WHAT // ASBN LFIA Forum 2017; Building Nutrition
WHO // The Adelaide Sustainable Building Network (ASBN) with The Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA)
WHEN // Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 8am - 12pm
WHERE // ODASA, 28 Leigh Street, Adelaide
HOW // Ticket purchase between $80 - $130. Ticket sales here.
The theme at this year's LFIA Forum is Building Nutrition: Bringing health, happiness and well-being back to the centre of the design discussion topics include biophilic design and delivering a living building challenge project.
ABOUT LFIA FORUM 2017; BUILDING NUTRITION
The LFIA Forum, is designed to inspire, engage and dare everyone who attends to think and go beyond. If you believe every act of development must be positive and regenerative this is the Forum for you.
The theme this year is Building Nutrition: Bringing health, happiness and well-being back to the centre of the design discussion, with the topics being biophilic design, urban agriculture, human health in buildings, and delivering a Living Building Challenge Project. Our speakers will challenge the status quo of our industry and share their personal experiences about how to create better outcomes and opportunities for all. In between presentations we will facilitate discussions at each table giving attendees the opportunity to have an opinion, debate, challenge and generate ideas with everyone in the room. Each table will have a set Living Building Challenge Petal to focus on, and attendees will move from table to table for maximum engagement.
The vision of LFIA is to create a future that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. No global movement springs from individuals, it takes an army of people to unite and achieve something this big. So join us to be inspired, challenged and motivated to create a better future.
Breakfast, morning tea and lunch is being provided by Cafe Troppo.
You can become a member by visiting community.living-future.org.au
DARREN BILSBOROUGH // STUDIO LEADER // HAMES SHARLEY
As one of Australia's most well respected professionals in the space of sustainable built environments and a keen understanding into the economics of sustainability, Darren will argue how incorporating biophilic design into our buildings, cities and policies will provide greater economic productivity while also making a positive impact on climate and human health and wellbeing.
KERI CHIVERALLS // DISCIPLINE LEADER // CQUNIVERSITY
Keri is a cultural anthropologist with an interest in environmental anthropology, social movement studies and theories of social change. She is currently developing and coordinating one of the world's first tertiary level permaculture programs as the Discipline Leader on the Permaculture Design and Sustainability Program at CQUniversity. Prior to joining CQUniversity Keri was engaged on a number of different projects looking at social and cultural aspects associated with sustainability in construction, including conducting fieldwork in the permaculture/natural building movement in South Australia.
DEBORAH DAVIDSON // DIRECTOR // DSQUARED CONSULTING
Deborah is an ESD Consultant with over 15 years of experience in sustainable design, rating tools and environmental management. She is a Director of dsquared Consulting, a local consultancy with a reputation for assisting clients in minimising their environmental impact and improving sustainable outcomes on projects.Deborah is currently working on projects that combine energy efficiency, indoor environment quality and wellbeing, in commercial office, education and healthcare sectors.
SALLY MODYSTARCH // DIRECTOR // HEALTHY ENVIRONS
Sally is the Director of Healthy Environs, a sustainability and community wellbeing consultancy. Her work focuses on promoting healthy communities through projects and partnerships at the local level. Sally holds a Masters in Public Health and has wide-ranging skills in community health strategy, health promotion and corporate social investment. She has recently worked with dSquared to provide a ‘health lens’ within sustainable design.
STEPHEN CHOI // EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR // LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
Stephen Choi is a UK-qualified Project Architect and Australian-qualified Project Manager. He has led sustainable design teams at small and large practices before founding a not-for-profit environmental building consultancy and becoming the Living Future Institute of Australia's Executive Director. Stephen’s work has included the development of global environmental assessment methods, designing and managing building retrofits, and embedding sustainable development into educational curriculum. Several of his projects – both private and public sector – have been recognised in the industry for progressing “green building”.
The Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA) is dedicated to leading Australia’s transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. The Institute will promote the Living Building Challenge as a strategy for bringing the modern built environment into alignment with the ecosystems it inhabits.
The Adelaide Sustainable Building Network (ASBN) advocates the uptake of sustainable and ecologically beneficial practices within all industries linked to the built environment. The network actively promotes, educates, connects, collaborates, facilitates and aims to be a catalyst in sparking dialogues and positive action towards sustainable built environments in South Australia.
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