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Living Building Challenge: Materials Petal Deep Dive

July 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Half-day Workshop
A level 200 Practical and Inspiring Workshop to Show You “It’s Possible!”

8:00am – 8:30am — Registration & Coffee
8:30am – 12:30pm — Workshop

This nuts and bolts session examines the steps required to achieve the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Materials Petal from client pitch (or not), into design specifications and through construction administration.  A curated review of each step will go beyond the basics and delve deeply into processes that will set your team up for success.  The discussion incorporates perspectives of all major players, from design and construction teams to sustainability consultants and the specifications writer, each offering unique guidance based on personal experience.  Participants will leave understanding the opportunities and obstacles to drive the market toward healthier materials while also developing leadership on this burgeoning issue that will improve your company’s reputation.

A basic introduction to the Living Building Challenge Petal and Imperative structure is recommended for this course.

GBCI Course ID: 0920019640

This event is approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • 4 LU/HSW AIA CE credits
  • 4 LFA General CE credits
  • 4 GBCI CE hour(s) for the following specialties: LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP 

Learning Objectives

  1. Visualize a path through achieving the LBC Materials Petal
  2. Define clear roles and responsibilities for all project team members
  3. Describe how contract documents define LBC Materials Petal objectives
  4. Workshop a process to get to certification

Meet Our Panelists


Matt Root

Matt Root

Senior Project Manager at Integrated Eco Strategy

Matt manages healthy materials and energy related projects for projects pursuing Living Building Challenge certification, or at least inspired by the program’s intent. He primarily works closely with design and construction teams to implement processes that support projects in achieving their healthier materials goals.
Lisa Carey Moore

Lisa Carey Moore

Sr. Sustainability Analyst at Integrated Eco Strategy

Lisa is involved in all phases of projects to provide support to teams who are looking for materials that avoid ingredients of concern. She works closely with design teams looking for specific products, and with contractors looking to solve red list issues. She speaks widely on the topic of material ingredients, using the Six Classes approach to help teams understand where chemicals of concern can be found. She’s been involved in the materials research, and project support, for three Living Certified projects: Williams College’s Class of ‘66 Center, The R.W. Kern Center, and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment.
Lisa Goodwin Robbins

Lisa Goodwin Robbins

Architect/Specifier at Kalin Associates

Working on a wide variety of project types, Lisa supports other Architects, both designers and project managers, in their efforts to be green, to solve problems, and to get their projects built. She helps to develop and maintain Kalin Associates’ sustainable design specifications, LEED, LBC, and WELL documentation requirements, and master specification systems.

During the past ten years, Lisa has been speaking about healthier building materials and indoor air quality at national and regional conferences. She is committed to raising awareness among Architects and Designers about avoiding toxic chemicals in our built environment.

Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

Engineer at Turner Construction

Jim Rogers has been with Turner Construction since 2014 and has experience in site work, core & shell, and finishes. In the past year and a half Jim has worked closely with Integrated Ecostrategy to develop and explore processes on how to implement the materials petal on large scale commercial construction. Jim has been involved with Turner Construction’s Sustainability Team to explore ways to remove chemicals of concern from the construction industry, reduce material waste, and to provide effective tools and procedures to review building materials on projects.
Sam Batchelor

Sam Batchelor

Partner at designLAB Architects

Sam Batchelor is a partner at designLAB architects, a Boston-based architecture firm that works with mission-driven organizations to create spaces that support their work through conservation and stewardship.  Sam also founded and led the MassArt Community/Build Studio for 10 years, and served as board president for the Community Design Resource Center of Boston, a non-profit devoted to bringing pro-bono design services to underserved communities.

Living Future Collaborative NE, Facilitators:

Jim Newman,
Principal at Linnean Solutions

DiAnn Mroszczak,
Sustainable Director at PCA


“Edison” Conference Room, 16th Floor
50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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