Greenbuild 2016

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 12:00pm PDT to Friday, October 07, 2016 - 4:30pm PDT
Various Locations
Los Angeles, CA

We are hosting multiple shoulder events leading up to Greenbuild 2016.

Visit the International Living Future Institute Booth

Booth #3028 and #3030 (Booth Map & Booth Info)

International Living Future Institute Sessions at Greenbuild 2016

Multiple events Tuesday-Friday. Register now for ILFI events at Greenbuild! We are excited to see everyone this fall. Don't miss the exciting shoulder events we're hosting around Los Angeles and sessions led by Institute staff. All events are listed chronologically. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information and to purchase tickets. 

See you in October! 


Project Team/Network Summit
Tuesday, October 4th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Buro Happold Consulting Engineers Inc.
800 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90017
This event is by invite only and free of charge 

Join International Living Future Institute staff, registered project team members and members of our volunteer network at this interactive and informative lunch sponsored by Mohawk. ILFI Staff will share the latest new tools and resources to aid in successful creation of LBC projects.  This is an opportunity for project team members and network volunteers to collaborate and explore regional issues, share tips and tricks, discuss policy successes and challenges and move forward on the path to a Living Future. Come join us for this lively intersection of good food, timely information and collective learning!

Sponsored by Mohawk


LP50 Meeting
Tuesday, October 4th, 2:30-4:30pm
BOLD Room 958 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Price: $50.00
By Invite Only

This will be the sixth meeting of the Living Product 50, a group of leading manufacturers collaborating to transform the materials economy through transparency, green chemistry and supply chain innovation.

Members of the LP50 meet in person at least 3 times a year to collaborate, network, share lessons learned and find ways to cross-pollinate ideas between industries and disciplines in order to create and market the world’s first Living Products. 


Network Cocktail Party Meet Up
Tuesday, October 4th6:00-8:00pm
The Ace Hotel, Downtown LA

929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
The event is free of charge and by invite only

You may already know of the Living Future Network - a dynamic team of advanced, hyper-greenpractitioners in 43 countries across the globe. But you may not know that the Network (while being socially just, culturally rich, and ecological restorative,) also knows how to throw a fun party!
Come join staff, Living Building Project team members, ambassadors, and others at what's sure to be one of the best parties at Greenbuild. Graciously sponsored by Teknion and Glumac, and held at the stunning and historic downtown LA Ace Hotel, it is sure to be a great time. 

Congress Gathering
Wednesday, October 5th, 4:30-6:30pm
By Invite Only

Each Living Future Congress consists of experienced, influential sustainability thought leaders invited to help us identify each bioregion’s priority actions and inspire policy makers to make them happen in support of a Living Future.

This meeting will include discussion, updates from the Living Future '16 Congress Summit, plan for Congresses moving forward, and a time to share information with your peers.  We’re looking forward to connecting with you at Greenbuild!

Questions or comments, please email


Greenbuild L.A. Material Health Summit
Material Health Summit: Beyond the Tipping Point
Friday,  October 7th, 1:00pm -4:00pm
BOLD Room 958 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Question: What do you get when you combine the most forward-thinking leaders on material health, a great venue in L.A., great food and drink, and a series of “what if?” conversations facilitated to generate fresh collisions of ideas?

Answer: The Greenbuild L.A. Material Health Summit.

Designers are now commonly requesting transparency data from manufacturers through Declare, HPDs and other platforms and manufacturers are not only listening but also reformulating their products. The growth of these platforms is rapidly driving down the cost of Living Building Challenge Materials Petal certification and reducing the time and effort to achieve aligned credits in LEED v4 and WELL. We have clearly crossed a tipping point and the building products industry will never be the same.
However, challenges remain:

  • Rigorous attention to materials selection is still perceived as an added cost that’s only feasible for some projects, and not enough practitioners have the skills and experience for this work to be done at scale.
  • Designers and manufacturers remain reluctant partners at best, and adversaries at worst, slowing change.
  • The risk-averse building industry continues to reward status-quo products and materials.
  • Many of the biggest challenges we face, such as carbon-neutral or carbon-sequestering building materials, remain unsolved. 

Leave Greenbuild energized and inspired by joining us for this fast paced, interactive and engaging summit. We’ll set the stage with 5-minute presentations on key topics from industry leaders. But the heart of the event will be mixing and mingling with leaders and other forward thinking attendees as we engage in lightly facilitated conversations designed to bring forward fresh solutions and collaborative opportunities. We’ll take time to enjoy the best food and drink that L.A. has to offer while debriefing on Greenbuild highlights and plotting the movement’s agenda for 2017.

Topics to be covered include: Transparency and Open Data, Carbon Take Back, Program Alignment between LEED Well and LBC, next Generation Bio-Based and Grown Materials, Strategies for Achieving LBC, and others as determined by attendees.

This unique event will be held in the BOLD Room in Downtown LA just minutes walk from the convention center and closing keynote.


James Connelly, Director, Living Product Challenge

Tristan Roberts, Executive Editor, Building Green
Aligning Tools and Programs
Sam Wright, Manager, Living Building Challenge
Sara Cederberg, Technical Director LEED, USGBC
Janna Wandzilak, Senior Analyst, Delos
Leveraging Technology to Scale Impact:

Wendy Vittori, Executive Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative

Tom Lent, Policy Director, Healthy Building Network
Charley Stevenson, Principal, Integrated Eco-Strategy
Envisioning the Future of Materials and Manufacturing
Lindsay James, Vice President of Restorative Enterprise, Interface 
Brad Khan, Communication Director, Forest Stewardship Council
Tristan Roberts, Executive Editor, BuildingGreen

Learning objectives

  1. Understanding the human and environmental health impact of our material choices

  2. Outline the alignment between LBC, LEED and WELL

  3. Explore case studies and practical examples of implementing healthy materials in your next project.

  4.  Analyze how new open source data tools that are catalyzing change in the industry.

Special thanks to BuildingGreen for their partnership: 

Please see below to purchase tickets for the Materials Health Summit