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Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Friday, May 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Getting Over Ourselves: Aligning and Pushing Forward
TRACK: Materials Health

Challenging participants’ assumptions and perceptions about material health, this session delves deeply into the points of difference and nuance in order to find common ground for the path ahead. We start with an invitation to record our beliefs and core interests and imagine those of others in the room. We then introduce the on-the-ground field perspectives of an LPC manufacturer who is pursuing Living Product, a toxicologist/industrial hygienist, and a specifier. We then have an open discussion and recap essential lessons for a more aligned process to smooth the transition to product optimization. 

Want to learn more about this session? Read our interview with speaker Catherine Bobenhausen here

Speakers
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Catherine Bobenhausen

Senior Industrial Hygienist/Toxicologist, Vidaris, Inc.
Catherine Bobenhausen is an experienced environmental health & safety professional with expertise integrated into Vidaris’ focus on sustainable design. She’s working with the LBC Collaborative: NY on application of the LBC Materials Petal in the NYC market. The USGBC recognizes her as a subject matter expert for IAQ testing and emissions. She is a certified industrial hygienist, an Authorized GreenScreen Practitioner, an... Read More →
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Lisa Britton

Director, Sales & Marketing/Sustainability Champion, Industrial Louvers, Inc.
Lisa Britton, CSI, CCPR, LEED AP BD+C, GGP is the Director of Sales & Marketing and Sustainability Champion for Industrial Louvers, Inc., a manufacturer of custom architectural metal products. Throughout her career, Britton has strived to advance standards and formats in the construction industry, most recently in the areas of sustainability and product transparency. She participated on the Health Product Declaration (HPD) pilot project and... Read More →
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Susan Kaplan

Senior Associate, Managing Director of Specification and Sustainability, HLW International
As Managing Director of the Specifications and Sustainability at HLW Susan Kaplan guides products through the entire project from research to construction and she leads the determination of HLW’s sustainability policies. Being at the convergence of innovation and pragmatism she enables theory to become practice. For its initial three years Susan served as the Secretary of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. Presently she is... Read More →
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Joel Ann Todd

Education/Technical Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative
Joel Ann Todd, Education/Technical Director of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, has more than 25 years of experience in green buildings and building materials. Beginning in the early 1990s, she developed Materials Reports for AIA’s Environmental Resource Guide. Joel began working with USGBC in the late 1990s on LEED, served as Vice Chair of the Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee, and Vice Chair and Chair of the LEED... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Pike (Westlake Level)