Speaker Proposals Due for Net Positive and Living Future 2016
The International Living Future Institute is excited to announce the open call for proposals for our upcoming 2016 Net Positive Energy + Water Conference and Living Future 2016.
Deadline for Submissions: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:59 pm (PDT)
NET POSITIVE ENERGY + WATER CONFERENCE
Feb. 18 – 19, 2016 | SAN DIEGO, CA
Join us at the third annual Net Positive Conference, and event dedicated to the exchange of technical expertise, bold strategies and provocative case studies aimed at accelerating the global shift toward Net Positive Energy and Water buildings and communities.
LIVING FUTURE 2016 UNCONFERENCE
May 11 – 13, 2016 | SEATTLE, WA
Join us to celebrate ten years of truly sustainable design at Living Future 2016. We’ll reflect on a decade of innovation, explore the diverse layers of Truth + Transparency and continue to refine the caliber of success.
Submit Your Proposal: www.livingfutureunconference.org/2016-call-for-proposals
Upcoming Workshops + Events
September 9, 2015 | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Portland, OR
Oregon BEST FEST – The Living Product Challenge: Utilizing Revolutionary Tools to Achieve Material Success
Please join us as part of this year’s Oregon BEST FEST! We’re happy to be a part of the conference this year, and will be offering a 2 hour pre-conference workshop on the Living Product Challenge. (Note: This event requires separate registration from the conference.)
September 16, 2015 | Pittsburgh, PA
Living Product Expo Tours: Get Up Close and Personal with Pittsburgh’s Greenest Buildings
Sign up to attend one of the Expo tours hosted by the Green Building Alliance! All tours take place Wednesday, September 16, 2015, times vary.
September 16, 2015 | 11:30am – 4:30pm | Pittsburgh, PA
Living Product Challenge: A Four-Part Workshop
The Living Product Challenge (LPC) was created to synthesize complex multi-attribute environmental data into a unified tool for sustainable manufacturing. Join us for this four-part series to learn in depth about the LPC Certification program and how your company can get engaged in transforming their products to achieve products that maximize their positive social and environmental impact.
September 22, 2015 | 9:00 – 10:00am PDT | ONLINE
Living Product Challenge Tools # 1 The Footprint Calculator
This webinar will show attendees how to download, install, and use the Footprint Calculator to address the LPC imperatives for which it relates. This workshop is one in a series of five workshops regarding the Living Product Challenge. For more information on the full series please visit: Living Product Challenge Workshops Series.
September 22, 2015 | 12:00 – 1:00pm PDT | ONLINE
Understanding the Living Building Challenge Workshop
Join us for our four-part, live webinar series offering an in-depth introduction to the philosophy and components of the Living Building Challenge and certification program.
September 23, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | Seattle, WA
The Equity Drafting Table at the Seattle Design Festival
What will it take to make Seattle inclusive and robust for all? This September, the International Living Future Institute presents The Equity Drafting Table, an interactive event in the Seattle Design Festival lineup. Neighbors from across the city, including partners from Sustainable Seattle and Feet First, will gather over refreshments to explore strategies for making Seattle a thriving place for everyone.
September 24, 2015 | 9:00 – 10:00am PDT | ONLINE
Living Product Challenge Tools #2 The Handprint Calculator & Product Life Database
The Living Product Challenge (LPC) includes several imperatives that call on manufacturers to establish a plan for reducing the product’s footprint and creating handprints that ultimately exceed the product’s remaining footprint. This webinar will answer these questions and show participants how to use the new and publicly available Handprint Calculator website.
October 8, 2015 | 9:00 – 10:00am | Austin, TX
Understanding the Living Building Challenge Materials Petal Workshop
Join us for a post-conference Materials workshop after SXSW Eco in Austin, TX! The Living Building Challenge Materials Petal is intended to induce a successful materials economy that is non-toxic, transparent and socially equitable. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how to meet the material-related Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge: I-10 Red List, I-11 Embodied Carbon Footprint, I-12 Responsible Industry, I-13 Living Economy Sourcing, and I-14 Net Positive Waste as well as introduce and explain the Declare Program.
October 15, 2015 | 9:00 – 10:00am | ONLINE
Net Positive Material Health
The Living Product Challenge introduces a new framework for material health and green chemistry where the creation of each product actually reduces the total amount of toxic chemicals in the environment. This webinar will explain how a manufacturer conducts a materials inventory and screens chemicals to determine a Material Health Footprint for the Living Product Challenge.
October 19, 2015 | 12:00 – 1:00pm | ONLINE
Introduction to the Living Product Challenge
The Understanding the Living Community Challenge workshop provides an in-depth introduction to the Living Community Challenge – working through the methodology to in-depth case studies and discussion around selected Imperatives.
September 16-18, 2015 | Pittsburgh, PA
Living Product Expo 2015
Are you into Sustainability, CSR, Design, Architecture, Manufacturing and Supply Chain? This is the event for you!
February 18 – 19, 2016 | San Diego, CA
Net Positive Energy + Water Conference
Join us for the third annual Net Positive Energy and Water Conference, dedicated to the exchange of technical expertise, bold strategies and provocative case studies—all aimed at accelerating the global shift toward Net Positive Energy and Water buildings and communities. Share Your Expertise at Net Positive 2016: Submit Your Speaker Proposal Today!
May 11 – 13, 2016 | Seattle, WA
Living Future 2016
Join us to celebrate ten years of truly sustainable design at Living Future 2016. Transparency is a pathway to authenticity. Design must be more than beautiful or functional; it must also be purposeful. Truth emerges through collaborative design, where we realize common threads that connect us all. We want design that is relevant. We want to design for an enriched human experience. Share Your Expertise at Living Future 2016: Submit Your Speaker Proposal Today!
November 17 – 20, 2015 | Washington, DC
See You at Greenbuild 2015
While you’re making new connections and chatting up old friends, be sure to stop by Booth #1113 to visit Institute staff! Make sure to add our shoulder events around Washington, DC to your calendar (stop by after touring the National Mall). We’ll be hosting a Net Positive Water Forum, a fun-filled Happy Hour and presentations on Green Schools and Net Positive Communities.
Connect with your local Living Future community by attending a tour, happy hour or case study in your area. Find out how you can join your local Collaborative and spread the mission of a Living Future.
September 2, 2015 | 5:30 – 8:00pm | St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Collaborative Launch
The Living Building Challenge is coming to St. Louis! Please join local sustainability leaders for a special event exploring the growth of the Living Building Challenge in St. Louis. The Institute and Rochelle Routman of Mohawk Industries will be the keynote speakers.
September 10, 2015 | 5:30pm | Austin, TX
Central Texas Collaborative Launch
The Living Building Challenge is coming to Austin! Please join local sustainability leaders for a special event exploring the growth of the Living Building Challenge in Austin, Texas.
September 24, 2015 | 12:00 – 1:30pm | Tacoma, WA
South Sound Collaborative: Code Innovations & Policy Leadership for Restorative Development
Members of the South Sound Collaborative and NW EcoBuilding Guild will team up for a collaborative session to discuss specific code innovations and advocacy priorities for our South Sound communities. The ILFI Policy Advocacy Initiative, the Code Innovations Database and the Guild’s Vision2Action Symposium series offer short- and long-term opportunities to advance policies, incentives and codes for restorative building practices such as electric vehicle infrastructure, micro-residential housing, gray water reuse, urban agriculture siting, and adoption of living building products.
October 1, 2015 | 6:30 – 8:30pm | Irvine, CA
Orange County LBC Collaborative: Meet and Greet
Join the Orange County Collaborative for their first official meeting! Network with other passionate individuals, join a Steering Committee, and learn more about the Living Building Challenge.