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Making Sustainable Choices in a Complex World

February 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am


Instead of making life easier, the increasing availability and complexity of product environmental information can be overwhelming. How do you make material choices, especially when it appears to be a comparison between apples and oranges?

Join us as we discuss different design philosophies and tools that you can use in selecting materials including The Living Building Challenge (LBC) Materials Red List and healthy materials, the Perkins + Will “Precautionary List”, and LEED v4 materials credits. Presenters will expand on how to use Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a transparent means to manage and report environmental impacts on construction projects, discussing the risks and liability associated with material specifications.

This panel will summarize by sharing design strategies that radically simplify the decision-making process for material selection.


Mona Lemoine, Senior Sustainable Design Specialist – Perkins + Will
Brenda Martens, Director of Research and Collaboration – Light House Sustainable Building Centre
Rob Sianchuk, Principal – Rob Sianchuk Consulting

Professional Development

  • AIBC: 2 Core LUs
  • BC Housing: 2 CPD
  • BOMI CPD: 2.0
  • HSW-Sustainability Hours IDCEC Approved: 2.0

Click here for more information and to register for the Buildex 2019 – Vancouver.


February 13
8:30 am - 10:30 am


Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
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