WHEN: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – Thursday, September 14, 2017
WHERE: David L. Lawrence Convention Center | 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. | Pittsburgh, PA
The Living Product Challenge re-imagines the design and construction of products to function as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world. The creation of this program kicked off a groundbreaking new event that brought together leading minds in the product industry to inspire a revolution in the way materials are designed, manufactured and delivered: the Living Product Expo.
At the first event in 2015 sustainability directors from the world’s leading design firms, prominent manufacturers and sustainability consultants learned about and shared game-changing innovations in product design. In 2016 we moved from inspiration to action.
At Living Product Expo 2017 we want participants to share and discover disruptive new ideas and technologies that are reshaping their materials landscape, accelerating the pace of innovation and making Living Products possible today. Join us, and together we will craft the future of materials.
Hear what attendees had to say:
“The Institute’s Living Product Expo is THE place to be to learn about where cutting edge products are today – and where they’ll be tomorrow.” – Living Product Expo Attendee
“Real rigorous science, presented by the actual authors, with deep dives into the labeling systems and underlying evidence. Nothing else I’ve been to was even remotely as helpful on the topics of indoor environmental pollution and sustainable sourcing.” – Living Product Expo Attendee
“This needs to be recommended far and wide so the transformation of the materials industry can happen as rapidly as possible. This critical Paradigm Shift is our best hope for slowing the present mass extinction.” – Living Product Expo Attendee
“I’m an architect/specifier and LP15 was so much more informational, inspiring, and fun than our other trade shows. The participants made all the difference. More diverse, more interesting, more engaged.” – Living Product Expo Attendee
Why You Need to Attend
I seek to reduce the impacts of the product lifecycle, meet new suppliers for materials sourcing and build a strong culture of social and environmental sustainability in my company.
I seek to discover new tools for analyzing and selecting products based on their health impact, and develop skills and learn new strategies for designing healthier buildings for all project types and scales.
I seek to influence and incentivize suppliers to improve social and environmental performance and drive industry-wide transformation to ensure a healthy sustainable materials economy for all.
I seek to reduce the impacts of the product lifecycle, meet new suppliers for materials sourcing and build a strong culture of sustainability in my company.
What You Will Learn:
- How to reduce the impacts of your supply chain
- Identify new suppliers for your materials sourcing
- Apply practical tools and quantify new metrics to set and manage corporate sustainability goals
- How to measure and communicate the ROI of sustainability initiatives and innovation within your supply chain
- Bridge the gaps between your sustainability teams, operations teams, suppliers and marketers