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Wednesday, October 9 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Product Sustainability by Design: Managing Product Footprints and GWPs for Zero Carbon Certification

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The product design process offers many opportunities for innovations to improve product sustainability and reduce global warming potentials which are most often evaluated with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Product design-thinking concepts will be presented including: circular economy, alternative materials and light weighting, design for disassembly, novel models of product ownership, and biomimicry as tools for reducing carbon footprints of products.

This session will include guidance on using LCA and EPD data to drive carbon reductions, enhance product design decision making, evaluate product embodied carbon, explore product design changes in at key stage-gates, include manufacturer case studies how using LCA to evaluate products can help earn Zero Carbon and Net Zero Certifications.

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


Speakers
avatar for Julie Sinistore

Julie Sinistore

Project Director and Senior Technical Principal, WSP
Julie's expertise includes LCA and carbon and water footprinting of products and services, in addition to sustainability strategy in the electronics, bio-based fuels and chemicals, agriculture, and building and construction sectors. She has conducted LCAs in academic and private settings... Read More →
avatar for William Paddock

William Paddock

Founder and 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 Rami Vagal

Rami Vagal

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



Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 106 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Attendees (17)