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Tuesday, April 30 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Demystifying the Materials Petal: A Workshop on Achieving Certification

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Cost: Member: $180   Non-member: $200


The Living Building Challenge Materials Petal is intended to induce a successful and healthy materials economy that is non-toxic, transparent and socially equitable. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how to meet and document the materials-related Imperatives of the Living Building Challenge versions 3.0 and 3.1: 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.

The workshop will highlight successful examples of leading edge projects from around the globe - identifying innovative products and stories of how projects have been successful in changing the materials marketplace. This workshop is appropriate for anyone working in the building and product manufacturing industries.


  1. Define the requirements of the Materials Petal Imperatives, understand how these Imperatives support a fundamental transformation of the materials economy, and understand how product selection can impact human and environmental health. 
  2. Identify strategies for the sustainable use and reuse of materials in the design, construction, and operation of buildings.
  3. Explain what the Declare label is and how it can be used as a resource for healthy materials selection and Living Building project teams.
  4. Review the documentation requirements for the Materials Petal Imperatives and best practices for preparing for certification.
This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 4 LFA credits
  • 4 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Andrea Cooper-Lazarczyk

Declare Manager, International Living Future Institute
Andrea is a sustainable design and construction professional with a background in interior design, architecture and construction management. After receiving her Master of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Andrea worked on some of the most noteworthy, sustainable... Read More →

Tuesday April 30, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Skagit Room # 603