Product Transparency for the Future of Healthy Buildings

Course Summary

Product transparency and sustainable design is a green building initiative gaining momentum with specifiers and building owner requesting materials free of harmful chemical toxins in an effort to create healthier, high performing environments. In this seminar we will discuss why project teams should be seeking out product transparency documentation to achieve their material ingredient transparency and optimization goals. We will dive into recent green building standards with an emphasis on the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge, Red List, and Declare 2.0 program. Lastly, explain how project teams can use this information to make more informed decisions and achieve various credits, features, and imperatives within the LEED, WELL and Living Building Challenge.


Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Understand the importance of product transparency and why project teams should seek out products with documentation available

  • Learn about the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge and Red List

  • Understand the Declare 2.0 program and examine why product transparency is vital

  • Examine how the Declare 2.0 program relates and contributes to LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge green building standards

  • AIA Continuing Education
  • NCQLP Certified