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
Living Buildings for All: Genius, Courage, and Tools for Creating Living Affordable Housing
TRACK: Case Studies

In this session, you will learn about the latest successes, obstacles, and lessons learned from ILFI’s cohort of Living Affordable Housing pilot projects.  Stories from the field will be presented by various project team members. You will also learn about the new tools and resources being created out of these efforts for healthy materials selection, energy efficiency and renewable energy production, water reuse, financing sustainable systems, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their own stories and to work together to identify other challenges and opportunities to creating Living Affordable Housing. Healthy, safe, community enhancing, environmentally sound, and beautiful housing for all is within reach.

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Sunshine Mathon

Design + Development Director, Foundation Communities
Sunshine Mathon directs the deep green design and construction of new multifamily properties for Foundation Communities, a sustainably-focused nonprofit affordable housing developer in Texas. Sunshine has lead the development of over 1,000 healthy, efficient homes for low-income families. Currently, he oversees the design of the Lakeline Learning Center, for which Foundation Communities is pursuing full Living Building Challenge certification. As... Read More →
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Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and governments working to adopt advanced measures of sustainability related to the Living Building Challenge. She also directs the... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Westin: Cascade 2 (Mezzanine Level)