Achieving Healthy Materials

Achieving Healthy Materials

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The Living Building Challenge (LBC) has earned the reputation as the world’s most forward thinking building design and construction certification program. As a result, it is shaking up how we think about product selection and has helped revolutionize the building products industry.

Learn how to strategically research, specify and document products to achieve the LBC Materials Petal. We will review best practices for healthy product selection, prioritizing ecologically restorative products and creating spaces that have a positive impact on the human and natural systems we interact with.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the value of the Living Building Challenge materials petal
  • Define best practices for healthy product selection
  • Identify ways to research products with healthy materials
  • Understand how to document product selections for petal certification


Tristan Roberts

Chief Strategy Officer | BuildingGreen

Kate Kelly

Associate, Sustainable Design Strategist | Gensler

Chris Hellstern

Living Building Challenge Services Director | Miller Hull Partnership, LLP

James Connelly

Vice President, Products & Strategic Growth | International Living Future Institute

Continuing Education

This course is approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • 1 LFA¬†hour