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About this Incubator Project

The C3LD Incubator Project “AIA Minnesota COTE Climate Change + Resilient Design Statement” Working Group is updating the 2004 AIA Minnesota Climate Change Position Statement and whitepaper to include climate change adaptation and resiliency. The 2004 statement was the first AIA climate change position statement in the country and it played an important role in the 2030 energy conservation movement.

2004 AIA Minnesota Climate Change Position Statement and Whitepaper
2011 AIA Minnesota COTE Sustainable Integrative Design Graphic (Regenerative Version)

AIA MN COTE October 2015 Meeting Notes
AIA MN COTE March 17, 2016 Meeting Notes
AIA MN COTE March 17, 2016 Climate Change Statement Resiliency Update – ROUGH IDEAS DRAFT

The Working Group will periodically post their work on this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About this Incubator Project | V-Lab

The C3LD Incubator Project “Transdisciplinary Design” is exploring a provocative and compelling idea: Either design is about to be widely transformed and /Or a new design discipline is emerging from the sustainable design movement. Either way, the design world is changing. This C3LD Incubator project is exploring this trend and you’re invited to join us in the exploration.

How can you participate? 

  • Browse the Twitter, Pinterest and blog posts below for articles and insights.
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  • Jump in to the dialogue by commenting in the blog post below.

What is Transdisciplinary?

“Transdisciplinarity”can be used to signify a unity of knowledge beyond disciplines. In the International Center for Transdisciplinary approach, transdisciplinarity is radically distinct from interdisciplinarity. Interdisciplinarity, like pluridisciplinarity, concerns the transfer of methods from one discipline to another. As the prefix “trans” indicates, transdisciplinarity concerns that which is at once between the disciplines, across the different disciplines, and beyond each individual discipline. Its goal is the understanding of the present world, of which one of the imperatives is the overarching unity of knowledge.’ Adapted from Wikipedia. See “Wider Useage”

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About this Incubator Project

Incubator Project #C3PWu10 is focused on creating a new RELi Resiliency Action List Innovation Credit.

Proposed Innovation Credit: (Temporary Name) Protect Municipal Water Supplies
Please join us in further development of this pattern by providing constructive comments and feedback.
PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is intended to be a RELi Credit and will be referred to as ‘Credit’ in lieu of ‘Pattern’ for this Incubator project.

The proposed Protect Municipal Water Supplies innovation credit needs to be fundamentally developed and was suggested by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).  This incubator projectwill explore how an Innovation Credit (or Credits) should be defined around the topic.

Please post proposed comments or revisions in the Comments section of this blog post below OR Tweet comments that  include the project hashtag #C3PWu10. Tweets containing the #C3PWu10 #hashtag will appear in the Twitter Timeline included in this post (see below).

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First Steps for advancing this credit:
The proposed RELi Protect Municipal Water Supplies innovation credit currently has no developed language, but it does have reference materials available to start the discussion See Below).  First steps for this credit include:

  • Test the Name – does the name establish the correct frame and point the credit in the correct direction?
  • What are the issues and risks?
  • Is this one credit or more than one?
  • What are the appropriate metrics?
  • Identify possible strategies for accomplishing this credit.

Below is reference Information to start this dialogue. Other information may be available to support this credit. If you know of other pertinent information, please consider sharing the information through the comment section below.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit: Municipal Water Supply:
http://toolkit.climate.gov/topics/water-resources/municipal-water-supply

EPA Flood Resilience: A basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities:
http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/emerplan/upload/epa817b14006.pdf


Credit Structure:


Name (Temporary): Protect Municipal Water Supplies

Credit Purpose: To be Determined

Credit Rational (indicators of need for the credit): To be Determined

Credit Metrics + Criteria: To be Determined


Please Post Comments, Feedback + Ideas below or Tweet #C3PWu10.


Watch twitter for Live Edit dates + times when we will be editing this pattern in real-time. During Live Edits we will watch for  your Tweets in the Twitter timeline above (include the hashtag #C3PWu10 in your tweet) or post your comments on the blog post.

Thank you for joining us in creating a living world.
C3 Living Design

About this Incubator Project | #C3pLAB1

The C3LD Incubator Project, the ‘Innovation Incubator’ is imprinting a pattern on creativity starting with the “Innovation Engine” concept identified by Stanford neuroscientist Tina Seelig.  Other ways of viewing and understanding how creativity works may be valuable for this pattern imprint. The basic Innovation Engine pattern is comprised of the following integrated, interactive structural elements that work together in different ways:

Imagination
Habitat

Knowledge
Resources

Attitude
Culture

Reference Materials
TEDx Stanford, Tina Seelig: A crash course in creativity

Authors at Google, Tina Seelig: “InGenius”

Please post proposed comments or revisions in the Comments section of this blog post below OR Tweet comments that  include the project hashtag #C3pLAB1. Tweets containing the #C3pLAB1 hashtag will appear the Twitter Timeline included in this post.


Follow our Twitter updates for this pattern at @c3livingdesign or search Twitter for the hashtags #C3Incubator and #C3LDdt.

Please Post Comments or Proposed Revisions below in the Comment section of this post.

Watch twitter for Live Edit dates + times when we will be editing this pattern in real-time. During Live Edits we will watch for  your Tweets in the Twitter timeline above (include the hashtag #C3iciin your tweet) or post your comments on the blog post.

Thank you for joining us in creating a living world.

 

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C3 Living Design | Incubator Project #C3ppu10

About this Incubator Project

Name: Project Material Selection + Use Planning Pattern
Please join us in further development of this pattern.

Incubator Project #C3ppu10 is improving the RELi Resiliency Action List, Pilot Version Requisite (or pattern) “Project Material Selection + Use Planning” (Materials +Artifacts MA Req-3). The current language for the pattern  is posted below for reference.

The Project Material Selection + Use Planning pattern has been balloted and approved as part of the RELi Resiliency Standard as a “Requisite.” Requisites are basic requirements of the RELi Resiliency Standard. The core elements of a requisite cannot be substantively changed without re-balloting, but clarifications and modest amendments to the requisite language are allowed. This incubator project intends to explore areas where metrics for the Project Material Selection + Use Planning requisite can be clarified or the requisite can be better defined without substantively changing the requirements.

Please post proposed comments or revisions in the Comments section of this blog post below OR Tweet comments that  include the project hashtag #C3ppu10. Tweets containing the #C3ppu10 hashtag will appear the Twitter Timeline included in this post.

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Current “Project Material Selection + Use Planning” language:


Purpose: Develop a plan during conceptual design that identifies the main 10 to 15 materials and / or product needs on the project. Identify materials, products or components that are socially, ecologically and environmentally resposible to fill those needs.

Important product attributes for consideration and evaluation include:

Products manufactured with supply chains that are socially and ecologically responsible.
Products containing notable quantities of Recycled Content, preferably post-consumer.
Products containing notable quantities of locally extracted, harvested or recovered materials
Products that are salvaged and / or are presently on-site and can be reused or refurbished
Products that are designed for / or can be adapted, used flexibly, reused, recycled or composted.
Products with developed Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) + Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Products with developed Health Product Declarations (HPDs).
Products that reduce or have a positive environmental and human health impacts.
Products with Leadership + Next Generation third party certifications and programs (FSC, SMaRT, Etc)
Identify products to avoid with known significant negative environmental and / or social impacts


Please Post Comments or Proposed Revisions below in the Comment section of this post.


Watch twitter for Live Edit dates + times when we will be editing this pattern in real-time. During Live Edits we will watch for  your Tweets in the Twitter timeline above (include the hashtag #C3ppu10 in your tweet) or post your comments on the blog post.

Thank you for joining us in creating a living world.
C3 Living Design // dp

About this Incubator Project

Resilient Management for Extreme Rain Events 
Please join us in further development of this pattern by providing constructive comments and feedback.
PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is a RELi Credit and will be referred to as ‘Credit’ in lieu of ‘Pattern’ for this Incubator project.

Incubator Project #C3RELiHA2-1 is focused on improving the RELi Resiliency Action List, Pilot Version Credit  “Reslient Management for Extreme Rain Events” (Hazard Adaptation + Mitigation HA Cr-2.1). The current language for the pattern  is posted below for reference.

The Resilient Management for Extreme Rain Events credit has been balloted and approved as part of the RELi Resiliency Standard as a “Credit.” Credits are considered menu item for the RELi Resiliency Standard. They are not required but they are available for  selection and pursuit by project teams.  The core elements of an approved credit cannot be substantively changed without re-balloting, but clarifications and modest amendments to the credit language are allowed. This incubator project intends to explore areas where metrics + techniques for the Resilient Management for Extreme Rain Events Credit can be clarified or the credit can be better defined without substantively changing the requirements.

Please post proposed comments or revisions in the Comments section of this blog post below OR Tweet comments that  include the project hashtag #C3pL. Tweets containing the #C3RELiHA2-1 #hashtag will appear in the Twitter Timeline included in this post (see below).

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Possible Pattern (Credit) Improvements:

General: The RELi Resilient Management for Extreme Rain Events credit currently has a science driven metric that sets a sound direction for adapting to increasingly frequent and damaging extreme rain events.   However, it could be improved with added detail and clarity around the intent + measurable actions to be taken.

  • Better Clarify the baseline language in the credit body.
  • Identify the expectation of “Rainwater Managment”. Is this management equivalent to current expectations or can there be inconvenience or acceptable levels of minor damage resulting from an event? Are their metrics for inconveniences or acceptable minor damage?
  • Identify possible strategies for accomplishing this credit.

Current RELi Pattern (Credit) Language:


Name: Rainwater Management for Extreme Rain Events

Credit Purpose: Meet the 500 year flood plain criteria for requisite HA1 and provide for extreme rainwater events. Account for linear increases in extreme rain events over a 30 year period.

Credit Metrics + Criteria:

Base the increase on the Observed Change in Very Heavy Precipitation data available in the of the U.S. National Climate Assessment Report. Refer to figure  2.18.

Increase the amount of anticipated precipitation falling during a very heavy event by a factor  of 1.45* times the observed change that has occurred over the past 54 years between 1958 and 2012Refer to figure  2.18 Observed Change in Very Heavy Precipitation of the U.S. National Climate Assessment Report.

Example: Observed Change for the area comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,  Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin is 37%. The recalibrated stormwater results would be: 37% X 1.45 = 54% increase.

*30 years is 0.45% of 54 years. The calculation assumes a linear increase in event strength.


Please Post Comments / Feedback below in the Comment section of this post or Tweet #C3RELiHA2-1.

Watch twitter for Live Edit dates + times when we will be editing this pattern in real-time. During Live Edits we will watch for  your Tweets in the Twitter timeline above (include the hashtag #C3RELiHA2-1 in your tweet) or post your comments on the blog post.

Thank you for joining us in creating a living world.

 

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Creating . Connecting . Curating