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LFE22MC. A DIFFERENT MINDSET + DESIGN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

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LFE 2022 Masterclass. REGENERATIVE THINKING + BIOPHILIA

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Biophilia Camp 2022

When: 30 September - 3 October 2022
Where: St. Felix (Senale-San Felice / Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde-St. Felix), Val di Non / Nonstal (Alto Adige / Südtirol)
Main accommodation and activities: Felizitas
Duration: 3 days
Participants: 16 max
Language: English
Participation fees:

  • by August, 20th 2022:  € 1.450
  • by August, 31th 2022:  € 1.700

Information: info@living-future.eu

Organisation: Living Future Europe

Partner:

Scientific committee:

  • Carlo Battisti
  • Bettina Bolten
  • Martin Brown
  • Cristina Larcher
  • Rita Trombin

Sponsor: 

Media partners

Other partners:

Biophilic design is drawing attention in the wake of the global pandemic as a path to solutions for healthy people and cities. However, it has been a key aspect of the Living Building Challenge since its inception and continues to serve as an important blueprint for fostering integrative and occupant-focused building design. Biophilic design shakes up the conceptual process by asking new questions, provokes new reflections on the potential of the built environment and invites the project team to explore the advantages of a design aimed at the connection between human being and nature.

For almost twenty years now, strategies and programs dedicated to the construction of environmentally sustainable buildings have been spreading all over the world. But we are still a long way from effectively reducing the negative environmental effects that are generated by our cities (buildings are still responsible for 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions). The amount of time we spend inside buildings where we live, work and study has increased a demand for respect for the psycho-physical well-being of the occupants, to restore beauty, equity, and balance with Nature to the places we live. In a word: we need buildings designed with respect for biophilia.

Biophilia is the innate love for everything that is alive and natural and is a trait of the human psyche that has been forged in the course of the evolution of our species. Even today, biophilia inspires and conditions our environmental preferences. A biophilic environment is first of all a regenerative environment, where stress is reduced, and one recovers more easily from mental fatigue. Designing and building for measurable well-being in terms of thermal, neurological, light, olfactory and air quality, acoustic, aesthetic and motor perception is possible.

To safeguard our health, building biophilically is now an urgent imperative. To do this, an integrative and multidisciplinary approach is required, which can benefit from the immersive experience in nature, provided by this first "Biophilia Camp” organized in Italy. Biophilia 2022 brings together professionals from all over Europe and trainers from different disciplines (biology, psychology, architecture, engineering, organization, and business strategy) in a formative exploration of the various aspects of biophilic design, to create professional figures capable of provoking a change in the built environment design, construction, and management.

This is the philosophy of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and its European partner Living Future Europe (LFE), a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the most advanced and innovative sustainable technologies and design strategies available today. ILFI puts this philosophy into practice through the Living Building Challenge (LBC) program, the most rigorous certification in the world for all-round regenerative buildings, now in version 4.0.

An Agile Journey into Biophilic Design

Why Agile? Biophilia 2022 also provides the opportunity to introduce participants to a still relatively new project management methodology for the sector.

“Agile” was born as a movement in the late 90s and became official in 2001, when a group of 17 “independent thinkers”, experts in software design and development, met and created the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development” which still today remains the main and official reference and source of inspiration for any initiative that intends to qualify as agile. Agile is a philosophy, a “mindset”, within which “frameworks” and working methods are born.

One of these is SCRUM, a methodology that allows you to organize work and projects in contexts characterized by high complexity and instability, often dictated by the need to welcome change, because people’s needs change. For several years, this methodology has been used successfully in areas and contexts other than software development, both for project management and in the organization of processes and workflows.

The participants, divided into working groups, will have the opportunity to gain experience on the basics of this methodology and train themselves to use it by applying it in the projects that will be developed during these days. Also using techniques of visual thinking and creativity management as fundamental elements for the development of novel solutions inspired by nature. The activities will take place both indoors and outdoors, accompanied by trainers and facilitators who will follow the participants in a learning path enhanced by immersion in nature.

Arrival and welcome: Thursday 29 September 2022 from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

  • Day 1 – Friday 30 September 2022
  • Day 2 – Saturday 1 October 2022
  • Day 3 – Sunday 2 October 2022

Flexible program and farewell: Monday 3 October 2022

Program

The program may undergo minimal changes, without compromising the overall teaching approach. Program elements:

  • Definition, constructs and phylogeny of biophilia.
  • The benefits of contact with nature, the different types of nature, the different human types.
  • Architecture: Biophilic Design. Ecopsychology: Green Mindfulness.
  • Benefits of biophilic design.
  • Mindset Agile and Scrum fundamentals.
  • Biophilic design and Living Building Challenge.
  • Elements, attributes and patterns of biophilic design.
  • Biophilic exploration, charrette and documentation.
  • Yoga and mindfulness.

Type of activities

  • Frontal and experiential training
  • Workshop
  • Case studies
  • Outdoor and exploration
  • Group project works
  • Storytelling

Topics

  • Biophilia: evolutionary history, psychic constructs, functioning
  • From biophilia to biophilic design: empirical evidence and experimental verifications
  • Stephen Kellert's elements and attributes
  • Biophilia according to Living Building Challenge
  • Project examples

Learning objectives:

  • Define and describe biophilia and biophilic design (elements, attributes, project examples)
  • Provide design tools and inputs for the development of a biophilic design strategy
  • Develop one useful case to introduce a biophilic approach into your projects
  • Outline a biophilic design plan from concept to final occupation
  • Learn and apply the fundamentals of the Agile mindset and the Scrum method for a biophilic approach

Keywords

biophilia, biophilic design, regenerative sustainability, architecture, engineering, constructions, biology, psychology, mindfulness, yoga, agile management, indoor, outdoor, training, Dolomites, mountain, nature, beauty, Alto Adige, Südtirol, South Tyrol, Italy, collaboration , regenerative design, biophilia, Living Building Challenge, wellbeing, beauty, Living Future Europe, education, innovation, circular economy

Professional accreditation and final certificates

Upon completion of this intensive course, participants only need to complete the LFA Foundational Curriculum (LFA) curriculum to accumulate all the CE credits needed to gain their Living Future (LFA) accreditation.

  • Carlo Battisti Living Future Europe. Engineer, sustainable innovation manager and consultant. President at Living Future Europe.
  • Bettina Bolten Freelance architect. Biophilic Design Consultant
  • Martin Brown Fairsnape, Living Future Europe. Sustainability provocateur.
  • Cristina Larcher  Life, Sport e Corporate Coach. Behavioral and personal development facilitator and trainer, Scrum Master.
  • Rita Trombin Environmental psychologist. International promoter of internal-and-external well-being through biophilia and psychology.
  • Paola Girolametto Yoga Trainer, Yoga Therapist & Wellness Coach

Carlo Battisti

Degree in Civil Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, twenty years of experience in construction companies and fourteen as sustainable innovation consultant. Master in management and organizational development at MIP, the Politecnico Business School. IPMA® certified Project Manager. LEED®, Living Future and WELL accredited professional. USGBC® and WELL Faculty ™. Blogger. In 2009-2022 he has been collaborating with IDM Südtirol-Alto Adige as an innovation manager in the Business Development department, where in the period 2013-2019 he has facilitated a working group on "Internal Environmental Quality (IEQ)". In 2017-2021 he has collaborated with Eurac Research as chair and project manager of the COST 16114 RESTORE action (REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy). Since 2018 he has been executive director for Europe for the International Living Future Institute and now president of Living Future Europe. LFE's mission is to accelerate change and provide the necessary direction for the transition to regenerative design in Europe.

Bettina Bolten

Design Consultant who has gained experience in academic research and didactic activities on the issues of Biophilia and Biophilic Design. She supports companies and professionals in making architecture and interiors more suitable for the physical and psychological wellbeing of their users, integrating Biophilic Design and Sustainability. Born in Germany, she worked for more than 15 years in the luxury design sector as a strategic design and brand manager in Milan.

 

Martin Brown

Sustainability Provocateur & Consultant. Author of ‘FutuREstorative’ (RIBA), co-editor of ‘Sustainability, restorative to regenerative’ and ‘RESTORD 2030’ (#CostRestore). VP at Living Future Europe, founder of Zoom Regenerative, a global conscious collective that reciprocates and invigorates, nurtures, and heals, cross-pollinating regenerative practices for a healthy thriving future. He consulted Cuerden Valley Park Visitor Centre and café, 1st LBC UK registered project. Living Future Hero.

 

Cristina Larcher

After many years of experience as Product & Marketing Manager in companies operating on the international market, she decided to follow her passions. She attended a Master in Humanistic Coaching with a specialization in Life, Corporate and Sport, a Master in Experiential Training, a Masterclass with Kaos Pilot on Training Design. Since 2012 she has been working as a facilitator and trainer in the field of behavior and personal development, as a Coach she is enrolled in AICP, in 2020 she obtained the Agile Scrum Master Certification. She loves being immersed in nature and organizing outdoor paths both for personal growth and for the training of behavioral skills. In our journey she will help us to understand the Agile Mindset and use the Scrum Framework, she will facilitate our work and will also accompany us in outdoor moments with activities and moments of reflection to enhance our training.

Rita Trombin

Specialized in mental health and environmental psychology (King's College London, University of Padua, IUAV of Venice, University of Oslo). She has a passion for encouraging biophilic and evidence-based design to promote well-being, innovation and sustainability. In this capacity, you have pursued numerous international opportunities in the fields of interdisciplinary research, consulting, training and dissemination. Rita has explored the continuum between inside and outside working in research centers in London, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, USA, as a Green Educator at the Bali Green School in Indonesia, and as an Ambassador of the Global Ecovillage Network in several countries in Europe. thus developing his systemic sensitivity for the inter-relationships between people and the environment. With her digital and coaching paths "Metamorphosis" she inspires people to reconnect to their deep natural self, so that together each of us can change the world starting from their own inner space.

Paola Girolametto

Paola is a Hatha Yoga teacher, qualified by the Minister of Ayush India, specialised in Ayurveda Yoga therapy and Wellness Coaching. The style of yoga that she proposes is a practice that involves at 360 degrees, a fusion of the millennial teachings of Hatha Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine, revisited in a modern key. A practice for those in search of their true self, to enter the most intimate sphere of life where body, soul and mind are deeply connected.
Paola has worked with many people, both in Italy and abroad, and her experience includes group and individual courses and company workshops for the prevention and treatment of disorders related to the workplace.

  • Architects, engineers, sustainability consultants, project managers, researchers, technicians of manufacturing companies, owners, real estate developers, interior and product designers
  • Payment of the registration fee by the deadline

REGENERATIVE SPONSOR

Do you want to become a Sponsor of Biophilia Camp 2022?
Download our partnership proposal here
write to info@living-future.eu to know more about the opportunities. 

Media partner

 

Other partners

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED. Thank you!

The participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation at the Felizitas facility in a 4-bed wooden chalet
  • Breakfast (at Felizitas), lunch and dinner at nearby restaurants
  • Educational material in digital format
  • Third party liability and accident policy relating to the planned activities

The participation fee does not include:

  • Transfer to / from the location planned for the workshop
  • On-site transfers to reach the catering establishments provided for food (lunch and dinner) and other locations where some outdoor activities are planned. However, we point out that the whole initiative takes place within a very short range of action around the Felizitas area, with the possibility of reaching the other places on foot or with a drive of a few minutes.

Registration fee: 

  • [early bird] within August, 20th 2022 € 1.450 
  • [regular] within August, 31th 2022 € 1.700
  • groups of 3 or + participants from the same organization: 10% discount.

Link to register

LINK

Payments

Options:

(preferred) 1. Wire transfer to

Living Future Europe ETS
NOI Techpark
Via Alessandro Volta 13a
I-39100 Bolzano

Bank:

Intesa Sanpaolo
Branch office 55000
IBAN: IT84 J030 6909 6061 0000 0169 809
BIC: BCITITMM
Address:
Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10
I-20121 Milan

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2. Paypal payment 

 

 

 

 

 

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Covid-19 policy and safety measures

The structure where the workshop takes place observes the safety measures related to Covid-19, in defense of the health of the participants. More information is available here on the property's website. Participants are required to observe the measures in force on the date. Please consider accommodation is in a wooden chalet for up to 4 people each, with 1 or 2 bedrooms, so you will be accommodated with other participants. The organisation reserve the right to distribute participants in the best way possible, also considering the workshop objectives. 

Clothing

Given the context and the theme of the workshop, comfortable clothing for leisure time, sports, mountain footwear, windproof jacket is generally recommended for outdoor activities. There are one or more excursions in the surrounding area, difficulty: tourist (T) or excursion (E).

How to reach Felizitas

Felizitas can be reached from Bolzano via MeBo (highway) and Passo Palade (50 minutes from Bolzano), following these indications, or from the South with the Trento Nord exit from the A22 motorway, going up the Valle di Non (about 1 hour from Trento North) following this route.

Board

Included in the registration fee. The organization has provided to go to one or more of the following exercises close to Felizitas:

Final deadline for registrations: Wednesday 31 August 2022.
Early bird registration by Wednesday 10 August 2022.

Places are limited: for organizational and logistical reasons, participation is reserved for a maximum of 16 participants. Registration is accepted in chronological order and becomes immediately operational upon payment of the registration fee. Places are limited, we will follow a 'first come, first served' criterion, also considering the pre-registration list.

Refund in case of waiver

In case of cancellation for personal reasons of the participant, the following refunds are provided:

  • until 31 August 2022 included: 100% of the fee
  • between 1 and 9 September 2022: 50% of the fee.
  • from 10 September 2022: no refunds.

Cancellation of the event

Event cancellation: the organization reserves the right to cancel the event in the event of one or more of the following hypotheses.

  • Failure to reach a minimum number of 12 registered participants.
  • Resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic and related provisions aimed at limiting or preventing the occurrence of events similar to this one.
  • Other causes of force majeure (example: particularly adverse climatic conditions).

In the event of cancellation of the event, the organization will promptly inform the participant via email, who is only entitled to a refund of the fee paid.

Biophilia Camp 2022 is an immersion in nature, three days together in the woods of South Tyrol to learn and apply the principles of biophilic design, in an experience that combines biology and agile management, architecture and psychology, engineering and regenerative sustainability. Are you ready for the first “Biophilic Camp”?

Hashtag:

#Biophilia2022 #LivingFutureEurope #LivingBuildingChallenge #SouthTyrol 

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Q: Does LFE provide funding opportunities for students? 

We do not have grants for students, but we are happy to work with you and your university to find a way to support your finances. For instance: 

  • Requesting support from the university to cover your expenses (through a student exchange program, perhaps).
  • If you can find a sponsor (with a focus on biophilia inspired products or regenerative design), we could work with them to cover your participation fee. We already have a sponsorship package, but we can customise it for student-specific cases.
  • Depending on your country, there could be public funds on research activities (where your trip could be considered a short term scientific mission, at the end you produce a paper, for instance).
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Living Future Europe 2022 Masterclass. Regenerative + Agile

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A LEADER OF THE LIVING FUTURE REGENERATIVE DESIGN MOVEMENT?

The built environment sector (supply, design, construction, manage), despite decades (of reports, training, strategies, legislation) is simply not making real progress within the sustainability agenda. Business as Usual, only reducing impact, remains the dominant, degenerative discourse. A discourse that has allowed most players to hide behind a mask of doing as little as possible. There is a real and urgent need to now scale jump from the few regenerative (buildings, materials, places, organisations) to where regenerative solutions are the dominant mindsets, approaches and methodologies.

One of the areas where we at Living Future Europe deem a faster and more effective progress is needed is education and communication. On one hand we need to train new generations of practitioners to make living buildings real and solve the sticky bottlenecks (technical, industrial, financial, cultural) in order to scale up our impact. On the other hand, we need to communicate constantly in an invigorating way that regenerative buildings, products, companies, and communities are vital, technically feasible, ecologically robust, and economically viable.

To achieve these goals, we are excited to launch the 2nd edition of the ‘Living Future Europe Masterclass', an online educational program running between September and December 2022, where we want to address the 'why', the 'what' and the 'how' of living buildings, products, and communities.

  • Why - the rationale and urgency behind the need for a paradigm shift in the built environment design, construction and building management.
  • What - the most advanced applicable frameworks that developers, designers, builders, manufacturers can adopt to achieve this new type of regenerative buildings.
  • How - sound and robust examples and best practices immediately applicable, coming from the experience of our first more than 750 ILFI registered building projects globally.

The Masterclass will include synchronous and asynchronous activities, with a balanced mix of insights, practical examples, and tools.  We will work according to an Agile Framework using Agile tools and practices.

Full positive attendance to the program will provide trainees the opportunity to take part at a hybrid event to be organised concurrent with the next COP27 (2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference), in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (6-18 November 2021).

The COP27 session will be a fully facilitated day (online/offline/hybrid TBD), with external provocations, invitations, and reflections, developing a LFE Masterclass unique and time stamped COP27 pathway to a regenerative future.

This initiative falls within our partnership with the New European Bauhaus. This will include a series of presentations by and for the trainees describing how the seven Petals of LBC are aligned with the NEB. Moreover, in a hands-on training approach, we will present case studies of LBC registered or certified buildings in Europe, that represent leading examples for the ambition of the NEB initiative.

  • Hands-on Living Building Challenge experience
  • 30 online classroom hrs (+ remote work) with qualified trainers from the LFE Network
  • The Why / the What / the How of LBC
  • Individual / teamwork learning process
  • Agile PM approach
  • Europe based case studies and insights
  • Online tutoring
  • Including 2022 LFE x COP27 Meet-up participation (travel & accomodation is not included)
  • Final event w/ teamwork results presentation
  • A complementary path to the LFA Foundational Curriculum
  • LFA Foundational Curriculum at a discounted price

Learning objectives

(General)

  • Upon completion, participants will know more on ILFI programs and labels.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to apply LBC in practice.
  • Upon completion, participants gain a different mindset needed to address regenerative design + construction.
  • Upon completion, participants will know more on agile project management and its applicability to the built environment transformation process.

Keywords

Regenerative design, regenerative sustainability, regenerative thinking, agile management, Living Building Challenge, Living Product Challenge, Declare, Scale jumping, Place, Water, Energy, Health + Happiness, Materials, Equity, Beauty, biophilia, biophilic design, design for climate change, Zero Carbon, project management, EU + UK policies.

Tags

#LFE2022Masterclass
#LFE22MC
#LivingFutureEurope
#LFE

Format

  • 30 hours (synchronous) including online lessons and workshops, COP27 LFE Meet-up (hybrid), and final event with results
  • Group and individual homework (asynchronous)
  • 20 hours of self-directed learning on LFA Foundational Curriculum online modules (asynchronous) for those interested to become LFA

Learning modes

Self-directed, group work, workshops, in person / hybrid (Sharm El-Sheikh COP27 LFE Meet-up)

Tools

  • Notion
  • Mural
  • Zoom
  • Google Workspace
  • ILFI Education platform (for those enrolled to the LFA Foundational Curriculum)

 

  • online – except a hybrid event: COP27 LFE Meet-up on November 16th, Sharm El-Sheikh [Venue: TBD]

Requirements

  • Pre-registration at this link (not binding for the following registration) within July 15th, 2022 (expired)
  • ILFI membership

Admission

The LFE Masterclass is reserved to professionals based in Europe.

Expected number of trainees

Approx. 20-30 people. Places are limited, we will follow a 'first come, first served' criterion, also considering the pre-registration list. 

Participation fees

Early bird (not later than 20 August 2022)

  • already an ILFI member:
    Masterclass only: 1.250 € 
  • already an ILFI member:
    Masterclass + LFA (includes access to LFA Foundational Curriculum at a discounted price): 1.750 €

Regular (21-31 August 2022)

  • already an ILFI member:
    Masterclass only: 1.450 € 
  • already an ILFI member:
    Masterclass + LFA (includes access to LFA Foundational Curriculum at a discounted price): 1.950 €

Groups of 3 or + participants from the same organization: 10% discount.

ILFI membership

Please verify you have an ILFI valid membership. If not, please register using this form. When you register, please write LFEUROPE22 under 'PARTNER CODE'. This will link your membership registration to us at LFE. 

Alternatively, you can add the membership amount to your package. We will take care of your ILFI membership registration and include it in your invoice. Depending on the type of organisation, please add the correct amount from the following (prices are for an annual membership):

  • Corporate individual membership: 250 € 
  • Non-profit: 150 €
  • Professional (freelance): 100 €
  • Student (university): 50 €

For more information on ILFI memberships follow this link.

Registration dates

  • Expression of interest (online form): 15 July 2022 (expired)
  • Early bird registration: 20 August 2022
  • Final registration: 31 August 2022

You will be required in the LFE Masterclass registration form (following link) to check if you are an ILFI member or not, and if you just registered, to upload your registration receipt. You will be asked also to upload the Masterclass registration fee receipt (see following payment options). Thanks for your collaboration. 

Link to register

LINK

Payments

Options:

(preferred) 1. Wire transfer to

Living Future Europe ETS
NOI Techpark
Via Alessandro Volta 13a
I-39100 Bolzano

Bank:

Intesa Sanpaolo
Branch office 55000
IBAN: IT84 J030 6909 6061 0000 0169 809
BIC: BCITITMM
Address:
Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10
I-20121 Milan

OR

2. Paypal payment 

 

 

 

 

 

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Refund in case of waiver

In case of cancellation for personal reasons of the participant, the following refunds are provided:

  • until 31 August 2022 included: 100% of the fee
  • between 1 and 9 September 2022: 50% of the fee.
  • from 10 September 2022: no refunds.

Cancellation of the event

The organization reserves the right to cancel the event for failure to reach a sufficient number of registered participants. In case of cancellation of the event, the organization will promptly inform the participant via email, who is entitled only to a refund of the paid fee.

architects, engineers, project managers, manufacturers, constructors, urban planners, developers, academics, educators, students, designers, sustainability practitioners, researchers, policy makers, public officers, community leaders

  • High-quality hands-on learning on regenerative buildings, products, and communities
  • Certificate of attendance to the first Living Building Challenge based Masterclass in Europe
  • 16 General LFA CE credits [visit living-future.org/lfa for information about LFA enrollment and credit reporting instructions].
  • 20 Foundational LFA credits + Living Future Accreditation (for those successfully completing the Masterclass including LFA Foundation Curriculum program)
  • Open Access to the RESTORE Regenerative Body of Knowledge (rBOK) for the built environment
  • 1 Digital copy of ‘FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability’ by LFE VP Martin Brown

General information

Living Future Europe

info@living-future.eu

Tel. +39 0471 1957067

Scientific committee and tutors

 

Interested in sponsoring the ‘LFE Masterclass. Regenerative + Agile’?
Write to LFE to know more about the sponsorship opportunities 🙂

Media partner

 

LFE 2022 Masterclass

Date: 19 Sep - 14 Dec 2022
Location: on-line (and in Sharm El-Sheikh)

Website

Media Kit 

Please contact Living Future Europe at info@living-future.eu for agreement and terms of use.

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#LFE2022Masterclass #LFE22MC #LivingFutureEurope #LFE

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Updated program available for download here

The organization reserves the right to replace a trainer with another one of similar competence and experience in case of need due to organizational issues, however keeping the same topics and and the level of the Masterclass.

Carlo Battisti

Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, twenty years of experience in construction companies and fourteen as sustainable innovation manager & consultant. Master of Management and Organizational Development at MIP. Certified Project Manager IPMA®. LEED®, Living Future and WELL Accredited Professional. USGBC® and WELL Faculty™. Innovation manager for IDM South Tyrol. Chair of the COST Action 16114 RESTORE. President at Living Future Europe. Living Future Hero.

Martin Brown

Sustainability Provocateur & Consultant. Author of ‘FutuREstorative’ (RIBA), co-editor of ‘Sustainability, restorative to regenerative’ and ‘RESTORD 2030’ (#CostRestore). VP at Living Future Europe, founder of Zoom Regenerative, a global conscious collective that reciprocates and invigorates, nurtures, and heals, cross-pollinating regenerative practices for a healthy thriving future. He consulted Cuerden Valley Park Visitor Centre and café, 1st LBC UK registered project. Living Future Hero.

Cristina Larcher

After many years of experience as Product & Marketing Manager in companies operating on the international markets, she attended a Master in Humanistic Coaching with a specialization in Life, Corporate & Sport, a Master in Experiential Training, and a Masterclass on Learning Design with Kaos Pilot. Since 2012 she has been working as a facilitator and trainer in the field of behaviour and personal development. Member of AICP, in 2020 she also obtained the Agile Scrum Master Certification.

Zeinab Alameddine

Sustainability expert with 15 years of experience in academia and industry. She has extensive knowledge in the field of building certification and shaped many projects for better thermal and visual comfort. Her dedication leads her to work, research and educate on human health, wellness, light, and the built environment. She has a passion for sustainability and is eager to improve the life of others and create outstanding added value. Living Future Accredited professional (LFA). 

Bettina Bolten

Biophilic Design Consultant who has gained experience in academic research and didactic activities on the issues of Biophilia and Biophilic Design. She supports companies and professionals in making architecture and interiors more suitable for the physical and psychological wellbeing of their users, integrating Biophilic Design and Sustainability. Born in Germany, she worked for more than 15 years in the luxury design sector as a strategic design and brand manager in Milan.

Michael Bruse

Co-founder and Head of Software Development at ENVI-met GmbH. He designed the ENVI-met microclimate model in 1994 and has been continually developing and expanding the scientifically evaluated software, ever since. He has been holding a tenure at the University of Mainz since 2007, is a visiting professor at Harvard and a regular lecturer at the AA School in London. He is also an associate partner of Werner Sobek Green Technologies GmbH since 2007.

Vitali Caplain

He is a project manager at Arp-Astrance, in the Sustainable Innovation Management division, and works particularly on topics related to low carbon, materials and resilience of buildings to climate change, at the scale of buildings, but also at the scale of neighborhoods and companies. On a day-to-day basis, he assists project owners in their construction and renovation projects on all environmental aspects, and companies on the elaboration of their decarbonisation strategy.

Bruno Deraedt

Partner at BAST architects & engineers and chairman at VIBE vzw. A well-known voice in Flanders on environmental responsibility and healthy buildings. As an engineering architect, he gained a reputation in the field of sustainable construction, technical installations, and energy calculations. An altruist who always makes the connection between ecology and the housing social dimensions. Owner at UR.gent, 1st LBC registered project in Belgium and 1st LBC historical building renovation in Europe. Living Future Hero.

Ana Dias

Sustainability Consultant at Drees & Sommer and Living Future Accredited professional. She has built up her experience in providing sustainability guidance and promoting green building performances. Her work includes strategy planning, benchmarking, health & wellbeing, net zero carbon, and international projects. A healthy materials specialist, she advises on procurement strategies, conducts supply chain outreach, and works on the expansion of a materials health design database.

Diana Ilina

A financial expert with more than fifteen years of experience working in diverse industries with an extensive knowledge of contracts, royalties, and real estate. In 2021, she earned her MBA with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and International Business. As a Living Future Accredited (LFA) professional and with a passion for sustainability and green buildings, she founded Lune Realty, a company focused on luxury residential zero-carbon buildings.

Lenna Lockwood

An interior designer committed to creating sustainable indoor environments that prioritize occupant health and well-being. The subject of her master’s thesis was on material health in early childhood environments, and it is her personal mission to eliminate chemicals of concern from building products. Born and raised in New York in a family of Polish origin, she has been living and working in France for 4 years. Project Manager at ARP-ASTRANCE. Living Future Accredited professional (LFA).

Martha Lewis

Head of Materials at Henning Larsen, where she established an office-wide material database identifying healthy, ethical, environmentally tenable materials. Former member of the Buildings as Material Banks network, working to establish an EU material passport. Currently she represents the Danish Association of Architectural Firms in the CEN350 Committee establishing Circularity Standards. She holds a Master of Architecture from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College.

Emmanuel Pauwels

Founder of Green Living Projects in 2009. He has worked with on a large variety of commercial and residential building projects. As a Living Future Accredited professional, his vocation has evolved towards becoming a Regenerative Practitioner, bringing his experience and knowledge of living systems thinking to the field of real estate development. Owner at Cal Guerxo, 1st LBC registered project in Spain as well as consultant on the first CORE registered projects in Spain. Living Future Hero.

Xavi Ramon

He has been working in the construction sector since 2007, focused on the last five years on the whole life cycle of materials. From the project discovery phase until construction and building use, he works with owners, designers, manufacturers, contractors, tenants to develop and implement a Material Plan that addresses, economic, technical, aesthetics aspects, but also environmental, social and health impacts of building materials, key indicators not usually considered in strategic decisions. 

Dimitra Theocari

Engineer and landscape architect, project manager at MeRa, Landschaftsarchitektur für Mensch und Raum. Previously at Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl. Her specialties include food urbanism, waterfront redevelopment schemes, public space design, and commitment to liveable solutions. Her background includes a professional degree in Architecture and Structural Engineering (Technical University of Athens) and a professional degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA from The University of Texas at Austin).

Q: How much total time per week does the Masterclass entail (including time outside the class meeting times)? 

There are 30 training sessions hours (typically 2 hours each week on Wed afternoon) plus 1 weekly check hour (typically on Monday afternoon). Additionally, there are 4 coaching hours on agile management. We estimate that each training hour equates to 1-1.5 hours of work outside of class tackling project work development (70-80 hours total)

Q: Is the course less time consuming if the certification is done separately in the future and the course is attended for learning initially only rather than becoming certified? 

The Masterclass doesn't substitute the 20 hours Foundational Curriculum (FC) from ILFI, or rather, the FC course is intended as preparatory; the Masterclass is a more in-depth approach, as we present case studies and trainees implement their takeaways in a project work of their choice. We have had trainees who didn’t enroll in the FC from ILFI at all, or they completed the FC training before/after the Masterclass. The Masterclass will provide the additional 16 General credits to become an LFA (36 credits). 

Q: If you don’t do LFA certification together with the masterclass, how does one become certified separately in the future? 

Getting the LFA certification with the Masterclass program package, you essentially receive a 10% discount and take advantage from the potential participation of other Masterclass mates (e.g. group study). For more information, please download the LFA guide here.

Q: Will you organise other similar courses to this in the future? Is there any idea on whether this would also be a September to December course, or if it would be at a different time next year? 

We will very likely repeat the Masterclass in Autumn 2023. We have other training and event opportunities on specific topics (Zero Carbon, Declare, etc.) stay tuned on our events page :-) 

Q: Does LFE provide any scholarships or funding for potential participants?

LFE does not have any specific scholarship program in place at the moment, but what we suggest is that you become a member of ILFI (our partner in the US). For instance, the annual membership cost for a university student is 50 $. With this, you can join our network, have access to a lot of resources online, and connect with other like minded people and get discounts on events. For example, when we organise events, we typically offer a discounted price for members. 

When you register, please write 'LFEUROPE22' under 'Partner Code' in the form, this will link you to us. 

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Regenerative & Agile Building

“What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place?” The International Living Future Institute, ILFI, is a non-profit organisation that operates the Living Building Challenge: a tool that empowers a future based on regenerative way of building. It is the world’s most ambitious, advanced, and holistic performance standard for green, resilient, and healthy buildings. The Living Building Challenge is a philosophy, advocacy tool and certification program that promotes the measurement of sustainability in the built environment. It is based upon healthy workplaces, thriving communities, beautiful buildings and inspiring products. Carlo Battisti, president of Living Future Europe, will elaborate more on the Living Building Challenge and the other visionary programs that support the transformation toward–and provide a compelling vision for a living future accessible to all.

Duration: 1 hour (19:00 – 20:00)

There is no need to subscribe for this event. Everybody is welcome to join.

Language: English

Address: Gare Maritime – Picardstraat 11, 1000 Brussels (BE)

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Rethinking Sustainability. RESTORE Book Presentation.

This open access book is based on work from the COST Action “RESTORE – REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy”, and highlights how sustainability in buildings, facilities and urban governance is crucial for a future that is socially just, ecologically restorative, and economically viable, for Europe and the whole planet.

In light of the search for fair solutions to the climate crisis, the authors outline the urgency for the built environment sector to implement adaptation and mitigation strategies, as well as a just transition. As shown in the chapters, this can be done by applying a broader framework that enriches places, people, ecology, culture, and climate, at the core of the design task – with a particular emphasis on the benefits towards health and resilient business practices.

This book is one step on the way to a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings. The authors want to promote forward thinking and multidisciplinary knowledge, leading to solutions that celebrate the richness of design creativity. In this vision, cities of the future will enhance users’ experience, health, and well-being inside and outside of buildings, while reconciling anthropic ecosystems and nature.

A valuable resource for scientists and students in environmental sciences and architecture, as well as policy makers, practitioners, and investors in urban and regional development.

Program

  • 17:00-17:05 Opening Remarks | Laura Ricci, Director of PDTA Dept., Sapienza University of Rome
  • 17:05-17:10 Greetings | Fabrizio Tucci, Coordinator PhD programme in Planning, Design, Technology of Architecture
  • 17:10-17:20 RESTORE COST Action | Carlo Battisti and Martin Brown, Living Future Europe
  • 17:20-17:30 Introduction | Maria Beatrice Andreucci, PDTA Dept., Sapienza University of Rome
  • 17:30-18:00 Round table | Editors meet Authors
  • 18:00-18:30 Keynote Designing Regenerative Cultures | Daniel Christian Wahl
  • 18:30-19:00 Debate and Concluding remarks

Participation is free of charge, upon registration, but places are limited.

Organised by the Department of Planning, Design, and Technology of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome in collaboration with Living Future Europe.

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Vers la neutralité carbone du bâtiment

Venez découvrir les stratégies et solutions mises en place en vue de la certification Zero Carbon d’un bâtiment.

À propos de cet évènement

Ce webinar sera l’occasion de vous présenter en détail les objectifs définis par la certification Zero Carbon qui a vocation à se déployer mondialement et qui permet de répondre aux objectifs de visibilité d’actions de réduction de l’empreinte carbone d’une construction neuve et de participation à l’effort mondial de neutralité carbone.

Via l’étude de cas qui sera présentée, vous profiterez d’un véritable retour d’expériences concernant les stratégies et moyens mis en œuvre parmi lesquels : choix de matériaux et modes constructifs bas carbone, recours à l’énergie solaire et à la géothermie sur site, contractualisation avec un fournisseur d’électricité verte et compensation carbone.

Au cours de ce webinar, vous découvrirez :

  • Les exigences et atouts de la certification « Zero Carbon » portée par l’ILFI
  • Les stratégies et moyens mis en œuvre sur le projet d’Entrepôt logistique à Moissy-Cramayel (77) avec les témoignages du Maître d’Ouvrage Prologis et du Constructeur IDEC
  • Les conditions de réussite pour vous engager et mener à bien un projet contribuant à la neutralité carbone

Ce webinar sera animé par :

  • Vitali Caplain, Chef de Projets au sein du Pôle Immobilier Responsable d’ARP Astrance, Living Future Ambassador

Nous aurons le plaisir de recevoir pour ce webinar :

  • Olivier BARGE, VP, Head of Project Management & Innovation Southern Europe, Prologis
  • Frank Lamas, Directeur R&D, Groupe IDEC Ingéniérie
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Da Declare a Living Product Challenge (ITA)

Ceipiemonte propone il ciclo di webinar sulla “SOSTENIBILITÀ IN AMBITO EDILIZIO/ARREDO”, dedicato alle aziende piemontesi interessate ai temi della sostenibilità ambientale / di processo e prodotto e azioni di CSR. Tali tematiche verranno affrontate con particolare riferimento alle certificazioni internazionali e a quanto queste stiano diventando fondamentale strumento di competitività imprenditoriale e leva di marketing nei confronti dei clienti internazionali.

PROGRAMMA

  • 15.30 Saluti di benvenuto e introduzione, Ceipiemonte
  • 15.40 Gli strumenti di competitività internazionale per la manifattura edilizia contemporanea, Daniele Guglielmino, Sustainability Specialist, Senior Consultant Green Building, Ceipiemonte
  • 16.00 Da Declare a Living Product Challenge. La rivoluzione della trasparenza, Carlo Battisti – CEO, Living Future Europe
  • 16.20 La certificazione Cradle to Cradle, lo strumento di valutazione della circolarità dei prodotti per la transizione ecologica, Mario Pinoli – CEO, Greenwich
  • 16.40 Testimonianza aziendale
  • 16.50 Q & A
  • 17.00 Conclusione lavori

DESTINATARI
Poiché finanziata nell’ambito del POR-FESR Piemonte 2014-2020, l’iniziativa è rivolta esclusivamente alle aziende piemontesi, in particolare alle imprese operanti lungo tutta la filiera dell’edilizia:

– Studi di progettazione/ingegneria/architettura/design
– Società di costruzioni e impiantistica
– Gestione, monitoraggio ed efficienza degli edifici
– Materiali green per l’edilizia
– Finiture per interni ed esterni
– Arredi per interni ed esterni
– Illuminazione per interni ed esterni
– Rubinetteria e accessori
– Altri complementi d’arredo

 

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RESTORE READY Malmö Intro to ILFI programs

RESTORE READY Conference in Malmö [16.04.2021] • Introduction to the International Living Future Institute´s programmes | Jonas Gremmelspacher (Solenco, Malmö – Sweden)

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RESTORE READY Warsaw LBC in Poland

RESTORE READY Conference in Warsaw [16.03.2021] • Living Building Challenge. Introduction and perspectives in Poland | Katarzyna Wojda (LF Ambassador)

[1:17:15 – 1:31:50]
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RESTORE READY Athens Crosswalk PHI vs Zero Energy

RESTORE READY Conference in Athens [12.03.2021] • Crosswalk PHI vs Zero Energy | Aggeliki Stathopoulou (Director of Net Zero, Certified Passive House Designer, LF Ambassador)

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RESTORE READY Athens Introduction to LBC and Declare

RESTORE READY Conference in Athens [12.03.2021] • Introdution to Living Building Challenge and Declare | Alex Galatoulas (LF Collaborative Greece Facilitator – XYZ Design/Build Director, LFA)