Living Materials: A Cascadia Collaborative - Living Future Ramp-up Event

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm PST
PAE Engineering (and other offices)
522 SW 5th Ave #1500, Portland, OR 97204
Living Materials: A Cascadia Collaborative
The materials we use to construct our built environment have direct impacts on human health and many of the environmental impacts and toxicity of the materials that surround us are largely unknown. Hear from materials experts in Google’s Real Estate and Workplace Services team, recipients of the CoreNet Global Sustainability Award for their work on Healthy Materials, and innovation from OregonBEST.  Join us for an interactive exploration of materials through the lens of Biomimicry, learning from natural principles and processes.  See how your industry has the opportunity to evolve and help celebrate the first Ramp-Up Event for the Living Future ‘14 unConference!  Registration is free and limited, REGISTER NOW

This unique event will be hosted live in Portland, Oregon and simultaneously live casted at Living Building Collaboratives located in the following cities:

Juneau, AK - Northwind (126 Seward Street)
Vancouver B.C.
- Policy Lab at CIRS, University of British Columbia (2260 West Mall)

Seattle - The Bullitt Center (1501 E. Madison Street)
Spokane - NAC Architecture (1203 W. Riverside Ave.)
Portland - PAE Engineering (522 SW 5th Ave #1500)
San Francisco - PAE Engineering (425 California St., Ste. 1200)


Priya Premchandran, Healthy Materials Program Lead for Mary Davidge Associates
Priya is a Green Building Consultant with Mary Davidge Associates and leads Google's Healthy Materials Program and its integration for Google’s entire global portfolio. She brings over 8 years of experience in integrating sustainability concepts into high performing projects with a particular focus on understanding the impact and benefits to human health. She had previously served on the Health Product Declaration Pilot Project Committee and was involved with the development of the HPD Standard. 

Johanna Brickman, Director of Collaborative Innovation for Oregon BEST
Johanna engages Oregon BEST’s diverse partners in collaborative clean technology innovation to achieve economic strength in Oregon. She leads the Oregon BEST Agenda Development Series, brings together applied research teams, acts as a liaison to complementary regional and national organizations, and serves as an advocate to policy makers, industry and university partners, nonprofits and the media. Johanna’s volunteer efforts include: two terms as an elected board member of the International Living Future Institute, where she served a year as Chair; as well as advisory roles for the PoSI EcoDistricts program, and Biomimicry Oregon.