Living Product Expo 2018, an industry gathering of more than 700 leaders in sustainable design, healthy materials, green design and health and wellness, will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, September 11-13. The fourth annual conference is hosted by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), and will be sponsored by Vitro Architectural Glass.

Bringing together the design, manufacturing and corporate social responsibility communities, the expo offers a variety of industry-focused sessions for interior designers, manufacturers, architects and sustainability leaders.

The ILFI administers the Living Building Challenge (LBC), a rigorous green building certification program that requires buildings to comply with 20 imperatives in seven building performance categories including place, energy, water, health and happiness, materials, equity and beauty.

Vitro Glass was the first founding sponsor of the Living Product Hub, established by the ILFI and Pittsburgh-based Green Building Alliance (GBA) to accelerate the development of regenerative buildings and manufacturing. Launched in Pittsburgh in April 2017, the hub serves as a center of education and outreach, connecting innovative buildings, communities and projects to the ILFI’s global network. It is the first of four such planned centers in the U.S.

Robert Struble, manager of brand and communications, says Vitro Glass’ sponsorship of the Living Product Expo aligns with the company’s commitment to green building innovation.

“Vitro Glass is honored to support the Living Product Expo and proud of the company’s association with the ILFI and GBA,” he says. “Our environmentally advanced low-emissivity glass products are integral to the energy-saving performance of many globally recognized green buildings, and we continue to test and develop even more advanced technologies to promote sustainability.”

This year’s expo will feature walking tours of local environmental hubs, cutting-edge design workshops and lectures across a range of eco-conscious topics.