Regenerative Manufacturing, the Circular Economy and Engineering for Ecology at the Living Product EXPO in September

Dr. Jessica Green brings her TED Talk, Designing for the Microbiome, to the Keynote Stage
Jun 28, 2018 5:30 PM ET
Press Release
PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2018) Healthy Materials for Everyone is the promise of regenerative manufacturing – and the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Expo is ground zero for manufacturers, product designers and the people who specify those products to connect and craft the future of materials. Registration is open for the 2018 Living Product EXPO September 11-13, 2018, in Pittsburgh.
 
Highlights of the 2018 EXPO will include:
 
Expert presentations from influencers in science, advocacy and design:
  • Dr. Jessica Green, CEO of Phylagen. Noted for her multiple TED talks on the Microbiome in the Built Environment, Dr. Green studies the way that our health and wellbeing is impacted by the environmental microbiome, “the most complex, untapped dataset on Earth.”
  • Ruth Ann Norton, president and CEO of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, a groundbreaking national program built on a framework of cross-sector collaboration to efficiently safe homes.
  • Randy Fiser, CEO of the American Society for Interior Design (ASID), who spreads the mission of “Design Impacts Life” via the professional organization that is more than 13,500 designers strong.
Deep dives into topics that cover everything from raw materials, procurement, design and specification – along with hands on tours and networking opportunities that allow attendees to connect, learn and collaborate.
 
For more information, visit https://2018.livingproductexpo.org/.
 
About the Living Product Challenge and EXPO
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 Living Product Expo 2018 participants will share and discover disruptive new ideas and technologies that are reshaping the materials landscape, accelerating the pace of innovation and making Living Products possible.
 
About International Living Future Institute
The International Living Future Institute is a hub for visionary programs. The Institute offers global strategies for lasting sustainability, partnering with local communities to create grounded and relevant solutions, including green building and infrastructure solutions on scales ranging from single room renovations to neighborhoods or whole cities.  The Institute administers the Living Building Challenge, the environment’s most rigorous and ambitious performance standard. It is also home to Ecotone Publishing, a unique publishing house dedicated to telling the story of the green building movement's pioneering thinkers and practitioners.
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