, with the proclamation of the best project by an international jury.

Participants (after the selection of the 15) are required to pay a registration fee of 240 € + VAT. Room and board are paid by the organization. The award for the best team of the project is 3,000 € (cash).

You may find all the information about REGENERATION on:

The deadline for the request of participation is next January 31^st, 2017.
Do you want to regenerate with us? Help us spread the word!
Thank you and a warm greeting from

The REGENERATION Team

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The REGENERATION 2016 Conference.

A “different Saturday” … that will change your minds.

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Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento – Italy)

It’s time to imagine a “Living Future” made of “living buildings.” Living Building Challenge is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy, suitable  for projects that want to go beyond being simply “less harmful”, to truly become “regenerative”. The Challenge defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.

Connected to REGENERATION, the 64 hours non-stop design competition organized by Macro Design Studio  together with the International Living Future Institute, the Conference will return on Saturday, April 16, 2016 morning at Centrale Fies – Dro (Trento). The Conference is the premier annual event of the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy, a community born with the aim of sharing LBC knowledge and principles and create the local conditions for the development of “living” buildings, territories and communities.

Presentazione standard di PowerPointThe program (the event will be in English)
Saturday April 16th, 2016, h 10-13

  • 10:00 – 10.50: Registration
  • 10:50 – 11:00: INTRODUCTION | Macro Design Studio
  • 11.00 – 11.40: NOW IT IS THE TIME FOR A WORLD OF LIVING BUILDINGS AND COMMUNITIES | Amanda Sturgeon, The International Living Future Institute – CEO
  • 11.40 – 12:00: CHALLENGING UK CONSTRUCTION. THE UK FIRST LIVING BUILDING PROJECT | Martin Brown, Fairsnape – Founder
  • 12.00 – 12:20: THE EXPERIMENTAL UNDERSTANDING OF COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS FOR THEIR REGENERATION | Emanuele Naboni, Royal Danish Academy Copenhagen, School of Architecture – Associate professor
  • 12.20 – 12:40: REGENERATION 2015. PROUD TO BE ZERO. |  The YELLOW Team, REGENERATION 2015
  • 12:40 – 13:00: Questions and answers

2016_03_22-02 Amanda SturgeonThe international speakers are experts who have long been working to introduce the principles of LBC in Europe, including a special guest: Amanda Sturgeon was appointed by former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton as one of the “10 most important women in sustainability.” FAIA, LEED Fellow, Amanda is from this year President and CEO of the International Living Future Institute after having been Executive Director. She sponsored also the first edition of REGENERATION.

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Martin Brown is the founder of Fairsnape, active since 2005 as a consulting company, providing a wide range of support services to organizations in the built environment. He deals with innovative sustainability, social media and business improvement, with over 40 years of experience. He is a Living Building Challenge Ambassador, with a passion for the promotion of LBC and regenerative sustainability concepts in the UK.

2016_03_22-03 Emanuele NaboniEmanuele Naboni
(BArch, Dip. Arch., MPhil, PhD in Science, LEED AP, Licensed Architect) He is since 2010 an associate professor at the Institute of Technology of the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, Faculty of Architecture. He teaches and researches in the field of technology and sustainable environmental design.

2016_03_22-04 Team YellowThe YELLOW team is the winning team of the 1st edition of REGENERATION (15-18 Apr 2015) and it is composed of (from left in the picture) Emanuele Mondin (architect, Vicenza), Guido Zanzottera (energy engineer, Turin), Luigi Greco (urban planner, Agrigento), Bernardette Soust Verdaguer (architect, Sevilla) and Maija Krizmane (civil engineer, Riga).

Further information about the event:

When: Saturday April 16th, 2016, h 10-13
Where: Centrale Fies, Dro (TN) | Coordinates 45.986691, 10.926922
Contact: +39 0464 443418 | eventi@macrodesignstudio.it
Registration: partecipation is free but seats are limited. Deadline for registration: Thursday April 15th, 2016. Registration through Eventbrite here.
Language: the conference will be in English (with simultaneous translation).
Educational credits: 3 educational credits for architects will be provided in agreement with Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori di Trento. This conference has been approved for 3 LFA (Living Future Accredited professional) CEU hours.

We are waiting for you 🙂

Slow Construction.

Living Building Challenge meets Slow Food.

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“Slow Construction” can be defined as an approach in line with the principles of Slow Food and Living Building Challenge, which aims to tune the buildings with the local environment around them by using local materials, eliminating toxic products, adapting the design to the specific climatic and ecological conditions. The goal is to use technologies appropriately, reducing the environmental impact of buildings and strengthening their social utility. (For further references see this article by Gabe Dunsmith on the International Living Future web site).

Living Building Challenge2016_02_24-02 LBCCI, created in 2006, is a philosophy, an advocacy tool and a certification program that promotes the most advanced sustainability standard for buildings, infrastructure, neighborhoods and communities. The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCC Italy) is a group of local professional volunteers committed to sustainability, education and implementation of the Living Building Challenge. The LBCC Italy provides a unique in person forum to facilitate change in the built environment. LBC is the most progressive sustainability standard in the world. LBC is described as “A visionary path to a future restorative” (a visionary path to revitalizing the future).

Slow Food2016_02_24-05 Slow Food TNAA is an international non-profit organization, with 100,000 members, volunteers and supporters in 150 countries, 1500 “Condotte” (local branches) and a network of 2,000 communities practicing a small-scale, sustainable and quality food production. Founded in 1986, Slow Food works to promote interest to food as a bearer of pleasure, culture, traditions, identity and a lifestyle, that is respectful of food as well as of land and traditions. The motto of Slow Food is “good, clean and fair.” Slow Food Trentino Alto Adige is the regional representation, which includes 7 “Condotte”.

LBC already encounters Slow Food, they have several best sustainable practices in common. Hera are some examples.

Urban agriculture

For the intent of the Place Petal, communities need to be supported by a web of local and regional agriculture, since no truly sustainable community can rely on globally sourced food production. A LBC project must integrate opportunities for agriculture appropriate to its scale and density using the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) as a basis for calculation. “Orto in condotta” is a three-year educational journey for sustainable development created by Slow Food where schoolchildren learn to farm their own vegetable garden, thus becoming self-producers.

Biodiversity

For LBC project teams must document site conditions prior to the start of work. On-site landscape must be designed so that as it matures and evolves it increasingly emulates the functionality of indigenous ecosystems with regard to density, biodiversity, plant succession, water use, and nutrient needs. The protection of biodiversity is at the heart of the Slow Food Strategies, understanding that one of the activities that provoked her loss is exactly agriculture. To save this wealth Slow Food has several projects, which manages through its Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity.

Local economy

An LBC project must incorporate place-based solutions and contribute to the expansion of a regional economy rooted in sustainable practices, products and services. Slow Food supports local economy, strengthening the connection between producers, consumers, cooks, schools, local authorities, hospitals and the Slow Food local branches.

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Image: Slow Food

Etc. etc. … If you are (strongly!) interested in these topics you can’t miss this event

Slow Construction. Living Building Challenge meets Slow Food.
Thursday 3rd, March 2016, 5-6 PM
Progetto Manifattura, Piazza Manifattura 1, 38068 Rovereto (Trento, Italy)

organized by the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy together with Slow Food, Trento branch, Slow Food Trentino-South Tyrol

A roundtable with

  • 2016_02_24-04 Urban AgricultureCarlo Battisti, engineer, facilitator of the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy, co-owner at Macro Design Studio
  • Guido Marini, communicator with experience in the non-profit sector, fiduciary of Slow Food, Trento branch, Slow Food Trentino-South Tyrol
  • Paola Moschini, architect, facilitator of the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy, co-owner at Macro Design Studio
  • Sara Verones, engineer, energy efficiency expert at the local Agency for Energy and Water (APRIE) and Slow Food member

2015_03_11-02 EventbriteRegistration on Eventbrite here (the event is in Italian)

REGENERATION. The Conference.

logo regeneration Conference (title only)

It’s time to imagine a living future and a world of living buildings. The Living Buildings Challenge is a philosophy, certification and advocacy tool for projects to move beyond merely being less bad and to become truly regenerative. The Challenge defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.

The conference is connected to REGENERATION, the 64 hours European competition organized by Macro Design Studio together with the International Living Future Institute and also represents the launch event of the Living Building Challenge | Italy Collaborative, a community-based group sharing knowledge and creating the local conditions that support development of Living Buildings, Sites and Communities.

Program

  • 2015_03_11-01 ReGeneration Conference10.00 – 10.50: Registration
  • 10:50 – 11:00: INTRODUCTION | Macro Design Studio
  • n11.00 – 11.40: LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE: A VISIONARY PATH TO A REGENERATIVE FUTURE | Amanda Sturgeon, The International Living Future Institute – Executive Director
  • 11.40 – 12:00: FutuREstorative. INSPIRATIONS AND CHALLENGES FOR A FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY | Martin Brown, Fairsnape – Founder
  • 12.00 – 12:20: Scale Jump: Living from the NeighboUrhood to the City Level | Sue Clark, Sweden Green Building Council – LEED Manager
  • 12.20 – 12:40: SUSTAINABILITY 2.0 | Emanuele Naboni, Royal Danish Academy Copenhagen, School of Architecture – Associate professor
  • 12:40 – 13:00: Questions and answers

Speakers

Amanda SturgeonAmanda Sturgeon has been designated by Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton as one of GB&D Magazine’s “10 Most Important Women in Sustainability”. Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, LEED Fellow became the Executive Director of the International Living Future Institute in August 2014 after being with The Institute for four years, most recently as the Vice President of the Living Building Challenge.

Martin BrownMartin Brown is founder of Fairsnape, a consultancy firm trading since 2005, providing a full range or support services for organisations in the built environment. Innovative sustainability, social media & business improvement consultant with over 40 years experience. Living Building Challenge Ambassador, with a passion for promoting the Living Building Challenge and the concepts of restorative sustainability in the United Kingdom.

Sue ClarkSue Clark is a LEED AP BD+C with Sweden Green Building Council, where she serves as LEED Manager. She is also a green building consultant with NCC Teknik. Sue received her Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo in 2009, and was awarded the Ontario Association of Architect’s Guild Medal for outstanding thesis work. After moving to Sweden in 2011, Sue brought her expertise in LEED to Sweden Green Building Council, where she organized the council’s LEED Committee and working groups to address issues of implementing LEED in Sweden.

Emanuele NaboniEmanuele Naboni (BArch, Dip Arch, MPhil, PhD in Science, LEED AP, Licensed Architect) is, since 2010, Associate Professor at the Institute of Technology of the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, School of Architecture. He teaches and researches in the field of Architectural Technology and Environmental Sustainable Design.

Centrale Fies

Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento – Italy)

Where: Centrale Fies, Dro (TN) Italy | Coordinates 45.986691, 10.926922

Information: +39 0464 443418 | eventi@macrodesignstudio.it

2015_03_11-02 EventbriteRegistration: Participation is free but seats are limited. Deadline for registration: Friday 10th April

Please register through Eventbrite at this link: http://regeneration-conference.eventbrite.it

Language: the conference will be in English

Educational credits: 4 credits for architects in collaboration with Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori di Trento. Attendance certification will be released at the end of the conference.