Michael Nemeth

posted Mar 24, 2014, 12:34 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon   [ updated Mar 24, 2014, 12:35 PM ]
On April 8 we will host Region XI CTTC RVC, Leslie Jonsson. She will deliver a presentation on the Living Building Challenge - a green building certification program aiming at the highest levels of sustainability in buildings.

Leslie A. Jonsson, P.E., CSBA, LEED AP BD+C, Mechanical Engineer

Leslie Jonsson’s successful career in sustainable building practices started as a dream.  She pursued her degree while raising two children.  Entering the world of engineering was a focused, deliberate decision, fueled by her passion for the industry.  Now, as a LEED AP BD+C and Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, her passion has been channeled into bringing green issues to life.  Leslie’s dedication and innovations in sustainable design earned her a BetterBricks Award, recognition reserved for industry leaders who excel in sustainable practices.

Leslie provides project management, mechanical design, and construction administration for a wide variety of facility types, including new construction and renovation projects.  She has performed energy studies, energy modeling, and energy life cycle cost analyses (ELCCA) as part of the sustainable design/LEED process.  Design expertise includes HVAC, plumbing, and piping system design; medical air and gas system design; design of specialized temperature and humidity systems.  

Leslie is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council; ASHRAE; and Living Building Challenger Ambassador.  She served as Puget Sound Chapter ASHRAE President 2009-2010.  She is currently the Region XI Regional Vice Chair for Chapter Technology Transfer Committee.  Leslie received her Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) Certificate from the National Sustainability Advisor Program.

About the Living Building Challenge

The Living Building Challenge™ is a philosophy, advocacy tool, and certification program that addresses development at all scales. It is comprised of seven performance areas: Site, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity, and Beauty. These are subdivided into a total of twenty Imperatives, each of which focuses on a specific sphere of influence.

The purpose of the Living Building Challenge is straightforward – it defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions. Whether your project is a single building, a park, a college campus or even a complete neighborhood community, Living Building Challenge provides a framework for design, construction and the symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment.

The Living Building Challenge is taking root around the world. There are now more than 150 projects pursuing certification under this vigorous performance standard and interest continues to rise.

ASHRAE Saskatoon,
Apr 16, 2014, 11:06 AM