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Wednesday, September 16
 

8:00am EDT

LP50 Summit (Invite Only)
Third meeting of the Living Product 50, a group of leading manufacturers collaborating to transform the materials economy through transparency, greenchemistry and supply chain innovation.

By invitation only

Speakers
avatar for Arlene Blum

Arlene Blum

Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together... Read More →
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Director, Living Product Challenge, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong... Read More →
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 16, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am EDT
Phipps Conservatory 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

9:00am EDT

Tour: Phipps Conservatory (Morning)

We are excited to be partnering with Pittsburgh's Green Building Alliance, our local tour host, for our upcoming Living Product Expo. This is one of many tours made available to both locals and out-of-town conference attendees.

Our tour of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers an inside look at one of the greenest buildings in the world. Phipps has long been a leader in green buildings and sustainability, and most recently its Center for Sustainable Landscapes achieved Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum certifications, and is the first and only building to achieve Four Stars Sustainable SITES Initiative for landscapes (pilot), and the WELL Building Platinum (pilot) certification.

Participants of this tour (offered in both the morning and afternoon) will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, offering an up close and personal reflection of all that was involved in becoming one of the greenest buildings in the world. Next, tour participants will have free time to explore all that Phipps has to offer, including the stunning Summer Flower Show and Butterfly Forest.

This tour also includes a box lunch. REGISTER HERE. Registration cost is $35.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Whether you are a Pittsburgh resident or an out-of-towner attending the Living Product Expo, this tour offers an intriguing look at what it takes to achieve the Living Building Challenge. It’s particularly great for architects, engineers, designers, landscape architects, nature enthusiasts, educators and professionals interested in learning about the Living Building Challenge process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Gain insight into the process of achieving the Living Building Challenge certification.
  2. Learn about the Sustainable SITES Initiative and the WELL Building certification.
  3. Discover how the mission of a conservatory and botanical garden uniquely tie in to healthy and high-performing buildings.
  4. Understand how trailblazers like Phipps might approach specific challenges presented by being the “first” to try something.

**Please note: All our ILFI Living Product Expo Tours will pick-up and drop-off from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


Wednesday September 16, 2015 9:00am - 1:30pm EDT
10th Street, East Side between Penn Ave & Fort Duquesne Blvd

9:30am EDT

Tour: Schwartz Living Market Bike Tour

We are excited to be partnering with Pittsburgh's Green Building Alliance, our local tour host, for our upcoming Living Product Expo. This is one of many tours made available to both locals and out-of-town conference attendees.

Join us for a biking tour of green buildings in Pittsburgh’s historic Southside. After riding though Point State Park to see “the Point” where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers converge to form the Ohio River, we will pedal over to visit Green Building Alliance’s own LEED-CI Platinum office space to see how new construction can be incorporated into an historic industrial space.

The next stop on the bike trail will be Schwartz Living Market which has been registered as a Living Building Challenge project since 2010 and is a prototype of a Materials Petal Recognition Project. Tour participants will also enjoy a short film by Mark Dixon about the development of the project and enjoy an organic juice from one of the tenants in the Market.

Our final stop on the trail will be Conservation Consultants, Inc. (CCI). CCI’s mission is helping local residents through education to identify energy efficiency improvements they can make to reduce the cost of their utility bills and live in a safer, healthier, and comfortable home. After our site visits we will ride along the riverside trails and have a box lunch along the river.

This tour includes a boxed lunch. REGISTER HERE. Registration cost is $35.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Whether you are a Pittsburgh resident or an out-of-towner attending the ILFI Living Product Expo, this tour offers an intriguing look at what it takes to achieve the Living Building Challenge. It’s particularly great for architects, engineers, designers, landscape architects, nature enthusiasts, educators and professionals interested in learning about the LEED and Living Building Challenge process. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Gain insight into a variety of healthy and high-performing building types and understand methods for accomplishing them.
  • Discover some of the ways in which Pittsburgh has re-invented itself through sustainable design and healthy building construction.
  • Understand how a Living Building Challenge project can begin as a petal recognition project and then become a full-scale Living Building Challenge project when all petals are completed.
  • See the application of LEED and LBC in different historic buildings, including the challenges and opportunities faced in this type of project.

**Please note: All the Living Product Expo Tours will pick-up and drop-off from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


Wednesday September 16, 2015 9:30am - 2:30pm EDT
10th Street, East Side between Penn Ave & Fort Duquesne Blvd

10:00am EDT

Tour: Frick Environmental Center

We are excited to be partnering with Pittsburgh's Green Building Alliance, our local tour host, for our upcoming Living Product Expo. This is one of many tours made available to both locals and out-of-town conference attendees.

Nestled on the edge of Pittsburgh’s verdant Frick Park, participants of this tour will visit the construction site of the latest building in Pittsburgh to pursue the Living Building Challenge: the Frick Environmental Center. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, has begun the first phase of construction and they will be our tour guides for this project.

The Frick Environmental Center will be a cutting-edge, environmentally sensitive building that will act as a living laboratory, providing children from all parts of the city with access to hands-on, experiential environmental education. The new Center will complement and restore the ecological and historical landscape of the park while enhancing visitor experience and understanding. Designed to meet the Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum standards for energy efficiency, the new Environmental Center will support its own needs for water and energy.

In addition to the construction site, we will have some extra time to walk through beautiful Frick Park and learn more about this 644 acre urban oasis and the ongoing storm water management projects taking place throughout the park.

A box lunch picnic will be included on the tour. REGISTER HERE. Registration cost is $35.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Whether you are a Pittsburgh resident or an out-of-towner attending the Living Product Expo, this tour offers an intriguing look at what it takes to achieve the Living Building Challenge. It’s particularly great for architects, engineers, designers, landscape architects, nature enthusiasts, educators and professionals interested in learning about the Living Building Challenge process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Gain insight into the Living Building Challenge Design process
  2. Learn about the multi-phased project timeline including site preparation, building construction, landscaping and site detailing
  3. See the construction first hand to understand sustainability site measurements considered
  4. Understand rainwater capture and irrigation techniques incorporated into the site design

**Please note: All the Living Product Expo Tours will pick-up and drop-off from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


Wednesday September 16, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
10th Street, East Side between Penn Ave & Fort Duquesne Blvd

11:30am EDT

Living Product Challenge: A Four-Part Workshop
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! REGISTER HERE.
Non-Expo attendees may also register for the workshop. Just choose the "Living Product Challenge Workshop ONLY" option during registration ($5 additional fee applies for non-Expo attendees).

The Living Product Challenge (LPC) was created to synthesize complex multi-attribute environmental data into a unified tool for sustainable manufacturing. Join us for this four-part series to learn in depth about the LPC Certification program and how your company can get engaged in transforming their products to achieve products that maximize their positive social and environmental impact. 

This four-part workshop on the LPC will feature presentations on each of these topics:
  • Introduction to the Living Product Challenge + Handprinting
  • Calculating Handprints + Footprints
  • Net Positive Material Health + Declare
  • Social Equity in Supply Chains + JUST

CONTINUING EDUCATION

This workshop is a combination of four independent workshops, each with 1 unit of continuing education credit. Taking this workshop accounts for 4 continuing education credits from AIA, GBCI, and LFA. (See below for more information)

PRICING

Member Rate - Early Bird (ends June 30th): $150
Member Rate (begins July 1st): $175
Non-Member Rate - Early Bird (ends June 30th): $200
Non-Member Rate (begins July 1st): $225

Lunch will be provided from 1:30pm - 2:30pm. 

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Introduction to the Living Product Challenge + Handprinting
This session includes an overview of the Living Product Challenge and an explanation of the certification pathways, process and methodology. Handprinting will be explored in depth, analyzing what Handprinting means for organizations and exploring real-life examples of successful Handprinting methods. It will seek to inspire participants to join in the Challenge, and to answer questions about how they can do so.
  1. Understand the Living Product Challenge and how the framework can be used to create and select products with a Net Positive Impact across their Life Cycle.
  2. Discover how the product(s) you manufacture can be transformed to meet the performance standards of the Living Product Challenge.
  3. Understand what a handprint means and how it differs from a footprint.
  4. Learn about the development and implementation of real-life organizational handprints. 

Calculating Handprints and Footprints

The Living Product Challenge (LPC) includes several imperatives that call on companies to first understand the footprint of their product and then identify the processes that are the main contributors. Participants will learn how to utilize the Footprint Calculator to address the LPC imperatives for which it relates, or take advantage of existing Life Cycle Analysis frameworks that a firm has in place. In contrast, participants will also learn to use the Handprint Calculator in order to estimate the handprint that can be generated by improving the life cycle environmental performance of their product. They will be introduced to the Product Life Database, a compendium of publicly obtained information related to the use-phase of consumer products. This enables the use-phase to be taken into account along with pre-use and end-of-use impacts when doing Footprint and Handprint analysis.
  1. Explain the concept of Handprinting and how it can be used to measure positive environmental impact in conjunction with traditional LCA tools
  2. Be able to compare the handprints achieved by different product-related innovations and understand how handprints of product innovations unfold over time.
  3. Be able to explain and identify the “hot spot” processes that make the largest contribution to a product’s footprint.
  4. Know how to access and effectively utilize three new tools: Handprint Calculator, Footprint Calculator, and the Product Life Database.

Net Positive Material Health + Declare

The Living Product Challenge introduces a new framework for material health and green chemistry where the creation of each product actually reduces the total amount of toxic chemicals in the environment. Declare, the Ingredients label for building products, is leading the charge for a remaking of the materials industry to embrace transparency and toxic chemicals avoidance by displaying ingredient information in a simple, easy to use format. Attendees will learn how a manufacturer can take a Declare label, materials inventory, and chemical hazard screen in order to determine the Material Health Footprint and Material Health Handprint for the Living Product Challenge.
  1. Identify the steps required to create a materials health inventory and reduce a products chemical footprint through alternative analysis.  
  2. Describe the business case for manufacturers to be transparent with customers and stakeholders about their product’s ingredients.
  3. Determine how to assess chemicals in products to determine hazards, identify a product’s Material Health Footprint, and identify safer chemical substitutes.
  4. Outline how to create a Material Health Handprint through supply chain innovation, responsible purchasing of healthy materials and publicly sharing chemical assessments.

Social Equity in Supply Chains + JUST
Companies and organizations should not only be looking at the environmental impact of products, but also address the social dimension of manufacturing and production. This session will explore different programs on the research and identification of social issues or “hot spots” in the supply chain and learn how to use these programs to develop responsible sourcing and fair labor practices throughout an organization. Attendees will receive an in depth explanation of JUST, the Institute’s social justice and transparency label, and learn how they can leverage this framework to create healthy, equitable and socially just organizations and supply chains.

  1. Understand the basic framework of the JUST program and each of the social justice / equity indicators.
  2. Describe key issues of social justice and equity in organization and supply chains and how the JUST framework can address them.
  3. Explore the emerging trends in key organizational issues such as workforce diversity and worker happiness
  4. Discuss the business rationale for organizational investments in social justice programs

Please use the following CEU information to report to your education institutions:
  • Introduction to the Living Product Challenge + Handprinting: 
  • AIA course #: LPCW1
  • GBCI course #: 0920004574

  • Calculating Handprints + Footprints
  • AIA course #: LPCW2
  • GBCI course #: 0920002448

  • Net Positive Material Health + Declare
  • AIA course #: LPCW3
  • GBCI course #: 0920002219

  • Social Equity in Supply Chains + JUST
  • AIA course #: LPCW4
  • GBCI course #: 0920000845

Speakers
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Director, Living Product Challenge, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong... Read More →
avatar for Francis Janes

Francis Janes

Manager, JUST Program, International Living Future Institute
Francis has a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices... Read More →
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 16, 2015 11:30am - 4:30pm EDT
Room 326

12:00pm EDT

Tour: Phipps Conservatory (Afternoon)

We are excited to be partnering with Pittsburgh's Green Building Alliance, our local tour host, for our upcoming Living Product Expo. This is one of many tours made available to both locals and out-of-town conference attendees.

Our tour of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers an inside look at one of the greenest buildings in the world. Phipps has long been a leader in green buildings and sustainability, and most recently its Center for Sustainable Landscapes achieved Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum certifications, and is the first and only building to achieve Four Stars Sustainable SITES Initiative for landscapes (pilot), and the WELL Building Platinum (pilot) certification.

Participants of this tour (offered in both the morning and afternoon) will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, offering an up close and personal reflection of all that was involved in becoming one of the greenest buildings in the world. Next, tour participants will have free time to explore all that Phipps has to offer, including the stunning Summer Flower Show and Butterfly Forest.

This tour also includes a box lunch. REGISTER HERE. Registration cost is $35.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Whether you are a Pittsburgh resident or an out-of-towner attending the Living Product Expo, this tour offers an intriguing look at what it takes to achieve the Living Building Challenge. It’s particularly great for architects, engineers, designers, landscape architects, nature enthusiasts, educators and professionals interested in learning about the Living Building Challenge process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Gain insight into the process of achieving the Living Building Challenge certification.
  2. Learn about the Sustainable SITES Initiative and the WELL Building certification.
  3. Discover how the mission of a conservatory and botanical garden uniquely tie in to healthy and high-performing buildings.
  4. Understand how trailblazers like Phipps might approach specific challenges presented by being the “first” to try something.

**Please note: All our ILFI Living Product Expo Tours will pick-up and drop-off from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


Wednesday September 16, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
10th Street, East Side between Penn Ave & Fort Duquesne Blvd

1:30pm EDT

Materials Summit: Integrating Materials Health and Transparency into Projects and Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

REGISTER HERE

Take a deep dive into the real world of the Materials Petal. This workshop will feature two presentations that together will give an in-depth look into the realities of applying the Materials Petal to projects and integrating it into a design practice.

Team members from the Brock Environmental Center, targeting Full Living Building Challenge Certification, will share their working model and approach to materials, vetting procedure, and documentation process. They will highlight several examples of struggles with the red list, responsible industry, appropriate sourcing, and conservation and reuse and how they overcame them. 

Representatives from ZGF Architects, LLP will share how they are integrating a philosophy and approach to healthy materials selection across their firm.  They will describe how they are breaking down the seemingly insurmountable materials transparency effort into realistic tasks that project teams can implement immediately. This process is creating staff buy-in and accountability and ultimately changing practice.

Real world tips, lessons learned, and best practices will be shared. Presentations will be combined with interactive activities to engage participants in hands-on learning related to materials vetting and incorporating healthy materials into everyday practices firm-wide. There will also be time for large group and small group discussions to explore challenges, ideas, and solutions brought forward by attendees.

This summit will challenge architects, contractors, manufacturers, and product designers to rethink their respective roles and integrated influence on material selection in living buildings. Everyone will walk away with new ideas for creating real and lasting change in their projects and companies.


Moderators
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Technical Director, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
Kathleen Smith is an architect with more than 20 years of experience in green building, most recently with her own firm, Ecosmith Architecture & Consulting, LLC. She is a LEED Fellow and a LEED Faculty member.  Kathleen worked with Davis Langdon where she conducted LEED reviews... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dafeng Cai

Dafeng Cai

Associate, SmithGroupJJR
Dafeng Cai, LEED AP BD+C, is the project architect of Brock Environmental Center, the newest hub of Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Virginia Beach, VA. He worked on the project from the early conceptual design through the construction phase and took the leading role in reviewing material... Read More →
avatar for Ed Clark

Ed Clark

Associate/Sustainable Designer, ZGF Architects LLP
Edward Clark is a sustainable strategist focused on the thoughtful and appropriate implementation of high performance building and materials strategies. At ZGF Architects LLP, he works to reduce resource consumption through efficient building systems, envelope, optimization, and occupant... Read More →
avatar for Janet Harrison

Janet Harrison

Principal, J. Harrison, Architects
Janet Harrison is a registered architect and environmental product consultant for sustainable buildings.  Her long-term partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has produced a series of environmental education centers that served as a proving ground for many green strategies... Read More →
avatar for Melisse Kuhn

Melisse Kuhn

Interior Designer, ZGF Architects, LLP
Melisse Kuhn works closely with integrated teams of engineers, architects and interior designers to manage and plan new construction and renovation projects. She has managed hospital, clinical and office space projects for the Veterans Administration, working directly with care providers... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Park

Tyler Park

Quality Control Manager, Hourigan Construction
Since his graduation from Virginia Tech in May 2011, Tyler has worked as a quality control manager on a variety of federal and commercial construction projects. For the past three years however, his concentration has been solely focused on the Brock Environmental Center project for... Read More →
avatar for Lona Rerick

Lona Rerick

Architect/Sustainable Designer, ZGF Architects, LLP
Lona Rerick is a sustainable designer at ZGF Architects LLP focusing on materials selection and transparency. With over 18 years of experience, she guides clients, design teams and contractors through the intricacies of system materials selection, product research for locations and... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2015 1:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 327

4:00pm EDT

Registration + Info Booth
Wednesday September 16, 2015 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Hall C Foyer

6:00pm EDT

Opening Night Keynote: Arlene Blum of the Green Science Policy Institute
Speakers
avatar for Arlene Blum

Arlene Blum

Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

8:00pm EDT

Wednesday Afterparty at the Society for Contemporary Craft, hosted by the Green Building Alliance

Hosted by the Green Building Alliance

Date + Time:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
8:00 - 9:30pm

Location:
The Society for Contemporary Craft
2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 [map]
http://www.contemporarycraft.org/

Join attendees and keynote Arlene Blum at the kick off party of the Living Product Expo, hosted by the Green Building Alliance at the Society for Contemporary Craft! Attendees will get a sneak preview of their newest exhibit that explores mental health through art: Mindful. Beauty meets health in seeking positive self-expression.


Speakers
avatar for Arlene Blum

Arlene Blum

Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Society for Contemporary Craft 2100 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 
Thursday, September 17
 

6:30am EDT

Morning Yoga (Thursday)
See you when the sun comes up! Green Building Alliance partners with the International Living Future Institute to offer sunrise yoga sessions during the Living Product Expo.

Join Pittsburgh-based yoga instructor Felicia Lane Savage in the beautiful third-floor foyer of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to practice some early morning yoga overlooking the Allegheny River. Do a little downward dog before digging in to the conference and expo sessions. Practice your bridge pose as the sun rises over the city of bridges. We’ll stretch you out and wake you up, with enough time to shower and change before you hit the expo hall floor!

We’re offering this pre-conference yoga free of charge to all conference attendees. No advanced registration is necessary: just wear comfortable clothes (and your conference name badge for entry). See you at sunrise!


Thursday September 17, 2015 6:30am - 7:30am EDT
Allegheny Overlook

7:30am EDT

Registration + Info Booth
Thursday September 17, 2015 7:30am - 6:30pm EDT
Hall C Foyer

8:00am EDT

Breakfast
Thursday September 17, 2015 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

8:45am EDT

Thursday Keynote: Bill Strickland, President and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation
Speakers
avatar for Bill Strickland

Bill Strickland

President and CEO, Manchester Bidwell Corporation
If leaders are to be measured not just by their words, but also by their actions, then Bill Strickland is without a doubt one of the world’s great leaders. As president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation—an extraordinary jobs training center and community arts program—he... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2015 8:45am - 10:00am EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

10:00am EDT

Innovation Wall Kick-Off
Speakers
avatar for Nadav Malin

Nadav Malin

President, Building Green, Inc.
Nadav Malin is the building industry’s acknowledged go-to resource when you need thoughtful perspective on the materials and design solutions that define sustainable building practice. A long-serving member of the national LEED Faculty, he is an experienced trainer and facilitator... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

10:00am EDT

Experience Tesla Model S: Test Drives

PRE-REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED FOR THE TESLA MODEL S TEST DRIVES. THERE ARE NO REMAINING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE.

What does it feel like to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds without a drop of gasoline?
 Living Product Expo attendees have the exclusive opportunity to test drive the award winning Model S at the Living Product Expo on Thursday, Sept. 17th between 10am – 3pm. 

Drivers may bring up to three guests to ride in the back seat during their drive, guests do not require registration and can be chosen day-of. Driving sessions will be 30 minutes long over a predetermined route designed to highlight the capabilities of Model S. A Tesla Product Specialist will accompany all drives to ensure you optimize your time in Model S. Appointments will be confirmed by a Tesla representative from their California headquarters.

Registration is full. Attendees can seek out Tesla representatives on the trade show floor to potentially reserve and schedule a private test drive.


Thursday September 17, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
10th Street, East Side between Penn Ave & Fort Duquesne Blvd

10:45am EDT

Innovation Inspired by Nature

Educational Track: Healthy Materials for Designers

What can we learn from nature’s 3.8 billion years of experience? Does nature hold the answers to sustainable products? Join a product designer, sustainability strategist and biomimicry expert to take common building products and reimagine them using nature as inspiration. Can we go beyond creating carpet that looks like moss, and creating carpet that actually acts like moss, providing ecosystem services, capturing carbon and becoming vital nutrients for other systems at the end of its life? In this innovation workshop participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at reimagining and redefining true sustainability inspired by nature.


Speakers
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 building partnerships that shift the marketplace toward sustainability and support the company’s efforts to become a restorative enterprise... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Dwyer

Jamie Dwyer

Biologist & Design Strategist, Biomimicry 3.8
Biomimicry has been the perfect opportunity to bring together Jamie’s seemingly divergent experiences in the fields of biology and architectural design. Her current work ranges from built environment regional planning to product design challenges. As a Certified Biomimicry Professional... Read More →
avatar for James Kraus

James Kraus

Vice President | Senior Project Designer, HOK
James is a Senior Designer with HOK’s San Francisco studio having recently re-located from New York as a Senior Architect with notable design firm, Grimshaw. His professional experience is focused in the urban realm and spans award-winning national and international projects ranging... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Hagerman Miller

Nicole Hagerman Miller

Managing Director, Biomimicry 3.8
As Managing Director Nicole is responsible for strategic direction of Biomimicry 3.8, a company internationally recognized as leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, professional training and thought leadership.  She also works closely with clients and partners to identify the... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Room 326

10:45am EDT

It Works! Supplier Collaboration Success Stories
Educational Track: Net Positive Products + Enterprise

Our society is facing new challenges in terms of resource management and people’s health and well-being due to the increase of global population. The Circular Economy framework can be the front-end design and disruptive innovation leverage to bring the change through companies that can make a beneficial contribution to the economy, quality of life and equity. Herman Miller and Tarkett have both improved supply chains and raw materials to create the pieces of a more circular manufacturing economy. The collaboration with key suppliers has created handprinting opportunities, such as using of recycled materials in popular products; renewable energy solutions; and recycling of product scrap to increase material efficiency flows.


Speakers
avatar for Feliks Bezati

Feliks Bezati

Environmental Responsibility Manager, Tarkett North America
Feliks Bezati, Ph.D. is Environmental Responsibility Manager for Tarkett North America, responsible for implementing across Tarkett North America the Sustainability strategy and initiatives encompassing the full value chain of Tarkett’s products and solutions. He leads the assessment... Read More →
avatar for Diane Martel

Diane Martel

Vice President, Environmental Planning and Strategy – General Management, Tarkett North America
Diane Martel is responsible for driving the company’s sustainable messaging, programs and initiatives, 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... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Environmental Management Systems Lead, Innotec
Ryan Smith is the Environmental Management Systems lead at Innotec supporting operational energy improvements, ISO 14001 certification, and employee environmental stewardship engagement while driving a focus on continuous improvement thru a project based approach with the support... Read More →
avatar for Bob Teasley

Bob Teasley

Director, New Product Development, Supply Management, Herman Miller
Bob is the Director of Supply Management, working within the New Product Development area at Herman Miller.  Since starting at Herman Miller 4 ½ years ago, Bob has help lead efforts to get the Supply Management Group to engage with suppliers in reducing their environmental impacts... Read More →
avatar for Diane Ybarra

Diane Ybarra

Human Resources Manager, Global Concepts Enterprise, Inc.
Diane Ybarra is the Human Resources Manager for Global Concepts Enterprise, Inc. in Holland, Michigan, a tier one supplier for Herman Miller.  She started her career in project management at Haworth and transitioned into Human Resources.  Her role includes overseeing the company’s... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Room 325

10:45am EDT

JUST and Employee Engagement
Educational Track: Social Equity in the Workplace + Supply Chains

In this session, participants will explore how organizational investments in diversity, equity, employee benefits, and community stewardship can improve employee engagement, productivity and financial performance. Participants will gain an understanding of ILFI's Social Justice Program (JUST) and how this corporate transparency platform and disclosure tool can help business leaders shape a robust and powerful talent management program. The panel discussion will touch upon the urgency and benefits of achieving equity in the workplace and then cover the business case for these investments.

Speakers
avatar for Francis Janes

Francis Janes

Manager, JUST Program, International Living Future Institute
Francis has a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices... Read More →
avatar for Christine Mondor

Christine Mondor

Principal, evolveEA
Christine Mondor is an eternal optimist who believes that design is essential to shape a sustainable environment. She has been active in shaping places, processes and organizations through her work as an architect, educator, and activist. As Strategic Principal of evolveEA, she has... Read More →
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Marcus Sheffer

Energy & Environmental Consultant, 7group, LLC
Marcus B. Sheffer is an energy/environmental consultant with over 30 years of experience.  His company, Energy Opportunities, Inc. (EO) provides technical consulting services on projects relating to energy management, efficiency and conservation; renewable energy systems, and the... Read More →
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Shane Totten

Director, Commercial Sustainability Services, Southface
M. Shane Totten, AIA, IIDA, Living Building Ambassador, LEED AP BD+CShane is an architect and the Director of Commercial Sustainability Services at Southface. Shane’s diverse professional experience includes public and private sector architectural planning and design, sustainability... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Room 327

10:45am EDT

The Business Case for Transparency: The Chemicals Footprint Project
Educational Track: Transparency + Green Chemistry Innovation

Leading companies are discovering that chemicals management is not only good for the environment; it is also good for business. The Chemical Footprint Project helps build the business case for safe chemical management by giving voice to the demands of investors, institutional purchasers, and retailers for manufacturers to be on the path to safer chemicals. In fact, over $1.1 trillion in assets will be asking companies to measure their chemical footprint through this program. This session will present viewpoints on this program from a major retailer, an investor and the creator of the chemical footprint project.

Speakers
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Susan Baker

Vice President, Shareholder Advocacy, Trillium Asset Management, LLC
Trillium is a recognized leader in the fields of sustainable and responsible investing which for more than thirty years has been employing disciplines that integrate environmental, social and governance factors into its investment analysis. Susan is member of the firms four person... Read More →
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Roger McFadden

Vice President, Senior Scientist, Staples
Roger is Vice President and Senior Scientist for Staples. Prior to joining Staples, Roger was Chief Science Officer for Corporate Express and Vice President R&D for Coastwide Laboratories. Earlier in his career, Roger worked as a consulting chemist and product engineer for several... Read More →
avatar for Mark Rossi

Mark Rossi

Co-Director BizNGO and Management, 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 →



Thursday September 17, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Room 328

12:15pm EDT

Lunch
Thursday September 17, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

1:15pm EDT

Trade Show Open: Thursday Public Hours
Thursday September 17, 2015 1:15pm - 6:30pm EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

2:00pm EDT

Book Signing: Arlene Blum, Jeffrey Hollender, and John Warner
Bring your own book or purchase one at our bookstore! Arlene Blum will be signing books at the Bookstore "booth" just inside Expo floor in Hall C.
 

Speakers
avatar for Arlene Blum

Arlene Blum

Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. The Institute brings government, industry, scientists and citizens groups together... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2015 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

3:00pm EDT

Beyond Materiality: Matching the Whole Product Life-Cycles and Performance to Real User Needs
Educational Track: Social Equity in the Workplace + Supply Chains

Great progress has been made on product transparency, manufacturing life-cycles and end-of-life impacts, but what about the life of the product during actual use and re-use? This session will present a framework that connects these front and back-end strategies into a “whole product life-cycle” for corporate real estate/workplace environments. Reviewing the impacts of space occupancy, utilization and operations, we will describe how to effectively match products to their intended use-case. Session will increase awareness about waste sources and mitigation strategies within the workplace environment, leading to more informed product fit and specifications. Appropriate for design professionals, property managers, product manufacturers.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Brown

Helen Brown

Co-Founder and Partner, epicycled
Helen Brown is co-founder and partner in Epicycled, a strategic consulting firm harnessing workplace change through multiple product “use-cycles” in the built environment. A seasoned leader in architecture and interior design, Helen’s innate curiosity lead her into deep-dive... Read More →
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Anjanette Green

Material Specialist, Skidmore Owings & Merrill
In 2013 Anjanette became the first Ambassador for the Living Building Challenge (LBC) in China helping to disseminate LBC ideals to the local design community. She served as Lead Materials Consultant for the first two LBC registered projects in China and has in-depth understanding... Read More →
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Rochelle Routman

Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk
Rochelle Routman is Mohawk’s Vice President of Sustainability, where she is joyously leading Mohawk Flooring in its sustainability endeavors and collaborating with customers and other partners on advancing product transparency and healthy interiors. She holds a B.S. from... Read More →
avatar for Celeste Tell

Celeste Tell

Co-Founder and Partner, epicycled
Celeste Tell is co-founder and partner in Epicycled, a strategic consulting firm harnessing workplace change through multiple product “use-cycles” in the built environment. She is an interdisciplinary design strategist and innovation planner and has planned, designed and... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 327

3:00pm EDT

Cosmetics: Towards Regenerative Supply

Educational Track: Net Positive Products + Enterprise

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is a worldwide leader in the cosmetic industry, responsible for setting new standards in ethical sourcing and green business practices. LUSH has now set a goal of purchasing 100% regenerative materials, and for 4 years has developed a global investment fund to create long-term resiliency and regeneration in direct relationship with suppliers. This case study will reveal real-life challenges and replicable successes from LUSH’s experience. We will also explore the Regeneration Frameworks that LUSH uses to guide supply chain re-design, materials research, and investment decisions. 

For anyone who wants to improve their supply chain through innovation and regeneration.


Speakers
avatar for Heather Deeth

Heather Deeth

Buying Manager, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Heather Deeth is Buying Manager at Lush Cosmetics. She leads a team of buyers across North America, building transparent and direct supplier relationships globally and supporting innovation in Lush’s supply chain and sourcing initiatives. For the past decade, she has spent... Read More →
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Ethan Roland Soloviev

CFO, Terra Genesis Consulting
Ethan Roland is an international expert on sustainable agriculture, impact investing, and regenerative entrepreneurship. He is the co-author of Regenerative Enterprise: Optimizing for Multi-Capital Abundance and a core developer of the 8 Forms of Capital framework. Ethan is... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 325

3:00pm EDT

Filling the Holes: Where LBC Teams See the Greatest Market Opportunities
Educational Track: Healthy Materials for Designers

As if shopping at the farmer's market, LBC teams find a selection of high-quality, healthy products, but the range is limited. What do we need to complete the meal? We explore the hardest specification sections and the most opaque market sectors, inviting discussion and exploration of the greatest challenges. Low toxicity, high performance, durability, and affordability... how can these and other factors be achieved simultaneously? 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Jewhurst

Jason Jewhurst

Partner, Bruner/Cott Architects & Planners
Jason Jewhurst is a Partner at Bruner/Cott Architects & Planners, Cambridge Massachusetts.  Jason specializes in the design of high-performing contemporary architecture as well as the transformation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings. With a strong technical background... Read More →
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Lisa Carey Moore

Sustainability Consultant, Integrated Eco Strategy, LLC
Lisa Carey Moore is a Sustainability Analyst with Integrated Eco Strategy, providing support for clients pursuing green building certification, building energy efficiency, and sustainable policies.  She is currently engaged in three Living Building Challenge projects, with a focus... Read More →
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Lisa Goodwin Robbins

Associate Principal, Kalin Associates
Lisa J. Goodwin Robbins, RA, CCS, LEED ap, has been writing specifications for over 20 years and is employed by Kalin Associates, an independent specifications consulting firm in the Boston area.  Working on a wide variety of project types, she supports other Architects... Read More →
avatar for Charley Stevenson

Charley Stevenson

Principal, Integrated Eco Strategy
Charley Stevenson is a sustainability consultant who collaborates with owners and designers on high performance buildings throughout New England.  With his team at Integrated Eco Strategy, Charley has contributed leadership efforts to four LBC projects: Kellogg House at Williams... Read More →



Thursday September 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 326

3:00pm EDT

Transparency Tools and Programs to Help You
Educational Track: Transparency + Green Chemistry Innovation

This session will include an introduction to the key features of sustainability tools and programs that can help manufacturers optimize and market their products, and help designers make better-informed decisions that improve the health of buildings. We'll explore how the various tools and programs are harmonized in order to work together to shift the market, and include an interactive exercise to give participants hands on experience using the programs to select healthy sustainable materials.

Discussion will include subject matter experts and representatives from the organizations responsible for GreenScreen, Health Product Declarations, Cradle to Cradle, Declare and the Living Product Challenge.

Moderators
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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 Mary Dickinson

Mary Dickinson

Regional Sustainable Design Leader | Senior Associate, Perkins+Will
Mary is a Senior Associate and the Regional Sustainable Design Leader for the Texas practice of Perkins+Will.  Fueled by her passion in refining the role and impact of the built environment on human and ecological health, Mary co-Chairs the firmwide Sustainable Design Initiative... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Drake

Suzanne Drake

Sr. Interior Designer, Senior Associate, Perkins+Will
Suzanne is a Senior Associate and Senior Interior Designer in Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office, and co-Chairs the firmwide Healthy Materials Task Force. Her career has focused on commercial interiors, specializing in creating healthy environments and green interiors. She draws... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Glass

Stacy Glass

Vice President, Built Environment, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Stacy Glass is Vice President, at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. She is responsible for outreach, engagement, and education in the Built Environment sector. She is the co-author of “Understanding Green Building Materials”, regularly presents on the... Read More →
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Tom Lent

Policy Director, Healthy Building Network
Tom has spent over 35 years working on the health and environmental impact of buildings, materials and energy. Tom develops protocols for HBN’s Pharos Project and has co-coordinated development of many other building standards & programs including the HPD Collaborative’s... Read More →
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Mark Rossi

Co-Director BizNGO and Management, 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 →



Thursday September 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 328

4:30pm EDT

Trade Show Open: Show + Tell Stage (Thursday)
The Show + Tell Stage will feature short, innovative presentations from manufacturers and designers—participants will learn about the latest developments in potential Living Product materials. Only companies with a serious commitment to rethinking the current materials paradigm were considered.

THURSDAY SHOW + TELL STAGE SCHEDULE
4:45pm - 5:00pm
Farm2Factory: Growing our Future
Sean Vandevander, EcoBridge Industries


If the goal of building a sustainable future is to be achieved, it must begin with efficient local systems, such as farm-to-table, efficiencies in production and delivery to the end user. EcoBridge challenges the dynamics and logistics of manufacturing in developing local, sustainable supply chains for natural fibers used in green building materials and other textiles. 

5:00pm - 5:15pm
From Planet to People: One Perspective Regarding the Move to Human-Centered Innovation
Brandon Tinianov, View Inc.


Sustainable building design has evolved from one of energy and water savings to those with human centered design using healthy materials. This shift has created a seed change in the innovation cycle for the pioneering manufacturing companies This session will review one innovation roadmap from materials science, to user control, to occupant wellness.

5:15pm - 5:30pm
Thermacork: Insulation Cork

Francisco Simões, Amorim Isolamentos SA

Amorim Isolamentos, S.A. is dedicated to the production of insulation materials based on natural raw materials such as cork and coconut. It develops and produces thermal and acoustic insulation solutions in expanded corkboards, regranulates and boards/rolls of coconut fibre, which are environmentally friendly, 100% natural materials with excellent technical performances.

5:30pm - 5:45pm
The ReWallution Will Not Be Televised
Jan Rayman, The ReWall Company

The ReWall Company utilizes proven European technology to upcycle cartons into remarkably durable, naturally moisture and mold resistant building materials for healthy living spaces. This award-winning small business manufactures with Zero Water, emitting Zero VOCs, all at price parity with traditional building materials like Roof Cover Board and Cement Board.

5:45pm - 6:00pm
Design as Energy Infrastructure
Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian, Land Art Generator Initiative

As we transition to a post-carbon world, the integration of solar materials and other renewable energy technologies into design objects at all scales will become more ubiquitous. LAGI is challenging the world to think differently about the design of the sustainable infrastructures of living buildings and cities.



Speakers
avatar for Robert Ferry

Robert Ferry

Cofounder/Director, Land Art Generator Initiative
Robert is the founding co-director of the Land Art Generator Initiative and Studied Impact Design. His consulting work is focused on the design of net-zero and net-positive places that achieve complete harmony with their local and global environments and with the people who... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Monoian

Elizabeth Monoian

Co-Director, Land Art Generator Initiative
Elizabeth is the Founding Director of Society for Cultural Exchange, a non-profit organization that is developing international exchanges between communities, academics, and artists. Under SCE she is the founding co-director of the Land Art Generator Initiative, which has brought... Read More →
avatar for Jan Rayman

Jan Rayman

CEO, The ReWall Company
A native of the Czech Republic, Jan directs research and development activities with the European inventors of ReWall technology and with several US universities and testing centers. He earned a Master's Degree in Economics from Pardubice University in the Czech Republic. Jan gained... Read More →
avatar for Francisco Simões

Francisco Simões

Sales Manager, Amorim Isolamentos SA
Francisco Simões is the International Sales Manager of Amorim Isolamentos, the insulation division of Corticeira Amorim, world’s largest producer of cork products and one of Portugal’s most international companies. Francisco travels the world to educate and present ThermaCork... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Tinianov

Brandon Tinianov

Sr Director Business Development, View Inc.
Dr. Tinianov has dedicated his career to product innovation and commercialization in the field of energy efficiency and building sciences.  His 20 years of lab and field experience in the construction industry have spanned various materials and systems including insulation, wallboard... Read More →
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Sean Vandevander

CEO, EcoBridge Industries
Vandevander is a cancer survivor whose passion for sustainability is derived from his personal struggles in his health and the challenges he faced in recovery, and rebuilding his life. Humble beginnings keep Vandevander focused on positive outcomes for his business, his community... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

6:00pm EDT

Health Product Declaration: Open Standard 2.0
This brief presentation will give an overview of the new Health Product Declaration Open Standard 2.0, to be released in the days prior to the Living Product Expo.  Changes to the Standard add richness to the information and provide a rigorous format for transparency and disclosure. HPD 2.0 also aligns more closely with the real world of manufacturing, which will encourage more companies to participate.

(Note this presentation has not been pre-approved for CEU credits. Attendees are welcome to self-report but are not guranteed CEU's.)

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Kaminsky

Amanda Kaminsky

Senior Sustainability Manager, The Durst Organization
Amanda Kaminsky is the Senior Sustainability Manager at The Durst Organization. Amanda collaborates closely with design and construction teams and supply chains to optimize materials and systems design, procurement, and handling from project inception through construction and into... Read More →
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Wendy Vittori

Executive Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative
Wendy Vittori is the Executive Director of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase transparency regarding the material contents of the built environment and their potential health impacts, through the adoption of the... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Room 326

6:30pm EDT

Innovation Wall Check-In
Speakers
avatar for Nadav Malin

Nadav Malin

President, Building Green, Inc.
Nadav Malin is the building industry’s acknowledged go-to resource when you need thoughtful perspective on the materials and design solutions that define sustainable building practice. A long-serving member of the national LEED Faculty, he is an experienced trainer and facilitator... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2015 6:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

7:30pm EDT

Thursday Afterparty hosted by Tarkett and BNY Mellon at the Phipps Conservatory

Hosted by Tarkett & BNY Mellon

Date + Time:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:30 - 10:00pm

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 recently certified Full Living Building at Phipps Botanical Gardens and Conservatory. 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.


Thursday September 17, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Phipps Conservatory 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Friday, September 18
 

6:30am EDT

Morning Yoga (Friday)
See you when the sun comes up! Green Building Alliance partners with the International Living Future Institute to offer sunrise yoga sessions during the Living Product Expo.

Join Pittsburgh-based yoga instructor Felicia Lane Savage in the beautiful third-floor foyer of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to practice some early morning yoga overlooking the Allegheny River. Do a little downward dog before digging in to the conference and expo sessions. Practice your bridge pose as the sun rises over the city of bridges. We’ll stretch you out and wake you up, with enough time to shower and change before you hit the expo hall floor!

We’re offering this pre-conference yoga free of charge to all conference attendees. No advanced registration is necessary: just wear comfortable clothes (and your conference name badge for entry). See you at sunrise!



Friday September 18, 2015 6:30am - 7:30am EDT
Allegheny Overlook

7:30am EDT

Registration + Info Booth
Friday September 18, 2015 7:30am - 3:30pm EDT
Hall C Foyer

8:00am EDT

Friday Morning Breakfast
Friday September 18, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

9:00am EDT

Friday Keynote Panel: Jeffrey Hollender, John Warner, and Charlotte Brody
Moderators
avatar for Charlotte Brody

Charlotte Brody

Vice President of Health Initiatives, BlueGreen Alliance
Charlotte Brody serves as the Vice President of Health Initiatives for the BlueGreen Alliance, a partnership of America’s largest labor unions and its most influential environmental organizations to identify ways today’s environmental challenges can create and maintain quality... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Hollender

Jeffrey Hollender

Co-Founder & CEO, Hollender Sustainable Brands LLC
Jeffrey Hollender is co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation, which he built into a leading natural product brand known for its authenticity, transparency, and progressive business practices. Hollender is currently the founder and CEO of Hollender Sustainable Brands, that developed and markets Sustain condoms, the first US brand of condoms... Read More →
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John Warner

President & Chief Technology Officer, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC
John is the recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal, widely acknowledged as the highest honor in American Industrial Chemistry. He received his BS in Chemistry from UMASS Boston, and his PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. After working at the Polaroid Corporation for nearly a... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

10:00am EDT

Innovation Wall Check-In
Speakers
avatar for Nadav Malin

Nadav Malin

President, Building Green, Inc.
Nadav Malin is the building industry’s acknowledged go-to resource when you need thoughtful perspective on the materials and design solutions that define sustainable building practice. A long-serving member of the national LEED Faculty, he is an experienced trainer and facilitator... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

10:45am EDT

Catalyzing Data Transparency and Market Transformation through Collaboration
Educational Track: Net Positive Products + Enterprise

The goal of this session is to present how the collaboration between Flux, Healthy Building Network, Google and thinkstep is tackling materials transparency with a truly interdisciplinary approach. Collectively, we aim to bridge the long-standing gap between health hazard assessments and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), as well as improve the accessibility and usefulness of data and technology to decision-makers. This session is well suited for owners, architects, consultants, manufacturers and others who are interested in learning about the progress of our work, and how a multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary approach can drive innovation and fuel market transformation. No prerequisite knowledge required.

Speakers
avatar for Vivian Dien

Vivian Dien

Associate Product Manager, Flux Factory, Inc.
Vivian is an Associate Product Manager and resident Healthy Materials guru at Flux, a technology startup based in San Francisco.  At Flux, Vivian explores opportunities to increase the influence of material data in sustainable building design and construction through the use of modern... Read More →
avatar for Heather Gadonniex

Heather Gadonniex

Director, Sustainable Building and Construction, thinkstep
Heather Gadonniex, LEED AP BD&C, leads the Sustainable Building and Construction practice for PE INTERNATIONAL in North America. She has over a decade of experience developing and leading international product marketing, business development, and product development initiatives focused... Read More →
avatar for Priya Premchandran

Priya Premchandran

[e]Team Design and Construction Lead, Google Inc.
Priya Premchandran is the [e]Team Design and Construction Lead for the Google Real Estate Workplace and Services (REWS). She is responsible for the program’s integration into Google’s global portfolio projects to deliver healthy and productive workplaces. Priya brings... Read More →
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Jim Vallette

Research Director, Healthy Building Network
Jim has spent his career solving global environmental problems.  His work has inspired a global ban on the export of toxic waste; identified the companies and countries responsible for the ozone hole; curtailed international government finance for oil and coal production... Read More →



Friday September 18, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Room 325

10:45am EDT

Green Chemistry: Bringing Innovations to Market
Educational Track: Transparency + Green Chemistry Innovation

This session will explore case studies of leading companies that are using green chemistry to remove toxic chemicals from their products and innovate to get ahead of the market. From mushroom-grown furniture substrates, to next generation non-toxic flame retardants and PVC-free resilient flooring, this session will explore game changing innovations that are remaking the materials landscape. Each company will delve deep into the green chemistry innovation process and explain how they are turning these innovative ideas into successful products and companies.

Moderators
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Director, Living Product Challenge, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Ballew

Kellie Ballew

Product Sustainability Manager, Shaw Industries
Kellie Ballew is a Product Sustainability Manager for Shaw Industries Group, Inc. headquartered in Dalton, Georgia.  With 20 years of manufacturing technical experience, Kellie brings a unique skill set to Shaw’s Technical Sustainability Team.  Kellie has primary responsibility... Read More →
avatar for Chris Griffin

Chris Griffin

Technical Director, Portfolio Manager, Johns Manville Roofing Systems
Chris Griffin has been with Johns Manville in Colorado for 13 years.  He is Director of Technology for JM Roofing Systems, and previously managed JM’s Bituminous Roofing and Boards & Insulations businesses. He has a BS and PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College, London... Read More →
avatar for Gavin McIntyre

Gavin McIntyre

co-founder and Chief Scientist, Ecovative Design
Gavin McIntyre is the Chief Scientist and co-founder of Ecovative, a materials company that uses biology to create healthy and sustainable products. Gavin has led teams to development materials for markets ranging from protective packaging to furniture, which are currently delivered... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Room 328

10:45am EDT

Healthy Materials: A Social Justice Imperative
Educational Track: Social Equity in the Workplace + Supply Chains

Over one million children in the US have lead levels in their blood that impact brain cognition and development (1). Lead-based paint and other toxics in building materials are significant contributing factors. This session will explore the issue of healthy materials in affordable housing, which faces unique challenges, including demands for long term durability, limited project budgets and fast construction schedules. The Materials Petal, within the Living Building Challenge, offers a comprehensive framework for eliminating environmental toxins and protecting the health of low-income and underrepresented populations. This session will give participants actionable skills and knowledge to incorporate material health into their next affordable housing project. It's time to put people first.

(1) National Center for Biotechnical Research (link)

Speakers
avatar for Dana Bourland

Dana Bourland

Vice President, Environment, The JPB Foundation
Dana is leading the creation of JPB’s environment program with a goal to enable resilient communities. Formerly Dana was VP of Green Initiatives for Enterprise Community Partners where she developed and oversaw all aspects of the award-winning Green Communities initiative. A Returned... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte Brody

Charlotte Brody

Vice President of Health Initiatives, BlueGreen Alliance
Charlotte Brody serves as the Vice President of Health Initiatives for the BlueGreen Alliance, a partnership of America’s largest labor unions and its most influential environmental organizations to identify ways today’s environmental challenges can create and maintain quality... Read More →
avatar for Tom Osdoba

Tom Osdoba

Vice President, Green Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners
As head of Green Initiatives, Tom Osdoba leads Enterprise Community Partner’s effort to make all affordable housing green. Current work priorities include advancing sustainable development standards for housing, engaging community development organizations to lead on neighborhood-scale... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon

Executive Director, International Living Future Institute
Amanda is a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing some of the most sustainable buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Institute she was a Senior Associate at Perkins+Will where she co-directed the Sustainable Design Initiative across... Read More →
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

Executive Director, Healthy Building Network
Bill Walsh is the Founder and Executive Director of the 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... Read More →



Friday September 18, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Room 327

10:45am EDT

The Maker Economy and the Rise of Distributed Manufacturing
Educational Track: Healthy Materials for Designers

The growing maker movement and rise of micro-manufacturing is providing designers and building owners new opportunities to source furniture and other building components hyper-locally from artisans, resulting in great community benefit. New technology platforms on consumer-driven marketplaces and social media are now allowing micro manufacturing to compete at scale with multinational companies in the commercial space. Using Etsy’s new headquarters as a case study, this presentation will explore the rise of the maker movement, its implications for designers and builders, and its potential to realign the economic impact of construction with building local living economies and supporting artistic communities.

Speakers
avatar for David Briefel

David Briefel

Sustainable Design Specialist, Gensler
David is currently the Northeast Regional Sustainable Design Director and Design Performance Leader at Gensler. Since joining the firm in 2007, he has worked as a designer, job captain and consultant on projects varying from 1,000,000 sq ft interior renovations to ground up Data Centers... Read More →
avatar for Katie Hunt-Morr

Katie Hunt-Morr

Senior Manager, Values & Impact, Etsy
Katie Hunt-Morr manages the Values & Impact team at Etsy, charged with making Etsy better for the world, and making the world more like Etsy. She works on furthering the company mission to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world and ensuring Etsy’s... Read More →
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Josh Wise

Director of Facilities, Etsy



Friday September 18, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Room 326

12:15pm EDT

Lunch
Friday September 18, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

1:15pm EDT

Trade Show Open: Friday Early Afternoon
Friday September 18, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

3:00pm EDT

From Vetting to Specifications: Using the Design Phase to Meet the LBC Materials Petal
Educational Track: Healthy Materials for Designers

The Frick Environmental Center embodies beauty and inspiration. This session will highlight the crucial communication and collaboration necessary to embark on achieving the LBC Materials Petal while creating innovative contemporary architecture. Furthermore, it will showcase the important role designers play in the successful utilization and implementation of building products. The discussion is targeted to Manufacturers, Designers, and Owners interested in, or actively pursuing LBC certification. Participants will hear the many challenges in this unique design process, and will leave with ideas for how manufacturers and designers can work together to promote a materials revolution.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Aumer

Robert Aumer

Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Since starting at BCJ in 2001, Rob has served as project architect and manager on many of the firm’s seminal works including the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building, Ford Hall at Smith College (LEED-Gold), and serving a dual... Read More →
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Marijke Hecht

Director of Education, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Marijke is the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Director of Education where she leads efforts to inspire urban environmental stewardship using parks as classrooms. She also manages the effort to rebuild the Frick Environmental Center, a $18.4M project designed to meet Living Building... Read More →
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Larry Jones

Associate Director, Atelier Ten
As an Associate Director in Atelier Ten’s New Haven office, Larry is the environmental design practice principal for Atelier Ten US, guiding the direction of the largest practice in the company. With a background in environmental design and management systems, his particular experience... Read More →



Friday September 18, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 326

3:00pm EDT

Impact of Airborne Toxins on Health
Educational Track: Transparency + Green Chemistry Innovation

The Impact of Airborne Toxins on Health session will tell the story about how airborne toxins from industrial and mobile sources overburden the southwestern Pennsylvania region. The panel will analyze the human health and environmental impact of these toxins, and then highlight-leading organizations are addressing these threats to our living, building and playing areas. Working together these organizations are partnering with the Pittsburgh community and industry to build a thriving economy that is not in conflict with human and environmental health.

Speakers
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Fred Brown

Homewood Children's Village, President and CEO
Fred Brown serves as the President and CEO of the Homewood Children’s Village, a non-profit organization whose mission is to simultaneously improve the lives of Homewood’s children and to reweave the fabric of the community in which they live.  The Village serves over 1,000 students... Read More →
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Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis

Executive Director, Women for a Healthy Environment
Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis has worked in the non-profit field for nearly 20 years. She is the first executive director of Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE). The organization provides education and advocacy initiatives that address environmental risks impacting public health. Prior... Read More →
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Linda Wigington

Project Lead, Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces (ROCIS)
Linda provides residential energy consulting services through her firm, Linda Wigington & Associates. She is the founder of and has been associated with the Affordable Comfort Conference from its inception in 1986, (when she worked for ACTION-Housing), through 2013. As program director... Read More →



Friday September 18, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 328

3:00pm EDT

Lessons Learned from the World's First Pilot Living Products

Educational Track: Net Positive Products + Enterprise

The Living Product Challenge has been launched to set an inspirationally, aspirationally high bar for products – a vision for products that don’t just meet a user demand, but meet the fundamental and pressing needs for planetary healing, increased social equity and human well-being, and do so with beauty and inspiration.  It is likely that no product on Earth yet could meet the full 20 imperatives of the Living Product Challenge, but this hasn’t stopped a set of bold leaders in product sustainability from digging in deep to see how they can either re-work an existing product or develop a new one that actually fulfills the Living Product vision.   In this session we will hear from leaders about the adventure they have embarked upon: lessons learned so far, motivations both internal and external to the company for trying to develop and certify a Living Product, and a sense of what to expect from them in the months to come. 


Speakers
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Nicole Bellisle

Marketing Director, One Earth Designs
Nicole Bellisle is the marketing director of One Earth Designs and program leader in sustainable business development at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Nicole works with government officials, entrepreneurs, and investors... Read More →
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James Connelly

Director, Living Product Challenge, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong... Read More →
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Doug Hietkamp

Director of Sustainable Development Programs, Teknion
Doug Hietkamp’s manufacturing background in mechanical engineering along with his personal interests in environmental issues fit together nicely into his work life at Teknion Ltd., a company that values sustainability and environmental initiatives.  Doug serves as Teknion’s... Read More →
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Gale Tedhams

Director, Products and Supply Chain Sustainability, Owens Corning
Gale Tedhams is the Director of Sustainability, Product and Supply Chain for Owens Corning. She is responsible for leading the company’s global sustainability strategy with a focus on product and supply chain sustainability and on Owens Corning’s goal to being a net positive company... Read More →



Friday September 18, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 325

3:00pm EDT

There's an App for That: Transformation of Indoor Environmental Quality through the Internet of Things (lofT)
Educational Track: Social Equity in the Workplace + Supply Chains

Will light switches be obsolete? Will every air diffuser be yours to control? Will your window talk to you? The Internet of Things is finally making it to your workplace, and it could dramatically improve your air quality, visual quality, thermal comfort and desktop energy management. This presentation will showcase innovative research at Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Building Performance on high performance enclosure, HVAC, lighting and plug load systems linked to the IofT – for your working comfort.

Speakers
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Azizan Aziz

Associate Research Professor, Center for Building Performance, Carnegie Mellon University
Azizan Aziz is a Senior Research Architect at the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics. His research focuses on the design of integrated systems for commercial buildings, workplace productivity and sustainable zero-energy buildings. Azizan has worked on several sustainable... Read More →
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Vivian Loftness

Head Professor, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEEDFellow, is University Professor and Paul Mellon Chair in Sustainability, serving a decade as Head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon. With over 35 years of industry and government funding, she is a key member of Carnegie Mellon’s leadership... Read More →



Friday September 18, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 327

4:30pm EDT

Trade Show Open: Show + Tell Stage (Friday)
The Show + Tell Stage will feature short, innovative presentations from manufacturers and designers—participants will learn about the latest developments in potential Living Product materials. Only companies with a serious commitment to rethinking the current materials paradigm will were considered.

FRIDAY SHOW + TELL STAGE SCHEDULE
4:45pm - 5:00pm
Harnessing the Sun Responsibly: What Nature has to Teach Us
Nicole Bellisle, One Earth Designs

Description forthcoming.

5:00pm - 5:15pm
BioSIPs: Prefabricated Straw Bale Wall Panels

Chris Magwood, 
Endeavour Centre

Straw bale walls may have ignited a materials revolution, with high thermal performance, very low environmental impacts and low toxicity and waste. But high labor inputs undercut this potential. BioSIPs bring all the advantages of straw bale walls while dramatically lowering costs, and are assembled at local micro-factories.

5:15pm - 5:30pm
Transparency Inside Out
Amy Costello, Armstrong World Industries


The evolution of sustainability activities of a Pennsylvania-based company rose from a sustainability initiative over 100 years ago.  Internal processes driving continuous sustainable improvements and initiatives will be detailed including examples of sustainability challenges –resolved though innovation and in-progress.


Speakers
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Nicole Bellisle

Marketing Director, One Earth Designs
Nicole Bellisle is the marketing director of One Earth Designs and program leader in sustainable business development at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Nicole works with government officials, entrepreneurs, and investors... Read More →
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Amy Costello

Sustainability Manager, Armstrong World Industries
Amy Costello, P.E., is a Sustainability Manager at Armstrong World Industries, a global floor and ceiling manufacturer based in Lancaster, Pa. She is responsible for developing and managing sustainability strategies and initiatives for Armstrong Flooring.  Amy is on the Board of... Read More →
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Chris Magwood

Director, The Endeavour Centre
Chris Magwood is obsessed with making high performance buildings that don't wreck the planet. He is a director at The Endeavour Centre, a sustainable building school, and is the author of several straw bale building books, and recently of Making Better Buildings. He has designed and... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

5:00pm EDT

Convening Summit: Pittsburgh Region Brainstorm - Accelerating Living Product Capacities in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh Champions for Sustainability (C4S) business network and the Green Building Alliance

The Pittsburgh region is renowned for its legacy of repeated economic transformation. Once the hub of heavy manufacturing, the region has spent the past 30 years recovering from production processes that left a toxic legacy. As part of its recent ascent, Southwestern Pennsylvania has grown remarkable skill sets and capabilities that are rooted in sustainable practices, including those in high tech manufacturing, construction, community development, design, engineering, medicine, science, management, education, governance and leadership. These investments have already begun to generate regional-scale benefits that positions the region as a model for how sustainability can function as an economic development strategy.

The next chapter involves going deeper: Much of the Expo has been about an evolving ecosystem where entrepreneurship, advanced design, and sustainability converge. This convergence positions manufacturing to build sustainability-oriented, high-value-added market opportunities.

Come to this “Convening Summit” to share your ideas and suggestions during focused conversations on seeding the process of what comes next from Pittsburgh's hosting the Living Product Expo.

Moderators
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Matt Mehalik

Champions for Sustainability Program Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh
Matt serves as Program Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh, where he created Pittsburgh’s sustainable business network, Champions for Sustainability, and its performance programs, such as the Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge.  These programs have assisted hundreds of organizations... Read More →
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Marc Mondor

Principal and Co-Founder, evolveEA
Marc Mondor is principal and co-founder of evolveEA, a nationally known green building and sustainability design and consulting firm. Marc’s work leverages organizational and operational sustainability while raising awareness and implementing change. As Chair of AIA Pittsburgh... Read More →
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Aurora Sharrard

Vice President of Innovation, Green Building Alliance
Dr. Aurora Sharrard is the Vice President of Innovation for Green Building Alliance (GBA), a nonprofit organization that inspires the creation of healthy, high performing places for everyone. Dr. Sharrard co-founded the Pittsburgh 2030 District, a collaborative effort to create communities... Read More →

Friday September 18, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Room 326

6:00pm EDT

Innovation Wall Check-In
Speakers
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Nadav Malin

President, Building Green, Inc.
Nadav Malin is the building industry’s acknowledged go-to resource when you need thoughtful perspective on the materials and design solutions that define sustainable building practice. A long-serving member of the national LEED Faculty, he is an experienced trainer and facilitator... Read More →


Friday September 18, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
David Lawrence Convention Center, Hall C 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

6:30pm EDT

Rooftop Reception
Friday September 18, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Rooftop
 
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