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Join us for a “Green Day Out” Nov 6th

Looking for unique and cutting edge projects that are changing the building industry?¬†Western Massachusetts is the place for exploring!¬†Visit three buildings designed to meet the Living Building Challenge (LBC), and a fourth using the most advanced cross laminated timber construction in the United States. Our own Charley Stevenson will be helping to lead a tours…


Insights from the Living Product Expo 2017

By Nick Noyes and IES Staff

A contingent from IES, representing a variety of perspectives, journeyed to Pittsburgh for the recent LP17. Staffers attending were Mariah Kurtz, Shavon Prophet and Irene Winkelbauer, healthy building materials specialists; Clark Semon, systems designer; Patrick Brannan, director of people and organization; and Donald Mulhern, senior sustainability manager. Owner Charley Stephenson was also on hand and joined other panelists for an educational discussion on Leveraging the Living Building Challenge to Achieve Healthy, High Performing Spaces.From diverse perspectives, all participants share a commitment to healthy, sustainable buildings and products. They offer here some quick impressions of this significant annual event.