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Living Product Expo

October 8-10 / Nashville

HPDC will be at Living Product Expo 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Living Prodcut Expo, connects 700+ industry leaders who are all part of a movement to bring beautiful, healthy materials into the places we live, work, and play. The Expo will be held at the Music City Center, Nashville’s convention center located in the heart of downtown. The 2.1 million square foot facility opened in 2013 so that Nashville could host large, city-wide conventions in the downtown area.

Living Product Expo, hosted by the International Living Future Institute. Companies and organizations at the Expo are writing a new chapter in industrial design and challenging the status quo when it comes to how products are designed, sourced and manufactured.  

Transparency & Material Health In Practice Discussion 4 – Best Practices in Material Health: The Owner’s Perspective

October 15 / Portland

5:30-6 p.m. refreshments and drinks served
6-7:30 p.m. speaking and then mingling
General Admission: $25
1 AIA LU/HSW Credit*
*Approval Pending
1 GBCI General Credit**
**Self Reporting

This discussion is part of the 2nd Annual Portland Sustainable Building Week, October 14-18, 2019. If you cannot be in Portland for discussion #4 in the series, join this discussion via the live stream from 6 to 7:30 PDT on October 15.

Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative (PMTC) and Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) invite you to the “Material Health in Affordable Housing: A Team Approach” discussion in our continuing Discussion Series: Transparency and Material Health In Practice. Architecture and design professionals, contractors and owners will get practical answers to questions that you are likely to encounter as you take the next steps to integrate healthy materials practices into product selection and specification in your projects.

Upcoming In Discussion #4: Owners are an integral part of the material transparency movement. Finding success requires building consensus with multiple stakeholders around transparency and the values alignment of different certification standards like LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge. This panel will feature owners representing a wide range of public and private organizations who have a vested interest in material transparency. Topics will include aligning sustainable materials goals, including human health and embodied carbon, with organizational values, return on investment, and breaking down barriers to allow growth in owner engagement.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand core concepts of material transparency and disclosure to productively bring this new information into their practices as designers, architects, specifiers, and owners.
  2. Prioritize aligning sustainable materials goals, including human health and embodied carbon, with organizational values.
  3. Identify necessary steps to building consensus with multiple stakeholders around transparency and the alignment of different certification standards like LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge
  4. Recognize how a focus on material health and transparency is a good financial return on investment (ROI) for different organizations.
  5. Provide key ways to break down barriers to allow for growth in owner engagement around material health and transparency.

1 AIA LU/HSW Credit*, 1 GBCI General Credit**
*Approval Pending, **Self Reporting

PANELISTS:
Sara Cederberg – Google
Sara Cederberg joined Google’s Real Estate and Workplace Services Sustainability Team in late March as the new Healthy Materials Program Manager to advance safer and circular building products in Google’s buildings. Over her career, Sara has focused on the intersection of climate change, human health and social equity as a way to motivate positive change.  Before joining Google, Sara led the air quality and sustainability team for the seaport of Seattle and Tacoma where she worked on large infrastructure electrification projects and fleet conversion of old diesel heavy duty trucks and cargo handling equipment. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, she worked at the U.S. Green Building Council for many years developing the content for the LEED Rating System, including developing the requirements for the Materials and Resources section of LEED. Sara has a Masters in Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Kate Vance – Multnomah County
Kate Vance was recently hired as the Project Delivery Program Manager at Multnomah County, where her team manages a variety of project types in existing county buildings. Previously, Kate spent 11 years at Portland State University managing and supervising complex multi-million dollar capital projects to meet the University’s goals for future growth and collaborative partnerships. Kate’s professional commitments include collaborative leadership, client relationships, teamwork, and safety.

Leslie Crehan – Home Forward
Leslie Crehan is a Senior Project Manager for Home Forward, where she has designed and managed multi-million dollar renovations to Home Forward’s low income housing properties for the last 27 years.  Leslie is dedicated to installing materials that are sustainable and durable while also being a good steward of public dollars. She promotes Home Forward’s mission to “promote, operate and develop affordable housing that engenders stability, self-sufficiency, self-respect and pride in its residents and represents a long-term community asset.”  She has a degree in architecture from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA and is a licensed Architect.

Gisele Geiger – California State Teacher’s Retirement System
Gisele Geiger is the Facilities Planning and Development Manager for the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS), the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. Gisele leads CalSTRS facility construction projects, including its approximately 500k square foot Headquarters Expansion, as well as ensuring ongoing sustainable maintenance of existing facilities. She has worked to incorporate CalSTRS sustainable principles into its headquarters by introducing materials transparency, design for occupant wellness, and on-site energy production, while keeping within budget. Gisele actively engages with stakeholders, board members and the State of California to encourage environmental stewardship in the built environment. 

Bethany Clouse – Kaiser Permanente
Bethany joined Kaiser Permanente in 2017 to lead the National Total Health Environment initiative for Kaiser Permanente facilities in the Northwest Region. In her role, she works with design, construction and facilities teams to promote responsible material stewardship as it relates to sustainability, performance, maintenance and life-cycle analysis. Prior to her work with Kaiser Permanente, Bethany provided planning and design services to healthcare institutions and architecture firms in NYC through her consulting company, Design for Healing, LLC. She has a Bachelor of Interior Design degree from Drexel University and is a Certified Interior Designer in the state of New York. Bethany is passionate about supporting the delivery of high-quality healthcare, while improving the human experience through the built environment.

WHERE: AIA Oregon, 403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209, 503-223-8757 / www.aiaoregon.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Amy Running  IIDA, Bora Architects 503 226 1575 running@bora.co

Design 4 People

October 23-24 / Boston

HPDC will be at USGBC MA’s inaugural Design 4 People Conference in Boston, MA. Design 4 People is the first conference of its kind that inspires, celebrates, energizes, and helps designers discover new ways to help people through design. Design 4 People brings design leaders together to help them understand how to improve human output within the built environment. Inspiring speakers, interactive sessions, and networking time gives attendees new ideas on how to incorporate innovative methods into projects, facilities, and design.

Tristan Roberts, HPDC’s Director of Technical and Education Programs, and Jim Newman, LEED AP, O+M; EcoDistrict AP, will present “Product Transparency and Health: From Where You Are to Where you Want to Be” during the Design 4 People conference.

Greenbuild

November 19-22 / Atlanta

HPDC will be at Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Greenbuild showcases the latest innovative products and services for the built environment. Come visit us at the HPDC booth and learn, network, do business and participate in one of the greenest and most sustainable conferences in the world.

The Expo Hall at Greenbuild is the focal point of the event, and the center hub of energy, featuring over 400 diverse exhibiting companies, featuring a vast array of products and services for the sustainable building industry.