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Tools for Specifying Healthier Regional Building Materials (GBA Event)


Tools for Specifying Healthier Regional Building Materials

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

About this Event 

When specifying building materials for healthy and high-performing building projects, team members often face dizzying trade-offs. How can you find materials with a low environmental footprint, no negative health impacts, and which also contribute to ongoing building performance? Material selection can prevent projects from meeting standards like LEED v4, Living Building Challenge and WELL. At this event, you’ll gain insight into better sourcing strategies, in addition to learning about some of the most exciting product innovations in the building sector.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will discuss decision-making obstacles when determining between healthy and regional products.

  2. Participants will discuss common challenges in healthy and regional building product selection.

  3. Participants will explore labels and tools that can help make specifying products easier.

  4. Participants will hear from project team members and product representatives to gain insight into different strategies for product selection.


Health in the Built Environment Series 

GBA’s series on Health in the Built Environment will prepare owners and practitioners to build spaces that prioritize occupant health and productivity. The series connects research in neuroscience and cognitive behavior with building design and maintenance, proposing practical solutions to improve tenant well-being. 

You can choose to attend one event in the series, or dive deeper into the topic by attending all four events. Members of GBA have the opportunity to purchase the whole series at a deep discount.  

This event is pending approval for 2.0 GBCI CEUs and 2.0 AIA HSW hours.