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Wednesday, October 9 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Purpose, Profit + Circularity: Leading Impact Beyond Business as Usual

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As much as we'd like it to be simple, sustainable design is typically not self-evident. It has no start and finish point or clearly marked labels. It's a process of continuous improvement that looks and feels very different depending on application, even within the world of building products. We can see the rapid evolution of sustainable design consideration reflected in the LBC itself.

In part one of this discussion, a diverse panel of building product manufacturers will explore the evolution in attributes that reflect more sustainable design, and how these attributes can vary widely by product category. At the same time, common truths in this evolution will be pulled out to demonstrate the role that external influencers such as LBC can have on the outcomes of an entire industrial sector.

Architectural designers, planners, and engineers around the world must deliver effective solutions to climate change, to ensure the community is doing everything in their power to reduce energy demand, improve water savings, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions stemming from the built environment. To achieve this, they must pursue design partnerships with engineers and clients who share and advance their commitment to reducing operational energy demand supported by architects' designs. The community must design and specify building materials that consume less energy, beginning when and where they are made, and continuing through maintenance and the full building life cycle.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1 LFA General credit
  • 1 AIA LU | HSW credit

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Dhruv Raina

Director of Product Stewardship & Sustainability, Tarkett
Dhruv manages the north american stewardship efforts for Tarkett. He has worked in management consulting, United Nations and understands how business can drive growth by reducing their impact.
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Denise Van Valkenburg

Eco-Inspired Design / Sustainability Manager, Herman Miller
Denise Van Valkenburg, PE, LEED AP, is the Eco-Inspired Design/Sustainability Manager at Herman Miller, Inc.  She manages the team that works with new product development by assisting them in the implementation of Herman Miller’s Eco-inspired Design program.  Her experience includes... Read More →
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Olivia Fritz

Senior Environmental Projects Engineer, Kohler Co.
Olivia Fritz is a Senior Environmental Project Engineer in Kohler Co.’s Product Sustainability Engineering team. She graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UW-Madison and has an MBA from Marquette University. She's responsible for managing product transparency for both... Read More →

Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Room 109 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

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