Pro Tour: The World’s First Core Living Building Certified Building

Event Date: 

Friday, May 17, 2024




Allentown, PA 18001

CEU Information: 

AIA (pending), Phius (4 credit hours)


$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

Update: this event has been postponed. If you'd like to be notified of the rescheduled date, email us at

Join NESEA for a Pro Tour of the world’s first Core Living Building Certified project!

On May 17, attendees of this Allentown, PA, event will have the opportunity to meet members of the project team as they lead the tour of this newly-constructed 21,000 sf building on the Muhlenberg College Campus. This project, which was also designed and built for PHIUS certification and is LEED Platinum certified, offers extensive learning opportunities.

Our event will start with a presentation from the design team, detailing the project’s history, design and building strategies, the considerations and process of meeting PHIUS, LEED, and Core Living Building Certification requirements, and the project’s connection to the campus’s broader sustainability goals. After the opening presentation, attendees will break into small groups to tour the building with members of the interdisciplinary project team, who will each speak about their work on the building. The event will conclude with a Q&A and reception.

Architect and sustainability consultant Re:Vision Architecture designed the project using Passive House principles of continuous/optimized insulation, reduced thermal bridging, high performing windows and doors, and high performing HVAC systems. The building was also planned and designed around two critical sustainability principles: “long-life loose-fit” (so it can be adapted over time) and biophilic design, including bird-safe window glazing, a half hectare of carbon-sequestering meadow restoration, and rainwater harvesting. We hope you will join us!


  • LEED Platinum Certified
  • Core Living Building Certified
  • PHIUS certification (pending)


  • 2023 Green Building United Groundbreaker Award
  • 2023 Metropolis Magazine Planet Positive Award
  • 2023 AIA Pennsylvania COTE Award of Excellence
  • 2024 Lehigh Valley Top Project Award


12:30 PM

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA

1:10 PM

Overview of the project by the host

2:00 PM

Tour of project begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations

3:45 PM

Group Reconvenes back at initial meeting point

4:00 PM

Reception with light refreshments

4:15 PM

Q&A Panel with members of project team

5:00 PM

Event Concludes


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