Gomex Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce that its Founder, Valentine Gomez, recently achieved his designation as a Living Future Accredited Professional (LFA), through the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Gomex Engineering is currently the only firm in Atlantic Canada that offers this style of regenerative and resilient building design.
The ILFI is most known for establishing:
- Living Building Challenge (LBC): Considered the most stringent building standard in the world, LBC consists of 20 requirements that have been grouped into seven petals (Place, Water, Energy, Health + Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty).
- Living Community Challenge (LCC): A framework for master planning, designing, and building community spaces that are good for everyone by building nurturing and generous communities that create a positive impact on the human and natural systems that interact with them.
- Affordable Housing Initiative: Everyone, regardless of economic status, should have access to housing that is healthy, safe, and affordable.
Designing and building to these principles result in inherently good buildings: Good for the occupants, in terms of indoor air quality and health, good for the community, in terms of diversity, inclusion and equity; good for the environment, in terms of net zero water, energy and carbon. These features also improve a building’s resiliency during power outages post-storm events.
Valentine is excited to, yet again, raise the bar for building projects on the island that are not only sustainable but also now have net positive environmental impacts.
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