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    SMPS Hawaii holds an event each month alternating between Lunch programs and casual Lunch+Learns. Our Lunch Programs are held at the Plaza Club and educational Lunch+Learns (bring your own lunch) are held at AIA Honolulu. We offer AIA Continuing Education credits for many of our events. 

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    March 2017 Lunch & Learn

    March 22, 2017
    12:00 PM HST to 2:00 PM HST
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    Site Visit: Living Building Challenge Hawaii House Tour
    2448 Halenoho Place
    Honolulu, HI 96816


    $0.00 SMPS Member

    $25.00 Non-SMPS Member


     Please join us for the following Lunch & Learn Program
    Site Visit: Living Building Challenge Hawaii House Tour

    Only a few buildings in the world exist to meet the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge and one of them is right in our backyard!  Take a tour of the “Greenest Single Family Residence in the World” this month with Aaron Ackerman, LEED AP ID+C, of Bowers + Kubota.  See the residence that was designed and built to be 100% self-sustaining, allowing its occupants to live off the land.  Aaron utilized reclaimed regional construction waste and the latest and greatest green technologies available on the market compliant with the Living Building Challenge’s stringent guidelines to build this home.  He wears the hats of all stakeholders involved – owner, fundraiser, borrower, designer, builder, advocate, educator, and O&M operator of this project – and on March 22nd, he will be our tour guide!  Aaron also presented on this project at the December 2014 SMPS Lunch Program, "Greening Facilities."



    More information on the project can be found at

      As a husband and father of 2 young boys, local boy and Punahou graduate Aaron Ackerman brings 13 years of Architectural and Regenerative Design experience to Bowers + Kubota. Mr. Ackerman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design with a special emphasis in Architecture from Boulder Colorado. As Sustainability Team Leader at B+K, Mr. Ackerman is a crucial leader in the firm’s coordinated approach to environmental stewardship, and is the lead on most projects seeking U.S.G.B.C. LEED Certification. Driven by innovation and utilizing his experience as a carpenter, Mr. Ackerman is currently pursuing certification of his own residence through the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge Certification Program, recognized by many in the Industry as the most stringent and progressive green building programs in the world.


    *The tour will last approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.  Please eat lunch on your own time, before or after the tour.

    *Additional parking is available near the Mu Ryang Sa Buddhist Temple near Waioma’o Road.  Carpooling is recommended.

    *Please wear flat shoes.  No high heels.

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