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Wednesday, May 11 • 8:30am - 4:00pm
Tour of Bainbridge Island: Heron Hall and Grow Community
REGISTRATION IS FULL/CLOSED FOR THIS TOUR. Contact us at LF@living-future.org with questions.

Still want to check out Heron Hall? You're in luck! Heron Hall is hosting two rammed earth workshops following the Living Future unConference that are complimentary to this tour. Sign up if you want a deeper understanding of the rammed earth systems being used in the house and how they can be used on other projects.This is a unique opportunity to hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action.

Sat, May 14th - Sun, May 15th: 2 Day Practicum ($500)
Mon, May 16th - Fri, May 20th: 5 Day Practicum ($1,000)
[REGISTER for the Rammed Earth Workshop here]

PRICE: $30/person. Additionally all attendees will have to purchase their $8.10 R/T ferry ticket (if they are coming from Seattle). Lunch is not included.
LOCATION: All attendees must meet at the downtown Seattle ferry terminal (801 Alaskan Way) to Bainbridge Island. The ferry leaves Seattle at 8:45am. There is no transportation to and from the Westin.

Join us for a two-part tour on Bainbridge Island, visiting first Jason F. McLennan's Heron Hall and then touring the Grow Community with Jonathan Davis.

Heron Hall is the future Living Building home of Jason F. McLennan and his family. The home is pioneering new materials and a unique 100% rainwater system for all water needs and composting toilets. A highly ‘localist’ project - the majority of all building materials came from a tiny radius from and also features extensive salvaged materials. The house is currently under construction - so it will be a tour during the construction phase and not a completed building. The project is essentially a “solar barn” passive solar, natural ventilation, active solar grace this beautiful home. This unique tour is an excellent opportunity to hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action. Learn more: www.heronhall.com

There will be a mid-day break for lunch in Winslow (attendee's choice, lunch not provided) including Hitchcock Deli, Teriyaki Town, and T&C Market.

Jonathan Davis of Grow Community will lead us on a walking tour through the beautiful town of Winslow to Grow Community. Grow Community is the first residential community built in North America to receive a "One Planet Community" endorsement from the U.K. non-profit BioRegional. As the largest solar community in the State of Washington, the net-zero, zero carbon, multi-generational award winning, Grow Community on Bainbridge Island has been put forth as potentially “the most Sustainable Neighborhood in the U.S.” When complete this 8-acre site will include 50 single family homes, 81 multi-family units, a community center and a small day care center. Jonathan will share background on "micro-hoods" (clusters of homes), the community gardens, integrated cycle/foot paths, and more! 

Accessibility Note: This tour will include a bit of walking and touring of an active construction site. Please contact us at LF@living-future.org with specific accessibility requests to determine whether a visit to Heron Hall will meet your needs. 

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Jonathan Davis

Architect, davis studio Architecture + Design
Born in England, architect Jonathan Davis brings more than 27 years of sustainable building experience to his projects. Davis designed and built his first sustainable home, incorporating geo-thermal heat pumps, solar hot water, fireplace heat reclamation and recycled bricks in 1985... Read More →
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Jason F. McLennan

Board President and Founder, International Living Future Institute
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada... Read More →

Wednesday May 11, 2016 8:30am - 4:00pm PDT
Ferry Terminal (to Bainbridge) 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101