With LEED v4 coming into play, dramatic changes are not only being made in how the industry evaluates itself, but in how the industry will evaluate its building products and materials. This session will look at chemical hazard assessment (CHA) for material health, and creating chemicals, materials and products that are safe and healthy for humans and the environment. We will look at the real benefits and how this can lead to better products as well looking into the practical steps you can take to make it work for you.
I hope to bring to this session the knowledge I have gained as the Director of the GreenScreen Program for safer chemicals, as well my expertise in green chemistry and design for the environment (lots of years doing it!) With that, I also want to discuss the rapidly evolving area of study and practice applied to disclosure and optimization credits in LEED v4, and how the complex system will challenge us with lots of tools and players that are not competing but rather are inter-operable and mutually supporting.
But why should you attend this course? Because it will include science! Who does not love that?! It will also demonstrate the chemical hazard assessment process manufacturers and specifiers can use to conduct assessments with GreenScreen and Cradle to Cradle. Susan Klosterhaus and I will provide examples of data and interpretations of the results that are digestible for specifiers and consumers alike. The session is timely for manufacturers, designers, architects, builders and even marketing professionals as they geer up for LEED v4 materials optimization credit.
What does Lori Tugman, Principal at JTM & Associates, Inc. and Greenbuild Program Working Group member, say about this course? “It’s about empowerment! I’m not a chemist, nor do I play one on TV. But this session is going to break down the chemistry of the ingredients in building products and explain what chemicals do, why we need them, and how different classes of chemicals impact human and environmental health.”
Join Lauren Heine and Susan Klosterhaus for this session (B02) Demystifying Material Health Assessment: The path to better products, Wednesday, October 22 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM to learn more on material health assessment.