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Path to Healthy and Sustainable Materials

  • 04/24/2018
  • Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) 5370 N. Chestnut M/S OF 18 Fresno, CA 93740


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Path to Healthy and Sustainable Materials

AIA (HSW), IDCEC, GBCI Accredited: 1 hour

Key design considerations for our building materials have been performance, cost and esthetics. But what happens when we add human health and environmental sustainability to that list? With the launch of LEED v4, the definition of green materials is changing – awarding credits for using building products that disclose data about potential environmental impact, product ingredients and their hazards.

This CEU offers insider advice on earning the LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization (BPDO) credits without undue struggle, including shortcuts for how to use Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs). If approached correctly, the BPDO credits can help drive continuous improvement of the environmental and health impacts of building products without sacrificing performance, cost, and esthetics of our projects.

Presenter: Mikhail Davis, Interface

Mikhail Davis is Director of Restorative Enterprise at Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet.  He is responsible for advancing Interface’s globally recognized Mission Zero and Climate Take Back commitments in the Americas by building internal leadership capacity and creating external partnerships.  He also chairs the LEED Materials & Resources Technical Advisory Group for the US Green Building Council (2016-2018).  

Previously, he served as manager to environmental icon David Brower and spent five years with Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting building sustainable business strategies for Fortune 500 companies. He holds a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University and is a certified Biomimicry Specialist (Arizona State University).

A small lunch will be provided.


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