We are hosting multiple shoulder events leading up to Greenbuild 2016.
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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.
- Project Team/Network Summit: Tuesday, October 4th, 12:00pm-2:00pm
- LP 50 Meeting, Tuesday: October 4th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
- Network Cocktail Party Meetup: Tuesday, October 4th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Nature Inspired Material Innovation : Factory as Forest (Outdoors) with James Connelly: Wednesday, October 5th, 8:00am-10:00am
- New Frontiers in Net Zero Energy & Water with Ted van der Linden: Wednesday, October 5th, 8:00am-10:00am
- Biophilic Design: Achieving Broad Adoption (Outdoors) with Amanda Sturgeon and Richard Piacentini: Wednesday, October 5th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
- Congress Gathering: Wednesday, October, 5th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
- Handprinting: Making Building, Products and Lives Net Positve with Greg Norris: Thursday, October 6th, 9:00am-10:00am
- Materials and Health Summit: Beyond the Tipping Point: Friday, October 7th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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
Tuesday, October 4th, 2:30-4:30pm
BOLD Room 958 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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 4th, 6:00-8:00pm
The Ace Hotel, Downtown LA
929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
The event is free of charge and by invite only
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 ambassador@living-
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
Sam Wright, Manager, Living Building Challenge
Wendy Vittori, Executive Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative
Lindsay James, Vice President of Restorative Enterprise, Interface
Brad Khan, Communication Director, Forest Stewardship Council
Understanding the human and environmental health impact of our material choices
Outline the alignment between LBC, LEED and WELL
Explore case studies and practical examples of implementing healthy materials in your next project.
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