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The Building Blocks of Living Products Series

December 6, 2017

The International Living Future Institute (Pittsburgh Living Product Hub) and the Green Building Alliance are co-hosting two upcoming events for a series called The Building Blocks of Living Products:

  • Transparency is the New Black: Education Session on Ingredient Disclosure, the Red List and Material Health / January 11, 2018 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm | Come learn about the growing trend in the building industry around transparency of product ingredients and material health. Industry expert Andrea Cooper will shed light on the new ingredient transparency requirements of various green building rating systems and how you can position your company to gain access to this market opportunity. Learn as we share the experiences of multiple manufacturers, review data collection and submission process, and discuss feedback received from stakeholders. This education session is the first of the Hub’s three-part series, Building Blocks of Living Products. Click Here for More Information and to Register

  • Maximizing Your Handprint: Education Session on Setting “Net Positive” Sustainability Goals / February 15, 2018 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm Today’s sustainability commitments typically focus on calculating one’s negative environmental “footprint” and taking actions to reduce it. While this is a critical first step, it leaves out of the equation all our positive impacts, or “Handprints.” Instead of aiming for zero environmental impact, which is almost never feasible, Dr. Greg Norris will share how the Handprint framework allows organizations to set a more inspiring goal to be Net Positive. Greg will review existing Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) tools and discuss how they can be adapted to evaluate Handprints. This is the second session of the Hub’s three-part series, Building Blocks of Living Products. Click Here for More Information and to Register
About Catalyst Connection

Based in Pittsburgh, Catalyst Connection is an economic development organization dedicated to helping small manufacturers to improve their competitive performance. Catalyst advisors, consultants, and instructors offer training, consulting and administer financial programs that can provide funding for equipment, machinery, or capital improvements. As a nonprofit 501 (c)3 firm, the organization has been supporting Southwestern Pennsylvania manufacturers for more than 25 years. For more information call 1-888-887-7472 or go to www.catalystconnection.org.