At our 2019 Healthy Buildings Summit, we’ll learn how Harvard is turning research into action by discussing the science behind our building products and how these materials affect our bodies and the environment, as well as suggestions of chemical classes we should be working to eliminate. Together, we can leave this summit informed and ready to pursue the next steps to creating a healthier Boston.
A year ago, our expert panel came together with a mission to inform architects, designers, and corporations how vital healthy buildings are for improving financial costs, the environment, and the health of each and every individual living and working in these buildings. At the 2018 Healthy Building Summit, we heard about the multitude of ways that buildings can affect our bodies and environment, from changing the air we breathe to introducing different chemicals into our environment.
In the year since our last Healthy Building Summit, we have been busy keeping this conversation alive: we formed a Health and Wellness Round Table. We learned about Well V2, heard about the Cognitive effects of indoor air quality, and discussed flame retardants in building products. We heard from leading manufacturers about their commitment to promoting transparency, eliminating chemicals of concern, and to evolving the Mindful Materials program. Now that we’re informed of the issues and understand the many facets that come into creating healthy buildings, we now face the next issue: how do we act out this knowledge and drive change?
Join us at Harvard University on June 24th as we roll up our sleeves and get to work on improving materials transparency and eliminating chemicals of concern from the built environment.
9:00am -9:30am Networking Breakfast
9:30am – 11:00am – The Science, Industry Check-in and Harvard’s Example
11:00am – 12:00pm – Working Together
12:00pm – 12:30pm Wrap-up
CEUs Available: 3 LU/HSW AIA credits