BNIM at Living Future 2013

Resilience and Regeneration BNIM at Living Future 2013 May 15-17 in Seattle, WA

How can we reconcile our relationship with the natural world and form resilient, regenerative communities? BNIM invites you to discuss these topics and more at the green building movement's leadership summit.


Truly Resilient Communities: The Future of Ecological Design in a Post-Carbon Economy

Thursday, May 16, 10:30 am –12:30 pm Cascade II Room

This session will be a panel discussion that considers the meaning, importance, and pathway to resilience in our communities.

Speakers: Bob Berkebile, BNIM | Col. Mark "Puck" Mykleby, USMC (Retired), Former Special Strategic Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


The Power of Zero: Optimizing Value for Next Generation Green

Friday, May 17, 12:00 pm –1:00 pm

Pike Room

This session explores the cost implications of building to LBC/Net Zero/One Planet standards, using statistical analysis and anecdotal assessment of actual projects. Strategies that enable cost effective delivery of these next generation green projects are discussed. The goal is to understand and manage costs for next-generation green.

Speakers: Laura Lesniewski, BNIM | Lisa Matthiessen, Integral Group | Peter Morris, Davis Langdon/AECOM


Becoming the Change We Seek: Regenerative Strategies and Personal Resilience

Friday, May 17, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Vashon Room

Presenters will share the personal and professional development related to the shift toward regenerative design and development. They will share experiments in overcoming the limitations of certification systems when encouraging regenerative approaches to the challenges of this time, as well as experiments in the public engagement process that place development tools in the hands of the people. They will discuss how to prepare a design firm for the future by interrupting sustainable practices with regenerative questions and methodologies.

Speakers: Joel Ann Todd, Environmental Consultant | Phaedra Svec, BNIM | Christina Hoxie, BNIM


After the Storm: Recovering (Materials) From a Natural Disaster

Friday, May 17, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Cascadia ABC Room

This panel will highlight fresh thinking and processes for redesigning and rebuilding after a natural disaster, delving into innovative partnerships formed to salvage materials, successful projects, and challenges and opportunities associated with recovering materials in the aftermath of tragedy. Case studies of Greensburg, New Orleans and other communities will be illustrated. Presenters will discuss preserving and connecting resources to communities stricken by disaster or decline from natural and human causes, enabling rebuilding of civic and economic capacity.

Speakers: Jeremy Knoll, BNIM | Nathan Benjamin, Planet Reuse | Ryan Evans, Henderson Engineers