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Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU, 1 GBCI CE, and 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
What makes a product or material “healthy” or “sustainable?” This presentation offers a more holistic approach to material evaluation – the Three Lenses of Health & Materials. Each lens examines a key impact of building products on our health and the environment: embodied carbon, green chemistry, and circular economy. In addition to identifying these impacts, this course offers questions we can ask to move the market toward better products for ourselves, our clients, and the world.
Joey Shea joined Interface in 2018 as part of the Customer Experience team to bring the commitments and values of Interface to life through unique, immersive experiences for Interface customers. Now, as Manager of Mission Activation, he relies on his background in the environmental nonprofit and advocacy sector to share how Interface connects successful business practices to deep environmental responsibility. Joey values staying involved with the environmental and civic advocacy community in Atlanta and serves on the advisory board for the Lifecycle Building Center, Atlanta’s leading building material reuse nonprofit and as a board member for ChattahoocheeNOW, an organization dedicated to revitalizing and unlocking the potential of the Chattahoochee River that flows through north Georgia. Joey graduated suma cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University and is a proud graduate of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute in 2016.
- Explore the public health impacts of the life cycle of building products, including in the supply chain and at end of life.
- Use a holistic framework of Green Chemistry, Circular Economy and Embodied Carbon (Climate) to evaluate building materials.
- Learn questions and criteria that shift the marketplace toward materials that are healthier for everyone, including building occupants.
- Discuss balancing the pursuit of multiple sustainability criteria in product selection, relying on a cohesive Three Lenses framework.