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Tuesday, September 11
 

8:00am PDT

LP50
Price: $75 Non Members / $50 Members
This is an invitation-only event. Please contact events@living-future.org with any questions.

*Please check in at the designated room for the shoulder event. You do not need to check in or pick up your badge at the Registration / Info desk prior to this event.

Join us for the Living Product 50 (LP50) meeting at Living Product Expo 2018. The LP50 is a group of leading manufacturers collaborating to transform the materials economy through transparency, green chemistry and supply chain innovation.

LP50 meetings are an opportunity to network, uncover common issues, and use our collective voice to find solutions. The Living Product Challenge team will also provide exclusive updates on Declare, Declare Third Party Verification and the Living Product Challenge program. In addition, we will be discussing outreach by the LP50 to the A+D Community to close the communication loop about transparency, and catalyze transformation of the materials industry.




Speakers
avatar for Alex Muller

Alex Muller

Living Product Challenge Manager, International Living Future Institute
Alex works on both the Declare and Living Product Challenge programs. For Declare she works with manufacturers interested in pushing ingredient transparency in the building products industry. Her role as the Living Product Challenge Manager allows her the opportunity to engage with... Read More →


Tuesday September 11, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am PDT
Butler Room Westin Convention Center

8:00am PDT

EMERGE Workshop: Leadership for a Living Future
Price: $125 Non Members / $100 Members
Location: Room 325, David L Lawrence Convention Center

*Please check in at the designated room for the shoulder event. You do not need to check in or pick up your badge at the Registration / Info desk prior to this event.

EMERGE Leadership training has been called “life-altering” and has helped sustainable building practitioners and activists from around the country launch policy initiatives and commercial enterprises, navigate professional career transitions, and initiate community projects and more. This action-packed workshop presents a strategic model of leadership that is specifically designed for those hoping to achieve greater success moving our organizations and communities towards a truly sustainable future. This workshop introduces the EMERGE Leadership model, showcases examples of the emergent leadership approach in action, while providing ample opportunity to discuss what this means for workshop participants in their professional and personal lives. An in-depth scenario activity will prepare participants to apply emergent collaboration. Participants who register will receive a FREE copy of “EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community."





Speakers
avatar for Kathleen O'Brien

Kathleen O'Brien

The EMERGE Leadership Project
Kathleen O’Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, and Cascadia Fellow is a long-time leader in the sustainable building field, working as author, educator, writer, strategic planner, and project consultant for 30+plus years. As President of O’Brien & Company, the oldest consultancy dedicated to... Read More →


Tuesday September 11, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 325 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

8:30am PDT

Healthy Materials and Wellbeing: The Interior Designer's Leadership Role in Sustainability
Price: $125 Non Members / $100 Members
Location: Room 324, David L Lawrence Convention Center

*Please check in at the designated room for the shoulder event. You do not need to check in or pick up your badge at the Registration / Info desk prior to this event.

Interior Design has an often unacknowledged highly significant place in the world of healthy materials. It leads the design profession in forging an understanding of the direct connection between people and the buildings they inhabit. We will introduce the owners, designers manufacturers, scientists, and educators concerned with interior design who have led the way toward revealing the specific effects of materials on the health of their clients and employees. We will explore how each discipline must work together to grasp the whole picture in order to find solutions to improve our interior environments through the use of technological and humanistic tools. Practitioners and students alike will join our journey to explore ways to create the interiors for a positive and responsible future. 

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Bobenhausen

Catherine Bobenhausen

Senior Consultant, Colden Corporation
Catherine Bobenhausen is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Senior Consultant with the health, safety and environmental firm of Colden Corporation.  She is an AIHA Fellow, an Authorized GreenScreen Practitioner® for chemical hazard assessment, a Certified Safety Professional... Read More →
avatar for Susan Kaplan

Susan Kaplan

Director of Specifications and Sustainability, HLW
Susan M Kaplan CCS LEED AP BD+C has a BArch from City College of New York CUNY. She learned specification writing in the public sector and entered the private sector at HLW where she built their sustainability practice while continuing specification work. Susan is HLW’s Director... Read More →
avatar for Brian Kaplan

Brian Kaplan

Associate Director, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
As the technical practice leader of SOM’s interior design studio, Brian Kaplan is responsible for the firm's dedication to quality in design, documentation, process and performance. Through continued advocacy for sustainability across and beyond the design community, he reinforces... Read More →
avatar for Allison Mears

Allison Mears

Director of the Healthy Materials Lab, Parsons School of Design
Alison Mears, AIA, LEED AP is an architect, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design in New York. She is co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy Affordable Materials Project (HAMP). HAMP is a three-year funded by The JPB Foundation recently refunded for an additional three years (to 2021). The Project is a coalition o... Read More →


Tuesday September 11, 2018 8:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 324 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

9:30am PDT

Hazelwood Green Walking Tour
Date: September 11, 2018
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $25
Location: Registration Desk, David L Lawrence Convention Center

This is a special opportunity to get an inside look at Pittsburgh’s last urban brownfield redevelopment. Hazelwood Green is a unique 178-acre site with a prominent riverfront location and plateau terrain. A former steel mill site that employed thousands before the decline of the U.S. steel industry, Hazelwood Green is envisioned to become a world-class model for sustainable development, with a site-wide goal of net positive energy. Rebecca Flora of ReMake Group and Hazelwood Green’s Project Director will kick off the tour with some site history and information about its sustainability goals. We’ll then walk around the site to check out a few highlights, including stormwater management, connectivity & accessibility, and existing infrastructure. The walk will be about 1 mile in length.

*The tour is subject to minimum occupancy requirements.


Tuesday September 11, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm PDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

1:00pm PDT

Tree Pittsburgh's Office & Nursery Tour
Date: September 11, 2018
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Cost: $25
Location: Registration Desk, David L Lawrence Convention Center

Tree Pittsburgh is an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Pittsburgh's vitality by restoring and protecting the urban forest through tree maintenance, planting, education and advocacy. Just in time for the Expo, the organization will have recently opened its new education center and nursery on five acres of land on a former steel mill site along the Allegheny River. The project – which is pursing LEED Platinum and Zero Energy certifications – employs modular construction as a way to reduce construction waste, achieve a tight building envelope, and maintain adaptability, as well as a solar array placed on the roof to off-set energy demand. Members of the project team will walk us through a tour of the building, highlighting all its green features. As a special bonus, we’ll also get to tour its Heritage Nursery, where Tree Pittsburgh grows tens of thousands of trees from seed in an effort to increase biodiversity and genetic diversity for a more resilient forest.

*The tour is subject to minimum occupancy requirements.


Tuesday September 11, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

1:00pm PDT

Human Health and Materials Summit: Closing the Transparency Loop
Price: $125 Non Members / $100 Members
Location: Room 323, David L Lawrence Convention Center

*Please check in at the designated room for the shoulder event. You do not need to check in or pick up your badge at the Registration / Info desk prior to this event.

This summit is a key opportunity to come together to break down industry siloes that prevent progress towards a future with Healthy Materials for Everyone. If you’re an architect, a specifier, a contractor, an engineer, a chemist, a manufacturer, an owner, or anyone else that is deeply committed to changing the future of the materials market—we want you in the room.

This is the only convening summit of its type. Come prepared to engage in deep discussion. We’ll be identifying initiatives across all industries, finding opportunities for collaboration, and creating individual commitments to ensure progress at all scales.

Our goal for these summits is nothing less than to find a common vision for where we need to head as an ecosystem of stakeholders and ensure the implementation of next steps.

There are incredible initiatives going on in so many companies, firms, and across industries, but we don’t get the chance to sit down and discuss and discuss face to face what they mean for holistic progress.

After a brief opening introduction to frame the day by AIA, the Living Product 50 manufacturers, and ILFI, there will be 3 full hours of guided discussion designed increase common awareness of action and find hotspots of collaboration that can get us all further, faster.

It’s time to close the loop on transparency and healthy materials so that investment in sustainability, is sustainable, and we need everyone to be a part of that conversation. Join us.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Bevan

Annie Bevan

Sustainability 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 Ralph Bicknese

Ralph Bicknese

Principal, Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
Ralph Bicknese is an architect, a member of the AIA, a LEED Fellow and co-founder of Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects—integrating design excellence with exemplary environmental performance to evoke positive impact and enrich life. Ralph is a member of the AIA Materials Knowledge Working... Read More →
avatar for Anne Harney

Anne Harney

Founder and Principal, Long Green Specs
Anne Hicks Harney has over 30 years of experience, focusing on high quality design imbued with a solid technical and sustainable foundation. Her work is currently focused on improving material selections on Architectural projects through the architectural specification process, and... Read More →
avatar for Alex Muller

Alex Muller

Living Product Challenge Manager, International Living Future Institute
Alex works on both the Declare and Living Product Challenge programs. For Declare she works with manufacturers interested in pushing ingredient transparency in the building products industry. Her role as the Living Product Challenge Manager allows her the opportunity to engage with... Read More →
avatar for Lona Rerick

Lona Rerick

Associate, 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 design teams in sustainable design strategies focusing on the impact of material... Read More →
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Melissa Wackerle

Director, Sustainable Practice & Knowledge, The American Institute of Architects


Tuesday September 11, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 323 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1:00pm PDT

Materials Petal Success: Vetting, Selecting, and Documenting Healthy Materials for Affordable Housing
Price: $125 Non Members / $100 Members
Location: Room 325, David L Lawrence Convention Center

*Please check in at the designated room for the shoulder event. You do not need to check in or pick up your badge at the Registration / Info desk prior to this event.

Avoiding toxicity in building materials parallels the mission of affordable housing developers to promote occupant health and wellness. However, the soft costs of finding Living Building Challenge (LBC) compliant products remain a variable that can deter project teams working under constrained budgets. In addition, specific materials challenges exist in affordable housing. This workshop will demystify the process of finding products that are Red-List Free, Declare FSC-certified, locally sourced, and/or salvaged. Through participatory research activities, attendees will learn best pratices and procedures for vetting and selecting materials and have the opportunity to test run the latest materials databases and tools that will help reduce product research time. Attendees will also gain knowledge about competitively priced compliant products currently available on the market to use in their project.




Speakers
avatar for Andrea Cooper

Andrea Cooper

Living Building Challenge Materials Petal + 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 Susan Puri

Susan Puri

Affordable Housing Manager, International Living Future Insitute
As Affordable Housing Manager, Susan helps affordable housing projects achieve Living Building Certification through the Institute’s pilot program. She also helps develop resources and educational materials. Originally from the Atlanta area, Susan attended Georgia Tech where she... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

VP, 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 11, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 325 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

4:30pm PDT

Registration Desk Open
Tuesday September 11, 2018 4:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Foyer, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

5:00pm PDT

Bookstore + Info Booth Open
Tuesday September 11, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

5:00pm PDT

Opening Night Reception
Tuesday September 11, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

5:00pm PDT

Trade Show Floor Open (5:00-7:00pm)
Tuesday September 11, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

7:00pm PDT

Keynote: Jessica Green
Speakers
avatar for Jessica Green

Jessica Green

CEO and Cofounder, Phylagen
Jessica Green is a world renowned scientist inspiring people to think about bacteria in entirely new ways. An Alec and Kay Keith Professor of Biology at the University of Oregon and professor at the Santa Fe Institute, Green is helping us see how the microbial blueprint of our bodies... Read More →


Tuesday September 11, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

9:00pm PDT

Tuesday Night Afterparty
Date: Tuesday, September 11
Time: 9:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: $30; This rate is for Full Conference Pass and Opening Night Keynote Pass holders only.
Location: David L Lawrence Convention Center

Join us for a truly unique Living Product Expo Tuesday Night Afterparty! Guests will board a boating excursion along Pittsburgh's three rivers (weather permitting), complete with food and drinks. You'll catch an incredible view of the City of Bridges' skyline and network with new partners and friends! Our venue for the evening is the Rivers of Steel Explorer, a hybrid bio-diesel ship that was designed to green standards with help from a local advisory board. Sustainable features of the boat include operable, double-glazed windows, LED lighting, Woodstalk fiberboard made of wheat straw, recycled carpet tiles, low-VOC surfaces and paints, and on-board water conservation. Rivers of Steel is a non-profit organization that provides student programs focused on STEM, environmental science, and history. Funds from boat rentals for events like ours help support these educational programs.  

The boat will depart from the Convention Center dock promptly at 9:00PM. Tickets must be pre-purchased in advance and ticket holders must be present by 9:00PM or the ticket is subject to forfeiture.

Please note that the Wednesday and Thursday afterparties are included in the Full Conference Pass.

*Limited tickets are available and reserved for Full Conference Pass holders and Opening Night Pass holders only.

This special event made possible by our friends at Green Building Alliance, Mohawk, Humanscale, and Monmade.


Tuesday September 11, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
 
Wednesday, September 12
 

7:30am PDT

Registration Desk Open
Wednesday September 12, 2018 7:30am - 6:30pm PDT
Foyer, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

8:00am PDT

Breakfast
Wednesday September 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

8:30am PDT

Closing the Transparency Loop
Speakers
avatar for Jane Hallinan

Jane Hallinan

Interior Designer, Perkins Eastman
Jane Hallinan, IIDA, LEED Green Associate is an interior designer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She works at Perkins Eastman and practices within the corporate interiors and senior living areas of the firm, which compliment her previous design experience in the renovation of existing... Read More →
avatar for Alex Muller

Alex Muller

Living Product Challenge Manager, International Living Future Institute
Alex works on both the Declare and Living Product Challenge programs. For Declare she works with manufacturers interested in pushing ingredient transparency in the building products industry. Her role as the Living Product Challenge Manager allows her the opportunity to engage with... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

9:00am PDT

Beyond Better Building: How a Collaborative Design Approach Will Shape the Future of Sustainable Buildings
Track: Net Positive Products + Enterprise

Living Building Challenge, LEED v4, the WELL Building Standard, BREAAM, net positive buildings, 2030 districts: which of these initiatives are you pursuing? This session will feature industry-leading building product companies on their development of products with reduced life cycle impacts, achieved through the use of transparency documentation, third-party certification labels, and sustainable product innovation. Join this session to learn how product manufacturers and the building community can work together to disrupt the norm and design the sustainable buildings of the future.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Conway

Lisa Conway

VP Sustainability, Americas, Interface, Inc
Lisa Conway is the VP of Sustainability, Americas for Interface – the modular flooring manufacturer that is leading industry to love the world. As a member of a global team, she and her team are responsible for regional activation of the company’s mission: Climate Take Back. They’re... Read More →
avatar for Amy Vigneux

Amy Vigneux

Director, 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. Amy joined ASSA ABLOY in 2007 and has held a variety of positions across numerous divisions in customer service, marketing, sales, and sustainability. She... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Walker

Natalie Walker

Director of Operations, GreenCircle Certified, LLC
Natalie Walker is a member of the GreenCircle Certified team in the role of Director of Operationswhere she manages the completion of third-party certifications for sustainability claims for products and operations. At GCC, Natalie has conducted and managed a broad range of certifications... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Wilson

Dennis Wilson

Director, Sustainability & Product Stewardship, Saint-Goban
Dennis joined CertainTeed in 2007 and has since worked in a variety of operational EHS, product stewardship and sustainability roles. Dennis has a BS in Applied Environmental Health & Safety Sciences Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Environmental Protection & Safety Management... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Room 325 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

9:00am PDT

Designing a Sustainable Future - Bringing Buildings to Life for Health, Comfort, and the Environment
Track: Creating Healthy Buildings

With a growing focus on real-time monitoring of health and sustainability metrics in buildings, understanding the latest technologies on the market to enable monitoring and automate response is becoming crucial in delivering best in class healthy and sustainable buildings. Hear from consultants who are working to bring projects to life in the name of health, comfort and the environment by incorporating proactive and reactive technologies. Additionally, learn from manufacturers who are setting the stage for the next wave of technological and integrative innovation that will allow buildings to meet your health and sustainability goals. The smart buildings of the future are quickly becoming buildings of today!

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Berman

Rachel Berman

Sustainability Program Manager, MechoSystems
Rachel Berman, LEED AP O+M, is the Sustainability Program Manager at MechoSystems, the leading manufacturer of commercial window-covering systems. Rachel oversees the company’s sustainability strategy which includes material health, circular economy, and the benefits from natural... Read More →
avatar for Annie Bevan

Annie Bevan

Sustainability 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 Janna Wandzilak

Janna Wandzilak

Director, Delos
As a Director at Delos, Janna consults on projects aiming to integrate aspects of health and wellness into the built environment, utilizing tools such as WELL Certification. She also helps to educate the industry about health and wellness in the built environment through workshops... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Room 327 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

9:00am PDT

LPC Material Health Reviews - What is Involved?
Track: Social Equity + Supply Chains

We would like to introduce the ToxFMD Program, talk about its criteria for Pass/Fail, cover what information is needed to perform the review, and talk about how a ToxFMD review can open the path to formulation optimization.

Speakers
avatar for Bergen Hubert

Bergen Hubert

Sustainability Scientist, ToxServices LLC
Ms. Bergen Hubert is a Sustainability Scientist at ToxServices LLC. Ms. Hubert holds a B.A. in Environmental Sciences and Global Sustainability from the University of Virginia, and a M.S. in Environmental Science: Legislation & Management from the Institute for the Environment at... Read More →
avatar for Edward Pavia

Edward Pavia

Senior Project Manager, ToxServices LLC
Mr. Edward Pavia is a Senior Project Manager who earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Physics from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and his Masters of Science degree in Appropriate Technology from Appalachian State University. Mr. Pavia served as Legislative Assistant... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Room 326 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

9:00am PDT

Product Transparency: Supplier Engagement Examples and Tools That Can Lead to Positive Chemical Handprints
Track: Green Chemistry + Health

This session will present supplier engagement trends with a focus on materials health data, disruptive health assessments and chemical handprints. The session will include case studies and tools for collecting material ingredient data from suppliers. Participants will learn about new trends in methods and see an outline of best practices for supplier engagement to deliver meaningful and actionable results from supplier data collection efforts. With data in hand, the panel will share the power of good ingredient data by introducing innovations via net positive chemical handprints. The panel will present the ripple effect that programs like the Living Product Challenge are having in chemical ecosystems.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Girard

Pete Girard

CEO, Toxnot
Co-founding toxnot.com is only the latest in a long line of sustainability driven endeavors for Pete. As toxnot’s CEO, Pete combines over a decade of strategic experience at the multinational level, with a well-respected background in product management, lifecycle assessment, product... Read More →
avatar for William Paddock

William Paddock

Managing Director, WAP Sustainability
William Paddock is the Founder and Director of WAP Sustainability Consulting. Over the last decade, William has become a trusted leader as a sustainability expert for manufacturers and brands. William offers a unique blend of business and environmental experience that compliments... Read More →
avatar for Amir Sekhavat

Amir Sekhavat

Global Director, Copper Product Management & 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 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Room 324 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

9:00am PDT

Regenerative Tech and Biophilic BIM: Bringing Natural Materials to Modern Construction
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Natural materials have inherent strengths due to their genius designer, our earth. Utilizing nature's gifts had long been the go-to for creating the products we use every day, until the industrial revolution changed this practice. The growing trend of biophilic design and yearn to reconnect with nature is opening up passageways to utilize our natural resources and facilitate a regenerative economy. Modern technologies allow us to work with and understand natural materials in a way even the strictest code official would approve of. Learn about the technologies easing manufacturing, design, specification, and engineering of natural construction materials.

Speakers
avatar for Michaela Harms

Michaela Harms

R+D Programs Manager, WholeTrees Structures
Michaela Harms works to expand and execute WholeTrees’ R+D strategy to commercialize engineered structural products made of trees resultant of sustainable forest management. Her ability to identify focused research goals and successfully procure grant funding helps continue the... Read More →
avatar for Wil V. Srubar III

Wil V. Srubar III

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Prof. Wil V. Srubar III is an assistant professor of architectural engineering and materials science and engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2013 and his BS and MS from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Room 323 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

10:30am PDT

Morning Break
Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am PDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

10:45am PDT

Can PVC be a "Green" Product?: The Evolving Story of Polyvinyl Chloride
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is one of the most common materials in the building products industry, and also one of the most hotly debated topics in green building. While the industry has made progress in addressing health issues with the manufacturer and use of vinyl, concerns remain around the supply chain and end of life for the material. Join this session with four leading experts across the industry including a toxicologist, manufacturer, material researcher and specifier to understand and uncover the lingering issues with the material and engage in an open honest conversation about the best way to move the industry forward towards more sustainable PVC.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Britton

Lisa Britton

Director of Sales & Marketing, Industrial Louvers, Inc.
Lisa Britton, CSI, CCPR, LEED AP BD+C, GGP is the Director of Sales & Marketing and Sustainability Champion for Industrial Louvers, Inc., a manufacturer of custom architectural metal products. Throughout her career, Britton has strived to advance standards and formats in the construction... Read More →
avatar for Mary Dickinson

Mary Dickinson

Regional Sustainable Design Leader, Perkins+Will
As a Regional Sustainable Design Leader at Perkins+Will and member of the firm’s Sustainable Design Council, Mary assures that sustainable ideas are an integral part of the firm’s projects and practices across market sectors. Fueled by her passion in refining the role and impact... Read More →
avatar for Dhruv Raina

Dhruv Raina

Director, Sustainability, Tarkett
Dhruv is passionate about helping businesses grow rapidly and sustainably. He addresses challenging, yet promising opportunities by combining business strategy, product design, and social science to determine where to play and then execute to win. At Tarkett, Dhruv develops North... Read More →
avatar for Jim Vallette

Jim Vallette

Research Director, Healthy Building Network
Jim works to understand and explain industry’s impacts on people and the planet. He has tracked materials like toxic waste, illegally-harvested timber and fish, and ozone-depleting chemicals, around the world. His findings have supported major global policy developments like the... Read More →
avatar for Meg Whittaker

Meg Whittaker

Managing Director, ToxServices


Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 323 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

10:45am PDT

East Coast/West Coast, Small/Large - Two Schools Meeting LBC's Red List
Track: Creating Healthy Buildings
Like many schools across the nation, Sonoma Academy, a west coast, rural high school, and the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh, an east coast, urban, K-8 school are rethinking educational design. By pushing for material transparency, these two projects are turning their learning facilities into healthy havens and proving that the LBC Material’s Red List is achievable across a variety of building types and scales.

This session will examine Sonoma Academy’s new Janet Durgin Guild & Commons building - a 2-story, 19,500-sf hybrid maker space, cooking lab, and learning center, located in Santa Rosa, and explore the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh 8th Grade Classroom building, a 1,000-sf modular learning space located near downtown Pittsburgh. Design teams from both projects will discuss how they overcame hurdles to meet LBC Red List, and illustrate how their projects pushed for transparency, energy-efficient products and systems, and avoided harmful chemicals. They’ll lead a dynamic discussion about the future of building materials, focusing on where the A+D industry should head in terms of local and sustainable products.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Culley

Patricia Culley

Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Patricia Culley is a Senior Associate with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an award-winning national architecture firm. Patricia's approach to architecture centers on the balance between thoughtful design and environmental consciousness. A leader in the firm for sustainability, her extensive... Read More →
avatar for Chris Klehm

Chris Klehm

Vice President of Sustainability - Director of Business Development, JENDOCO Construction Corporation
With over 30 years of experience in green building, consulting, and construction, Chris has developed a national reputation as a thought leader, trusted consultant, and expert teacher of sustainable building techniques. He has contributed to over 80 LEED projects, and over 44 million... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Lorenz

Courtney Lorenz

Sustainability Manager, LEED AP, BD+C, XL Construction
Courtney Lorenz, LEED AP, BD+C, Sustainability Manager at XL Construction — She’s responsible for high performance goal setting through construction and post occupancy phases and responsible for the green story box. She’s a recipient of Sustainable North Carolina’s Sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Pauline Souza

Pauline Souza

Partner, Director of Sustainability, WRNS Studio
Pauline Souza, AIA, LEED Fellow, LBC Hero, USGBC Green Schools National CoChair, Greenest Apple, Green Schools Advocate, WRNS Studio Partner and Director of Sustainability, empowers stakeholders to adopt forward-thinking environmental and social practices. She’s led award-winning... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 327 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

10:45am PDT

Footprints and Handprints on the Road to Social Equity
Track: Net Positive Products + Enterprise

Progress on social equity is a must, across all sectors. This requires people to take responsibility for ways in which their behavior may unintentionally harm others, to listen openly, pursue creative solutions, and do this work long-term.

Handprinting reframes environmental challenges as opportunities for actors to create positive change that exceeds their “footprints”, and work towards becoming Net Positive on each impact category. Participants in workshops about environmental handprinting develop new openness to take responsibility for their footprint once they are aware of their power to also create handprints.

We will experientially explore this potential for social equity handprinting.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Cramer

Jenna Cramer

Executive Director, Green Building Alliance
A GBA staff member since 2008, Jenna leads efforts to integrate health and sustainability values and practices into projects, buildings, schools, and communities throughout the 26-county Western Pennsylvania region, as well as parts of West Virginia.  She created and implements... Read More →
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Chuck Herring

K-5 Enrichment Teacher, South Fayette Township School District
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 →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 325 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

10:45am PDT

Regenerative Products: Considering What We Send Out and Take Back
Track: Social Equity + Supply Chains

This session delves into the trials and tribulations of how manufacturers consider what they put out in the world, and how to get it back. Three Living Product Challenge manufacturers will discuss how their businesses currently address healthy materials and access to those products, and circularity of their production. Each manufacturer finds themselves in a different stage of this process—come prepared to learn from their successes, and be a part of crowdsourcing solutions to as-of-yet unsolved issues.

Speakers
avatar for Russell Bennett

Russell Bennett

Recycling Director, Tarkett
As a member of Tarkett’s Sustainability and Environmental Group Russell oversees internal recycling initiatives and the ReStart Reclamation Program. Through the ReStart program, available for all Tarkett products, material is re-introduced into the raw material stream, reducing... Read More →
avatar for Anjanette Green

Anjanette Green

Consultant and Living Product Challenge Assessor, 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 →
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Mike Johnson

Director of Sustainability, 3Form/LightArt
As Director of Sustainability, Michael Johnson provides direction and oversight to corporate environmental and social responsibility efforts at 3form. These include initiatives designed to achieve goals of zero waste in manufacturing, carbon neutrality, product transparency and optimization... Read More →
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Aimée Robinson

Owner, EcoBalanza
Aimée Robinson founded EcoBalanza in 2009 to fulfill a very important mission: to create upholstered furniture with integrity, furniture that is safe for homes and workplaces, and socially and environmentally responsible.Every upholstered furniture piece handcrafted by EcoBalanza... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 326 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

10:45am PDT

Streamlining Product Transparency: Introducing the Toxnot and Declare Partnership
Track: Green Chemistry + Health

Review data hub platforms, such as mindful Materials, and the benefit to specifiers and manufacturers in identifying healthy products and communicating product attributes.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Cooper

Andrea Cooper

Living Building Challenge Materials Petal + 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 →
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Kayleigh Gregory

Sustainability Coordinator, Mohawk Industries
Kayleigh Gregory is the Sustainability Coordinator at Mohawk Industries. Her current responsibilities include providing global and regional support to the company’s sustainability initiatives including customer relations, employee engagement, manufacturing operations, and external... Read More →
avatar for Eveyln Ritter

Eveyln Ritter

Customer Success Manager and Solutions Engineer, Toxnot
Evelyn helps manufacturers leverage technology to ensure their products meet the highest levels of material safety and sustainability possible. By simplifying the process of hazards assessment and applying technology tools, she enables practitioners to spend more time improving their... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 324 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

12:15pm PDT

Lunch
Wednesday September 12, 2018 12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1:30pm PDT

Trade Show Floor Open (Public Hours 1:30-5:00pm)
Check out the Expo's trade floor booths and activities (1:30pm - 5:00pm), opening plenary + keynote panel (5:00pm - 6:30pm), and the afterparty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (7:00pm - 10:00pm). The keynote panel is hosted in partnership with Green Building Alliance’s Inspire Speakers Series.



Wednesday September 12, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

5:00pm PDT

Opening Plenary + Wednesday Night Keynote Panel
The Living Product Challenge was launched with a bold vision – imagine beautiful, healthy products that makes the world a better place through their very creation. In partnership with Green Building Alliance’s Inspire Speakers Series, we are pleased to welcome three inspirational companies, Humanscale, LightArt and Mohawk Group, that have taken on this challenge and are demonstrating that regenerative products are not only possible, but good for business and transformative for the companies and the people that pursue the program. Randy Fiser, CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers, will kick off the discussion by sharing the critical role that the interior design profession has in this movement to bring beautiful and healthy materials into the places we live, work and play. Avinash Rajagopal, Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis Magazine, will then moderate a panel sharing three stories of leading companies that had the courage to dream big with the Living Product Challenge. 

Speakers
avatar for Jane Abernethy

Jane Abernethy

Sustainability Officer, Humanscale
As the Sustainability Officer, Jane develops the strategic vision for sustainability at Humanscale, which has taken on the ambitious goal of full materials transparency for all products. Under her leadership, Humanscale has a developed an extensive program to work with our supply... Read More →
avatar for Randy Fiser

Randy Fiser

CEO, American Society of Interior Designers
Randy W. Fiser leads the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as chief executive officer, overseeing the strategic planning, financial management, and national operations for the Society’s more than 25,000 members who work across all sectors of residential and commercial... Read More →
avatar for George Bandy Jr

George Bandy Jr

VP Sustainability and Commercial Marketing, Mohawk Group
George Bandy, Jr. currently serves as the Vice President of Sustainability and Commercial Marketing at the Mohawk Group. George provides substantial knowledge of the concepts and practices of sustainability. He believes that looking at opportunities to position environmental, economic... Read More →
avatar for Avinash Rajagopal

Avinash Rajagopal

Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis
Avinash Rajagopal is the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. He is the author of Hacking Design (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2013) and has contributed to numerous volumes on architecture and design, including Adhocracy (Istanbul Design Biennial, 2012), Making Africa... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

President and Creative Director, LightArt
Ryan Smith is President and Creative Director of LightArt, a lighting manufacturer based in the Georgetown neighborhood in Seattle, WA. Smith has and extensive background in architecture and design. His mentorship with Dale Chihuly guided him to start his own studio Grey Design with... Read More →


Wednesday September 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

7:00pm PDT

Afterparty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
A recognized leader at the forefront of sustainable innovation, Phipps Conservatory is home to one of the greenest building in the world:, the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL), the first and only building to meet four of the highest green certifications including Living Building Challenge®. The CSL is a net-zero energy and net-zero water building that provides significant environmental, health and wellness benefits, addressing environmental issues while providing access to fresh air, daylight and connections with nature to showcase the healthiest, high performance space of its kind.

Join Expo attendees at one of the greenest buildings in the world and certified 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 Center for Sustainable Landscapes, stunning Gardens of Sound and Motion flower show, Tropical Forest Cuba and more.

This event made possible by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Vitro Architectural Glass. 

Wednesday September 12, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
 
Thursday, September 13
 

7:30am PDT

Registration Desk Open
Thursday September 13, 2018 7:30am - 2:30pm PDT
Foyer, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

8:00am PDT

Breakfast
Thursday September 13, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

8:30am PDT

Keynote: Ruth Ann Norton
Speakers
avatar for Sam Klein

Sam Klein

Head of Product, Thread
Sam started her professional career at Macy’s in NYC and then moved to Pittsburgh to work for American Eagle Outfitters. While she loved the excitement of working in retail, she was never truly fulfilled at the end of the day. After having her first son and enjoying 5 months away... Read More →
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Ruth Ann Norton

President and CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Ruth Ann Norton serves as President & CEO of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), a national nonprofit founded in 1986 dedicated to the elimination of childhood lead poisoning and the creation of healthy, safe and energy efficient housing for America’s children. A dedicated... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

10:00am PDT

Trade Show Floor Open (10:00am-1:00pm)
Thursday September 13, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Thursday September 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Trade Show Floor, Hall C David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1:00pm PDT

Healthy Materials in Affordable Housing: Creating Demand + Amplifying Impact
Track: Green Chemistry + Health

For over six years, the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has been partnering with leading affordable housing developers and organizations, including Enterprise Green Communities, to promote and explore the implementation of the Living Building Challenge in affordable housing. Enterprise Green Communities (EGC) has long been a driving force in the industry for sustainable affordable housing. Their 2015 Criteria has been adopted as QAP criteria in many states, setting stringent guidelines for energy and water efficiency, as well as materials health. For their 2019 update, EGC has partnered with ILFI to align their materials criteria with Declare, the Red List, and other ILFI programs. This panel will explore the intended outcome of the partnership, including how simultaneously raising the floor and the ceiling will lead to industry revolution. The panel will feature affordable housing developers and architects, as well as representatives from EGC and ILFI. It will tell the story of how project teams around the nation have pioneered the implementation of Living Building Challenge-compliant materials through regional materials that are contextually appropriate and promote the economy of the local community. Acknowledging failures and successes, the speakers will extrapolate lessons learned and provide replicable and pragmatic strategies for future projects to realize their goals of creating healthful environments free from harmful toxins.

Speakers
avatar for Aubrie Christensen

Aubrie Christensen

Project Manager, Spokane Public Schools
Aubrie Christensen is a Project Manager for Spokane Public Schools where she manages the design and construction for major capital projects. Prior to working at Spokane Public Schools, Aubrie was the Development Project Manager for Foundation Communities, a Non-Profit Affordable Housing... Read More →
avatar for Krista Egger

Krista Egger

Senior Director, Enterprise Community Partners
With more than a decade of experience leading energy efficiency initiatives with affordable housing stakeholders, Krista manages Enterprise’s national Green Initiative. Krista develops programs, tools, and partnerships across the sector which deliver value through innovative and... Read More →
avatar for Sunshine Mathon

Sunshine Mathon

Chief Executive Officer, Piedmont Housing Alliance
Sunshine Mathon is the Executive Director of Piedmont Housing Alliancein Charlottesville, VA. Having directed deep green design and constructionof new multifamily properties for over a decade, Sunshine has lead thedevelopment of over 1,200 healthy, efficient homes in Texas and Virginia,including... Read More →
avatar for Matthew McGrane

Matthew McGrane

Studio Director, Farr Associates
Matthew McGrane is an Architect and Studio Director at Farr Associates in Chicago.  Matthew is the lead designer and project manager for the Affordable Housing 2.0 pilot project Lawson House, a 400 micro-unit historic rehabilitation in downtown Chicago.  He is also starting the... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 324 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1:00pm PDT

Monmade: How Craft Businesses Tackled Declare
Track: Social Equity + Supply Chains

Through its Pittsburgh Living Product Hub, ILFI teamed up with Bridgeway Capital to educate producers of the Monmade collaborative about ingredient transparency and support four makers to achieve a Declare label. This session will start with an overview of Monmade and the work it is doing in the region to encourage the growth of craft manufacturing. The speakers will then review the Declare platform through the lens of a craft business to understand the unique challenges, the business impacts, and the ability to fit within the LBC (specifically Red List and Living Economy Sourcing). It will be geared towards small manufacturers considering Declare, as well as project teams that want to ensure equitable opportunity for manufacturers of all sizes.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Forck

Jason Forck

Education & Creative Projects Manager, Pittsburgh Glass Center
Jason Forck is a glass artist and designer working out of the Pittsburgh Glass Center inPittsburgh, PA. His recently designed collection of tableware created in Pittsburgh has been featured at the NYNOW expo in New York City, NY.He has exhibited previously in Chicago, Kansas City... Read More →
avatar for Benson Gabler

Benson Gabler

Pittsburgh Living Product Hub Director, 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 →
avatar for Adam Kenney

Adam Kenney

Director of the Craft Business Accelerator, Bridgeway Capital
Adam brings a comprehensive nonprofit administration skill set to his role at Bridgeway Capital. His previous position was as the Executive Director of Touchstone Center for Crafts where he managed a wide range of activities including marketing, development, and program design. Adam... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Volpe

Nicholas Volpe

Owner/Designer, Temper and Grit
Nicholas Volpe grew up in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, studied Sculpture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts. After moving to Pittsburgh in 2014, he started Temper and Grit: an industrial design studio that focuses on its clients’ aesthetic... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 326 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1:00pm PDT

Pushing Boundaries of Biophilic Design
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design has been shown to increase productivity, health, and happiness. It's clear that the benefits of connecting people, place, and culture are critical to our wellbeing and future, yet many designers lack the tools and knowledge to effectively implement Biophilic Design from the product to the building scale. This panel of experts will describe the cutting edge implementations of Biophilic Design, along with how people are overcoming challenges in different fields.  Learn practical skills, explore leading edge case studies, and discover effective strategies to incorporate Biophilic Design in your next project.



Speakers
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Vivian Loftness

University Professor, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative and is a sought-after expert on biophilic design around the world. Amanda is an award-winning architect who enjoyed a successful 15-year career working to harmonize the relationship between peo... Read More →
avatar for Joe Zazzera

Joe Zazzera

Principal, Plant Solutions, Inc
Joe Zazzera@joezazzera Joe Zazzera is contagiously enthusiastic about “connecting people to nature”.  He has been (re)connecting people, nature, and the built environment for 37 years. As the founding principal of Plant Solutions Inc., he designs MossWallArt™, living walls, indoor atriums and living plan... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 323 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1:00pm PDT

The Journey Toward Climate Positive Building Products
Track: Net Positive Products + Enterprise

Can creating better products and manufacturing systems help reverse global warming? Four very different manufacturing companies are taking on this challenge in very different ways. Learn how to shift your own mindset to "net positive" and drive innovation that helps humanity build a climate fit
for life.

Averting climate disaster and harnessing our collective ingenuity will take a fundamental shift in how organizations are approaching the challenge. Until now, it has been good enough to have a plan to measure, report, and manage carbon emissions. In light of the current climate research and the work of Project Drawdown, organizations now need to assert how they will contribute to climate solutions, even as they work to reduce their current contribution to the climate problem.

Four companies - Owens Corning, Covestro, Interface, and Sloan - will share their stories about the current state of this transformation in the building products industry and the diverse strategies they are pursuing to make their products Net Positive for Climate.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Boyle

Patrick Boyle

Director, Corporate Sustainability, Sloan
Patrick Boyle is the Director of Sustainability at Sloan and has 20+ years of experience in the environmental health and sustainability field. He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management and Sustainability from the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology.He’s... Read More →
avatar for Mikhail Davis

Mikhail Davis

Director of Restorative Enterprise, Interface, Inc
Mikhail Davis is Director of Restorative Enterprise at Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet. He is responsible for advancing Interface’s journey to Mission Zero (and beyond) in the Americas by building internal leadership capacity, facilitating strategic... Read More →
avatar for Jesús Hernandez-Torres

Jesús Hernandez-Torres

Sr Leader, Product Stewardship and Sustainability, Owens Corning
Jesús is the Leader for Owens Corning’s Product Stewardship Process and Product Sustainability. Product Stewardship review of all new and significantly modified existing products sold by Owens Corning is required as part of Owens Corning's total effort to ensure that their products... Read More →
avatar for Kim Kipin-McDonald

Kim Kipin-McDonald

Head of Sustainable Development, North America, Covestro
Kim Kipin-McDonald is a sustainable development expert with extensive experience in innovative environmental and outreach initiatives across a variety of sectors. Since Covestro formed in 2015, she has launched renowned programs centered on cross-functional collaboration for advancing... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 325 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1:00pm PDT

View from the Front Line: Best Practices for Materials Management
Track: Creating Healthy Buildings

An assessment (indeed, celebration!) of terrific strides in Materials Petal performance over six years, and a boots on the ground discussion of how these achievements were accomplished, offering practical techniques to keep everyone moving in this decidedly positive direction. Seasoned manufacturers and veteran project teams will consider proven methods for managing the Materials Petal requirements from inception through audit.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Carey Moore

Lisa Carey Moore

Senior Sustainability Analyst, Integrated Eco Strategy
Lisa provides project management and support for a range of LEED and Living Building Challenge projects. Lately she has focused largely on understanding the chemistry of materials used in the built environment in support of multiple Living Building Challenge projects in New England... Read More →
avatar for Charley Stevenson

Charley Stevenson

Principal, Integrated Eco Strategy
Charley Stevenson is founding principal of Integrated Eco Strategy, a consulting firm that focuses on green building certification, building energy efficiency, and sustainability policy for institutional and not-for-profit clients. He is currently working on four registered LBC projects... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 327 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

2:30pm PDT

Afternoon Break
Thursday September 13, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

3:00pm PDT

Biophilic Design Integration: Macro to Micro and the Spaces In Between
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Articulating the qualitative sustainability aspects of a project provides a rich counterpart to its quantitative features. Under the Living Building Challenge, some projects radiate a strong sense of connection to nature, exemplifying the philosophies of Biophilia. Defining the essence of a project is essential for developing these strategies. Through this case study, learn ways to craft the qualitative sustainability narrative, creating a stronger awareness of and connection to the natural environment. In Part II, explore further value and integration of biophilic design, through art and product design; at the intersection where ideas of environment, well-being, sustainability and design are unified.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Angarano

Susanne Angarano

Principal, Ashley McGraw Architects DPC
Susanne Angarano, ASID, CID, NCIDQ is a Principal and Senior Interior Designer at Ashley McGraw Architects. Her extensive experience includes a focus on Higher Education projects and holistic sustainable design work. She has done much research on the use of healthy and sustainable... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Bochart

Sonja Bochart

Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
Sonja Bochart has over 20 years of experience as a health and wellness focused project designer and biophilic design consultant. Her portfolio includes higher-education, healthcare, cultural, and corporate design, including projects meeting LEED, LBC and WELL Building Standard certification... Read More →
avatar for Gary Keeble

Gary Keeble

Marketing Director, Metroflor
Gary Keeble, LEED AP, is a professional marketer, lifelong resident of Georgia, and a 1986graduate of the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism. His career as a marketerspans 30 years in the floorcovering industry in both soft surface and hard surface flooring. Mostrecently... Read More →
avatar for Robert Langstaff

Robert Langstaff

Director of Design, Metroflor Corporation
Robert Langstaff is an accomplished artist as well as a product designer. He graduated from Ohio University cum laude with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in sculpture and painting. Robert began his career as an assistant curator at the Columbus Museum of Art. His career and artistic contribution... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 323 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

3:00pm PDT

From Innovation to Red List Free Reality Through Supply Chain Collaboration
Track: Green Chemistry + Health

From innovation to Red List Free reality through supply chain collaboration is a real-world case study proving global manufacturers can dynamically react to changing markets. In less than 12 months Kingspan and Sherwin-Williams were able to bring two innovative and completely independent products to market as one package delivering a 100% Red List Free solution.

Speakers
avatar for Mark MacDonald

Mark MacDonald

Sales/Marketing Manager, Sherwin-Williams
After 13 years of service in the United States Navy as a member of the SEAL Teams, Mark MacDonald joined Rockwell Collins to work in Marketing and Sales in the Aerospace industry. Mark quickly transitioned into Program Management where he managed everything from new product development... Read More →
avatar for Brent Trenga

Brent Trenga

Building Technology Director, Panels North America, Kingspan Insulated Panels
Brent has truly run the construction industry gamut serving in various roles including Architect, Construction Manager, Developer and even project owner, allowing him to fully understand the sustainability ecosystem. As Building Technology Director for Kingspan North America, Brent... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 324 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

3:00pm PDT

Getting Ahead of Chemicals of Concern with HPDs and GreenScreen
Track: Creating Healthy Buildings

Organizations of many kinds are creating lists of chemicals of concern and related restrictions, from regulatory agencies to manufacturers, brands, large scale purchasers, retailers, and NGOs. It can be overwhelming to track and manage these lists. Existing lists are constantly changing, and new lists are being continuously created. Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals provide robust and holistic platforms for defining chemicals in products, identifying chemicals of concern in products, and optimizing products from design to manufacture. In this session we will delve into the details of HPDs and GreenScreen, and how designers and manufacturers are using these tools to optimize their products.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Britton

Lisa Britton

Director of Sales & Marketing, Industrial Louvers, Inc.
Lisa Britton, CSI, CCPR, LEED AP BD+C, GGP is the Director of Sales & Marketing and Sustainability Champion for Industrial Louvers, Inc., a manufacturer of custom architectural metal products. Throughout her career, Britton has strived to advance standards and formats in the construction... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Drake

Suzanne Drake

Research Director, Sr Associate, Perkins+Will
Suzanne is a Research Director in Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office, co-directing the firm’s Materials Performance Lab. The Lab is the conduit for healthy materials knowledge and research, firm-wide dissemination, and implementation into projects. She draws on over two decades... Read More →
avatar for Mark Rossi

Mark Rossi

Executive Director, Clean Production Action
Mark Rossi, PhD. is the Executive Director of Clean Production Action, where he has been part of the team since 2004. Dr. Mark S. Rossi is a collaborative developer of innovative programs, tools and initiatives for integrating sustainable materials and safer chemicals into the economy... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Vittori

Wendy Vittori

Executive Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative
Wendy Vittori is Executive Director of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, a not-for-profit, member organization committed to transparency, openness and innovation in building products.  Prior to assuming this position in May 2015, Wendy has served as a leader in business... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 327 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

3:00pm PDT

Healthy & Affordable Building Materials: Strategic Transformation Opportunities
Track: Social Equity + Supply Chain

HomeFree is a national initiative supporting affordable housing leaders who are improving human health by using less toxic building materials. This workshop will connect the dots showing how this initiative uses product transparency data to enable effective product research, evaluation, and collaborative opportunities for scaled product innovation in this sector, including the Home Depot Chemicals Strategy to eliminate 12 chemicals of concern in 4 product categories. Participants will use data to engage in an analysis of Strategic Transformation Opportunities and help impact the agenda for the next phase of product innovation in this sector.

Speakers
avatar for Simona Fischer

Simona Fischer

Designer, Sustainability Specialist, MSR
Simona Fischer received her M.S. in Sustainable Design in Architecture and M. Arch from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Iowa. Simona is strategic about sustainability and intrigued by the balance between material performance, the life cycle... Read More →
avatar for Jim Vallette

Jim Vallette

Research Director, Healthy Building Network
Jim works to understand and explain industry’s impacts on people and the planet. He has tracked materials like toxic waste, illegally-harvested timber and fish, and ozone-depleting chemicals, around the world. His findings have supported major global policy developments like the... Read More →
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Founder & President of the Board, Healthy Building Network
Since 2000 Healthy Building Network has been defining the leading edge of healthy building practices that increase transparency in the building products industry, reduce human exposures to chemical hazards, and create market incentives for healthier innovations in manufacturing. HBN’s... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 326 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

3:00pm PDT

Pursuing Healthier Products at a Global Scale
Track: Net Positive Products + Enterprise

As the market for healthier products continues to evolve rapidly without regulation or legislation, it's up to businesses and consumers to demand chemical safety and transparency. Software giant Salesforce has made it part of their real estate mission to be a leading voice in the movement for healthier products, and will share how they're implementing healthier products in a global design standard that spans the world.

While progress for each product happens at the individual level, learn how large companies can help move the product market with an organized approach applied at the portfolio scale.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda von Almen

Amanda von Almen

Green Building Program Manager, Salesforce
As the Green Building Program Manager for Salesforce, Amanda von Almen manages global green building consultants to deliver LEED and green building certified spaces for all of Salesforce's office build outs. She is focused on healthy materials, IEQ, renewable energy, energy management... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Frost

Jeff Frost

Project Manager, Brightworks Sustainability
Jeff Frost is a Project Manager at Brightworks Sustainability and a recognized national subject matter expert on a wide variety of material issues affecting the built environment. He is a Living Future Accredited professional with expertise in material health and sustainability, LEED... Read More →
avatar for Fadi El Mouallem

Fadi El Mouallem

Director of Strategic Sourcing, Salesforce
Fadi is a Director of Strategic Sourcing at Salesforce. He manages the global sourcing team for real estate, which includes real estate services, capital projects, workplace services, sustainability, and security services. He focuses on building a passionate team of sourcing professionals... Read More →


Thursday September 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 325 David L. Lawrence Convention Center

4:45pm PDT

Rooftop Reception
Join us for a last drink and light snacks 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.

Passport raffle drawing will take place at 5:00pm. Winners must be present to receive prize. 

Thursday September 13, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA