William McDonough joined Cradle to Cradle® organizations and teams from coast to coast at the annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo October 20-24. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s event, held in New Orleans:
2014 Materials & Human Health Summit
That same day at the Materials & Human Health Summit, Stacy Glass, Vice President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, joined program operators representing Health Product Declaration Collaborative, UL Environment, Clean Production Action Network (creators of GreenScreen) and USGBC to present State of the Market: LEED v4 and Materials.
2014 Greenbuild Education Sessions
Also on Wednesday, October 22, two leading environmental chemists in the field of material health Susan Klosterhaus, Ph.D., Vice President of Science and Certification at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, and Lauren Heine, Ph.D., Clean Production Action, presented a session titled: Demystifying Material Health Assessment: The Path to Better Products.
Kira Gould (who is also co-author of Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design) also served as an honorary chair and table host for the annual Women in Green Power Breakfast on Thursday, October 23. The breakfast brings together leaders and emerging leaders in green building to encourage, mentor, and motivate.
On Friday, October 24, Jay Bolus, Technical Director at MBDC, a Cradle to Cradle Accredited Assessment Body, and Howard Williams from Construction Specialties presented a session titled: Eliminating Top 5 Chemicals of Concern.
2014 Greenbuild Expo Hall
MBDC, the leading Accredited Assessor for the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program, met with architects, developers, designers, product manufacturers and more throughout the week at their booth to discuss how their services can help earn the new LEED v4 Materials Ingredients credits, and how Cradle to Cradle Materials Assessments and Certification can lead to a safe, healthy product.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute could be identified throughout the Expo Hall with banners at booths featuring Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Products.
On Thursday, October 23, William McDonough made special appearances at several Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Products’ booths in the Expo Hall including:
The Upcycle book signing at MechoSystems.
A Conversation with William McDonough: McDonough joined leaders from LivingHomes, Jones Lange LaSalle, Make It Right, Turner Construction, and Google to discuss how the Cradle to Cradle™ Certified program aligns with their business and sustainability goals, and how this alignment adds value to their clients.
2014 Greenbuild LivingHome
The 1,550 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular demonstration home meets LEED® v4 Platinum requirements and showcases construction techniques and products that present exceptional sustainability, high-performance products and healthy living practices.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ product innovations are featured throughout the LivingHome including Accoya® Wood by Accsys Technologies, ECO™ by Consentino, window coverings by MechoSystems, Mosa ceramic tiles by Royal Mosa, EPIC® Hardwood Flooring by Shaw Industries, Steelcase C:SCAPE® office system & Think® chair, METHOD cleaning products and AVEDA personal care products.
WM+P Tours Make it Right
The WM+P Greenbuild team walked the neighborhood, identified homes designed by architects from around the world, and was inspired by how the 100 homes built so far (50 more houses are on the way – a new groundbreaking happens each month) are helping to rebuild this community.