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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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Thursday, May 18 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Building the World’s First Living Factories
TRACK: Materials Health

The Living Product Challenge targets society’s most enduring and ubiquitous artifacts: our manufacturing goods. Imagine products made completely from non-toxic inputs, using 100% renewable power. Imagine factories that support equitable development in their local communities and contribute to biodiversity.

Hear from three leading companies that are working towards the world’s first Living Factories. From the corporate office to a plant manager on the factory floor, panelists will present lessons learned in creating, upgrading and/or rebuilding their factories to meet the LPC standards. Participants will discover how pursuit of the LPC has accelerated regenerative principles at each firm and created greater community and employee engagement. 

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James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, 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. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. 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 and recently completed a Fulbright Research fellowship in Beijing on green building evaluation systems in China. James is an avid writer and blogger, and and his research has been featured in news outlets such as China Dialogue and Engineering News Record. He currently manages... Read More →

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George Bandy

Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk Group
George Bandy, Jr. serves as vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions. George identifies opportunities to position environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for both the organization and its customers. George is a highly sought after presenter on key topics such as the business of sustainability, innovation in relation to nature, social sustainability and changing mindsets to a greener focus, greening the supply chain, health and wellness in the built environment, and innovation and smart design. He is the former Chairman of the Board at the United States Green Building Council. Prior to joining Mohawk Group, George worked for Interface as the VP of... Read More →
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Jo Reinhardt

CEO / President, Industrial Louvers, Inc.
A courageous leader in the manufacturing and the construction industry with a history of breaking barriers and pioneering change. Jo serves on multiple corporate boards and was the first and only woman to have served as President of AMCA International in the organizations 100-year... Read More →
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Amy Vigneux

Director, Sustainable Building Solutions, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions
Amy Vigneux is the Director of Sustainable Building Solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions in New Haven, Connecticut. Amy joined ASSA ABLOY in 2007 and has held a variety of positions across numerous divisions in customer service, marketing, sales, and sustainability.  ... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Westin: Pike (Westlake Level)