Angarano and Broderick to Present at Living Future unConference

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Matthew Broderick, President, and Susanne Angarano, Principal and Senior Interior Designer, will be presenting “Magnify the Impact: Engaging Faculty and Students in the Living Building Challenge Design Process” at the International Living Future Institute unconference in Portland Oregon on May 3, 2018. Living Future unConference is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement to make strides toward a healthy future for all. Matt and Susanne will be joined by Pamela Mischen, Associate Professor of Public Administration and chair of the Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence at Binghamton University.

The Presentation
The Living Building Challenge has great power to transform thinking. Meaningfully involving more people in the design process deepens the impact. For Nuthatch Hollow, a Living Building in design at Binghamton University, students and faculty play significant roles, including taking primary responsibility for materials research. Through classroom curriculum and associated internships, students received extensive training on materials research then broke into teams under the direction of a student “CEO” to research materials. This involves contacting hundreds of manufacturers, reviewing extensive chemical ingredient lists, searching for alternatives, and advocating for change in manufacturing processes. 

The Conference
ILFI’s focus this year on Authenticity in Action will allow the green community to bring our unique backgrounds, experiences, and personalities together to instigate united and thoughtful movement toward a living future.  Celebrate 12 years of innovation and partake in out-of-the-ordinary sessions, listen to inspiring keynote speakers, and join the movement that starts at the unConference. Learn more...

The Institute
International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. Composed of leading green building experts and thought-leaders, the Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world. Learn more...


Derek Goodroe