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Monday, October 7
 

2:00pm

Partner Event: MATERIALIZE Workshop hosted by GIGA
Please join our partner for this great workshop that will include a mindful MATERIALS session the day before the Living Product Expo. Be part of a full afternoon with conversations about successes & challenges in specifying healthy materials, IoT in action, material & data accessibility and mindful MATERIALS in use.

See here for more information

Monday October 7, 2019 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Gresham Smith 222 Second Ave. South, Suite 1400, Nashville, TN 37201
 
Tuesday, October 8
 

8:00am

Living Building Challenge 4.0 Workshop
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main Expo registration page. There is an additional charge to attend. You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: $175

Led by ILFI Staff, this workshop provides the first opportunity for a deep dive into the new Living Building Challenge (LBC) 4.0 Standard. Participants will learn about the why, what, and how of the latest evolution of the LBC. Why has the Standard evolved in this direction? Why have these specific changes and updates been made? What are the intended outcomes and impacts? What Imperatives have changed? What imperatives are new? What are the new intents and requirements of the Petals and Imperatives? What are the new certification paths? How do I access the new Standard and related resources and education? How do I register under this new system? How do I update my current project to 4.0, if desired? These questions and more will be addressed in this four-hour workshop.

Come learn about the revised Standard, ask your questions, and dialogue with other participants about new opportunities for catalyzing change in the market. LBC 4.0 provides a framework for bringing us closer to a Living Future. Be one of the first to hear, learn, and engage! Please bring your thinking caps, ideas for projects to discuss, and join us.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA Foundational CE credits
  • 4 AIA LU|HSW credits


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Buildings, ILFI
As Vice President of Living Buildings, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world. In addition, she provides strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and... Read More →



Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 108 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00am

Beyond Emissions: Solving The Carbon Crisis from the Materials Up
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main Expo registration page. There is an additional charge to attend. You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: $200

Embodied carbon emissions currently account for 11% of annual global GHG emissions, making the materials we use to build a crucial, but often unseen, contributor to the climate crisis. But what if the buildings we designed and occupied could instead serve to reverse this trend, by acting as carbon sinks?
This summit convenes the leading minds and actors in the embodied carbon conversation to accelerate collaboration and change towards a future with carbon-negative materials. From the Carbon Leadership Forum, to LCA consultants, to manufacturers of bio-based, carbon sequestering materials, this summit will inspire and challenge us all to think deeper about how to design for a living future.

Agenda:
  • Keynote: New Carbon Architecture with Bruce King
  • Panel Discussions
    • Reducing Embodied Carbon Through Design Specification and Procurement
    • Materials CAN (Embodied Carbon in Declare and Carbon Sequestering Materials)
    • Bio-Based and Carbon Sequestering Materials
  • Workshop Exercises 
  • Closing Remarks 

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


Speakers
avatar for Stacy Smedley

Stacy Smedley

Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA Building
Stacy has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington, and 15 years in the architecture and construction professions. Her resume includes the first LEED for Homes Platinum certified project in Washington State as well as the first project in the world to be... Read More →
avatar for Bruce King

Bruce King

Author, Structural Engineer, Founder, Ecological Building Network
Bruce King is a recovering structural engineer with 40 years of experience designing buildings of every size and type around the world, from Port-au-Prince to Palo Alto. He is the author of "Buildings of Earth and Straw," "Making Better Concrete," "Design of Straw Bale Buildings... Read More →
avatar for Kathrina Simonen

Kathrina Simonen

Director, Associate Professor, Simonen Design
Kate Simonen, AIA, SE is founding director of the Carbon Leadership Forum, an industry-academic collaboration highlighting the carbon impact of the built environment, and developing pathways for "carbon smart" buildings to be part of the global climate solution. She is an Associate... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Conway

Lisa Conway

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

Annie Bevan

Global Head of Sustainability, Superior Essex
Annie Bevan is a sustainability professional with over 10 years of experience working with organizations to develop processes, procedures, and standards to analyze and certify various sustainability claims in products, buildings, and within manufacturing operations. She represents... Read More →
avatar for Anita Snader

Anita Snader

Environmental Sustainability Manager, Armstrong World Industries
Anita Snader is the Environmental Sustainability Manager of Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, PA. She manages the sustainability strategy for Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, and serves as an internal environmental advocate, and environmental spokesperson. She is a LEED... Read More →
avatar for Chris Magwood

Chris Magwood

Director, Endeavour Centre
Chris Magwood is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient, carbon sequestering, healthy, beautiful and inspiring buildings. Chris is currently the executive director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school in Peterborough, Ontario, where he... Read More →
avatar for Jacob Deva Racusin

Jacob Deva Racusin

Managing Partner, New Frameworks Natural Design Build
Jacob Deva Racusin is co-owner of New Frameworks Natural Design/Build, offering services in green remodeling, new construction, consultation, and education featuring low-impact high-performance building technologies. Through his work as a designer, builder, consultant, and educator... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm
Room 106 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

1:00pm

Pedal Tour: Nashville’s Music City Bikeway
Meet at B-Cycle Station (170 5th Ave. S) near Music City Center. 

From bike lanes and scenic trails to picturesque pathways, two wheels might just be one of the best ways to explore the beautiful city Nashville! Meet fellow conference goers at the Nashville B-Cycle stand for a self-guided bike tour of Nashville. Nashville’s original bike sharing system,  B-cycle tracks mileage and calories burned, as well as the carbon offset of each trip. 

Nashville has many easy-riding routes within five miles of the Downtown district, which have been compiled for “The Groove,” an innovative map of easy-riding routes across Nashville

Suggested itinerary: Grab your bike outside of Music City Center at 170 5th Ave S. Head down Demonbreun St. to West Riverfront Park and ride along the Cumberland River Greenway, part of the Music City Bikeway. Follow the Music City Bikeway to the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. This 19-acre plaza is filled with historic memorials and offers a glimpse of the past, as well as stunning views of the state capitol building and downtown Nashville. 

Continue on the Music City Bikeway, riding through Marathon Village, a creative community of retail, business + entertainment.  Hope of the Bikeway towards the West End to visit the Parthenon. This replica of the Parthenon in Athens stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, serving as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture. 

Continue across the West End to ride through Vanderbilt’s Campus, the home of the Peabody College, a registered Petal project, as well as 19 LEED-certified projects. From Vanderbilt, head back downtown to Music City Center, passing by Music Row. 

A day pass for B-cycle costs $5.00 and must be purchased by the attendee. Attendees can return their bike at any B-cycle station, so join the tour for as long or as short as you would like. 

Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm

1:00pm

Products with a Purpose: Manufacturers, Affordable Housing Developers, and Non-Profits Working Together to Create Healthy Housing for All
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main Expo registration page. There is an additional charge to attend. You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: $100

Manufacturers participating in Declare and the Living Product Challenge have set new standards industry-wide for products that first do no harm and then produce an actual benefit to the world through life-cycle analysis and handprinting. The final frontier in developing ‘products with a purpose’ is equity. Living products and a true Living Future mean that all in society benefit from the advent of transparency and Red List Free products and also that products used in buildings do not impair the affordability of those buildings.

Avoiding Red List chemicals in affordable housing is an important step towards a more equitable and just society. This session will demonstrate how the manufacturing and affordable housing sectors can work together to solve the problem. Emily Niehaus, Founder of Community Rebuilds, will discuss her organization’s on-the-ground experience as an Affordable Housing Developer taking on the challenge of finding and specifying products that are both healthy and available at an accessible price point. A product manufacturing representative will explain why they are committed to developing products for affordable housing, as well as the barriers that can arise. Richard Kingston from HPN Select will explain how affordable housing developers can join together to purchase in bulk, thereby aiding manufacturers in offering a lower price point. Kathleen Smith, Vice President of Living Buildings, will discuss the ways that ILFI is working with these and other partners to facilitate the movement overall and create tools, resources and solutions to cost effectively create Living Affordable Housing for All!

After hearing these differing perspectives, attendees will be asked to reflect on the challenges and the opportunities presented and offer their own experiences and ideas in a problem-solving activity aimed to bring the best ideas forward for further exploration and implementation after the conference.

This summit is for manufacturers, affordable housing developers and practitioners, government officials, utility representatives and citizens. We need everyone working together to address the issues and create solutions that work.

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


Speakers
avatar for Emily Niehaus

Emily Niehaus

Mayor, City of Moab
Emily S. Niehaus is the Mayor of the City of Moab and the Founder of Community Rebuilds, a Moab-based nonprofit building straw bale affordable homes with low income families utilizing a workforce training program. Emily holds a Master's Degree in Applied Sociology from Clemson University... Read More →
AM

Ana Meyer

Executive Director of Sustainability, GAF
avatar for Richard Kingston

Richard Kingston

VP Sustainability, Housing Partnership Network
Richard Kingston has been involved in the property management industry for over 20 years working primarily in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. During that time Richard has worked with a wide variety of projects including new construction lease-ups, property rehabilitation... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Buildings, ILFI
As Vice President of Living Buildings, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world. In addition, she provides strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 108 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

Vanderbilt's Peabody College: A Petal Project
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main Expo registration page. There is an additional charge to attend. You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: $15

The 88,000-square-foot rehabilitation and expansion of two century-old buildings at Vanderbilt University is seeking Petal Certification. Under LBC 3.0, Petal Certification required projects to satisfy three of the Challenge’s seven Petals. The Vanderbilt team has chosen to focus on Materials, along with Beauty, Equity and Healthy & Happiness. Tour guides will share insight into the Materials Petal, including meeting the salvage requirement through craftsmanship and the use of toxin-free products.

This tour meets at the Vanderbilt Campus. The best way to navigate to this tour is by using this Dropped pin
Near Midtown, Nashville, TN 37212
, which will navigate you to the construction trailer where you'll meet tour guide, Paul Marshall. The construction trailer is located in between the Vanderbilt Commons Center and the Mayborn Building. 

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to the meeting spot for this tour. After the tour, attendees are welcome to explore the rest of the Vanderbilt campus but are responsible for their own transportation back to Music City Center.

This project is an active construction site and attendees will be required to wear closed-toed shoes. 

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 2 LFA Foundational credits
  • 2 AIA LU|HSW credits


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

2:00pm

The Road to LPC: A Manufacturer-Led Guide to Creating Net Positive Products
**Please note: ALL workshops, summits & tours require official registration through the main Expo registration page. There is an additional charge to attend. You can sign up for individual workshops, summits and tours A La Carte (without a conference pass) OR if you've already purchased your conference pass, you can log back in and add any workshops, summits or tours to your registration** 

Cost: $150

You've heard about Living Product Certification, but what does it mean to take on the Challenge? Come learn from the manufacturers who have actually achieved the Living Product Challenge about how they approached and implemented the program requirements, and how it has transformed their products, businesses and employees. Understand how to implement handprinting/social co-benefit initiatives that are measurable and provide return on your investment. Bring your questions, your challenges and inspirational ideas, and your curiosity to get the most out of the session. Leave inspired to create Handprints and start building Net Positive products.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 3 LFA Foundational CE credits
  • submitted for AIA CES approval


Speakers
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 →
avatar for Matt Van Duinen

Matt Van Duinen

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

Jane Abernethy

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

Alexandra Muller

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


Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 106 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

4:30pm

Registration + Info
Tuesday October 8, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm

5:00pm

Opening Night Reception on Tradeshow Floor
Tuesday October 8, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

7:00pm

Opening Night Keynote: Ovie Mughelli
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1 LFA General credit

Speakers
avatar for Ovie Mughelli

Ovie Mughelli

Founder and President, Ovie Mughelli Foundation


Tuesday October 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Opening Night Afterparty: Embodiment
Explore the elements embodied in materials, then get embodied on the dance floor!

This party sponsored by Brightworks Sustainability and Sustainable Northwest Wood



Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
 
Wednesday, October 9
 

7:30am

Registration + Info Desk Open
Wednesday October 9, 2019 7:30am - 6:30pm

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

8:30am

Social Transparency and Supply Chain
10 Minutes of Inspiration with Zachary En'Wezoh, Co-Founder and Head of Product at Bissy Enegy

Speakers
avatar for Greg Norris

Greg Norris

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

Zachary En'Wezoh

Co-Founder, Head of Product, Bissy Energy
Zachary En’Wezoh is the co-founder and Head of Product at Bissy Energy, a public benefit corporation committed to creating social equity through the sale of thoughtfully packaged, delicious plant-based products that are made from sustainably sourced kolanut. The kolanut is a naturally... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 8:50am
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00am

Harmonization + Technology for Better Supplier Requests
Manufacturers have stepped up and are increasingly committed to transparency worldwide.  The reporting infrastructure is ready to support this initiative with collaborations and cross-cutting initiatives. Most importantly, we are at an exciting moment where technology can make seamless reporting a reality - no matter the reporting, compliance, or supplier engagement scenario.
The challenges of data collection, data organization, multiple entries, different reporting standards, data security, and data gaps from suppliers are real. It is also clear that managing supplier requests takes valuable time. What are the best practices when it comes to data and reporting?
Join us to learn more about technology tools that increase efficiency, improve reporting and reduce supplier redundancy - and work together with leading reporting standards like HPD and Declare. Share your stories and get your questions answered. What do you need to make data requests easy so you can spend more time on optimization?

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


Speakers
avatar for Evelyn Ritter

Evelyn Ritter

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

Tristan Roberts

Director, Technical and Education Programs, Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)
Tristan Roberts is a leader in the advancement of green building practices. As Director of Technical and Education programs at the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC), Tristan leads the evolution of the HPD Open Standard, including leading staff support for HPDC's Technical... Read More →



Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 108 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00am

Product Innovation for Green Chemistry: an Interactive Case Study
High pressure laminate and phenolic board have been widely used in various applications in our daily lives. It's cheap and durable, but also uses formaldehyde as one of the raw materials. This session is to present a case study on how an alternative is achieved and lessons learnt. Every material or chemical is used for some reasons. Green chemistry requires people in different roles of a supply chain to re-think the reasons why certain product is built or certain materials are made. Product designer and supplier of this project will both present at this panel to share their experience.

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


Speakers
avatar for Luke Zhou

Luke Zhou

Lead Sustainable Materials Specialist, Humanscale
Luke Zhou is the Lead Sustainable Materials Specialist at Humanscale. He leads Humanscale's product transparency and sustainable materials program, and was part of the team that achieved the first Living Product Challenge. Luke graduated with a B.S. in Material Science from Nanyang... Read More →
avatar for Ross Bergman

Ross Bergman

Sustainability Engineer, Humanscale
Ross Bergman is a Sustainability Engineer at Humanscale, where he implements sustainable design solutions from concept through manufacturing. Ross was part of the team that created the first fully certified Living Products and is a certified TRUE Zero Waste Advisor. With over a decade... Read More →
avatar for David Palange

David Palange

General Manager, DVUV, LLC



Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
110A - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00am

Products That Reverse Global Warming + Measuring/Assessing Embodied Carbon
Although operational emissions account for more of a building's carbon footprint over its entire life, between now and 2030, almost 75% of the carbon footprint of that 900 B ft2 will be embodied carbon, NOT operational emissions. Building products can reduce their carbon footprint and even become carbon sinks that help remove excess greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

The focus of the session is to provide wide-spread education on the emerging toolbox available to industry professionals. Learning from experts in embodied carbon tools and also product manufacturing, participants will be empowered to ensure that their daily work contributes to creating a balanced climate.

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


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Conway

Lisa Conway

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

Stacy Smedley

Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA Building
Stacy has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington, and 15 years in the architecture and construction professions. Her resume includes the first LEED for Homes Platinum certified project in Washington State as well as the first project in the world to be... Read More →
avatar for Al Zucco

Al Zucco

VP Sustainable Supply Chain, USG
Al has held increasing roles of responsibility since he started with USG in 2003. He started as a manufacturing engineer in a plant, moved into management and now works in corporate. His previous role of Senior Director, Energy and Sustainability included a team responsible for energy... Read More →



Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 106 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00am

Purpose, Profit + Circularity: Leading Impact Beyond Business as Usual
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


Speakers
avatar for Dhruv Raina

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.
avatar for Denise Van Valkenburg

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 →
avatar for Olivia Fritz

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
Room 109 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00am

Tracking Tools for One and All: Material Palette Review and Product Guides
We need to find better building materials. Architects use building materials to create their masterpieces. With our now increased understanding of material content through the material transparency movement, we must re-assess our material choices in service to improving our selection process. Having the right tools are critical to improving our decisions. A Material Palette Review Doc is the first step; that can lead to product guide development; both tools are a solid way to improve your team's knowledge base and building material choices.

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


Speakers
avatar for Anne Hicks Harney

Anne Hicks Harney

Founding Principal, Long Green Specs
Anne Hicks Harney has over 30 years of experience, focusing on high quality design imbued with a solid technical and sustainable foundation. Formed in 2016, Long Green Specs provides sustainability focused construction specifications and building science material expertise to Architectural... Read More →
avatar for Brent Ehrlich

Brent Ehrlich

Products & Materials Specialist, BuildingGreen
Brent is the products & materials specialist at BuildingGreen, where he has been researching and writing about green building products, materials, and their health and environmental impacts for more than a decade. He brings a nuanced understanding of materials, their constituents... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Amt

Michelle Amt

Director of Sustainability, VMDO Architects
Michelle Amt has 20 years of international experience overseeing a wide range of projects focused on sustainable design. As VMDO's Director of Sustainability, Michelle facilitates design dialogue, leads research and educational efforts, and helps teams achieve sustainability goals... Read More →
avatar for Pauline Souza

Pauline Souza

Principal, WRNS Studio
Pauline has dedicated her 33+year career to creating high-quality sustainable educational environments. She's responsible for implementing sustainable principles and incorporating benchmark systems into all WRNS's projects. She's an LBC Hero, USGBC National Green Schools Advocate... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 107 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:15am

Accelerating the Circular Economy with Material Reuse: Necessity, Reality + Aspiration
The most abundant resource we have for building materials are existing buildings. They represent an enormous investment of resources, energy, and labor. Reusing, and recycling those materials reduces the amount of new resources, energy and carbon we need to build and maintain our buildings. Just as we need to create new Products with Purpose - safe, durable, reusable, low carbon - we also need to repurpose the products and materials we already have. Learn how reuse reduces carbon emissions, preserves natural and historic resources and drives economic development. Explore how we can expand the universe of materials available for reuse.

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


Speakers
avatar for Frances Yang

Frances Yang

Sustainable Structures and Materials Specialist, Arup Group
Frances specializes in how environmentally preferable and healthier materials contribute to whole-life sustainability performance of our built environment. She is active in Arup's partnership with Ellen McArthur Foundation - developing knowledge pieces on Circular Economy and co-authored... Read More →
avatar for Larry Strain

Larry Strain

Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects
Larry is a founding Principal at Siegel & Strain Architects. He is has spoken on materials, sustainability and embodied carbon at conferences throughout the country. He serves on the AIA Materials Knowledge Working group and the boards of the Ecological Building Network and the Carbon... Read More →
avatar for Joe Connell

Joe Connell

Executive Director, BMRA
Joe has been promoting the reuse of building materials for over 15 years, through the ReStore network in the Northwest and nationally with ReStores through the National ReStore Council at Habitat for Humanity International. Joe was instrumental in creating a national support system... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Ellsworth

Andrew Ellsworth

Founder, CEO, Doors Unhinged
Andrew is Founder & CEO of Doors Unhinged, the first US company to exclusively sell reclaimed commercial doors, frames and hardware. He leads all aspects of the company's strategy, develops partnerships, and analyzes new products and markets. Previously, Mr. Ellsworth has worked in... Read More →



Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 109 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:15am

Creating Positive Change Through Handprinting: Practical Designs for a Healthy Mind + Environment
How can we ensure that we, as expert practitioners, can reduce our environmental impact while taking care of our own people and communities through design? Using interactive discussions on the topics of mental well-being, community support and healthy materials as well as case studies, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the methods used to create positive social change with practical examples from each of the guest speakers. Throughout this session, attendees will be given opportunities to raise their own insights and engage in meaningful conversations within the scope of our discussion with the rest of the audience.

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


Speakers
avatar for Christine Bruckner

Christine Bruckner

Director, M Moser Associates
Christine is an architect actively supporting best practice, sustainability, and wellness in design. As a Director at M Moser Associates, she brings her experience with urban integration, revitalisation, and design excellence to guide the development of our built environment at all... Read More →
avatar for Illya Azaroff

Illya Azaroff

Founding Director, +LAB Architect PLLC
Azaroff's +LAB Architect PLLC is a studio built on trans-disciplinary collaboration. He is a recognized expert in Resilient planning, design and implementation. He is a subject matter expert advising ASPR on the Federal Disaster Recovery Framework, works with city and federal agencies... Read More →
avatar for Whitney Austin Gray

Whitney Austin Gray

Senior Vice President, Delos Insights, Delos
At Delos, Dr. Whitney Austin Gray is responsible for the oversight of health research and the development of innovative design strategies and products that seek to improve human health and wellness through building design. Prior to joining Delos, Dr. Gray served as the Health Research... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 108 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:15am

First Steps in Creating Social Handprints: a Social LCA Experience
The Living Product Challenge 2.0 has ramped up requirements for manufacturers to assess their social risk and work to create positive social impact.

This session invites dialogue and feedback as we dive into the human side of LCA and Handprinting and explore ways in which manufacturers are going beyond business as usual to maximize their positive impacts. Come hear from the people behind the Social Hotspots Database, social LCA at Herman Miller.

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



Speakers
avatar for Lauren Zulli

Lauren Zulli

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

Catherine Benoît Norris

COO, NewEarthB
Catherine Benoît Norris directs the Social Hotspots Database project at NewEarth B where she is COO and lead the consulting and training services offering. Catherine is a leader in the field of Social Life Cycle Assessment, having edited and co-edited several of the liminal publications... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
110A - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:15am

HomeFree: Using Transformation Targets To Streamline Healthy + Affordable Materials Selection + Accelerate Product Innovation
An expert materials researcher and an experienced designer will lead an interactive session exploring the theory and practice of using Transformation Targets - actionable, strategic purchasing guidance that can align building owners, specifiers and product manufacturer efforts to eliminate high priority chemicals of concern from at least 6 building product categories. Transformation Targets can be applied to all building types, but were developed with an emphasis on affordability as part of HomeFree, a national initiative supporting affordable housing leaders who are improving human health by using less toxic building materials.

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


Speakers
avatar for Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

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

Simona Fischer

Licensed Architect, Sustainability Specialist, MSR
Simona Fischer is an architect with MSR with an M.S. in Sustainable Design. She offers deep knowledge in sustainable materials and the building products industry. Simona is an organizer of local design practitioners who are passionate about sustainability, and she conducts research... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 107 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:15am

Product Sustainability by Design: Managing Product Footprints and GWPs for Zero Carbon Certification
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

11:20am

A (C)rude Awakening in Plastics
Audience members will learn more about the advantages and difficulties associated with moving to a circular economy while satisfying competing market demands.

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


Speakers
avatar for Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

Director of Sustainability, 3form / Lightart
As Director of Sustainability at 3form/Lightart, Michael Johnson provides direction and oversight to corporate environmental and social responsibility policies and initiatives. These include initiatives designed to achieve goals of zero waste in manufacturing, carbon neutrality, product... Read More →
avatar for Kellie Ballew

Kellie Ballew

Director of Sustainability, Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
Kellie Ballew is a Director of Sustainability for Shaw Industries Group, Inc., the world's largest carpet manufacturer and global provider of sustainable floor coverings, headquartered in Dalton, Georgia. With 23 years of manufacturing and technical experience, Kellie has primary... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Room 109 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

11:20am

Contractors: the First Line in Demanding Materials Health + Transparency Data
The adoption of materials health and transparency has been driven by dedicated design teams, enlightened owners, a growing number of participating manufacturers, and APIs that align data across platforms. Construction firms have largely been left out of the conversation, yet may serve an important role in scaling the adoption and use of preferred materials. This session will address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by contractors and harvest ideas from participants on how to leverage contractors as part of the solution. Results from this session will be shared across platforms including the Sustainable Construction Leaders group to scale solutions nationally.

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



Speakers
avatar for John Mlade

John Mlade

Senior Project Manager, Sustainable & Healthy Environments, Wight & Company
Since 2001, John has supported clients in shaping sustainability strategies that succeed for the environment, people and the bottom line. His focus has been on health in the built environment, from IAQ through materials health and transparency, active design and biophilia. He is recognized... Read More →
avatar for Susan Heinking

Susan Heinking

Vice President of High Performance, Pepper Construction
Susan leads Pepper's High Performance and Sustainable Construction Group. A licensed architect and LEED Fellow, she has over a decade of experience designing and managing sustainability programs and initiatives in the building industry. Her many areas of involvement include Chicago's... Read More →
avatar for Patty Lloyd

Patty Lloyd

Director, Sustainability, Leopardo Companies, Inc.
Patricia has over 18 years of experience in the construction industry and coordinating LEED projects. As a construction professional fluent in sustainability, she provides direction to owners, colleagues, and subcontractors in planning, coordination and execution of LEED project criteria... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
110A - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

11:20am

Crowdsourcing Red List Compliance from Coast to Coast
Finding and using healthy materials is easier than ever! Those days of super-sized spreadsheets, daunting documentation management - and beginning every Materials Petal project from scratch - are over. Crowdsourcing techniques now help expand a growing materials database, ratcheting progress on multiple fronts. Representing several perspectives, including ILFIâ€s healthy materials platform partner and experienced LBC project teams, presenters will detail their experiences and offer case studies, including challenges and triumphs. Through discussion and input from attendees, including owners, designers, builders and manufacturers, the session will then move to a consideration of new ideas for methods and process features that can enhance future progress for all.

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


Speakers
avatar for Lona Rerick

Lona Rerick

Associate Principal, ZGF
Lona Rerick is a sustainable designer at ZGF Architects LLP focusing on materials selection and transparency. Lona guides clients, design teams and contractors through the intricacies of system materials selection, product research for locations and writing specifications to assure... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Setmajer

Alexandra Setmajer

Project Manager and Materials Specialist, Brightworks Sustainability
Alex is a Project Manager and Materials Specialist at Brightworks Sustainability, where she helps clients navigate the escalating complexity of material choices in the built environment. Her work with healthy and sustainable materials includes projects pursuing the Living Building... Read More →
avatar for Jason Jewhurst

Jason Jewhurst

Principal, Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners
Jason's passion for reconnecting with the natural environment informs all of his work as a specialist in sustainable and high-performance building design. With a strong technical background in building systems, technology, and sustainability, Jason is driven by a deep respect for... Read More →
avatar for Charley Stevenson

Charley Stevenson

Principal, Integrated Eco Strategy/Red2Green
Charley Stevenson is a sustainability consultant and green building entrepreneur focused on helping others understand and implement LBC. Since 2010, Stevenson's company, Integrated Eco Strategy (IES), has managed the green aspects of projects from 1,000 to 500,000 square feet, include... Read More →



Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Room 107 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

11:20am

Making a Splash in Water Handprinting
In 2015, Global Water Crisis was listed as the Number 1 threat facing the planet over the next decade. That’s higher than Infectious Disease, Weapons of Mass Destruction and even Climate Change. Our responsibility to conserve and restore water to its natural environment is now more important than ever. To go beyond timed showers and low flow faucets, we have to think outside the box and leverage creative partnerships to truly make a difference.  Product manufacturers, in particular, hold a key position in the world of water consumption and are poised to make a vital impact. This panel will discuss the innovative steps being taken to create a Water Handprint and leave behind more than we use.

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


Speakers
avatar for Heather Schrock

Heather Schrock

Director, Environmental Products, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Heather comes to us with a diverse background in sustainability, outreach, marketing and sales. Heather was previously the Portland Regional Manager of the ReDirect Guide, a local green directory, and has served on the boards of Green Drinks PDX and VOIS (Voice for Oregon Innovation... Read More →
avatar for Pete Muñoz

Pete Muñoz

Senior Engineer / Practice Lead, Biohabitats, Inc.
Pete is a licensed engineer and certified wastewater treatment plant operator. Pete has been lucky enough to work with some of the most influential green built projects in the United States to create inspirational infrastructure and assist reconnecting our communities with what makes... Read More →
avatar for Terry Campbell

Terry Campbell

Sales & Marketing Director, Sustainable Northwest Wood
Terry Campbell started his career in the sustainable wood products industry in 2000. In 2004, he started a sustainable wood products consulting practice focused on training, certification expertise and marketing for wood product companies. Joining Sustainable Northwest Wood in 2014... 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 Environment... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Room 106 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

11:20am

Turning Better Material Health Data into Optimized Products
As more and more companies begin to look to material health information to inform product optimization decisions, ease of access to this data is paramount to transforming the market. In this session, you will hear from two leading tool providers on how their users are working within these tools to optimize their products, and from a consultant who is utilizing both systems to answer the hard questions surrounding material health. Attendees will take a deep dive into these tools and will learn about best practices on how to both use this information and take it to scale.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1 LFA General credit
  • submitted for AIA CES approval


Speakers
avatar for Matt Van Duinen

Matt Van Duinen

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

Teresa McGrath

Chief Research Officer, Healthy Building Network
As the Chief Research Officer, Teresa leads HBN's Research and Education strategies. With prior experience in government, NGO and industry, she brings holistic knowledge and multi-sector experience to our team. Teresa led the Chemical Management Program for Sherwin-Williams, the world's... Read More →
avatar for Pete Girard

Pete Girard

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


Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Room 108 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

1:30pm

Leading Women in Healthy Materials
Meet the leaders at Salesforce, Google and Harvard working to ensure that every building in their portfolio and beyond is composed of materials that support human and environmental thriving. Their work is transforming industry demand and helping to define how we arrive at a living future.

Join us for this mainstage panel on Wednesday to learn from their experiences, consider the complexity of the issues at hand, and identify how to take action now in your own company.

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

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Muller

Alexandra Muller

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

Sara Cederberg

Healthy Materials Program Manager, Google
Sara Cederberg joined Google's Real Estate and Workplace Services Sustainability Team in late March as the new Healthy Materials Program Manager with the charge to advance the use of safer and circular building products in Google's buildings. Before joining Google, Sara led the air... Read More →
avatar for Heather Henriksen

Heather Henriksen

Managing Director, Harvard University Office of Sustainability
Heather Henriksen has served as Harvard University’s chief sustainability officer since 2008, advising the President and senior leadership on strategy and building an organizational change enterprise.  Heather leads the Office for Sustainability which oversees the implementation... Read More →
avatar for Amanda von Almen

Amanda von Almen

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


Wednesday October 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

1:30pm

Public Day
Public Day includes access to the afternoon plenary session, Wednesday night trade key note and after party, as well as the trade show floor. 

Wednesday October 9, 2019 1:30pm - 10:00pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

2:30pm

Exhibitor Speed Dating
Speakers
avatar for James Connelly

James Connelly

Vice President, Strategic Growth, ILFI
A GreenBiz 30 under 30 sustainable business leader, James Connelly is the Vice President of Product and Strategic Growth at the International Living Future Institute.As VP of Strategic Growth, he leads ILFI in developing strategy and cultivating new business and partnership opportunities... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

2:30pm

Tradeshow
Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

5:00pm

Wednesday Keynote: Lauren Yarmuth
Keynote Speaker: Lauren Yarmuth

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


Speakers
avatar for Lauren Yarmuth

Lauren Yarmuth

Director, Circular Economy, IDEO
Lauren is a systems-thinker with a bent for bringing people together. She believes in designs' power to create beneficial outcomes to some of the world's most complex challenges. From food to the built environment, Lauren uses design to improve places, products, services, and processes... Read More →
avatar for Allison Paradise

Allison Paradise

CEO and Founder, My Green Lab
Allison Paradise is the CEO and Founder of My Green Lab. Under her leadership My Green Lab has established itself as a pioneer in laboratory sustainability. The organization developed the first nationally recognized standard for laboratory operations, established the first ENERGY... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Wednesday Night Honky Tonkin' sponsored by WAP Sustainability
Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Stage on Broadway, 2nd Floor 412 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
 
Thursday, October 10
 

7:30am

Registration + Info Desk Open
Thursday October 10, 2019 7:30am - 2:30pm

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday October 10, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

8:30am

Thursday Keynote: Emily Niehaus
Keynote Speaker: Emily Niehaus
Introduction by Kathleen Smith, International Living Future Institute

Plus 10 Minutes of Inspiration with Allison Paradise, CEO and Founder at My Green Lab

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


Speakers
avatar for Emily Niehaus

Emily Niehaus

Mayor, City of Moab
Emily S. Niehaus is the Mayor of the City of Moab and the Founder of Community Rebuilds, a Moab-based nonprofit building straw bale affordable homes with low income families utilizing a workforce training program. Emily holds a Master's Degree in Applied Sociology from Clemson University... Read More →
avatar for Allison Paradise

Allison Paradise

CEO and Founder, My Green Lab
Allison Paradise is the CEO and Founder of My Green Lab. Under her leadership My Green Lab has established itself as a pioneer in laboratory sustainability. The organization developed the first nationally recognized standard for laboratory operations, established the first ENERGY... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Buildings, ILFI
As Vice President of Living Buildings, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world. In addition, she provides strategic and technical consulting services with projects, institutions, and... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00am

Biomimicry, Biofab + Circularity as Tools to RECKONstruct
RECKONstruct demonstrates how design can respond to broken nature and reimagines a product through three different approaches to sustainability. Presenters Jane Abernethy (Humanscale), Russell Fortmeyer (ARUP), Gregory Norris (MIT's SHINE Program), and Dune Ives (Lonely Whale / NextWave Plastics) will explore the process using a regenerative life cycle analysis (LCA) to confirm and quantify the impacts.

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


Speakers
avatar for Kendall Starkman

Kendall Starkman

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Lonely Whale
Kendall Starkman is the director of strategic initiatives at award-winning Lonely Whale. In her role, she leads the implementation of Lonely Whale’s initiatives with corporate partners, with a focus on NextWave Plastics, a consortium of companies committed to keeping plastic in the economy and out of our ocean by integrating ocean-bound plastic into their products. Kendall convenes existing members, propels ongoing collaboration, spearheads member meetings, strengthens the network of ocean-bound pl... Read More →
avatar for Jane Abernethy

Jane Abernethy

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

Russell Fortmeyer

Associate Principal | Sustainability | Consulting Practice Leader at Arup, ARUP
An engineer and journalist, Russell Fortmeyer leads the consulting practice, as well as the sustainable design group, for ARUP's Los Angeles office. Since 2011, Fortmeyer has been a faculty member at the Souther California Institute of Architecture, where his classes focus on environmental... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 109 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00am

Efficient Supply Chain Outreach the Creates Product Innovation: Getting 360° Feedback
To create product innovation based on green chemistry knowledge sharing, supply chain transparency is imperative. Effective communication within the various tiers of the supply chain is necessary to understand which chemicals and materials are currently in use, and which should be assessed for safer substitution. By including representatives from various parts of the supply chain, we aim to have an in-depth conversation from different perspectives, explain best practices, and understand how this relates to the end-goals of improving product and process design. Participants will leave with new best practices to ease the burden of sending or responding to supplier surveys.

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


Speakers
avatar for Morgan Cassidy

Morgan Cassidy

Sustainable Building Specialist, ASSA ABLOY
Morgan Cassidy is the Sustainable Building Specialist for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions in New Haven, Connecticut. In her role, she acts a sustainability resource for colleagues and clients who are working to understand their impacts on the built environment. She holds her undergraduate... Read More →
avatar for Sydney Lindquist

Sydney Lindquist

Global Sustainability Leader, Hexion Inc
Sydney Lindquist is Hexion Inc’s Global Sustainability Leader.  Sydney began her career with Hexion in 2004. She is responsible for developing and implementing the Divison's sustainability strategy, including leading engagement efforts with key stakeholders across several market... Read More →
avatar for Evelyn Ritter

Evelyn Ritter

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

Natalie Walker

Director of Operations, GreenCircle Certified
Natalie Walker serves as the Director of Operations for GreenCircle Certified (GCC) where she manages the completion of third-party certifications and verifications for sustainability claims for products and operations. While at GreenCircle, Natalie oversees and manages a broad range... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 108 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00am

Energy Efficiency, Carbon, Whole Building LCA + Use Phase: Why Embodied Carbon is Only Part of the Story
Climate change mitigation in the construction sector starts with designing using the right metrics in mind: considering buildings as a "composite system" balancing energy, environmental and health impacts with functionality. This experts' discussion will help you leverage the building-use phase of product LCAs and EPDs for more effective product selection.

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


Speakers
avatar for Michal Porter

Michal Porter

Research Engineer, DuPont Performance Building Solutions
Dr. Porter is a research engineer at DuPont Performance Building Solutions (PBS), formerly Dow Building Solutions, where she has worked in product development since 2010. Her research focus is to enable improved sustainability of insulation foams. She currently leads a project to... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Meyer

Benjamin Meyer

Building and Roofing Science Architect, GAF
Benjamin Meyer, AIA, LEED AP is a Roofing & Building Science Architect with GAF. Previous experience includes: enclosure consultant principal, technical management for enclosure products, commercial design, real estate development and construction management on a range of projects... Read More →
avatar for Jane M. Rohde

Jane M. Rohde

Principal, JSR Associates, Inc.
Jane Rohde is the founder and principal of JSR Associates, Inc., a consulting practice that includes the promotion of person-centered environments in healthcare and long term care, sustainability, and universal design solutions. She sits or has participated on the several committees... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 106 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00am

How Healthy Buildings Enhance Residents' Well-being
Millions of people are affected by asthma or allergies worldwide, including 26 million Americans. Low VOC-emitting building products used in commercial and residential construction can help improve their well-being by avoiding the triggers that can aggravate their symptoms. In this interactive, engaging and inspiring session, hear from experts on the science and significance of indoor air quality on occupant health and practical applications for how products can address this purpose. Participants should have basic prerequisite knowledge of indoor air quality.

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


Speakers
avatar for Dr. John McKeon

Dr. John McKeon

CEO, Allergy Standards Limited
John is CEO of Allergy Standards Ltd, an international standards and certification body, founded while he was working as an emergency room doctor. He developed an international intellectual property portfolio of patents and trade mark applications and negotiated complex licensing... Read More →
avatar for Roxane Spears

Roxane Spears

Vice President Sustainability North America, Tarkett
At Tarkett, Roxane leads the organization’s sustainability initiatives across research and development, material optimization and corporate communications. Setting the strategic strategy for sustainability at Tarkett in North America. During her 15 years at Tarkett, Roxane has held... Read More →
avatar for Stanley Mathuram

Stanley Mathuram

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, SCS Global Services
Stanley Mathuram oversees SCS corporate sales and marketing. Formerly, he led SCS' highly successful Environmental Claims business including the Starbucks' Greener Retail program and many green building and product certifications. Previously, Stanley worked for Michigan Steel, Inc... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
110A - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00am

Keeping Score: Engaging the Broader Market to Advance Industry Change
Design industry leaders are marching toward innovative work with sustainable materials, and many manufacturers have quickly optimized their products to satisfy bleeding edge customers. But the greater industry lags behind these dedicated leaders, struggling to prioritize between new certifications or impact categories like human health, embodied carbon or social justice.

A new scoring methodology is inviting the broader market into the material revolution by boiling down existing product standards into simple, actionable scores. Professionals in manufacturing, architecture and academia will share how this methodology can propel our whole industry forward by making it easier to create and choose greener materials.

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



Speakers
avatar for Lona Rerick

Lona Rerick

Associate Principal, ZGF
Lona Rerick is a sustainable designer at ZGF Architects LLP focusing on materials selection and transparency. Lona guides clients, design teams and contractors through the intricacies of system materials selection, product research for locations and writing specifications to assure... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Frost

Jeff Frost

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

Tim Conway

Vice President of Sustainable Development, Shaw Industries
As a flooring industry expert, Tim Conway is focused on the positive effects that sustainable flooring products have on our buildings, and more importantly, the people that occupy and live in the spaces we design. Tim has worked closely with Bill McDonough and the internal team at... Read More →
avatar for Jack Dinning

Jack Dinning

Director of the Donghia Healthier Materials Library, Parsons School of Design
Jack Dinning is the Director of the Donghia Healthier Materials Library at Parsons School of Design. With a background in architecture, design-build, and materials toxicity, his work focuses on healthier building strategies and design for vulnerable populations. This work has earned... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 107 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00am

Tradeshow
Thursday October 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

11:30am

LP50 Meeting (Invite Only)
Sustainable buildings start with sustainable materials. While each manufacturer in the green building industry plays an important, individual role in pushing the market, the Living Product 50 (LP50) provides the opportunity to effect industry-wide transformation by leveraging a common voice and shared practices. Their collective vision is a future where high performing building materials with full ingredient and environmental transparency become the norm. Join us.
 Manufacturers may request to attend this meeting by emailing LP50@living-future.org.
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Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Muller

Alexandra Muller

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


Thursday October 10, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
3rd Floor Lounge 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday October 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

1:30pm

Closing the Loop: Collaboration for Better Buildings
Transparency in a vacuum fails to close the loop. The Closing the Transparency Loop (CTL) movement was created to shine a light on the lack of communication throughout the value chain of building projects. Manufacturers have typically had no idea whether their sustainability investments have yielded a return on investment. But what began as a need to make the case for manufacturers has quickly become a movement designed to further communication between all stakeholders within the built environment value chain to stabilize the business case for investment in sustainability. Over 100 manufacturing and A+D firms came together at LF19 to collaborate and take action to transform the materials economy. Join the conversation at the stage and learn how you can take action to Close the Transparency Loop yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Muller

Alexandra Muller

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

Annie Bevan

Global Head of Sustainability, Superior Essex
Annie Bevan is a sustainability professional with over 10 years of experience working with organizations to develop processes, procedures, and standards to analyze and certify various sustainability claims in products, buildings, and within manufacturing operations. She represents... Read More →
avatar for Lona Rerick

Lona Rerick

Associate Principal, ZGF
Lona Rerick is a sustainable designer at ZGF Architects LLP focusing on materials selection and transparency. Lona guides clients, design teams and contractors through the intricacies of system materials selection, product research for locations and writing specifications to assure... Read More →
avatar for Katie Rothenberg

Katie Rothenberg

Vice President of Sustainability & Innovation, HITT Contracting
In her role as Vice President of Sustainability & Innovation at HITT Contracting, Katie is responsible for all aspects of sustainability including the strategic development and implementation of HITT's corporate responsibility and innovation programs. She leads the sustainable construction... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hall A2 - Music City Center 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203