Webinar – How the Experts Specify Healthier Materials

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm


United States
United States


Webinar – How the Experts Specify Healthier Materials - 0.1 CEU



Date: June 25, 2013

Time: 3-4:15 (ET)


Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Identify at least ten toxic substances commonly found in building materials and interior furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) and specify healthier alternatives.

2. Evaluate manufacturers’ information about building materials and FF&E to identify independent, trusted sources.

3. Develop and apply a rigorous protocol for vetting a product’s ingredients and environmental impact.

4. Analyze the trade-offs associated with building materials and FF&E that contain chemicals of concern and develop a set of priorities for specifying them in a project that is customized to the client and site.


Course Description

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 furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) for their 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, California. The course will explain the trade-offs associated with chemicals of concern, illustrating how to develop a set of priorities for specifying building materials and FF&E that contain them. The presenters will share their lessons learned about creating a customizable protocol for analyzing a material’s attributes, preparing designers to create healthier, more environmentally-preferable interiors.

This course is IDCEC approved for 0.1 CEU.



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

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