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On October 3rd the International Living Future Institute launched Declare (declareproducts.com), the ingredients label for building products. By providing manufacturers and specifiers of building materials a clear, elegant and informative ‘nutrition-label’, Declare aims to transform the marketplace through transparency and open communication. Declare aligns with the Living Building Challenge™ (LBC) by providing product transparency in support of the program’s Red List and Appropriate Sourcing Imperatives, streamlining material documentation and project certification. As a further aid to project teams striving to meet the LBC materials requirements the Institute will also release a Materials Petal Handbooks in time for Green Build, November 12. This workshop will cover the basics of the Declare program and how it can be used to streamline the process for materials selection and documentation, followed by an introduction to the LBC Materials Petal handbook which provides a concise guide to the strict LBC Materials requirements.Guest Presenter: James Connelly - Living Building Challenge Coordinator / Seattle, WA
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale of urban development in China and the potential for green building. James is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and recently completed a Fulbright Research fellowship in Beijing on green building evaluation systems in China. He currently is managing the launch of Declare and assisting with project certifications as the Institutes Living Building Challenge Coordinator.
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