Information is the key to optimizing both our personal health and building products. Join architects, designers, and product manufacturers to discuss and critique the progress made thus far toward better information, the challenges we still face and how we can overcome them.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
9:00 am – 10:00 am
MH01: Materials and Human Health Summit Opening Session: Why Materials Matter Ken Geiser
, Co-Director and Professor of Work Environment, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Designers are constantly searching for the latest advancements in building products and materials. Manufacturers strive to keep pace with that demand and differentiate themselves from competitors by developing new and innovative materials every day. How we assess and minimize the impact these products have on the environment and human health throughout their life cycle is a great challenge and an exciting opportunity. The purchasing power of designers has a great influence over this process and can be used to reward the best practices we have available to us today when the right information is available.
10:30 am – 11:30 am
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
MH09: Materials and Human Health Summit Closing Session: How Information Improves Performance
The availability of accurate, comparable data is a necessity for enabling evaluation and decision-making. Two formats for reporting information about building products—what they are made of and how they impact the environment—are Health Product Declarations and Environmental Product Declarations. How have these tools influenced your company or firm’s decision-making process? Share you examples of successes and failures. John Knott
, Executive Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative Sara Greenstein
, President, UL Environment Scot Horst
, Senior Vice President, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council
This includes access to the Materials and Human Health Summit sessions and lunch.
Member Early: $175
Member Late: $225
Non-Member Early: $225
Non-Member Late: $275