This February, Architectural Nexus moved in to its newly renovated office in Sacramento, CA, hoping to be the first Living Building certified in California. In response to California’s recent and reoccurring droughts and energy crises, the building lays a framework for how to operate in such conditions. Through looking to nature for her concept and looking to place for her roots, the project is an educational and community asset for California. Sharing experiences from the design, construction, and performance period phase of the project, you will learn how the project team is meeting the Water Petal in the dry central valley of California, where the State legislature just mandated the consolidation of small water systems. As part of their advocacy process, the team found and customized a Water Permitting Map as a visual tool to identify code barriers and generate solutions. They have created Water Permitting Maps for the states of Utah and California, and will describe the process of adapting the map for your own region.
1.) Upon completion of this online course, individuals will be able to describe the specific systems and strategies Arch|Nexus employed in their approach to meeting the Water Petal.
2.) Explain the team’s permitting engagement process, and identify the strategies that were successful along with the lessons learned.
3.) Specify how the new regulations in California will impact Living Buildings in the state pursuing the Water Petal.
4.) Explore the process of creating a Water Permitting Map and apply skills to your own region.
9:30 am - 10:00 am