Living Building Challenge Collaborative - March Meeting

  • 25 Mar 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 5010 Shoreham Place, San Diego CA 92122
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Join us for our Living Building Collaborative - March meeting

Come to our second 2015 Living Building Collaborative meeting for a presentation on Sustainable "Place" rating systems.  This groups meets on the fourth Wednesdays of each month, starting with February 25th.  We'll meet from 6:30 - 8:00pm, including some time for a presentation and networking. 

Speaker: René A. Vidales, PE, QSD, LEED GA, ENV SP, STP

René Vidales is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer (PE), Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD), LEED Green Associate, one of the first 15 recipients in CA of the ENVISIONTM Sustainability Professional accreditation (ENV SP), and one of the first 25 recipients in the world of the GreenroadsTM Sustainable Transportation Professional accreditation (STP), with over two decades of experience in all phases of Land Development in both the private and public sectors; he is currently Program Coordinator for the Development and Construction Section of the Watershed Protection Program at the County of San Diego. Mr. Vidales made presentations about North Park’s recent achievements in the area of sustainability at the 2013 APWA Sustainability in Public Works Conference in San Diego and at the 2014 ASCE  International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in Long Beach.

The presentation will include an overview of sustainability rating systems, what they are, why use them, and getting a project certified, as well as some local, state and federal policies. Different type of sector-specific rating systems will be described such as Greenroads, LEED, and the Sustainable SITES Initiative as well as multiple-sector rating systems like ENVISION and the Living Building Challenge.


We want to hear from you, let us know what you'd like to see us doing this year, from presentation topics, to research projects, to hands-on opportunities.  Join us to hear more about our Collaborative, and ways to get involved; to help us paint the picture of a Living Future for our community.

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