Utah’s First Living Buildings
Community Rebuilds recently took on the Living Building Challenge (LBC) for a four-home subdivision in Moab, Utah – the 808 Millcreek Project. Homeowners have moved into two of the homes while the remaining two homes have just begun construction. Come to this session to learn how the LBC has impacted this organization’s already high-performance practices and which parts of the LBC have proven to be the most, well, challenging! Designer, builder, and operator perspectives will be provided.
Kenner Kingston is an architect and the President of Architectural Nexus, a practice reaching throughout the western United States. Kenner believes that architecture is about reestablishing the harmonious relationship between people and the natural environment. By blending architecture and social science he has led the effort on several of the region’s most sustainable projects including a subdivision of straw bale homes in Moab, which are the first projects in Utah to pursue the Living Building Challenge.
Reid is in her third year as an AmeriCorps member. She joined CR after a year in West Virginia restoring buildings. She is excited to now serve with CR planning for future homes and helping design some of the most sustainable buildings in the world. September 2018 – present.