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Health, wellbeing & the impact of materials

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This in-depth workshop is offered by ARUP Materials and Verdextra, as part of the building4health series of events for health and wellbeing in the built environment.

The impact of materials on indoor air quality can be significant and needs to be better understood as part of the broader goal of creating and managing healthy workplaces. Until now there has been minimal guidance on how to implement the aspiration to ‘use low emission materials’ on a construction project. This course explores the importance of materials selection on the health and wellbeing of building users and describes the steps needed to ensure low emission products can be specified and installed.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS TRAINING?

Clients: To understand the importance of using low emission materials and the principles on which to base your project guidelines

Developers: To enable you to assess and oversee materials’ strategies through the design and construction process

Designers: To help you to select an appropriate materials for your project and understand the certification options e.g. BREEAM, LEED or WELL or a bespoke best practice approach

Building Managers: To help you understand the influence renovation materials and cleaning products can have on indoor air quality

Suppliers: To help you understand how end products are being reviewed for application within health building projects

TRAINING TOPICS (0.5 day course)

  • The health & wellbeing agenda within the built environment
  • The impact of buildings on occupant health
  • The impact of materials on human health
  • The importance of toxic emissions and content on occupants
  • Key features of legislation relating to emissions from materials
  • Relevant components of building assessment schemes such as BREEAM, WELL and LEED
  • The relevance of Eco labelling schemes
  • Developing best practice
  • Materials with the greatest impact
  • Labels and legislation representing best practice
  • Drafting a best-practice approach for use in the design process
  • Implementing the approach on a project

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THE PRESENTERS

Dr Clare Perkins is a Senior Scientist within Arup’s Advanced Technology and Research team and has twenty years’ experience in the field of environmental impact of construction materials and sustainable design. Her expertise includes material health assessment, the specification of low emission materials, materials blacklists, reducing waste in construction and has advised DCLG on European regulations on hazardous materials.

Emily Walport is a Materials Engineer at Arup in the Advanced Technology and Research team. Since joining the group in 2015, Emily has worked on a wide variety of materials projects, and has been closely involved in developing Arup’s materials for health and wellbeing capabilities.

Philippa Gill is a Partner at Verdextra where she leads the real estate team, She has over 15 years experience in private equity and real estate and was global co-head of sustainability at Tishman Speyer before joining Verdextra. She now leads the health & wellbeing services and is both a WELL AP and RESET ASP.

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