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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Thursday, April 2 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Declare: A Tool for Market Transformation

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Project teams consider Materials the most challenging Petal of the Living Building Challenge, enjoining not only technical challenges but also playing an active role in transforming the building products industry while flipping the standard specification process on its head. Today, the transformation is under way: projects of all types are gaining experience navigating the Red List and other challenges, manufacturers are embracing transparency and toxic chemical avoidance, and transparency tools like Declare are providing valuable intelligence for everyone. Come see the revolution in progress: new tools and new healthier materials can bring Materials Petal Certification to your project.


Speakers
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James Connelly

Director, Living Product Challenge, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale of urban development in China and the potential for green building. James is fluent in Mandarin Chinese... Read More →
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Tim Conway

Vice President, Global Accounts Sustainability Account Development, Shaw Industries
As a flooring industry expert, Tim Conway is focused on the positive affects that sustainable flooring products have on our buildings, and more importantly, the people that occupy and live in the spaces we design. Tim is passionate about collaborating with clients to develop flooring specifications that are safe throughout a product’s entire supply chain, from raw material chemical building blocks to end of life replication. He has a unique... Read More →
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Tristan Roberts

Editorial Director, BuildingGreen
Tristan Roberts is Executive Editor for BuildingGreen, Inc., the green building industry’s authoritative publisher. In addition to being a longtime writer and editor at Environmental Building News, BuildingGreen.com, and GreenSpec, Tristan was part of the team that launched LEEDuser. LEEDuser is the leading forum for projects working through the nitty-gritty of LEED certification and related sustainability issues. Tristan has a... Read More →
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Charley Stevenson

Principal, Integrated Eco Strategy
Charley Stevenson is founding principal of Integrated Eco Strategy, a consulting firm that focuses on green building certification, building energy efficiency, and sustainability policy for institutional and not-for-profit clients.  He is currently working on four registered LBC projects. Charley’s work combines technical and analytical support with sustainability education across the project team. Before sustainability, he was a... Read More →



Thursday April 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Willow Room Sheraton Hotel