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Transparency, Innovation, Optimization: The Building Blocks of Sustainable Product Stewardship

Thursday, September 27 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Learning Level: Experienced | Topic: Program Management

By examining all aspects of a product’s impact, from human health, to embodied carbon, to energy use, recyclability, and circular design, product manufacturers can design products to enable customers to reach net-zero goals, encourage wellbeing, and contribute to a circular, low-carbon economy. Join this session for a deep dive into how product manufacturers utilize sustainable product innovation to design products for the sustainable buildings of the future. During this session, a panel of industry-leading building product companies will examine the development of products with reduced life cycle impacts, utilizing tools such as sustainable product innovation, multi-attribute certification, life cycle assessment, and material ingredient analysis. This session will empower attendees to identify and understand how to use these tools to design more sustainable products that contribute to product stewardship goals and drive a more sustainable future.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the concepts of sustainable product innovation and the differentiators and benefits of attributes such as environmental impact, human health and wellness, energy use, and materials and resources.
  2. Define the ways in which the products we use impact the environment and human health, and utilize materials as a tool to pursue energy efficiency, waste conservation, interior air quality, and others.
  3. Define the value of transparency documents and multi-attribute certification to achieve sustainability and product stewardship goals.
Tad Radzinski, Certification Officer, GreenCircle Certified
Dennis Wilson, Director, Sustainability & Product Stewardship, Saint-Gobain
Lisa Conway, VP Sustainabilty, Americas, Interface, Inc.
Christopher Senger, Product Innovation Process Manager, ASSA ABLOY