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Thursday, June 20

3:00pm EDT

Be the Change You Want to See: Getting to Yes on Your Campus
This interactive session builds on the topics introduced in Wednesday’s Keynote Panel and no doubt came up throughout a variety of the day’s sessions – specifically how to we get started and build momentum overtime for deep commitments and bold actions. Moderated by two leaders at their respective institutions, Williams College and Brown University, this working session is a time to ask questions of the facilitators and other participants, to explore solutions to common problems, learn from one another, and identify opportunities for collaboration moving forward.

How do you build consensus, buy in, and momentum within complex organizations of higher education to take on the commitment and challenge to lead the way to a Living Future? Come share your stories and solutions and ask your questions. Together we can find the way.

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Amy Johns

Director, Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College
Amy Johns is the director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College where she works to make the college’s daily operations more sustainable while providing educational opportunities for on-campus communities and off-campus colleagues.  After more than... Read More →
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Dr. Stephen Porder

Associate Professor, Assistant Provost For Sustainability, Brown University

Thursday June 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Room 202 - R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College

3:00pm EDT

Building the Movement for LBC Projects in the Region
This interactive session will frame the Living Future Collaborative of New England as a network by considering human driven activity infused with biological solutions. Using biomimetic models as a source of possible network structures, the facilitators will open up some intriguing possibilities for what we do and how we work together to create more Living Buildings and Living Communities in the Northeast.

The moderators will facilitate a conversation based on the network models presented with the aim to derive a new model for working together, determining where we can go and the support system we can develop all building towards a living future.

avatar for Jim Newman, LEED AP, O+M EcoDistrict AP

Jim Newman, LEED AP, O+M EcoDistrict AP

Principal, Linnean Solutions
Jim is the founder and Principal at Linnean Solutions, a mission-driven rm that helps local governments and communities reach resilience and sustainability goals. Jim’s twenty years of experience includes resilience assessments; climate mitigation and adaptation planning; the... Read More →
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DiAnn Mroszczak

Sustainable Director, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates
In the recently founded role of Sustainable Director DiAnn is guiding the evolving ecological design approach at Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA). With a passion for integrated, place-based she is leading her firm to meet a higher standard of sustainable building and regular integration... Read More →
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Christopher Novotny

Biomimicry Strategist & Content Director, Biomimicry New England
Coming from a design, architecture, and construction management background, Chris blends his design and problem-solving expertise with biomimicry to inspire and develop innovative solutions for complex human challenges. Chris holds a BSc in Environmental Design with an emphasis in... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Room 108 - R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College

3:00pm EDT

Getting Started with Healthy Materials on your Campus
This interactive session will focus on the Living Building Challenge’s Materials Petal, featuring deep engagement on topics of particular interest to participants. There will be a mix of large and small group discussion formats to ensure focus on individual interests, as well as collaborative wisdom-gathering. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer solutions in order to develop measurable goals for their campus, understand best practices to incorporate healthier materials in all campus projects, and learn ways to overcome typical barriers.

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Charley Stevenson

Sustainability Consultant, Integrated Eco Strategy
Charley Stevenson is a sustainability consultant and green building entrepreneur focused on helping others understand and implement LBC. Since 2010, Stevenson’s company, Integrated Eco Strategy (IES), has managed the green aspects of projects from 1,000 to 500,000 square feet, include... Read More →
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Lisa Carey Moore

Sr. Sustainability Analyst, Integrated Eco Strategy, LLC
For the past seven years, Lisa's focus has been on helping clients, primarily in their pursuit of Living Building Challenge certification. Daily she works with members of the design team, manufacturers, specifiers, and contractors to ensure materials compliance for projects pursuing... Read More →

3:00pm EDT

Holistic and Practical Solutions to Net Positive Energy, Carbon, and Water on Your Campus
This interactive session is an opportunity for participants to learn from seasoned professionals and each other how to get move their campuses toward Net Positive Water, Carbon, and Energy.  Whether your campus is just formulating commitments, starting implementation, or well on your way this session will provide inspiration and information to go to the next level toward true carbon neutrality, net positive energy, and sustainable water systems. Moderated by two leaders in the field that have worked with numerous higher education institutions to help them set and meet ambitious leadership goals, this working session is a time to ask questions of the facilitators and other participants, to explore solutions to common problems, learn from one another, and identify opportunities for collaboration moving forward.  Join this panel to create a road map to a Living Future on your campus.

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Christopher Chamberland

Civil Engineer, Berkshire Design Group
Chris Chamberland is a civil engineer and certified water nerd at The Berkshire Design Group, an award-winning firm of landscape architects, civil engineers and land surveyors specializing in park and recreation design, site planning and commercial development based in Northampton... Read More →
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Premnath Sundharam

Global Sustainability Leader, Principal, DLR Group
An industry recognized thought leader on sustainability and high performance building design, Prem serves as the Global Sustainability Leader at DLR Group. In this role, he leads firm wide performance based design initiatives and develops long-term strategies for a more environmentally... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm EDT
Room 106 - R.W. Kern Center, Hampshire College