Greenview Global Living Building Challenge Collaborative Connection
The Las Vegas Valley Living Building Challenge Collaborative had its start several years ago yet followers of Greenview Global would be quick to realize that there is a connection. Greenview Global, LLC has gained an international reputation for their Sustainability Leadership and since 2006 staff of Greenview Global have continued to advocate for Greeen Building, Environmental and Resource Stewardship.
The Las Vegas Valley Living Building Challenge Collaborative was formed in late 2011 when Greenview Global Principal and Nevada’s first International Living Building Institute Ambassador Daniel Huard fulfilled the Institute’s requirements to be granted permission to form the Collaborative.
“I belong to the Planet and have an ongoing responsibility to help restore the Planet” is a statement I as an ILFI Ambassador and Living Future Accredited Professional that I reiterate during Keynote talks. In late 2010 Rick Van Diepen and Dave Ray who were USGBC Nevada Chapter President and President Elect respectfully at the time and I had a dialog about the Living Building Challenge where we determined that we needed to bring this knowledge to the State of Nevada. In 2011 as a Director for USGBC Nevada I lobbied the board with Rick and Dave unsuccessfully to bring someone from ILFI to speak at the Chapter. With that lack of Chapter funding I was unfettered and gained the encouragement from Rick and Dave to start the training required to become an ILFI Volunteer Presenter and eventually became Nevada’s first ILFI Ambassador in June of 2011. I then started the work to establish the Collaborative.
I remember volunteering for ILFI at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto, Canada after The Las Vegas Valley Living Building Challenge Collaborative was finally approved. It was a monumentally advantageous show for ILFI, Jason McLennan the founder of ILFI held a workshop on the Living Building Challenge that Rick Van Diepen was able to attend as well. The Wall Street Journal was present to see the launch of the NetZero Energy Building Certification Program and ILFI was everywhere in the press during that event.
Expect to hear Greenview Global Living Building Challenge a lot more in the future. We have committed to ramp up the exposure of the Las Vegas Valley Living Building Challenge Collaborative in 2016 with several events already planned to coincide with our presence at the ILFI NetZero Conference being held in San Diego in February and as well with our presence at ILFI’s signature event Living Future 2016 un-Conference being held in Seattle in May.
Being aligned so closely with ILFI is another way that we live our Geenview Global Mission – we positively impact our clients, communities and the planet.