By Ryan Duffy, Communications Fellow
Tomorrow, January 28th, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, we're partnering with Greenwash Action and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) to bring you the Issues of Controversy in Green Building Policy webinar series. You Are What You Breathe: Taking Action on Chemicals of Concern is the second installment. This is an online webinar series through ILFI and you can watch anywhere online or we will have an in-person viewing session here at 50 Milk Street with the opportunity for group discussion.
One of the most important trends in green building in recent years has been growing market demand for transparency and avoidance of toxic chemicals in building materials. This webinar will provide a primer on chemicals of concern in the built environment, an overview of the tools that are driving the development of healthier building materials and will contrast the approaches of Living Building Challenge, LEED and Green Globes to this important issue. We will also explore how webinar participants can play a role in inspiring increased uptake of healthy materials through specification, contracts and other advocacy tools.
- Outline the history of political debate that surrounds ingredient disclosure of building materials and emerging trends of toxic chemical avoidance within the green building industry.
- Explain how various green building certifications are driving healthy material specification with a particular focus on LEED® and the Living Building Challenge, including its related Declare label.
- Identify techniques that practitioners can use to incorporate healthy materials into Living Building Challenge and other sustainable building projects.
- Discuss how participants can play a role in promoting market uptake of ingredient transparency through specification and other advocacy tools.
REGISTER HERE on the ILFI website and CONTACT US if you would like to join the in-person viewing.