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Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Thursday, May 18 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Accelerating Our Journey Towards a Living Future: Living Buildings as High-impact Educational Tools
TRACK: Equity + Youth

Learn how to leverage an LBC project as an educational tool from two very different case studies. One, a family home with an online campaign that has attracted attention from tens of thousands of people all over the world. The other, a tourist centre that aims to inspire, teach and empower the thousands of visitors it will host each year. Whether you’re leading an LBC project, are part of the design and build team, or will manage the building once it is complete, learn about the educational strategies these projects have implemented through design, construction and after completion. This session will include practical exercises to help attendees understand how to leverage their own projects as powerful educational tools that accelerate our journey together toward a Living Future.

Speakers
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Paul Brainerd

President and Co-founder, Brainerd Foundation
As well as founder of the Brainerd Foundation, Paul is a founding member of Social Venture Partners, which encourages individuals to give back to their communities by engaging philanthropists, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions. Paul and his wife Debbi also co-founded IslandWood, an environmental learning center for schoolkids. Paul is currently building a community development project in New Zealand... Read More →
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Shay Brazier

Technology Director, Evident
Shay leads the Technology projects at Evident. These include design and supply of control and monitoring systems, solar feasibility assessment, and the development of cloud data stores and user interfaces to present data from LivingBuilding projects to building users and the general public. He is a strong advocate for improved housing in New Zealand, is the owner of the first Zero Energy-certified home in the country, and his comment is... Read More →
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Matt Fordham

Communications Director, Evident
Matt runs educational and communications projects for Evident. This has included two long-term campaigns aroundLiving Building Challenge projects, which have spanned online and onsite communication channels with content targeted at designers and end-users of buildings. Matt is an educator at heart and works closely with the engineers and architects at Evident to create educational experiences that are woven into... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin: Elliott Bay (Lobby Level)