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Understanding the Living Building Challenge Materials Petal Workshop

April 6, 2016 @ 8:30 am


Living Building Challenge Petal Workshop: Materials

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.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone working in the building industry, participants should already have an understanding of the Living Building Challenge. They should be familiar with the Standard and the Imperatives and Petal structure of the Challenge. The workshop will highlight successful examples of innovative projects from around the globe, identifying innovative products and stories how projects have been successful in changing the materials marketplace.

Approved for 4 AIA, GBCI, LFA, and IDEC CEUs

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the Imperatives within the Materials Petal and distinguish how these Imperatives support the Living Building Challenge mission
  2. Understand the Declare label and what it defines
  3. Identify 2 products that have gone through the process, now have a Declare label and how that has transformed their manufacturing standard.
  4. Ability to identify innovative products and stories where projects have been successful in changing the materials marketplace.


Perkins + Will
1220 Homer Street
Vancouver, Canada


International Living Future Institute