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Friday, May 13 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Can Manufacturing Save the World?: Lessons Learned from the World’s First Living Products
Track: Materials + Products

Manufacturing has long been the poster child of all that is wrong with our current economic system. But what if our products could actually make the world a better place? This session will explore how the Living Product Challenge is reshaping the manufacturing industry around nontoxic materials and Net Positive social and environmental impact. Participants will learn from pioneering companies developing the world’s first certified Living Products and gain key insights into applying the principles of regeneration to their companies, products and design projects today.

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Speakers
avatar for Jane Abernethy

Jane Abernethy

Sustainability Officer, Humanscale
As an Industrial Designer, Jane spent over a decade working and leading design teams through the development of new products - from the initial concept definition, through design and refinement, and into ongoing production. Her work ranges from sporting goods to medical devices to furniture, and has been recognized internationally, including the prestigious Red Dot award. In her current role, she develops the strategic vision for sustainability... Read More →
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James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →
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Joss Krayenhoff

Co-Owner, Sirewall USA
avatar for Dhruv Raina

Dhruv Raina

Senior Manager, Sustainability, Owens Corning
Dhruv leads the  product & supply chain sustainability team at Owens Corning. He grew up in India and is a firm believer in business and its role in delivering scale shifting change. He is passionate about helping companies grow through sustainability, design and innovation and, addresses challenging, yet promising opportunities by combining business strategy, product design, and social science to determine where to play and then... Read More →
avatar for Rochelle Routman

Rochelle Routman

Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk Industries
Rochelle Routman serves as the Vice President of Sustainabiltiy at Mohawk, where every day brings new opportunities to collaborate with employees, customers, non-profits, and other businesses on advancing  the cause for healthy interiors and productive ecosystems, while securing Mohawk Flooring's position as the industry leader in sustainability.  Prior to joining Mohawk, she held sustainability leadership positions in the electric... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Cascade 1