Seattle has led the nation in embracing the Living Building Challenge in schools through two groundbreaking efforts that occurred this year:
April 15, 2013 — the Bertschi School in Seattle received full Living Building Challenge certification for its new science wing, making it the first project on the West Coast to achieve this goal.
May 15, 2013 – Seattle Public Schools (SPS) approved Resolution 2012/13-12, stating that their School Design Advisory Teams will strive to meet the principles of the Living Building Challenge.
The Cascadia Green Building Council is hosting an interactive panel discussion with Stan Richardson of the Bertschi School and Stacy Smedley of the SEED Collaborative to discuss these milestones. These local leaders in school design and development will share the factors that led towards adoption of Living Building at the Bertschi School, and the work that is being done to gain wider adoption of the Challenge in the public school system.
Come share the excitement of this work, ask questions, and take part in an interactive brainstorm of how we can help shape our schools! The event will be held at the new Bertschi School science wing and will include light food and drinks.
When: Thursday, August 15, 2013 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Bertschi School, 2227 10th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102