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GBE Webinar #4 - Human-centered sustainability: How do materials impact ind...

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Welcome to the first of the ‘Human-centered sustainability’ webinars, an exciting new series of online learning sessions by Green Building Encyclopaedia!

Materials specification within a building requires a 360 degree knowledge on sustainability and health issues. How can we navigate this complex arena?

In this session, we will focus on how materials, adhesives, paints and furniture upholstery specified within a building affect the air quality, and as a consequence, human health.

We will address:

  • How to specify sustainable materials that are also healthy
  • What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and how to navigate regulations and products
  • What are the impacts of the most common materials pollutants on human health
  • How the WELL Standard and the BREEAM Standard guide you to choose appropriate materials
  • Tips on responsible sources of materials
  • Online tools, software and other resources available.

We encourage audience participation throughout and will end the session with a Q&A with your expert presenters.

Speakers

Brian Murphy Director and founder at GBE

Elisa Bruno Senior Mechanical Engineer at Arup

Host: Edith Colomba Director of Learning at GBE

Format

This webinar is delivered ONLINE, however, if you are busy at that time, do not fear! Sign up anyway and you will be issued a recording afterwards.

CPD

If you join this webinar live, you will be entitled to 1 CPD hour.

Level

This webinar is relevant to both beginners and experts. Whatever your starting level, you will get a roadmap for continuing and deepening your learning on the subject.

Audience

This webinar is most relevant to:

  • Architects
  • Interior designers
  • Building product manufacturers
  • Engineers
  • Sustainability consultants
  • Students
  • Eco-curious!

Geographic applicability

UK relevant

Further learning opportunities

Please check out GBE’s Spring 2020 learning programme HERE for more opportunities of online/face-to-face courses, or contact us for bespoke or in-house CPDs (more details HERE.

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