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Achieving Healthy Materials | ILFI Education Series

February 11, 2021 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am

Join your local Living Future Collaborative for a live-viewing of ILFI’s online course: “Achieving Healthy Materials”

The Living Building Challenge™ has earned the reputation as the world’s most forward-thinking building design and construction certification program. As a result, it is shaking up how we think about product selection and revolutionize the building products industry. Learn how to strategically research, specify and document products to achieve the LBC Materials Petal. We will review best practices for healthy product selection, prioritizing ecologically restorative products, and creating spaces that positively impact the human and natural systems with which we interact.

Hosted by the collaborative facilitators, DiAnn Tufts (PCA) and Jim Newman (Linnean Solutions), we will view ILFI’s foundational content as a community and conclude with a brief discussion session digging deeper into to the content & case-based applicability.

7:45am – 8:00am Optional Networking
8:00am – 9:00am Webinar Viewing
9:00am – 9:30am Facilitated Discussion


  • Summarize the value of the Living Building Challenge materials petal
  • Define best practices for healthy product selection
  • Identify ways to research products with healthy materials
  • Understand how to document product selections for petal certification



1 GBCI CE hour

1 Foundational LFA Credit available for those who, following the showing, pay for the course via ILFI, take and pass the online quiz.

Built Environment Plus’s Living Future Collaborative New England promotes the Living Building Challenge and other ILFI programs. The Collaborative promotes the transformation of communities throughout Boston and New England that are socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. Learn more about the Collaborative and the International Living Future Institute here.


February 11, 2021
7:45 am - 9:30 am
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