Ren DeCherney

Ren DeCherney
Business Development Manager, International Living Future Institute

Ren DeCherney is Business Development Manager for Manufacturers and Interiors at International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Ren was born and raised in Juneau, AK and went as far across the country as she could go to get her undergraduate degree at Smith College in Massachusetts, where she got a degree in Art History and French. She was an interior designer in Juneau for several years, working in a commercial firm and then a residential firm before getting a Master’s in Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon.

After graduation she worked in Portland, OR as a designer, where she took her firm PVC-free. She was then the Director of Industry Transparency at Source, where she implemented various features to help designers integrate sustainability criteria into their material selection and specification process. She’s quite possibly the only person who loves talking sustainability but doesn’t like being in nature itself.



Sustainability Deep Dive 2021 Session Description

The Living Product Challenge: A Visionary Path for the Future of Products

Imagine products that improve our quality of life and bring joy through their beauty and functionality—products that give more than they take over their total life cycles, improving human health, the world’s ecosystems, and the climate through their very creation. The Living Product Challenge provides a framework and certification for designers, manufacturers, and corporations to demonstrate their leadership toward a regenerative product economy that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. 

Join ILFI to learn what the Living Product Challenge is and how you can use it in your work and see case studies from over 80 organizations that are already using the Living Product Challenge to transform the way they design and manufacture products.