Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
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/
Tuesday, September 12
 

8:30am EDT

LP50 Summit + Breakfast (Invitation Only)
This is a pre-conference event (not included in any pass) available as an 'add-on' for those who want to enhance their Expo experience. Non-Expo attendees may also register for this event.

REGISTRATION: By invitation only. Want more info or haven't seen your invitation? Contact us at events@living-future.org
LOCATION:
Hotel Monaco, Rialto Room + Rooftop (620 William Penn Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219)
PRICING: $50
Breakfast and coffee is provided.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is the seventh meeting of the Living Product 50, a group of leading manufacturers collaborating to transform the materials economy through transparency, green chemistry and supply chain innovation. 

Participants will receive updates on the current pilot products, learn details about the certification and audit process, and provide their input on the development of the Living Product Expo. This meeting will be more informal than previous discussions in order to foster more dialogue between manufacturers, and it will be held over breakfast on the Rialto Rooftop of the Hotel Monaco (learn more about the Hotel Monaco here).


Tuesday September 12, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Hotel Monaco (Rialto Room) 620 William Penn Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219

8:30am EDT

Back by Popular Demand: Tour of the Frick Environmental Center
This is a pre-conference event (not included in any pass) available as an 'add-on' for those who want to enhance their Expo experience. Non-Expo attendees may also register for this tour: choose the "Non-Conference Attendee" admission item.

REGISTRATION: http://www.livingproductexpo.org/register/
MEETING LOCATION: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Board the Bus on 10th St outside of the West Lobby of the DLLCC)
PRICING: $45

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A project of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh, the Frick Environmental Center is designed to be LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certified. It provides families, students, and learners of all ages with a state-of-the-art space for hands-on, experiential environmental education. The Center serves as the classroom base for programming that extends into the surrounding park woodlands, streams, meadows and trails.

In an unprecedented strength of courage, a young Helen Frick, daughter of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, asked her father to gift their land over 100 years ago, and establish Frick Park so the children of Pittsburgh would have a place to appreciate nature for future generations. In the spirit of Helen’s vision, and through biophilic design strategies, the new Frick Environmental Center strengthens this established bond between humans and nature. The 4-acre site design celebrates important project philosophies: an appreciation of history through a continued commitment of design excellence and the adoption of new technologies to further strengthen the mission of this joint venture between the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh. This is realized through linking historical features, to the new, state-of-the-art facility and showcases how true sustainability is as much about technology and inventive strategies as it is about the Center’s resilient beauty.

Lead by project team members, physically explore the details of the mechanical and plumbing workings of the Frick Environmental Center gaining full appreciation and understanding of how the project (we think successfully) navigates the fine line between resilient beauty and technology. Hear from the day-to-day facility operators as to what it means to LIVE in this LBC targeted ‘fully certified living’ facility for the first 6 months of the operational phase and the lessons learned needed to keep the facility on track for the subsequent audit and certification phases.  Specific focus will be spent on watersheds, rainwater harvesting (both mechanical and natural) for site and building specific programs, geothermal systems, radiant flooring, natural ventilation, and drip field irrigation strategies; Dashboards, tools, staff training, operational and management procedures.

TOUR TIMING
8:30am - Guests depart from Convention Ctr
9:00am - Breakfast and Welcome (Camila Rivera-Tinsley, PPC)
9:30am - Tour of Frick Environmental Center (Rob Aumer, BCJ)
10:30am - Operations Year in Review (Reed Hoffmier and Maureen Olinzock from PPC)
11:00am - Free time to Explore Frick Park + informal discussions
11:30am - Board shuttle and depart back to Convention Ctr

For more of a sneak peek at this tour, check out the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy's video on the story behind the Frick Environmental Center here.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Continuing Education: This event is not pre-approved for CEU's.
Refunds: You are eligible for a refund of this ticket less a $10 Service Fee, until all refunds close at 11:59pm on August 28, 2017.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Aumer

Robert Aumer

Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Robert began working for Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in 2001, and since then, has contributed his skills in design, planning and communication to many of the firm’s major university, corporate and cultural projects. Rob’s strengths lie in his ability to keep user and operation groups... Read More →
avatar for Reed Hoffmier

Reed Hoffmier

Frick Environmental Center Site Manager, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
avatar for Maureen Olinzock

Maureen Olinzock

Sustainability Coordinator, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Maureen Olinzock is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. She is a sustainability and green design specialist, with a research background in life cycle assessment use in the building design and construction industry. Her work with the Pittsburgh Parks... Read More →
avatar for Camila Rivera-Tinsley

Camila Rivera-Tinsley

Director of Education, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy



Tuesday September 12, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

9:00am EDT

Affordable Housing Summit: Exploring Solutions and Sharing Resources

BY INVITATION ONLY, PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Please contact us if you'd like to learn more information: events@living-future.org

TIMING: Tues, September 12, 2017 (9am - 11:30am)
PRICING:
Free admission (pre-registration required for admittance)
LOCATION: David L. Lawrence Convention Center

The Institute invites innovative affordable housing developers and practitioners working around North America to share experiences and strategize on ways to bring Living Affordable Housing to life. This summit will be a mix of presentations and participatory activities. Case study presentations will highlight ways that affordable housing project teams have overcome regulatory, financial, and other barriers to integrate renewable energy, deep energy and water savings, healthy materials, and other regenerative technologies and solutions into their projects.

Participatory discussion based activities will focus on ways to apply these and other strategies to your own affordable housing projects. LBC staff will lead a collaborative charette of a real local affordable housing project, highlighting approaches the team could integrate in order to achieve the Living Building Challenge. As a participant, you will walk away with new connections to colleagues and ideas for action, resources, and tools for reaching higher levels of health and sustainability on your projects and materials.

Learn more about our Affordable Housing Framework, Toolkit, Projects and more here: https://living-future.org/affordable-housing/

 


Moderators
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

10:00am EDT

Pittsburgh's Past + Future: Green Building Kayaking Tour on the Allegheny
This is a pre-conference event (not included in any pass) available as an 'add-on' for those who want to enhance their Expo experience. Non-Expo attendees may also register for this tour: choose the "Non-Conference Attendee" admission item.

REGISTRATION: http://www.livingproductexpo.org/register/
MEETING LOCATION: Kayak Pittsburgh on the North Shore (Under Clemente 6th St Bridge)
DIRECTIONS: 15 minute walk from DLLCC to Kayak Pittsburgh (see directions). Note there is NO shuttle service to/from the DLLCC.
PRICING: $35

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Pittsburgh is full of healthy, high-performing buildings, and many “firsts” in the green building industry. What’s the best way to see and learn about these spaces that make our city so proud? From a kayak on the river, of course! Join Green Building Alliance (GBA) for an easy paddle along the Allegheny River where you’ll learn about Pittsburgh’s natural and built environments, and the relationships between them.

Led by GBA staff members, this adventure will be a trip both into the city’s past and future. Paddling northward from under the Roberto Clemente Bridge, we will stop along the way to point out various green buildings visible from the river and share insights into the city’s green development.

Don’t worry if this is your first time kayaking, as this is flat-water kayaking. There are no rapids, and the boats are very stable and easy to steer. This is a great opportunity to get outside and take advantage of Pittsburgh’s natural spaces while learning something new!

We will launch from Kayak Pittsburgh, which is located on the North Shore directly under the Roberto Clemente (6th Street) Bridge. Note that in the event of inclement weather (including recent weather that has raised the water level too high), this event will need to be cancelled.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Montgomery

Leslie Montgomery

Education Director, Green Building Alliance
Leslie is responsible for the development, planning, and implementation of all of GBA’s education- and networking-related events. In collaboration with the organization’s managers, she creates education and training programs for Membership, Pittsburgh 2030 District, Green & Healthy... Read More →
avatar for Issac Smith

Issac Smith

Building Performance Analyst, Green Building Alliance
Isaac develops and measures Pittsburgh 2030 District building performance at the individual and aggregate levels.  He also creates District resources, reports, and communications in pursuit of 2030 Challenge goals.  He leads development of the annual Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress... Read More →



Tuesday September 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
TBA

1:00pm EDT

Healthy Products for Everyone Summit
This is a pre-conference event (not included in any pass) available as an 'add-on' for those who want to enhance their Expo experience. Non-Expo attendees may also register for the workshop: choose the "Non-Conference Attendee" admission item.

REGISTRATION: http://www.livingproductexpo.org/register/
LOCATION: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Room 325)
PRICING: $100 ILFI Members / $125 Non-Members
Coffee and snacks will be provided, but not lunch. Please plan accordingly.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Want to gain a deeper understanding of healthy materials used in Living Buildings? Join us in exploring the materials implementation process from all sides: from selecting, specifying, and installing to manufacturing and marketing the product. A diverse group of stakeholders will share ideas and experiences to better understand each other’s working realities, motivations, and needs and best practices for how we can all work together to create and deliver healthy materials for all.

Participants will learn the importance of communication and review the tools and resources available for selecting healthy products. Through role playing, experienced project team members will share their experiences discussing materials transparency and give tips for facilitating these conversations with manufacturers. Manufacturers will share their best practices for addressing material health requests and communication tips for working with design teams and contractors.

With a solid foundation for communication set, an industrial hygienist and experienced material specifier will share methods for  deciphering the information collected through various transparency platforms and it’s impact on health. Additionally, two manufacturers will share the process of product innovation and provide insight into the detailed process of formulating and developing new healthy materials.

Collectively, we'll further the discussion of product transparency and sustainability - as well as explore strategies on expanding access to healthy materials.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Review the best practices for communicating with manufacturers and collecting material health documentation.
  2. Analyze the tools and resources available to product specifiers and identify healthy products using multi attribute product data.

  3. Advance the material transparency conversation and market the value of Declare, the Living Product Challenge, and other product sustainability tools to manufacturers and product specifiers.

  4. Identify the key hurdles manufacturers overcome in the development and testing of healthy products.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Continuing Education: This event is pre-approved for CEU's from AIA and LFA. We are also seeking pre-approval from IDCEC.
Refunds: You are eligible for a refund of this ticket less a $15 Service Fee, until all refunds close at 11:59pm on August 28, 2017.



Moderators
avatar for Lona Rerick

Lona Rerick

Architect/Sustainable Designer, ZGF Architects LLP
Lona Rerick, an architect and specifier at ZGF, is a passionate advocate for connecting today’s design and construction decisions to our shared legacy. With more than 20 years of experience, she guides clients, design teams and contractors in sustainable design strategies with a... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Bobenhausen

Catherine Bobenhausen

Senior Industrial Hygienist, Vidaris, Inc.
Catherine Bobenhausen is an experienced environmental health & safety professional with expertise integrated into Vidaris’ focus on sustainable design. She is a certified industrial hygienist, an Authorized GreenScreen Practitioner, and a member of the HPDC Technical Committee... Read More →
avatar for Mikhail Davis

Mikhail Davis

Director of Restorative Enterprise, Interface
Mikhail Davis is director of restorative enterprise at Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet. He is responsible for advancing Interface’s globally recognized Mission Zero commitment in the Americas by building internal leadership capacity, facilitating... Read More →
avatar for Dwayne Fuhlhage

Dwayne Fuhlhage

Sustainability and Environment Director, PROSOCO
Dwayne Fuhlhage is PROSOCO's Sustainability and Environment Director and a frequent collaborator with Living Building Challenge new construction and renovation AEC teams. As past-chair of USGBC's LEED IEQ Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and current member of the LEED MR TAG, he serves... Read More →
avatar for Anne Hicks Harney

Anne Hicks Harney

Owner, Long Green Specs
Anne Hicks Harney has over 30 years of experience, with an emphasis on providing high quality design imbued with a solid technical foundation and a sustainable emphasis.  As the founder of Long Green Specs, she provides sustainability focused construction specifications and building... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Architectural Designer, JacobsWyper Architects
Chris joined JacobsWyper Architect in May 2016. With a background in sustainable design including LEED, the Living Building Challenge, and materials research, he coordinates all sustainable design practices within the office. Chris has work on multiple Living Building Challenge projects... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Shumaker

Lauren Shumaker

Project Engineer, Turner Construction Company
Lauren has a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Portland State University and has worked in the construction industry for a decade. Her roles over the years have varied from field work, to budget and risk management, to project engineering and management, but she has maintained... Read More →


Tuesday September 12, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 325 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

2:30pm EDT

Walking Tour of Millvale and the EcoDistrict Pivot 2.0 Plan
This is a pre-conference event (not included in any pass) available as an 'add-on' for those who want to enhance their Expo experience. Non-Expo attendees may also register for this tour: choose the "Non-Conference Attendee" admission item.

REGISTRATION: http://www.livingproductexpo.org/register/
MEETING LOCATION: Shuttle service to and from at the David L Lawrence Convention Center; meet on 10th Street just outside the West Lobby doors to the DLLCC.
PRICING: $30

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Full of life and culture, Millvale thrived alongside the Pittsburgh region in the days of heavy industry. As industry left, so did the jobs, and over 60% of the residents - leaving behind decades of economic depression and environmental degradation. With inadequate regional stormwater infrastructure, Millvale then felt the damages of severe flooding through the mid-2000s. Refusing to give up, residents and businesses stepped up to the challenge of rebuilding a thriving Millvale, using sustainability as a mode of resiliency and economic development.

Gaining national attention for its planning processes and becoming the first Borough in the Commonwealth to attain a platinum sustainability rating, Millvale is in the middle of an intensive EcoDistrict planning and implementation process in partnership with evolveEA. Over the past five years, community members in Millvale have been working with various groups to implement the Millvale EcoDistrict Pivot 2.0 Plan (read it here), which focuses on meeting specific and ambitious goals around energy, water, food, air, mobility, and equity.

Zaheen Hussain has been working as Sustainability Coordinator in the Borough of Millvale for over two years now, and will be guiding folks around town as they learn about efforts to achieve the Pivot 2.0 Plan through community gardens, renewable energy applications, green infrastructure, and much more. At the close of the tour, we’ll hang out in the Millvale Community Library's beautiful backyard and enjoy a drink of your choosing at Tupelo Honey Teas (drinks not included in tour price). 

The Millvale EcoDistrict Pivot Plan was selected for a 2017 Silver National Planning Achievement Award by the American Planning Association (APA) and also won an award from APA’s Sustainable Communities Division for the top Sustainability or Resiliency Plan of the year.


Speakers
avatar for Zaheen Hussain

Zaheen Hussain

Millvale Sustainability Coordinator, Millvale
A native of Bangladesh and a Pittsburgh transplant by way of Connecticut, Zaheen serves as Millvale's Sustainability Coordinator. Supported through the Millvale Community Library, and working with the Millvale EcoDistrict Collaborative, Zaheen is a shared community resource that helps... Read More →



Tuesday September 12, 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

4:00pm EDT

Registration Desk Open: 4p - 7p
Tuesday September 12, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
DLLCC: Foyer

5:30pm EDT

Bookstore + Info Booth Open: 5:30p - 6:30p
Tuesday September 12, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Hall C

5:30pm EDT

Opening Night Reception on the Trade Show Floor
Join us on the trade show floor for the Opening Night Reception of the Living Product Expo before the Opening Night Keynote on Tuesday!

Tuesday September 12, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

6:30pm EDT

Expo Opening Night Keynote: Paul Hawken (Executive Director, Project Drawdown)
Join us at the Expo's Opening Night on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 6:30p – 8:00p to hear from Paul Hakwen - activist, author, and entrepreneur. Paul is Executive Director of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. The organization maps and models the scaling of one hundred substantive technological, social, and ecological solutions to global warming. Com hear his thoughts on reforming corporate accountability through ecologically conscious businesses.

Want to learn more about Paul? Hear his recent speech at the 2015 Bioneers Annual Conference here.

Aurora Sharrard, the Executive Director of the Green Building Alliance, will kick off the evening with a warm welcome to Pittsburgh. 

Can't attend the entire Living Product Expo but want to see the Opening Night Keynote? We also offer an Opening Night Pass ($100 Early Bird; $125 Regular Rate)!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken

Executive Director, Project Drawdown
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movement’s leading voices, and a pioneering architect... Read More →
avatar for Aurora Sharrard

Aurora Sharrard

Executive Director, Green Building Alliance
As GBA’s Executive Director, Dr. Aurora Sharrard leads the organization in achieving its mission of inspiring the creation of healthy, high performing places for everyone through leadership that connects knowledge, transformative ideas, and collaborative action. A GBA staff member... Read More →



Tuesday September 12, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Wednesday, September 13
 

7:00am EDT

Registration Desk Open: 7a - 6p
Wednesday September 13, 2017 7:00am - 6:00pm EDT
DLLCC: Foyer

7:30am EDT

Wednesday Breakfast
Wednesday September 13, 2017 7:30am - 8:20am EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

8:20am EDT

Wednesday Morning Keynote: Suzanne Lee (Biodesigner)
Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Lee

Suzanne Lee

Founder, Biofabricate, Chief Creative Officer Modern Meadow
Suzanne Lee is the Chief Creative Officer of Modern Meadow Inc. and Founder of Biofabricate.A thought leader in the emerging world of biodesign and biofabrication, she is the Founder and Curator of Biofabricate.co, a global platform and summit growing community at the intersection... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 8:20am - 9:40am EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

9:30am EDT

Bookstore + Info Booth Open: 9:30a - 6:00p
Wednesday September 13, 2017 9:30am - 6:00pm EDT
Hall C

10:00am EDT

Chemicals Hazard Data and Reporting: Automation Trends and Industry Best Practices
TRACK: HEALTH

This session will provide insight similarities and differences between chemicals initiatives in building products, consumer packaged goods, apparel and electronics. We will review new tools and resources that improve automation in collecting, reviewing and reporting chemical hazards. Finally we’ll look at best practices for meeting compliance and multistandard reporting goals with a unified chemicals hazard program.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Van Duinen

Matt Van Duinen

Sustainability Director, WAP Sustainability
As a Sustainability Director at WAP Sustainability, Matt Van Duinen aids clients in any of their sustainability needs. Ranging from Life Cycle Assessment to Material Health Reporting, Greenhouse Gas Accounting to Value Chain Chemical Management, Matt helps clients understand the impact... Read More →
avatar for Pete Girard

Pete Girard

CoFounder/CEO, toxnot
As toxnot’s CEO, Pete artfully combines over a decade of strategic experience at the multinational level, with a well-respected background in product management, lifecycle assessment, product stewardship and corporate sustainability strategy. Pete is the voice and the heart of toxnot... Read More →
avatar for Luke Zhou

Luke Zhou

Lead Sustainable Materials Specialist, Humanscale
Luke Zhou is the Lead Sustainable Materials Specialist at Humanscale, the first manufacturer that achieved the full Living Product Challenge certification. He leads Humanscale’s product transparency and sustainable materials efforts, represents Humanscale on the Health Product Declaration... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
DLLCC: Room 324 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

10:00am EDT

Minimizing Footprints Through Handprinting: Success Stories from Certified Manufacturers
TRACK: DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

Thinking about pursuing the Living Product Challenge for your product or products? Not sure what it will take, how it will affect the way your company does business, or how the auditing process works? Come and hear from Owens Corning and Humanscale, two of the first manufacturers to have certified products, on how the Living Product Challenge changed the way their products are made and how it changed the way they do business. We will also have WAP Sustainability, a product certification consultant that is part of the Living Product Challenge Ecosystem, to help us understand how the certification’s auditing process works.

Thank you to Chris Lee of JacobsWyper Architects for creating this session and convening the speakers to provide their unique perspectives as LPC-certified manufacturers.

Moderators
avatar for Greg Norris

Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute’s Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ross Bergman

Ross Bergman

Sustainability Engineer, Humanscale
Ross Bergman is a Sustainability Engineer at Humanscale, where he implements sustainable design solutions from concept through manufacturing. Ross was part of the team that created the first fully certified Living Products. With over a decade of experience in Product Development, Ross... Read More →
avatar for Brad McAllister

Brad McAllister

Co-Founder, WAP Sustainability
Brad is a sustainability dynamo who excels in managing client projects with the highest level of service. The word “helpful” is the most consistently used phrase that clients use when describing Brad. He has been named a “power user” of LCA software suites and has conducted... Read More →
avatar for Nassreen Olang

Nassreen Olang

Program Leader, Sustainable Products, Owens Corning
Nassreen Olang is the Program Leader for Sustainable Products at Owens Corning. She holds two master degrees in; organic chemistry and quantum chemistry, and a PhD degree in organic chemistry. Nassreen has been with Owens Corning for 14 years, mostly working on product developments... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
DLLCC: Room 325 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

10:00am EDT

Re-Designing a Product Through the Living Product Challenge
TRACK: REGENERATIVE DESIGN

The Living Product Challenge is an aspirational platform that asks companies to completely re-imagine their products from top to bottom. This includes a deep evaluation of a product’s environmental impact as well as the product design. Leading companies that have chosen to pursue the challenge are now leverage the program to inform new design innovations, inspired by biomimicry and biophillia, creating beautiful and functional products with the highest levels of environmental performance. Hear from leading companies, including Mohawk Group and Humanscale, that have embraced the Living Product Challenge to raise the bar on both product sustainability as well as product design. 


Moderators
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Vice President, Products + Strategic Growth, International Living Future Institute
As VP of Strategic Growth, he lead ILFI in developing strategy and cultivating new business and partnership opportunities to grow the Institutes impact and capabilities globally.As VP of Products, James provides strategic leadership for the Institute’s corporate and manufacturing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jane Abernethy

Jane Abernethy

Sustainability Officer, Humanscale
As an Industrial Designer, Jane spent over a decade working and leading design teams through the development of new products - from the initial concept definition, through design and refinement, and into ongoing production. Her work ranges from sporting goods to medical devices to... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Muller

Alexandra Muller

Living Product Challenge + Declare Coordinator, International Living Future Institute
Alex works on both the Declare and Living Product Challenge programs. As the Declare Coordinator, Alex works with manufacturers interested in pushing ingredient transparency in the building products industry. Her role as the Coordinator for the Living Product Challenge team allows... Read More →
avatar for Rami Vagal

Rami Vagal

Sustainability Manager, Mohawk Group
Rami Vagal, Sustainability Manager at Mohawk Group, is a multi-disciplinary professional with strong background in sustainability, architecture and construction. Rami is responsible for managing the strategic projects, annual corporate sustainability report (GRI), product transparency... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
DLLCC: Room 323 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

10:00am EDT

The Digital Future of Living Buildings: Preparing Your LBC Project for the IoT
TRACK: REGENERATIVE DESIGN

PVC cabling is a thing of the past. With the advent of the Digital Building and new network-enabled technologies such as connected lighting, HVAC, sound masking, access control, and sensing, building designers and contractors must no longer fill their spaces with PVC-jacketed cable. Instead, these Digital Building applications can now be powered and controlled over IP using PVC-free Ethernet cabling. Additionally, the way the information is collected, shared and used by the different devices and building systems offers significant operational advantages such as: greatly improved energy efficiency; cheaper Capex, OPEX and TCO; greatly reduced maintenance costs and labor; and the ability to customize an environment to create a productive, pleasant and unique experience for all users.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Bevan

Annie Bevan

Sustainability Projects Manager, Superior Essex
Annie Bevan is a sustainability professional with over 10 years of experience working with organizations to develop processes, procedures, and standards to analyze and certify various sustainability claims in products, supply chains, buildings, and within manufacturing operations... Read More →
avatar for Amir Sekhavat

Amir Sekhavat

Global Director of Copper Product Management and Enterprise Market Development, Superior Essex
Amir Sekhavat is Global Director of Copper Product Management and Enterprise Market Development at Superior Essex. Amir has twelve years of experience in the telecommunications industry, specializing in copper communications cable products. Before joining the team at Superior Essex... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
DLLCC: Room 327

10:00am EDT

Traceability of Wood: Challenges and Opportunities for Transparency in the Supply Chain
TRACK: EQUITY + TRANSPARENCY

Wood legality and traceability is a global sociopolitical and environmental concept previously outside of the design and construction purview. Department of Justice conviction of a wood retailer coupled with sustainability and forestry industry standards, however, have raised legality and traceability issues to a new importance around due care in practice – a definition that is evolving as case law builds at home and abroad. This session discusses wood supply chain awareness, including COC traceability tools, wood species validation tools and new information sources and standards positioned to reduce the risk that illegal wood would unknowingly be included within a living building.

Speakers
avatar for Mara Baum

Mara Baum

Sustainable Design Leader, Health + Wellness, HOK
Mara Baum AIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, EDAC is a Vice President and Sustainable Design Leader with HOK. She co-leads HOK’s global health and wellness practice, bringing nearly two decades of experience in architecture, building science, urban planning, research, teaching, and green... Read More →
avatar for Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Marketing Manager, FSC® Multisite Manager, Columbia Forest Products
Paul has experienced a remarkable two-decade period of market, legislation and advocacy driven transformation within the building products marketplace working for Columbia Forest Products, North America’s leading manufacturer of decorative hardwood plywood and veneer. Current roles... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Nogueron

Ruth Nogueron

Associate, World Resources Institute
Ruth Nogueron is an Associate with the World Resources Institute. Part of her current work focuses on the role of technologies in enhancing forest products traceability. Ruth also worked on a series of case studies documenting better private sector practices managing forest products... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
DLLCC: Room 326 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

11:30am EDT

Wednesday Lunch
Wednesday September 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

12:30pm EDT

Daily Exposures, Lifetime Memory: Why We Need to Radically Change How We Approach Chemicals
TRACK: HEALTH

We know the effect our buildings have on the environment, but we have only begun understanding the effect buildings have on our health. The exposome concept was defined in 2005 to link our lifetime of exposures to our health: the exposome can account for 80-85% of disease risk, whereas only 15-20% of disease risk can be attributed to the genome. Exposing the exposome has the power to inform, engage, and ultimately improve the health and well-being of millions.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Drake

Suzanne Drake

Research Director, Perkins+Will
Suzanne is a Research Director in Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office, co-directing the firm’s Materials Performance Lab. The Lab disseminates healthy materials knowledge and research throughout the firm, and provides guideance for implementation into projects. Her book EcoSoul... Read More →
avatar for Dean Jones

Dean Jones

Ph.D./ Professor of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Biomarkers Laboratory, Emory University
Dean Jones, Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Biomarkers Laboratory at Emory University. He has degrees in chemistry (BS, Univ Illinois, Urbana) and biochemistry (Ph.D., Oregon Health Sci Univ, Portland) and postdoctoral training in nutrition (Cornell) and... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Kinney

Meredith Kinney

Designer, Perkins+Will
Meredith Kinney is part of the Branded Environments discipline within the Perkins+Will Atlanta Office. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Graphic Design. Rooted in strategic thinking and research, her work touches all aspects of branding and experience design—from... Read More →
avatar for Meg Whittaker

Meg Whittaker

Managing Director and Chief Toxicologist, ToxServices LLC
Dr. Whittaker has over twenty years of experience in the performance and management of toxicology and human health hazard and risk assessment-related projects. She serves as the technical lead of ToxServices projects for the United States EPA’s Safer Choice Program, Clean Production... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 324 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

12:30pm EDT

Fearlessness in Product Innovation: The Unpaved Path to Declare
TRACK: DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

The path to Declare can be a bumpy one, particularly if you are forging a new trail. But every year, thanks to a few courageous manufacturers, the road is getting smoother and we are getting more proficient. This panel, comprised of three such manufacturers, Biome, USG and Moore + Giles, will give a platform to explain how each company forged ahead even when they had no precedents to follow. The discussion will go deep into how they dealt with chemical reformulation, proprietary ingredient/IP concerns, limitations of today’s market and most importantly, the incredible wins they experienced in the process.

Moderators
avatar for Anjanette Green

Anjanette Green

Owner, Certification Consultant, A Greener Space
Anjanette has 15+ years of experience in Architecture and Design, advising on single and multi-attribute building and material certification projects across the globe. Working with clients from China to New Zealand she analyzes materials and processes providing solutions for some... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Collin Cavote

Collin Cavote

CEO, Biome
While completing the first undergraduate Biomimicry degree in the US, Collin founded Biome, a San Francisco based company that makes high-tech plant walls which both monitor and naturally improve indoor air quality. Biome's products integrate hardware, software, and biology; so there... Read More →
avatar for Rik Master

Rik Master

Senior Manager, USG Sustainability
Richard C. (Rik) Master, FAIA, LEED AP is a Research Architect with over 40 years building science experience and currently Sr. Manager, Sustainability - USG Corporation. Responsibilities include sustainable guidance, technical support, environmental research, and documentation. While... Read More →
avatar for Whitney Tinsley

Whitney Tinsley

Director of Education & Strategic Account Executive, Moore & Giles
Whitney Tinsley serves as the Director of Leather Education at Moore & Giles in Forest, Virginia. In her role, Whitney plans, develops and administers all educational initiatives as well as maintains sales relationships with key accounts. Whitney is additionally responsible for the... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 325 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

12:30pm EDT

Healthy, Affordable Building Materials
TRACK: EQUITY + TRANSPARENCY

Energy Efficiency for All is a powerful initiative dedicated to linking the energy and housing sectors together in order to tap the benefits of energy efficiency for millions of low-income families. Unfortunately, many of the materials commonly used for these applications in affordable housing contain toxic chemicals. The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), ILFI, Healthy Building Network (HBN), Elevate Energy, and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) are collaborating to shine a light on toxic chemical concerns and advocate for toxic chemical avoidance. In this interactive session participants from across the industry will engage in a workshop intended to leverage and scale up these lessons learned across the affordable housing industry and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Chant

Elizabeth Chant

Principal Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Vice President, Products + Strategic Growth, International Living Future Institute
As VP of Strategic Growth, he lead ILFI in developing strategy and cultivating new business and partnership opportunities to grow the Institutes impact and capabilities globally.As VP of Products, James provides strategic leadership for the Institute’s corporate and manufacturing... Read More →
avatar for Tom Lent

Tom Lent

Policy Director, Healthy Building Network
Tom has four decades of experience in environmental analysis primarily focused on healthy and resource efficient building technologies and the health, environmental, economic and social impact of materials, buildings and energy. Tom has helped coordinate development of a series of... Read More →
avatar for Eileen Quigley

Eileen Quigley

Sustainability Manager, Natural Resources Defense Council
Eileen is the Sustainability Manager at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) where she ensures that their operational and construction activities support their mission to safeguard the earth. She managed the 4 most recent renovations in the NRDC office portfolio, all of which... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 326 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

12:30pm EDT

Leveraging the Living Building Challenge to Achieve Healthy, High Performing Spaces
TRACK: REGENERATIVE DESIGN

Projects that pursue the Living Building Challenge are not just some of the greenest buildings in the world, these projects are truly better buildings with significant health and productivity benefits for owners and occupants. By merging environmental issues with key human needs such as access to fresh air, daylight, and a connection to nature Living Buildings can improve cognition, creativity and wellness. Join this panel discussion to explore three case studies that demonstrate how Living Building Challenge projects not only meet the highest standard for environmental performance, but also ensure achieving healthy, high performance spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Bachman

Katie Bachman

Real Estate Strategy, stok
Katie is on the Real Estate Strategy Team at stok, a vertically integrated real estate services firm focused on creating a radically better built environment. She leads corporate clients through strategic sustainability planning, with a focus in portfolio-level real estate. Katie’s... Read More →
avatar for Kate Kelly

Kate Kelly

Associate, Sustainable Design Strategist, Gensler
Kate is at the forefront of innovations in workplace environmental design as a sustainable design strategist at Gensler New York. She works with diverse teams to deliver design solutions fusing sustainability, wellness, and social responsibility.Most recently, she managed the Materials... Read More →
avatar for Richard Piacentini

Richard Piacentini

Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Since 1994, Richard Piacentini has guided Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens from public to private management and led the green transformation of its facilities and operations, including: the first LEED® certified visitor’s center in a public garden; the first LEED greenhouses... Read More →
avatar for Charley Stevenson

Charley Stevenson

Owner, Integrated Eco Strategy
Charley Stevenson is the founding principal of Integrated Eco Strategy, a consulting firm that focuses on green building certification, building energy efficiency, technical and analytical support and sustainability policy for institutional and not-for-profit clients. He is currently... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 323 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

12:30pm EDT

Reverse the Flow: Innovation in Water Handprinting
TRACK: CIRCULAR ECONOMY

In 2015, our global water crisis was listed as the Number 1 threat facing the planet over the next decade. That’s higher than infectious disease, weapons of mass destruction, and even climate change. Our responsibility to conserve and restore water to its natural environment is more important than ever. To go beyond timed showers and low flow faucets, we have to think outside the box and leverage creative partnerships to truly make a difference. Product manufacturers hold a key position in the world of water consumption and are poised to make a vital impact through their innovative water restoration efforts. This panel will discuss the innovative steps such as creating water commodities, outsourcing flow reductions, and forging corporate/NGO partnerships that are being taken to create a Water Handprint and leave behind more than we use.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Norris

Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute’s Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Pabich

Wendy Pabich

President, Water Futures
Dr. Wendy J. Pabich is President of Water Futures. Leveraging thirty years experience as a water science and policy expert, she provides her clients strategic analysis of risk and opportunity to ensure water security. Wendy has taught for MIT and The Sierra Institute, and is author... Read More →
avatar for Heather Schrock

Heather Schrock

Environmental Products Representative, Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF)
Heather is the Environmental Products Representative at BEF, with a diverse background in sustainability, outreach, marketing and sales. Heather was previously the Portland Regional Manager of the ReDirect Guide, a local green directory, and has served on the boards of Green Drinks... Read More →
avatar for Rami Vagal

Rami Vagal

Sustainability Manager, Mohawk Group
Rami Vagal, Sustainability Manager at Mohawk Group, is a multi-disciplinary professional with strong background in sustainability, architecture and construction. Rami is responsible for managing the strategic projects, annual corporate sustainability report (GRI), product transparency... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 327

2:00pm EDT

Monmade Maker Showcase (Wed. 2pm-6pm)
Come check out the beautiful wares from six local makers, all part of Pittsburgh's own Monmade collective. This fun showcase will feature demonstrations, opportunities to chat with the artisans, and some artwork for sale. Take a look at the links below for more information

Knotzland
Deep Green Woodworks
KerfCase
TFABULOUSART
Pressed and Preserved
Broken Plates Glass

Wednesday September 13, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

2:00pm EDT

Trade Show Floor Open (Public Hours: 2p - 6p)
Not able to attend the whole Expo but still want to check out the exhibitors? Purchase the Wednesday Public Day Pass for $20 here: http://www.livingproductexpo.org/register/

Note, those who purchased a full Conference Pass or a Tuesday Opening Night Pass also get to attend the exhibit floor during these hours (included). 


Wednesday September 13, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

3:00pm EDT

The Next Generation of Designers (Parsons School of Design, Healthy Materials Lab)

Join us at the special stage on the trade show floor to hear from the folks at Parsons School of Design and the Healthy Materials Lab.

Parsons recent design graduates, in discussion with Parsons design faculty, will explore the changing face of design education and practice that places human health at the center of decision making. The future of our built environments, objects and garments with which all people will have intimate contact, are in the hands of the next generation of designers. This panel will share the thoughts and insights from current design research studios.


Moderators
avatar for Alison Mears

Alison Mears

Director, Healthy Materials Lab, Parsons School for Design
Alison Mears is Director of Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design, New York (Previously Dean of the School of Design Strategies). She is a Co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy Affordable Materials Project, a three-year grant funded by The JPB Foundation to detoxify... Read More →
avatar for Jonsara Ruth

Jonsara Ruth

Design Director, Healthy Materials Lab, Parsons School for Design
Jonsara Ruth is a designer and Design Director of Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design in New York City.  At Parsons School of Design she is founding director of the progressive MFA Interior Design program. Jonsara founded Salty Labs, a collaborative design studio, to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns

Artist / Designer, TOTALE A/C
Sarah Burns is an artist and designer who embraces collaborative and humanistic practices. She is the co-founder of an aesthetic collective called TOTALE A/C, the co-founder and co-editor of WOPOZI arts newspaper and the founder of an experimental painting project called Fruit Party... Read More →
avatar for Lifan Deng

Lifan Deng

Designer, Recent Graduate of Parsons School of Design
Lifan Deng created Agar Agar vases (learn more here) in which the vase and its flowers would decay at the same rate. This project on biodegradability and zero-waste truly showcased innovation and an acute awareness of environmental health... Read More →
avatar for Jack Dinning

Jack Dinning

Post Graduate Research Fellow, Healthy Materials Lab
I wear a lot of hats; researcher, architectural designer, fabricator, red sox, activist, and about a closet-full more on any given day. It keeps things exciting, and lets me address the issues I care about from a variety of angles. Those can range from materials toxicity to sensory... Read More →
avatar for Jacob Olmedo

Jacob Olmedo

Designer, Recent Graduate of Parsons School of Design
Jacob Olmedo is a designer and artist who focuses on sustainability and the future of fashion through textiles and garments. He most recently received his BFA in Fashion Design from The School of Fashion at Parsons the School for Design in NY. He was awarded the Future Textiles Award... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Hall C

3:00pm EDT

Trade Show: "Meet the Materials" Crafting (Wed: 3p - 5p)
Join us for a new, hands-on activity on the show floor. Work with our exhibitors to craft a unique souvenir out of healthy materials. Stay tuned for more information!


Wednesday September 13, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Hall C

3:50pm EDT

Partner Update: Health Product Declaration Collaborative

Join us for an update from our partners at the Health Product Declaration Collaborative:

The HPD Collaborative and the HPD Open Standard have progressed significantly over the past year.  This presentation will provide an update on these areas:

  • Growth of the HPD Open Standard in practice – how is it being used, how available are products with an HPD?
  • Newest Revision of the HPD Open Standard – Version 2.1 – exciting new features to streamline and simplify work for users and manufacturers alike
  • Tools to help you with HPDs – HPD Public Repository, HPD Builder, User Guides, Training with CEU credits
  • HPD Collaborative – A membership of over 180 organizations – Advisory Panels, Communities of Interest, Technical Committees – how you can get more involved

Exhibitors
avatar for HPD Collaborative

HPD Collaborative

The HPD Collaborative is a not-for-profit, member organization that is continuously improving the building industry’s performance through transparency, openness and innovation in the practices of reporting, disclosure, specification and selection of building products.Using a consensus-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 3:50pm - 4:10pm EDT
Hall C

4:15pm EDT

Introduction to the Living Product Hub
Join us at the special stage on the trade show floor to learn more about the newly formed Living Product Hub in Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh is the birthplace of American manufacturing and a city with a vision to reimagine itself as a center for innovation, green manufacturing, and job creation. The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is partnering with Green Building Alliance (GBA) to help make this vision a reality through the creation of a Living Product “Hub”. Co-located at GBA’s office in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood, the Hub will serve as a center of education and outreach, connecting innovative buildings, communities, and projects to the Institute’s network in order to accelerate regenerative buildings and manufacturing.

“The Hub will support Pittsburgh’s ongoing efforts to reinvent itself as a place where innovation and invention meet the future,” said James Connelly, Director of the Living Product Challenge for ILFI. “Through the Living Product Challenge—our aspirational framework for rethinking product design and manufacturing—and the Declare label program, we will provide hands-on assistance to companies who are committed to creating transparent, nontoxic and sustainable products.”

Read more here: http://trimtab.living-future.org/blog/ilfi-gba-announce-opening-of-living-product-hub-in-pittsburgh/


Speakers
avatar for Benson Gabler

Benson Gabler

Pittsburgh Living Product Hub Manager, International Living Future Institute
Benson manages the Pittsburgh Living Product Hub, which ILFI launched in April 2017 to support the region’s growth of green manufacturing and regenerative product design. A Pittsburgh native, Benson is excited to build ILFI’s presence in the region and work with local manufacturers... Read More →



Wednesday September 13, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
Hall C

4:45pm EDT

Rethink the Materials Paradigm: The Pitch
SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL/PITCH HERE (ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS)
Accepted speakers will be able to register for either a complimentary Trade Show Pass (limited to: Wed, Sept. 13, 2p - 6p) -OR- access our speaker rate of $450 for a full Conference Pass.

This special segment of the Expo will be a dose of inspiration for attendees, as designers and organizations of all sizes deliver fast-paced presentations (7 - 10 mins) pitching their innovative approach to materials and manufacturing. Local judges will review the pitches based on their positive environmental and social impact, as well as their ability to move from idea to action.

The winning idea, which will be featured in an upcoming Trim Tab article, will be announced at the Wednesday after party at Phipps Conservatory (Wed, Sept 13; 6:30p - 9:30p). The winner will also receive a special prize!

THE CRITERIA
What the judges will be using to evaluate the presentations.
1. The Need: Is there a legitimate need that is currently unfulfilled that you are addressing? What is its relevancy to building towards our Living Future?
2. The Solution: How effective is your solution to address that need? Is it compelling, original, logical and visionary?
3. The Potential for Change: How feasible is your idea? Economically? Technology-wise? How can it be scaled up? How can it inspire others?
4. The Style: Tom Robbins said it well: "The mere presence of content is not enough. It is style that gives content the capacity to absorb us, to move us. It is style that makes us care." Powerful imagery, effectiveness of information design on your slides, and the presenter's eloquence and enthusiasm are also very important!

OUTLINE
Suggested outline to keep in mind as you conceptualize what your presentation (10 slides max) will look like.
1.
Presenter name + title, company/firm name, and a declarative sentence or two on your project
2. Problem to be solved by your design
3. Impact or intended impact of design (social, environmental, other)
4. Wow Factor: What the product offers that no other does: Innovation, Creativity, Originality
5. Next steps for your project, firm, or the potential for this specific idea to scale.

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL/PITCH HERE (ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS)

EMCEE
James Connelly, Vice President, Products + Strategic Growth, International Living Future Institute

JUDGES
Matt Baron, Program Officer, Sustainability, Heinz Endowment
Jay Douglass, COO, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM)
Jeffrey McDaniel, Executive in Residence, Innovation Works
Connie Palucka, Managing Director, Regional Initiatives at Catalyst Connection

SPEAKERS
This could be you! Submit your proposal.
 

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Barron

Matthew Barron

Program Officer, Sustainability, The Heinz Endowments
Matthew Barron joined The Heinz Endowments in 2015 as the foundation’s sustainability program officer. He is responsible for helping to drive a comprehensive sustainability agenda tying together community and economic development with environmental quality. Before coming to the... Read More →
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Vice President, Products + Strategic Growth, International Living Future Institute
As VP of Strategic Growth, he lead ILFI in developing strategy and cultivating new business and partnership opportunities to grow the Institutes impact and capabilities globally.As VP of Products, James provides strategic leadership for the Institute’s corporate and manufacturing... Read More →
avatar for Jay Douglass

Jay Douglass

Chief Operating Officer, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM)
Currently Jay is COO of The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. ARM’s mission is to secure our national interests home and abroad by asserting U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing, democratizing advanced manufacturing and creating and sustaining valuable, new jobs. Previously Jay worked at the Software En... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey McDaniel

Jeffrey McDaniel

Executive-in-Residence, Innovation Works
As an Executive in Residence, Jeffrey McDaniel works with the management teams of start-up, clean energy and manufacturing technology companies to identify and to address critical business issues including intellectual property creation and protection, international product development... Read More →
avatar for Connie Palucka

Connie Palucka

Managing Director, Regional Initiatives at Catalyst Connection
An experienced B2B Consultant helping manufacturers achieve their growth and innovation goals, Connie also leads Catalyst Connection's Regional Initiatives. At CCRI she is focused on helping Southwestern Pennsylvania become the leading manufacturing region in the U.S.


Wednesday September 13, 2017 4:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hall C

6:30pm EDT

Afterparty at Phipps Conservatory
Date + Time:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
6:30 - 9:30pm

Location:
Phipps Conservatory
1 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 [map]
https://phipps.conservatory.org/

Join Expo attendees at one of the greenest buildings in the world and certified full Living Building at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. While mingling and networking you'll also be able to explore all that Phipps has to offer, including the stunning Summer Flower Show and Butterfly Forest.

Special thanks to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for hosting this evening's festivities, and to Vitro Architectural Glass for sponsoring.


Wednesday September 13, 2017 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Phipps Conservatory 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Thursday, September 14
 

7:00am EDT

Registration Desk Open: 7a - 3:30p
Thursday September 14, 2017 7:00am - 3:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Foyer

7:30am EDT

Thursday Breakfast
Thursday September 14, 2017 7:30am - 8:20am EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

8:20am EDT

10 Minutes of Inspiration: Tereneh Mosley (Founder and Creative Director, Idia'Dega)
Speakers
avatar for Tereneh Mosley

Tereneh Mosley

Founder and Creative Director, Idia'Dega
Tereneh Mosley is the Creative Director and Founder of Idia’Dega.  Idia’Dega is a global eco-design collaboration creating elegant ethical apparel in collaboration with Indigenous women artisans. Tereneh began her fashion career as an educator – first, at the Art Institute... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 8:20am - 8:30am EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

8:20am EDT

Thursday Morning Keynote: Ken Cook (President, Environmental Working Group)
Speakers
avatar for Ken Cook

Ken Cook

President and Co-Founder, Environmental Working Group
Ken Cook, president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, is widely recognized as one of the environmental community’s most prominent and influential critics of industrial agriculture, U.S. food and farm policy and the nation’s broken approach to protecting families... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 8:20am - 9:40am EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

9:30am EDT

Trade Show: "Meet the Materials" Crafting (Thurs: 9:30a - 11:30a)
Join us for a new, hands-on activity on the show floor. Work with our exhibitors to craft a unique souvenir out of healthy materials. Stay tuned for more information!


Thursday September 14, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am EDT
Hall C

9:30am EDT

Bookstore + Info Booth Open: 9:30a - 12:30p
Thursday September 14, 2017 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Hall C

9:30am EDT

Monmade Maker Showcase (Thurs. 9:30am - 12:30pm)
Come check out the beautiful wares from six local makers, all part of Pittsburgh's own Monmade collective. This fun showcase will feature demonstrations, opportunities to chat with the artisans, and some artwork for sale. Take a look at the links below for more information

Knotzland
Deep Green Woodworks
KerfCase
TFABULOUSART
Pressed and Preserved
Broken Plates Glass

Thursday September 14, 2017 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

9:30am EDT

Trade Show Floor Open (9:30a - 12:30p)
Note that these exhibit hours are only included for those with a full Conference Pass. The Public Day hours are held on Wednesday from 2p - 6p.

Thursday September 14, 2017 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

10:00am EDT

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
avatar for Jeff Frost

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
avatar for Rebecca Best

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

10:30am EDT

Innovation Showcase
Join us at the special stage on the trade show floor to hear short presentations about the backstory, process, and inspiration beyond a company’s newest healthy product or material.

Curious about what kinds of products will be talked about? Read our newest Trim Tab article on "10 Companies Making Healthy Interior Products" to get a sneak peek!

Presenters to be announced.


Thursday September 14, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Hall C

11:30am EDT

Thursday Lunch
Thursday September 14, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

12:30pm EDT

Can PVC Be Transformed Into a Living Product?
TRACK: CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The debate over PVC building materials continues with an effort to launch a coalition of “Responsible PVC” manufacturers. This controversial designation would label virgin PVC building products as “Responsible PVC” under certain conditions. In response, companies committed to reduce or eliminate use of virgin PVC are introducing new strategies to accelerate the pace and scale of a more fundamental transformation - to phase-out virgin PVC. Is PVC a “green” product? Can PVC be a living product? This session informs LP17 attendees of these efforts: eliminating virgin PVC use in building products and/or creating a circular economy of recycled PVC.


Speakers
avatar for Robin Guenther

Robin Guenther

Principal, Perkins+Will
Robin Guenther FAIA LEED Fellow is Principal of Perkins+Will and Senior Advisor to the non-profit Health Care Without Harm. Robin works at the intersection of health care architecture and sustainable policy, participating in a wide range of leading edge advocacy initiatives while... Read More →
avatar for Diane Martel

Diane Martel

Vice-President Environmental Planning and Strategy, Tarkett
Martel works with all divisions of Tarkett North America to develop and implement an environmental strategy and action plan, ensuring awareness and action across the industry. Most recently, Martel has helped drive initiatives that include the company’s asthma & allergy friendly... Read More →
avatar for Erin Meezan

Erin Meezan

Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Interface, Inc.
Erin Meezan is Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Interface, Inc. As Chief Sustainability Officer, Erin gives voice to Interface’s conscience, ensuring that strategy and goals are in sync with its aggressive sustainability vision, Mission Zero, established more than... Read More →
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Founder & President, Healthy Building Network
Bill Walsh is the Founder and President of the Board Healthy Building Network (HBN). Since 2000 HBN has been defining the leading edge of practices that increase transparency in the building products industry, reduce human exposures to chemicals in building materials, and create market... Read More →
avatar for Howard Williams

Howard Williams

Senior Sustainability Consultant to Construction Specialties, Inc, Howard Williams Consulting, LLC
Howard, LEED AP ID+C, is the Senior Sustainability Consultant to Construction Specialties, Inc. He has testified before the US Senate and House of Representatives supporting chemical policy reform. He participated in UN Chemicals in Products Workshop in Geneva; its Open-Ended Working... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 327

12:30pm EDT

Chemical Footprinting: A Systems Approach to Materials Health
TRACK: CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Global regulations and market demands for safer chemicals are rising fast. The Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) is an initiative of investors, purchasers, and NGOs to benchmark corporate progress to safer chemicals in products and supply chains. These Signatories to CFP represent over $2.3 trillion in assets under management and over $600 billion in purchasing power. CFP evaluates businesses holistically on their journey to safer chemicals, thereby enabling participating companies to benchmark their progress, and empower investors and purchasers to evaluate and hold companies accountable. This session examines how three companies engage in and leverage chemical footprinting in their organization.


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Koharik

Nicole Koharik

Corporate Communications Director, GOJO Industries
Nicole Koharik serves as the Corporate Communications Director for GOJO Industries, a global leader in hygiene and healthy skin and the inventor of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer. Koharik’s responsibilities at GOJO include corporate sustainability strategy, policies, goals and stakeholder... Read More →
KM

Kendra Martz

Corporate Manager of Sustainability, Construction Specialties, Inc.
Kendra Martz, LEED GA, is the Corporate Sustainability Manager for Construction Specialties, Inc. (CS), aspecialty building product manufacturer, and leads the company’s efforts to expand and enhance CS’ sustainability programs across all divisions. Kendra manages CS’ Cradle... Read More →
avatar for Mark Rossi

Mark Rossi

Executive Director, Clean Production Action
Part of the Clean Production Action team since 2004, Mark has the unique ability to bring together diverse groups and achieve innovative outcomes. In 2006, he founded BizNGO, a collaboration of organizations who work together to advance safer chemicals and sustainable materials... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Zulli

Lauren Zulli

Environmental Materials Senior Engineer, Herman Miller
Lauren is an Environmental Materials Senior Engineer focused on implementing Herman Miller’s corporate Design for Environment program. She thrives on driving strategic convergence of corporate and product sustainability initiatives to improve Herman Miller’s overall business performance... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 325 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

12:30pm EDT

Cross-Pollinating for a Healthier Future: Bridging Corporate and Small Business to Scale Smart
TRACK: HEALTH

While the building industry experiences a commitment to healthy, sustainable materials, finding products and manufacturers that make them is often difficult, especially when sourcing less commercial or residential products. Acknowledge lessons learned from an end user meeting multiple building certifications, a large manufacturer working with their supply chain, and a small furniture maker tackling LBC requirements. Engage in knowledge-sharing across large and small manufacturers, and commercial and residential sectors to break down barriers to providing better products. How can healthy, sustainable materials become an option for all manufacturers which in turn, will provide solutions for a wider variety of users?

Moderators
avatar for Ashley Muse

Ashley Muse

Senior Sustainability Manager, YR&G
Ashley is a Senior Sustainability Manager at YR&G with ten years of experience in architectural and green building. She has worked on a wide range of residential, commercial, educational, cultural projects. She has technical expertise in passive and active systems design and is an... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Backus

Tracy Backus

Director, Sustainable Programs, Teknion
As Teknion’s Director of Sustainable Programs, advancing sustainability is a cultural imperative that allows for a personal passion. Daily, I build awareness on the importance of environmental values throughout the company, our supply chain and Teknion’s internal and external... Read More →
avatar for Ashira Israel

Ashira Israel

Owner / Lead Designer / Lead Fabricator, Insek Design
Ashira Israel is an artist, architectural designer, and fabricator who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her Bachelors of Architecture from Pratt Institute and AS in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is owner and lead architectural designer/fabricator... Read More →
avatar for Janna Wandzilak

Janna Wandzilak

Associate and Materials Specialist, Delos
As an Associate at Delos, Janna consults on projects for clients pursuing WELL Certification and helps to educate the industry about health and wellness in the built environment through workshops and other speaking engagements. Janna is also the Materials Specialist at Delos, assisting... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 324 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

12:30pm EDT

Designing with Nature as a Practice
TRACK: REGENERATIVE DESIGN

This panel brings together architects, interior designers, biomimicry specialists, and product designers to talk about the practice of designing with nature. The session will help the audience understand Biophilic Design - the meaning and history, learn the reasons to integrate - the benefits to humans, buildings, and the environment, identify successful implementations, and explore opportunities to engage in Biophilic Design conversations amongst manufacturers and designers.



Speakers
avatar for Patricia Culley

Patricia Culley

Associate/Project Architect, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Patricia Culley is an Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an award-winning national architecture firm that excels in thoughtful, humane design. A leader in the firm for sustainability, Patricia is accredited in both LEED and WELL Building Standards, and is a Living Building Challenge... Read More →
avatar for Kate Malmgren

Kate Malmgren

Environmental Design Specialist, Google Real Estate and Workplace Services
Kate Malmgren is on Google’s Real Estate and Workplace Services [e]Team, which delivers exceptional environments, experience and ecology in Google buildings. She has led Indoor Environmental Quality initiatives and the Healthy Materials Program for Google’s global portfolio, supporting... Read More →
avatar for Juan Rovalo

Juan Rovalo

Principal, In Site
Juan is a leading biomimicry expert and founder of In Site, which offers ecological integration and asset management support to teams in pursuit of net positive buildings and sites.  He has over 15 years of experience working with interdisciplinary teams integrating biology and design... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute. She joined the Institute in 2010 following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. She has... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 323 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

12:30pm EDT

Driving Materials Transformation in Affordable Housing: A Collaborative Work Session
TRACK: EQUITY + TRANSPARENCY

Our future is sustainable only if all people have opportunities to live in healthy and affordable homes. This session will start with an exploration of some of the environmental, health, and equity issues critical to affordable housing and discuss ways to positively address these issues through the framework of the Living Building Challenge. Real world examples of affordable housing projects that are leading the way to a Living Future will be presented along with some of the strategies they are using to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek. The focus will be on exploring key barriers to achieving the Materials Petal. The majority of this session is designed to be interactive with participants working in small groups to solve the most critical barriers to Materials Petal success and tip the scales for Living Affordable Housing. Ideas related to innovations in windows, sourcing FSC Wood, the link between handprinting and affordable housing, and a red list free buyer's club may all be explored.

Moderators
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 326 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

3:00pm EDT

Driving to Zero-Embodied-Carbon Construction
TRACK: EQUITY + TRANSPARENCY

Materials matter: research indicates that embodied carbon, or the carbon emissions attributed to building materials and products, will contribute the majority of carbon impacts of new buildings built to 2050. To meet global climate targets we must increase our efforts to reduce embodied carbon. Data from the Embodied Carbon Benchmark Study will be presented, providing the data to support the urgency of action. Four initiatives to advance knowledge of and reduce embodied carbon will be introduced providing background for a charrette exploring how to apply strategies for low carbon construction to real problems faced in the building industry today. 

Moderators
avatar for Barbara Rodriguez Droguett

Barbara Rodriguez Droguett

PhD Student + Graduate Research Assistant, College of Built Environments, University of Washington
Barbara Rodriguez is persuing her PhD at the University of Washington. Her research is focused on whole building life cycle assessment and challenges involving big data in the built environment. Previously she was the Chief Sustainability Officer at the Center for Innovation, Research... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leif Johnson

Leif Johnson

Senior Associate, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Leif Johnson is practicing and researching timber and sustainable design and construction for over 10 years, from mass timber buildings to unique timber applications, such as a triply-curved glulam pavilion in Chicago. He is Project Manager for the mass timber T3 Office Building project... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts

Principal, Senior Engineer, Walter P Moore
Kelly Roberts , P.E., LEED AP BD+C is a Principal and Project Manager at Walter P Moore with structural design experience ranging from educational and healthcare facilities to international high-rise office towers.  She leads WPM’s Sustainable Design Community of Practice for the... Read More →
avatar for Frances Yang

Frances Yang

Sustainable Structures and Materials Specialist, Arup
Frances uses her studies in structural engineering, life cycle assessment, architecture for the environment, and green chemistry in leading the Sustainable Materials Consulting practice for the Americas region of Arup. She has recently served as vice-chair of the Materials and Resources... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 326 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

3:00pm EDT

From Design to Discovery: Elements That Achieve Optimal Performance and Inspire a ‘Living Classroom.’
TRACK: REGENERATIVE DESIGN

As the world’s first free and open to the public LBC-targeted project, the Frick Environmental Center actively promotes a Living Building “culture” amongst its visitors and occupants, encouraging equitable participation in and awareness of the building’s water and energy usage. Celebrating its first full year of operation this September, join personnel from the Frick Environmental Center’s owner, design, and construction team in a review of how the staff has settled into working in and with the building, as well as an analysis of how the ‘Living’ culture has permeated programs, classes, camps, and the community at large.



Speakers
avatar for Patricia Culley

Patricia Culley

Associate/Project Architect, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Patricia Culley is an Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an award-winning national architecture firm that excels in thoughtful, humane design. A leader in the firm for sustainability, Patricia is accredited in both LEED and WELL Building Standards, and is a Living Building Challenge... Read More →
avatar for Maureen Olinzock

Maureen Olinzock

Sustainability Coordinator, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Maureen Olinzock is the Sustainability Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. She is a sustainability and green design specialist, with a research background in life cycle assessment use in the building design and construction industry. Her work with the Pittsburgh Parks... Read More →
avatar for Noah Shaltes

Noah Shaltes

Project Manager, P.J. Dick Incorporated
Noah Shaltes is P.J. Dick's Project Manager for the Frick Environmental Center. Recognized as instrumental in Pittsburgh’s green transformation, P. J. Dick is consistently an ENR top 100 company. Noah has been with P.J. Dick since 2009 and is a champion of sustainable building... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 323 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

3:00pm EDT

From Program Harmonization to Ecosystem Transformation
TRACK: Health

We all want healthy products for everyone – but sometimes get so stuck in duplicative efforts relating to multiple overlapping programs it’s hard to see our way through to the bigger objective. How do we actually create the materials economy we’re looking for? This highly interactive session will invite participants to engage in an expansive view of harmonization needs and strategies to truly transform the materials ecosystem. During a brief interlude in the participatory exploration, the panel will provide an update on ongoing efforts to streamline and harmonize content inventory reporting and material health assessment.  Come prepared to be in the spotlight, alongside your peers, sharing pain points and wild ideas.

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Muller

Alexandra Muller

Living Product Challenge + Declare Coordinator, International Living Future Institute
Alex works on both the Declare and Living Product Challenge programs. As the Declare Coordinator, Alex works with manufacturers interested in pushing ingredient transparency in the building products industry. Her role as the Coordinator for the Living Product Challenge team allows... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Atlee

Jennifer Atlee

Sustainable Materials Consultant, PROSOCO, Inc.
avatar for Joel Ann Todd

Joel Ann Todd

Director, Technical and Education Programs, Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)
Joel Ann Todd is responsible for leading staff support for HPDC’s Technical Committee and leads the group’s education programs.  She joined HPDC in May 2015.  Prior to HPDC Ms. Todd has been involved in green buildings and sustainability issues for more than 25 years. She... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 324 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

3:00pm EDT

Innovation and Market Disruption: Lessons from the Field
TRACK: DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

Settling for less is not part of the equation in radical market transformation. To successfully disrupt the industry and create change, we must challenge current ways of thinking, explore new solutions, effectively educate, and inspire action! Designers, educators, manufacturers and sustainability consultants face many of the same barriers. Hear from four diverse disruptors, on what has worked - and equally important, what hasn’t worked, for creating new models for transformation. Understand common ground to propel initiatives forward. Finally, through an interactive exercise, learn ways to integrate these strategies to maximize results and achieve positive outcome.

Moderators
avatar for Sonja Bochart

Sonja Bochart

Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
IIDA, LEED AP BD&C, WELL APSonja Bochart is a wellness interior designer with over twenty years of experience creating spaces for both human and ecological health. Her portfolio includes educational, health, cultural and corporate spaces, including major clients and projects that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Frost

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 →
avatar for Rochelle Routman

Rochelle Routman

Chief Sustainability Officer, Halstead International/Metroflor Corporation
Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M and Living Building Challenge Ambassador, is the Chief Sustainability Officer of Halstead International and Metroflor Corporation, leaders in the resilient flooring and decorative products industry. In this role, Rochelle draws from her background in... Read More →
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Founder & President, Healthy Building Network
Bill Walsh is the Founder and President of the Board Healthy Building Network (HBN). Since 2000 HBN has been defining the leading edge of practices that increase transparency in the building products industry, reduce human exposures to chemicals in building materials, and create market... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 327

3:00pm EDT

Transforming Transparency Labels: Exploring Declare with a Manufacturer, Certifier, and ILFI
TRACK: DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

How are you leveraging your transparency tools? In the future of green buildings, material ingredient reporting is no longer an option—it is a requirement, often from high impact companies such as Google. Presented by a manufacturer, certifier, and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), the session will include an interpretation of Declare within their industries, the goals it has helped them achieve, and their vision for the future of transparency. Confronting the typical challenges of reporting, this session will provide participants with a streamlined approach to reporting and opportunities to capitalize on the rapidly changing landscape of transparency tools.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Cooper

Andrea Cooper

Declare Manager, International Living Future Institute
Andrea is a sustainable design and construction professional with a background in interior design, architecture and construction management. After receiving her Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Andrea worked on some of the most noteworthy, sustainable... Read More →
avatar for Amy Vigneux

Amy Vigneux

Director of Sustainable Building Solutions, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions
Amy Vigneux is the Director of Sustainable Building Solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions in New Haven, Connecticut. She is responsible for supporting business opportunities for ASSA ABLOY building products and solutions that deliver energy efficiency and sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Walker

Natalie Walker

Director of Operations, GreenCircle Certified
Natalie Walker is the Director of Operations at GreenCircle Certified, LLC where she manages the completion of third-party certifications for sustainability claims. Much of the work Natalie does at GreenCircle pertains to material health and transparency; GreenCircle has certified... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
DLLCC: Room 325 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

4:45pm EDT

Rooftop Reception
Join us on the rooftop of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to celebrate the gathering of the world’s leading design firms, prominent manufacturers and sustainability consultants for the 3rd annual Living Product Expo.

Thursday September 14, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm EDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA