Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Maximizing Your Handprint: How to Set “Net Positive” Sustainability Goals

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Maximizing Your Handprint: How to Set “Net Positive” Sustainability Goals will take place on February 15th, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Today’s sustainability commitments typically focus on calculating one’s negative environmental “footprint” and taking actions to reduce it. While this is a critical first step, it leaves out of the equation all our positive impacts, or “Handprints.” Instead of aiming for zero environmental impact, which is almost never feasible, Dr. Greg Norris, Chief Scientist for the International Living Future Institute, will explore how the Handprint framework allows individuals or organizations to set a more inspiring goal to be Net Positive, where your Handprints are greater than your footprints. Greg will review existing Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) tools and discuss how they can be adapted to evaluate Handprints. Learn how organizations have started bringing Handprinting ideas to their companies and employees, creating a culture of positive good. For more information, view the event flyer here.

This session will be valuable for organizations that are being asked to demonstrate their social and environmental impact, but the content will be relevant to all manufacturers, architects, designers, building owners and sustainability professionals. This is the second workshop in our three-part series, The Building Blocks of Living Products, which is also exploring ingredient transparency and social equity.

About the Pittsburgh Living Product Hub
In partnership with Green Building Alliance, the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) established the Pittsburgh Living Product Hub in April 2017 to accelerate the region’s transformation into a center for sustainable manufacturing. The Hub serves as a center of education and outreach, connecting innovative products and manufacturers, buildings and communities to the ILFI’s vision, programs and network.

About the International Living Future Institute
The International Living Future Institute is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring the transformation of products, buildings and communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. Through its visionary programs and partnerships with local communities, ILFI’s goals are to reconcile humanity’s relationship with the natural world and offer global strategies for lasting sustainability that are grounded and relevant.


Green Building Alliance


Green Building Alliance
33 Terminal Way, Ste 331, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
+ Google Map
Scroll To Top