The USGBC attends Living Building Challenge in ATL

The USGBC attends Living Building Challenge in ATL

(L to R): Cecilia McCammon, Natalie Lipsey, Maxwell Erickson, and Nishi Bordia.
By UM News

(L to R): Cecilia McCammon, Natalie Lipsey, Maxwell Erickson, and Nishi Bordia.

The USGBC attends Living Building Challenge in ATL

By UM News
Cecilia McCammon, 2nd Year B.Arch student, (Class of 2022), shares her story…

The US Green Building Council Students club recently attended the Living Building Challenge Conference in Atlanta, Georgia where we learned about designing Net Positive buildings for the subtropics. It was a one-day event where four architecture students flew to hear from leading professionals—architects, professors, engineers, and anthropologists—in the Living Building community.  We heard different case studies on net positive buildings and the impact the structures make both in the community and on the environment.  All of us came back inspired by the power of Living Buildings and excited to integrate the information into our projects. One of my favorite aspects was hearing the Living Future Institute’s mission: to create buildings like flowers—integrated in the natural world and truly beautiful in the way they function and look.