The Materials Summit was a one day workshop that delved into the issues surrounding materials and their impacts on health and the environment. Delegates heard first-hand from industry leaders and experts about the new tools, programs and ideas surrounding building materials and their impact on human health and the environment. With the introduction of LEED v4, there is greater demand and commitment to phase out materials which have negative human and environmental impact, with particular focus on the life-cycle and repurposing of materials. Product specifiers learned how they can use the information and assessment tools that are becoming available in order to choose healthier, more sustainable products.
AGENDA & SPEAKERS
SESSION 1: Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxins on Health, Bruce Lanphear, Simon Fraser University (available shortly)
SESSION 2: The Owner and Tenant Perspective, Gerry Guidice, TD Bank Group
SESSION 3: Material Requirements in LEED v4, Mark Hutchinson, CaGBC
SESSION 4: Manufacturing Greener Materials, David Wilkerson, Shaw Industries Inc & Doug Hietkamp, Teknion
SESSION 5: Sourcing Materials, Charles Marshall, DIALOG
SESSION 6: The Tools and Programs to Help You, Julie-Anne Chayer, Groupe Ageco; Mike Manzi, Boora Architects, Amy Hunsicker, Green Screen & Max Richter, Perkins & Will