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Sustainable-regenerative development specialist Daniel Huard to speak about Living Building Challenge Feb. 3 at ISU

February 01, 2016


Daniel Huard

AMES, Iowa —  Sustainable-regenerative development specialist Daniel Huard will speak about the "Living Building Challenge 3.0" Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Iowa State University.

Huard's presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the ISU College of Design's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. Part of the ISU Landscape Architecture Lecture Series and Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, his talk is free and open to the public.

Established by the International Living Future Institute (IFLI), the Living Building Challenge 3.0 is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today, according to the organization's website. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate "as elegantly and efficiently as a flower" based on seven performance categories called Petals: place, water, energy, health and happiness, materials, equity and beauty.

To be certified under the challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.

About the Speaker
As a principal of Greenview Global—a professional consulting firm that helps clients incorporate integrated, cost-effective sustainability measures in their buildings, campuses and urban environments—and Humann Building Solutions, Huard works on diverse projects to program, plan, design and construct facilities and infrastructure, as well as restore and improve existing facilities and infrastructure, for maximum operability, efficiency and sustainability. He also serves as chief sustainability officer for N2 Global Solutions, an energy-management and -optimization products company.

Huard's global project expertise includes office, resort and hospitality, government agency, cultural/museum, educational and utility infrastructure operational facilities; sustainable improvements to historical restorations; and National Register and National Landmark facilities rehabilitation.

Huard has been active in green building for more than 20 years, including current roles as a member of the US Green Building Council’s Water Efficiency Technical Advisory Group, chair of the USGBC Western Regional Council, director and governance chair of the National Fenestration Rating Council, and founder and chair of the IFLI Las Vegas Valley Living Challenge Collaborative.

He is an IFLI Ambassador, Living Future Accredited professional, LEED Accredited Professional in Building Operations and Maintenance and Building Design and Construction, Green Globes Professional and Project Management Professional. He was a member of the team that completed Asia's first Living Building Challenge and LEED v4 Platinum project in Shanghai. He is a past League of Indian Nations of North America Ambassador to the United Nationsl Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Huard holds a Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning from SUNY Buffalo.

Ken McCown, Landscape Architecture, (515) 294-6743,
James Spiller, Architecture Lectures Committee,
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, (515) 294-9289,