People from around the world are already creating spaces that regenerate life: inspiring products that give more than they take, healthy workplaces, beautiful buildings that spark collaboration, and thriving communities that foster connectivity and connect to their unique place. Regenerative buildings generate more energy than they use, capture and treat all water on site, and are made using healthy materials.
During this workshop we will present the programs of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a global network dedicated to creating a healthy future for all. We will present case studies of projects certified with the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for regenerative buildings. We will explore the concept of biophilic design and how three labels, Declare, Just and Reveal, can be used to verify and showcase regenerative approaches to products, businesses and companies.
The presentation is held by Carlo Battisti, Sustainable Innovation Manager & Consultant, ILFI’s European Executive Director, and by Martin Brown, owner at Fairsnape and Strategic Advisor for the Living Future Europe Initiative.
Carlo has a degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Management and Organizational Development from the Politecnico of Milan. He is a LEED®, Living Future and WELL Accredited Professional. Since 2009, Carlo he is working with IDM South Tyrol (Italy) as an innovation manager in the Ecosystem Construction. He also worked with the Energy and Environment Cluster of Trentino as manager of the business unit for sustainable products. In 2015, he co-founded the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy. Since 2017, he’s working with EURAC research as Chair and project manager of the EU funded COST Action RESTORE (REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy), through the collaboration of 150+ researchers from 40 European countries.
Martin is an innovative sustainability ‘provocateur’, advocate and business improvement consultant with his Fairsnape practice, based in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire (UK). Building on his 45 years of UK and overseas experience in project management, business improvement and sustainability, he now supports many leading organisations and practices. Martin explores our sustainable future, sharing powerful messages and inspiring stories, highlighting the tough choices we face and the opportunities we have to create a better tomorrow. From understanding climate change, reconnecting with nature, rethinking carbon management and the materials we use in our buildings, he acknowledges we can all imagine better and provokes improvement. He is also RESTORE Vice Chair.
Living Building Challenge Workshop
19th September 2019, 12pm-3pm
Tirra Space, Valve, Ludviginkatu 6, Helsinki Finland
12:00 – 12:30 Registration
12:30 – 13:15 Networking lunch
13:15 – 13:30 Introduction
13:30 – 14:00 Carlo Battisti: Living Building Challenge and the International Living Future Institute
14:00 – 14:30 Martin Brown: The programs of Living Future Institute
14:30 – 15:00 Panel Discussion
Carlo Battisti, International Living Future Institute, European Executive Director
Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, about twenty years of experience in construction companies. Master of Management and Organizational Development at MIP International Business School. Certified Project Manager IPMA®. LEED®, Living Future and WELL Accredited Professional. GBC Home AP, GBC Historic Building AP. USGBC® and WELL Faculty™.
Since 2009, he has been working with IDM South Tyrol (Italy) as an innovation manager in the Ecosystem Construction. From 2010 to 2011, he worked with the Energy and Environment Cluster of Trentino as manager of the business unit for sustainable products. From 2015 to 2016, he was the co-owner of a startup focused on LEED consulting.
In 2015, he co-founded the Living Future Italy Collaborative.
Since 2017, he’s working with Eurac Research as Chair and Project Manager of the COST Action 16114 RESTORE (REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy). The RESTORE COST Action (2017-2021) will affect a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings and space design across Europe, through the collaboration of 160+ researchers from 40 European countries.
Since 2018 he is European Executive Director for the International Living Future Institute. The Institute’s mission will hasten the change and provide needed direction towards a regenerative design transition in Europe. It is actively pursuing European market alignment and adaptations of the Living Building Challenge (LBC).