Living Building Leader Program Educates Practitioners on the Latest in Green Building

Living Building Leader LogoIn 2006, the Cascadia Region Green Building Council announced its Living Building Challenge. (For a description of the challenge, see Moving Beyond LEED.) Its goal is to move green building practices beyond LEED Platinum, aiming for buildings that have zero impact upon their environment. So far more than 50 Living Buildings across the United States are in the design or construction phase.

To augment the Living Building Challenge, Cascadia is developing a companion program known as Living Building Leader. This program will provide a venue for members of the building industry to share knowledge and develop green building skill sets. Living Building Leader is launching a series of sessions covering green building topics which will be taught by experts from fields relating to sustainable building; the sessions are intended for professionals who already have experience in green building.

The sessions will not be offered at a physical location, but will be web-based, helping to reduce their carbon footprint. The sessions will , however, be live and fully interactive, utilizing eLearning, an audio broadcast platform that includes chat functions and application sharing.

There will be 36 required sessions in all, with content reflecting the six ‘petals’, or categories, of the Living Building Challenge. The sessions will each be three hours long, and will occur on Wednesdays throughout the year from 9:00 a.m. to noon (PST). Each session will conclude with an exam; through successful completion of these exams (and a final, comprehensive exam) participants can pursue Living Building Leader designation. Individual sessions can also count as continuing education credits for various professional organizations.

The Living Building Leader program launches on June 4th with a session led by Jason F. McLennan, CEO of Cascadia, about the importance of spirit and meaning in the design of buildings. 

To see more details on the program, or to register for session, see: http://www.cascadiagbc.org/lbl

Image courtesy of Cascadia Region Green Building Council

For other articles on green building programs and standards, see:

https://greenbuildingelements.com/2008/05/21/watersense-the-new-symbol-of-water-conservation/

https://greenbuildingelements.com/2008/05/19/leed-version-3-is-coming/

https://greenbuildingelements.com/2008/05/13/certified-green-broker-helping-buyers-find-green-buildings/

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES STATE TROOPERS DISPATCHES, OCT. 30

US Fed News Service, Including US State News October 30, 2006 The Alaska Department of Public Safety issued the following State Troopers dispatches:

A Detachment…No news reported.

B Detachment * * * Location: PalmerCase number: 06-96232Type: DUI Text: On 10/30/2006 at approximately 0028 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Pickup on the Glenn Highway near Outer Springer Loop in Palmer for an equipment violation. The driver was identified by AKOL as Hans Fix, age 57 of Wasilla. Investigation determined Fix was Driving Under the Influence. Fix was transported and remanded to the Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility. Bail was set to release when sober.

Author: JLD3 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 3:48 AM * * * Location: WasillaCase number: 06-96280Type: Arrest Warrant Text: On 10/30/2006 at approximately 0733 hours the Alaska State Troopers contacted John Helliwell, age 28 of Wasilla, at his residence on Willowaw Way for an investigation of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Helliwell had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear to jail. Helliwell was arrested and remanded to MatSu Pretrial with out bail.

Author: RAC2 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 10:23 AM * * * Location: WasillaCase number: 06-96273Type: Death Investigation Text: On 10/30/2006 at approximately 0330 the Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Dan Street in Wasilla for a report of a death. Investigation determined that Hazel Borgford, age 87 of Wasilla, passed away in her sleep. Next of kin was present and the SME was notified. Valley Funeral Home responded for Borgford.

Author: RAC2Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 10:24 AM * * * Location: PalmerCase number: 06-96276Type: MVC-Injury Text: On 10/30/06, at approximately 0617 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision near the Parks Highway and Glenn Highway interchange in Palmer. Investigation revealed Mary P. Hermon, age 43 of Palmer, was traveling south on the Glenn Hwy. approaching the interchange when she lost control of her vehicle, a white 2003 Subaru Forester, while changing lanes. Hermon’s vehicle collided with a green 2001 Subaru Outback which Kerstin T. Harrison, age 29 of Palmer, was driving and parked on the side of the road at the time of the collision. Hermon did not report any injuries and Harrison sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision. All reported wearing seatbelts. Damage to both vehicles is estimated at approximately $6000.00. Hermon was issued a citation for Basic Speed: Reasonable and Prudent for Road Conditions.

Author: KDS0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 10:36 AM * * * Location: Big LakeCase number: 06-96397Type: MVC-D Text: On 10/30/06 at approximately 1205 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision near mile 1.8 Beaver Lake Road in Big Lake. Investigation revealed a 2003 Ford Focus, operated by Michael Almon, age 20, of Wasilla, was traveling southbound near mile 1.8 Beaver Lake Road when it lost control coming around a corner, went into the opposite lane of travel, and collided with a 2000 Honda Odyssey, operated by Soledad Aubry, age 33, of Big Lake, that was traveling northbound on Beaver Lake Road. All parties and passengers, reported they were wearing their seat belts and were not injured. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $5000.00. Michael was issued a citation for Failure to Drive on Right Side of Roadway.

Author: RAN0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 7:36 PM * * * Location: WasillaCase number: 06-96431Type: MVC-D Text: On 10/30/06 at approximately 1325 hours, AST responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision near the intersection of Fairview Loop Road and Danielle Street, in Wasilla. Investigation revealed a 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup, operated by Heidi Schooler, age 28 of Wasilla, was traveling eastbound on Fairview Loop Road, turning left into the parking lot at Snowshoe Elementary, lost control and collided with the gate post. Heidi reported wearing her seat belt and her child was in a car seat and they were not injured. Damages were estimated at $5000.00.

Author: RAN0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 7:38 PM C Detachment * * * Location: NomeCase number: 06-95708Type: Alcohol Importation Text: On 10/27/06 at about 1515 hours, Nome AST received an anonymous tip that Gordon Takak, age 29 of Elim, was transporting alcohol from Nome to Elim. Gordon was contacted at the Nome Airport and was found to be carrying eight bottles of Monarch Vodka and Canadian on his person. Charges pending against Gordon Takak for Alcohol Importation. Investigation continues.

Author: AMS1 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 10:18 AM * * * Location: Nome Case number: N/AType: Drowning Text: On Sunday October 29, 2006, at approximately 3:12 pm, Alaska State Troopers in Nome received a telephone call from Nome Police reporting that rescue personnel were responding out seven miles east of Nome for an apparent drowning. Investigation revealed that 65 year old Gordon Irrigoo of Nome, was attempting to cross a creek on a 4-wheeler when he lost control of the 4-wheeler and fell into the creek. Mr. Irrigoo was swept down the creek and into the surf off Norton Sound. Mr. Irrigoo was traveling with two other people who tried to pull him back to shore before going for help in Nome. Nome Fire Department rescue personnel responded to the scene and successfully pulled Mr. Irrigoo to shore and transported him to the Norton Sound Health Clinic, where he was declared deceased at about 4:40 pm. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident. see here 2003 ford focus

Author: AMS1 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 5:13 PM D Detachment * * * Location: FairbanksCase number:06-96236Type: Assault IV (on Police Officer), Disorderly Conduct x2, ResistingArrest Text: On 10/30/2006 at approximately 0025 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance off Chena Pump Road. Subsequently, a 17 year old juvenile female of Fairbanks, was arrested for Assault in the Fourth Degree (on Police Officer), two counts of Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

Author:HKC0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 7:38 AM * * * Location: Fairbanks Case number: 06-96052 Type: DV Assault IV Text: On 10-30-06 at 0022 hours, Julio Rosario, 44 yoa, of Fairbanks was arrested for two counts of Domestic Violence Assault IV, and one count of Harassment by Alaska State Troopers after being contacted for a domestic disturbance at the College Inn.

Author: BAC1 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 7:39 AM * * * Location: FairbanksCase number: 06-96074Type: Disorderly Conduct Text: On 10/29/2006 at 0209 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a large fight in progress located at the Oasis Bar in Fairbanks. Bryan Duszynski, 31 yoa, of Fairbanks was arrested for Disorderly Conduct after refusing to comply with a lawful order to disperse.

Author: HKC0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 7:52 AM * * * Location: FairbanksCase number: 06-96081Type: Driving Under the Influence Text: On 10/29/2006 at 0317 hours, Joel S. Keeney, 21 yoa, of Fairbanks was arrested for Driving Under the Influence after Alaska State Troopers responded to Farmer’s Loop Road and Sundance Loop for a single motor vehicle collision. Keeney was arrested and booked at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Author: HKC0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 7:56 AM * * * Location: North PoleCase number: 06-96017Type: Burglary I, Vehicle Theft Text: On 10/29/2006, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of Burglary and Vehicle theft at a residence located off of Peridot Road in North Pole. A green 2005 Yamaha 660 cc 4 wheeler was stolen from the residence while the residents were asleep. If you have any information regarding the Burglary or theft of this vehicle, please contact the Alaska State Troopers at 451-5100.

Author: HKC0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 7:59 AM * * * Location: Clear Case number: 06-95984Type: Fail to Register as Sex Offender in the First Degree/Warrant Arrest Text: On 10-28-06 at 2046 hours, AST contacted William R. Baxter, 55 of Clear, after receiving information that Baxter was not in compliance with the Alaska State Sex Offender Registry. AST investigation revealed that Baxter was a convicted sex offender who was not in compliance with sex offender registry regulations. Baxter also had a prior conviction for failure to register as sex offender. Baxter had an outstanding felony no bail warrant for Failure to Appear for Further Proceedings. Baxter was arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offender in the First Degree and the outstanding warrant without incident. Baxter was transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Author: BTZ0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 11:02 AM * * * Location: Anderson Case number: 06-95733Type: Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance VI Text: On 10-27-06 at 1758 hours, AST contacted Charles W. Hills, 26 of North Pole, at 286 mile Parks Highway during a traffic stop for a traffic infraction. AST investigation revealed that Hills had a glass pipe and a prescription medicine bottle containing marijuana in the vehicle. Hills was issued a summons to appear in court for Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance in the Sixth Degree.

Author: BTZ0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 11:04 AM * * * Location: Healy Case number: 06-96190Type: Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance VI Text: On 10-29-06 at 1805 hours, AST contacted Craig A. Howard, 21, of North Pole at mile 248 Parks Highway during a traffic stop for a traffic infraction. AST investigation revealed that Howard possessed a small quantity of marijuana inside the vehicle. Howard was issued a summons to appear in court for Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance in the Sixth Degree. The vehicle was released to a licensed, sober driver.

Author: BTZ0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 1:42 PM * * * Location: FairbanksCase number: 06-96131Type: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Parole Violation Text: On 10/29/06 at 1300 hours, Alaska State Troopers arrested Troy D. Baker after an investigation revealed he Failed to Register as a Sex Offender, and violated his parole. Baker was transported and booked at Fairbanks Correctional Center on the charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and for a Parole Violation.

Author: SDS1 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 2:17 PM * * * Location: North PoleCase number: 06-95919Type: Warrant Arrest Text: On 10/28/06 at 1400 hours, Alaska State Troopers arrested Curt Bennett Jr, 22 yoa of North Pole, in North Pole after an investigation revealed Bennett had an outstanding warrant of arrest for Domestic Violence Assault IV. Bennett was transported and booked at Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Author: SDS1 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 2:17 PM E Detachment * * * Location: SewardCase number: 96-96166Type: Warrant Arrest Text: On 10/29/06 at approximately 2149 hours, Alaska State Troopers contacted Daniel Spiers, age 19 of Seward, at a minor motor vehicle crash on Salmon Creek Road near Nash Road. Investigation revealed Spiers had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. One warrant was for Failure to Appear on the original charge of speeding. The second warrant was for Probation Violation for Failure to Comply with conditions of probation for the original charge of Minor Operating After Consuming. Spiers was arrested, transported to the Seward Jail, and remanded. Bail was set at $375.00.

Author: MAZ0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 4:28 AM * * * Location: SterlingCase number: 06-96158Type: MVC-I Text: On 10/29/06, at 2020 hours, Troopers came upon a single vehicle roll over at mile 64.4 of the Sterling Highway. An investigation showed that Dean Benner, 58 of Pennsylvania, had been driving towards Sterling when he lost control of his vehicle due to the icy road conditions. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled twice before coming to rest on its top. Both Benner and his passenger were wearing seat belts and received only minor injuries. No citations were issued and alcohol was not a factor in the incident.

Author: DJC09 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 2:44 PM * * * Location: Moose PassCase number: 06-94834Type: MVC-D Text: On 10/25/06, at 0055 hours, Troopers responded to a report of an injury accident at mile 33 of the Seward Highway. An investigation showed that Michael Ecker, 25 of Anchorage, was traveling towards Seward on the Seward Highway when he lost control due to the icy road conditions. He went off the road and his vehicle sustained minor damage. Ecker was not injured and was wearing his seat belt at the time of the incident. Alcohol was not a factor and no citations were issued.

Author: DJC09 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 2:46 PM * * * Location: Cooper LandingCase number: 06-94837Type: MVC-D Text: On 10/25/06, at 0239 hours, Troopers came upon a vehicle that had collided with a guardrail near mile 39.5 of the Sterling Highway. An investigation showed that Kirk VanDoren, 43 of Anchorage, had lost control of his vehicle due to the icy road conditions and had struck the guardrail causing minor damage to his vehicle. VanDoren was wearing his seat belt and alcohol was not a factor.

Author: DJC09 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 2:47 PM * * * Location: Summit LakeCase number: 06-94939Type: MVC-D Text: On 10/25/06, at 2135 hours, Troopers responded to a single vehicle rollover at mile 43.7 of the Seward Highway. An investigation showed that Johnna Degray, 38 of Soldotna, had lost control of her vehicle due to icy road conditions and the vehicle went into the ditch where it rolled once. Degray was wearing her seat belt and was not injured. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident.

Author: DJC09 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 2:50 PM * * * Location: Summit LakeCase number: 06-96041Type: MVC-D Text: On 10/29/06, at 1340 hours, Troopers responded to a vehicle in the ditch at mile 44.7 of the Seward Highway. An investigation showed that Laura Krusen, 24 of Anchorage, had lost control of her vehicle due to the icy road conditions and the vehicle had gone into the ditch. The vehicle sustained minor damage and Krusen was not injured. Krusen was wearing her seat belt and alcohol was not a factor. 2003fordfocusnow.net 2003 ford focus

Author: DJC09 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 2:51 PM * * * Location: SilvertipCase number: 06-96034Type: Vehicle in the Ditch Author: BLN0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 3:00 PM * * * Location: HopeCase number: 06-96039Type: Vehicle in the Ditch Text: On 10-29-06, at approximately 1330 hours, AST responded to mile 56 of the Seward Highway for a vehicle in the ditch. Investigation showed Richard Slisz (64 of Anchorage) was traveling north on the Seward Highway when the vehicles tires lost traction with the road surface. The vehicle then went into the ditch. Slisz was wearing a seat belt and suffered no injuries. The vehicle sustained an estimated $5,000.00 damage. No citations were issued.

Author: BLN0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 3:01 PM AK Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement * * * Location: Adak, AKCase number: 06-94842Type: No CFEC Permit Text: On , Clesson Zaima, 45 YOA, of Monroe, WA, was issued a summons for failing to obtain the proper CFEC landing permit for mechanical jigging for Pacific cod. On 10/21/06, Zaima was the hired skipper for the F/V Julie Ana out of Adak, AK. Zaima commercially fished for and retained 1379 lbs of P-cod by means of mechanical jigging. Zaima had failed to get a 2006 CFEC permit for mechanical jigging for misc. fin fish. Zaima was issued a summons for Unalaska District Court on 11/14/06. The proceeds from the sale of P-cod were seized.

Author: FRCL0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 7:51 AM * * * Location: Dutch Harbor, AKCase number: 06-92430Type: False Statement on a Sport fish license Text: On , Vaclav Janecek, 39 YOA, of Las Vegas, NV, was issued a citation for false statement on a application for a 2006 Alaska sport fish license. Janecek claimed 1 years residency as a Alaska resident, but was found to not be a resident of Alaska. Janecek was issued a citation and bail was set at $310.00 Author: FRCL0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 7:51 AM * * * Location: GirdwoodCase Number: 06-60578Type: False Statement Text: On 10/30/06, Matthew D. Richard 24 YOA of Anchorage, was cited by the Alaska Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement on four separate residency offenses. Richard was cited for a false statement on his 2005 resident sport fish license, a false statement on his 2005 resident hunting license, a false statement on his 2005 resident commercial fishing crew license, and for taking a caribou without a nonresident locking tag. Richard purchased these resident licenses without meeting the Alaska residency requirement laws. Arraignment is set on 12/4/06 in Anchorage District Court.

Author: GTT0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 10:11 AM * * * Location: JuneauCase number: 06-96189Type: Fail to Salvage Game Meat Text: On 10-29-06 at approximately 1546 hours ABWE Troopers cited Thomas Lee, 38 YOA of Juneau, for failing to salvage all edible meat of a deer. Investigation revealed that Lee had failed to salvage the neck meat of a doe deer he had taken on Douglas Island on 10-29-06. Arraignment is scheduled in Juneau District Court on November 16, 2006.

Author: AGF9 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 1:04 PM AK Bureau of Alcohol & Drug Enforcement…No news reported.

AK Bureau of Investigation * * * Location: FairbanksCase number: 06-95368Type: Homicide Investigation ** Update ** Text: Investigation has continued in the October 26th, 2006 homicide involving two victims in the South Cushman area of Fairbanks. The second victim has now been identified through fingerprints to be Brad Hurd, age 22, of Fairbanks. Next of kin has been notified. No arrests in this case have been made at this time. Investigation is continuing.

Author: DAW0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 4:30 PM Headquarters * * * Location: FairbanksCase number: 06-95903Type: WARRANT ARREST Text: On 10-28-06, at approximately 1245 hours, the Alaska Fugitive Task Force and ABWE arrested James M. DAHL (42) of Fairbanks near a residence in north Fairbanks for a felony warrant for Probation Violation for Failure to Stop. Dahl was taken to Fairbanks jail where he was held in lieu of a no bail warrant.

Author: VMA0 * * * Location: FairbanksCase number: 06-95920Type: WARRANT ARREST Text: On 10-28-06, at approximately 1645 hours, the Alaska Fugitive Task Force and ABWE arrested Robert Anthony Garma III (34) of Fairbanks at a residence in Fairbanks for a felony warrant for Theft 2, False Information and Forgery 3. GARMA was taken to Fairbanks jail where he was held in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Author: VMA0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 2:02 PM * * * Location: FairbanksCase number: 06-96463Type: WARRANT ARREST Text: On 10-30-06, at approximately 1440 hours, the Alaska Fugitive Task arrested Rosemarie J. TIEMAN (27) of Fairbanks at a residence in Fairbanks for a felony warrant for MICS III. TIEMAN was remanded to Fairbanks jail where she was held in lieu of the no bail warrant.

Author: VMA0 Received and posted Monday, October 30, 2006 4:43 PM End of Dispatch


About the Author

  • This is an important step in moving North American construction beyond, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle into a more comprehensive “Cradle to Cradle”
    construction mindset. Congratulations to Cascadia GBC for their forward thinking culture!

  • This is an important step in moving North American construction beyond, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle into a more comprehensive “Cradle to Cradle”
    construction mindset. Congratulations to Cascadia GBC for their forward thinking culture!

  • Cascadia GBC is, as you say, forward thinking. I am following their work closely, and you will see them referenced quite often in my upcoming GBE posts!

  • Cheers, and thanks to John and Kristin for your kind words regarding our work here at Cascadia GBC.

    As the new(er) program coordinator, I wanted to offer an update to our new program format, as well as info on some of the amazing scheduling slated for 2009. You can find the ‘about’ section of our website hyperlinked to my name above.

    Thanks for the shout-out! It truly helps us to continue producing valuable work.

  • Cheers, and thanks to John and Kristin for your kind words regarding our work here at Cascadia GBC.

    As the new(er) program coordinator, I wanted to offer an update to our new program format, as well as info on some of the amazing scheduling slated for 2009. You can find the ‘about’ section of our website hyperlinked to my name above.

    Thanks for the shout-out! It truly helps us to continue producing valuable work.