LCF Hosts Living Building Challenge Charette

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Lemur Conservation Foundation’s Team attended a 3 day building charette to learn about the Living Building Challenge as we plan a new dormitory at our Myakka City conservation habitats.  What an amazing way to accomplish concept and design in a team atmosphere!

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“The Living Building Challenge™ is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment  possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.”

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Kata Petty, a talented architect and daughter of LCF’s late board member, Mopsy Lovejoy, brought a design team and the Living Building Challenge concept to LCF as we work to excel as conservation leaders and achieve the highest green standards possible at our habitats.

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“The Challenge is comprised of seven performance categories called Petals: Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty. Petals are subdivided into a total of twenty Imperatives, each of which focuses on a specific sphere of influence. This compilation of Imperatives can be applied to almost every conceivable building project, of any scale and any location-be it a new building or an existing structure.”



Read more about the Living Building Challenge ‘A Visionary Path to a Regenerative Future’.

Learn more about lemurs on our website:

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About Lemur Conservation Foundation: Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was established in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. LCF is a leader in the conservation and preservation of the primates of Madagascar through programs dedicated to observation oriented research, education, and lemur propagation, with a commitment to infuse art into all of our mission programs. LCF is an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited private, 100-acre facility based in Myakka City, Florida. Our current lemur population representing six species thrives in naturalistic free ranging habitats ranging in size from 9 to 13 acres, and smaller enclosures for animals in need of a more specialized environment. LCF is a respected voice for science, conservation, education, art, and lemurs, the iconic image of the conservation challenges and environmental stewardship facing Madagascar and the world.





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