ASID Foundation Offers Live Webinar Series on Healthy Building Materials

Published year: 
2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2013) | The ASID Foundation of the American Society of Interior Designers, in partnership with the Healthy Building Network, will launch a three-part webinar series covering sustainable design resources, products and materials on May 22, 2013.

Each session will be broadcast live and hosted by leaders from the sustainable design industry.

Introduction to Sustainable Design Resources: Wed., May 22, 2013 2 p.m. (ET)

Introduction to Sustainable Design Resources provides an overview of sustainable design principles and outlines the “12 rules” for specifying healthier building materials and FF&E. The webinar includes a review of independent, trusted resources for healthier, environmentally-preferable products along with a case study of the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, which is pursuing Living Building and LEED Platinum certifications.

Presenters

Bill Walsh – Founder & Executive Director, Healthy Building Network

Nadav Malin, LEED AP – President, BuildingGreen

Max Richter, AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C – Architect, Perkins+Will

0.1 IDCEC HSW CEU

Cost: $39.99 (ASID Members) $64.99 (Non-Members)

Registration: https://member.asid.org/asidssa/evtssaxmlreg.custid?p_event_id=2018

 

Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Commercial Building Products: Mon., June 3 at 3 p.m. (ET)

Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Commercial Building Products outlines the process for recognizing, assessing and avoiding building materials and FF&E that contain chemicals of concern. Participants will learn how to identify the most common hazards, understand their risks, and develop a customizable set of priorities for specifying materials that contain toxic substances.

Presenters:

Bill Walsh – Founder & Executive Director, Healthy Building Network

Nadav Malin, LEED AP – President, BuildingGreen

Penny Bonda, FASID, LEED Fellow – Partner, Ecoimpact Consulting

Cost: $39.99 (ASID Members) $64.99 (Non-Members)

Registration: https://member.asid.org/asidssa/evtssaxmlreg.custid?p_event_id=2021

How the Experts Specify Healthier Materials: Tues., June 25 at 3 p.m. (ET)

How the Experts Specify Healthier Materials takes an in-depth look at steps interior designers can take to vet the ingredients of building materials and FF&E to achieve the greatest positive impact on human health and the environment. It will present in-depth case studies of two recent projects that applied the highest standards of healthy materials selection: the VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Canada, and the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., along with lessons for creating a customizable protocol for analyzing a material’s attributes.

Presenters:
Bill Walsh – Founder & Executive Director, Healthy Building Network

Anne Less – Green Team Consultant, Healthy Materials & Knowledge Management at Mary Davidge Associates

Max Richter, AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C – Architect, Perkins+Will

Cost: $39.99 (ASID Members) $64.99 (Non-Members)

Registration: https://member.asid.org/asidssa/evtssaxmlreg.custid?p_event_id=2022

ABOUT AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS (ASID)

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more at www.asid.org.