January 2019 Chapter Meeting: The Living Building Challenge

When:  Jan 16, 2019 from 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  San Francisco
What happens when the Living Building Challenge is applied to affordable housing? That’s the question David Baker Architects and their client Resources for Community Development took on when they joined the LBC pilot for certifying affordable housing projects. DBA’s Katie Ackerly will bring us the story of the Coliseum Place team’s pursuit of LBC petals and imperatives.
Most notably, the team has a commitment, with funding, to pursue zero net energy. They are carefully weighing the effects of ventilation, comfort, indoor air quality, and the energy budget, all in the contexts of project cost and the residents’ uses of their home. Material selection is also informed by the ambition of the Red List-free imperative – just because this measure is notoriously difficult doesn’t mean it can’t be pursued where it will do the most good, within the residential units. Join us to learn how the Challenge is shaping both the design and the design process of this ongoing project.

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Cocktail Hour | No-Host Bar
6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Program

About the Speaker:
Katie Ackerly
Katie Ackerly is a licensed architect and an Associate at David Baker Architects, a top multi-housing design firm based in San Francisco. Katie is DBA’s Sustainability Lead, and acts as the firm’s resource and advocate for building-performance tools and best practices. Katie came to architecture with a background in energy efficiency policy, in pursuit of an interest in building dialogue about building performance across industry disciplines. Katie holds both a Master of Architecture and a Master's in Building Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked with the Center for the Built Environment. She also has several years experience teaching core fundamentals on energy and environment at the California College of the Arts Department of Architecture. 

Earn CEU/LUs: The Dinner Presentation offers one hour HSW credit.


Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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