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Join us in Pittsburgh, PA on Sept 12 - 14, 2017 for the 3rd annual Living Product Expo! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingproductexpo.org/
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Thursday, September 14 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Partner Update: mindful MATERIALS
Join us for an update from our partners at mindful Materials:

mindful MATERIALS is a design industry initiative that provides a common platform for manufacturers to clearly communicate transparency and optimization information for their building products.

INFORMED PRODUCT SELECTION
Responsible product selection in today’s market requires consideration of the impacts product content have on people and planet throughout its life cycle. Green building certification programs, including the Living Building Challenge, the WELL Building Standard and LEED v4, are each rewarding various levels of disclosure and optimization. While designers cannot be responsible for fully analyzing this disclosed information, just the fact that it is being disclosed can help inform product selection.

THE CHALLENGE
How do manufacturers share product content information, in a standard format, effectively and efficiently across the building industry?

THE SOLUTION
mindful MATERIALS is an initiative developed within the design industry to provide a common way for manufacturers to clearly communicate transparency and optimization information for their building products.

Through mindful MATERIALS, manufacturers enter product information directly into an online database, indicating which disclosure documents and certifications apply to each product. This database, provided by GIGA, gives designers a single place to search for product information. The database further serves to inform a labeling system for products physically represented in resource libraries, placing this material attribute information at designers’ fingertips.

Moderators
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Jeff Frost

Project Manager & Healthy Materials Specialist, Brightworks Sustainability
Jeff Frost is Project Manager at Brightworks Sustainability. Brightworks helps clients establish and implement operational sustainability programs that further their sustainability goals, reduce their environmental footprints, and increase their operational performance. Jeff has expertise... Read More →

Speakers
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Rebecca Best

Vice President, Marketing, GIGA
Rebecca has over 20 years’ experience in strategic marketing and industry collaboration initiatives.  Her keen interest in the green building sector & product transparency stems from owning and operating The Healthiest Home, an eco-building store and construction firm.  Rebecca... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Hall C