Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Please join us to hear some of the country’s top sustainable design experts dissect and debate Health Product Declarations (HPDs), Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), and other materials transparency considerations within the context of the Living Building Challenge Materials Petal/Red List. Come with questions and get ready to engage in this important discussion!
Peter Busby is Managing Director for the San Francisco office of Perkins + Will. With more than 30 years of distinguished experience, Peter directs the Sustainable Design Initiative for all Perkins + Will offices internationally. Widely recognized as a leader in sustainable design, Peter founded the Canada Green Building Council and initiated the development of LEED in Canada.
Tom Lent is Policy Director at Healthy Building Network, and has dedicated his entire career to working on the environmental impact of buildings, materials, and energy. A highly regarded expert in green health care facilities design and operations, Tom helped develop the Green Guidelines for Health Care (GGHC), LEED for Healthcare, and the Sustainable Bioplastic Guidelines.
Loretta Tam is a Project Manager at UL Environment, and is responsible for facilitating the establishment of industry-wide product sustainability programs and communicating product environmental impacts through product certifications and environmental product declarations. She has extensive experience in corporate environmental management, life cycle assessment, and environmental economics. Larry Strain is a principal at Siegel & Strain Architects, where he has directed many of the firm’s award-winning institutional projects, including Camp Arroyo, the Emeryville Resourceful Building project and the Portola Valley Town Center. With 40 years of experience in sustainable design, Larry helped pioneer the systematic research of sustainable materials and construction methods.
Kirsten Ritchie is Principal/Director of Sustainable Design, Asia/Pacific Region for Gensler, where she serves as one of the firms leading sustainability ambassadors and evangelists. Kirsten has more than 25 years' experience in various aspects of high performance building design and operations, green product certification, environmental cleanup and sustainable infrastructure.
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