Jun 8, 2015

Free LEED Webinar - Safer Chemistry for Building Construction Materials​

​LEED v4: Safer Chemistry for Building Construction Materials

The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) LEED rating systems for green building are the most widely used in the world, providing independent verification of a building's green features, including design, construction, operations, and maintenance. LEED v4, the newest version of the rating system, takes a new approach to better building materials by promoting multi-attribute assessment of human health and environmental impacts across a product's life cycle. Two speakers will talk about the details of LEED v4's new approach to safer materials and how it is being put it into practice.

Ashley White, Senior Materials Research Fellow at USGBC, will discuss LEED v4 and the standards and programs that support the new credits for materials including environmental product declarations, the Health Product Declaration (HPD), GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals, and Cradle to Cradle Certified. Lisa Britton, Director of Sales and Marketing and Sustainability Champion at Industrial Louvers, will provide an overview of the HPD standard and speak to the challenges and opportunities in creating HPDs for her company's products.

Tue, Jun 16, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Join the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable invites companies to join the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP). This voluntary initiative aims to motivate, challenge, and assist businesses in reducing their use of chemicals of concern to human health and the environment. The SCCP will also recognize and reward companies for finding safer alternatives to the hazardous chemicals they currently use. Questions can be directed to saferchemistry@gmail.com. For information on how to become a member of the Safer Chemistry Challenge program visit: http://www.p2.org/challenge