Healthy Materials Summit

 Registration is closed for this event
A professional gathering, hosted by the Sustainable Design Leaders of New England.

Are your clients concerned about the materials in their buildings? Of course they should be. You can help them stay on top of the subject. Come for this deep dive into the health implications of building materials and finishes.


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Learn from industry champions and leaders about how they are leveraging health product declarations (HPDs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) to create buildings that improve the quality of life for their occupants and build their corporate brand.

  • Nadav Malin, BuildingGreen

  • Bill Walsh, Healthy Buildings Network

  • Denis Darragh, Forbo Flooring Systems

  • Tracey Powel, ASSA ABLOY

  • Heather Henriksen, Harvard University

  • Melissa McCullough, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute



  • 7:30-8:00 - Registration open

  • 8:00-8:30 - Breakfast 

  • 8:30-9:00 - The State of Healthy Materials

  • 9:00-9:45 - Panel Introduction

  • 9:45-10:00 - Intermission

  • 10:00-11:30 - unConference (three 20-min. break-out sessions with panelists)

  • 11:30-Noon - Overview of Findings & Closing Remarks 


The goal of this summit is to inspire and empower institutional and commercial leaders, designers and builders, and manufacturers and product vendors to increase their supply and demand of transparent, healthy building materials and products.


Sponsored by Assa Abloy and Forbo Flooring. Venue sponsor: Google. Collaborating sponsors: Boston Society of Architects and USGBC Massachusetts Chapter


The Healthy Materials Summit is open to anyone interested in green buildings, green materials, occupant health and safety, indoor air quality, life-cycle assessment, LEED, the Living Building Challenge, etc. including: 

  • Architects, interior designers, and specification writers,

  • Contractors, subcontractors, and construction cost estimators, 

  • Institutions, including higher education, government, and healthcare

  • Product manufacturers and vendors

  • Property owners and facilities managers


This summit will provide (4) AIA HSW and GBCI Continuing Education Credits, as well as the following learning opportunities: 

  • Understanding the IFLI's Living Building Challenge

  • New LEED (v4) concepts (NC and EBOM), including ‘Environmental Product Declarations’ (EPD’s) and ‘Health Product Declarations’ (HPD’s)

  • A history and assessment of the ‘healthy’ materials marketplace

  • Strategies and tools designers can use to make their specifications and product libraries ‘healthy’ without affecting their bottom line. 

  • Cost management strategies for projects hoping to be ‘healthy’ on a budget

  • Steps owners and operators of buildings can take to incorporate ‘healthy materials’

  • Steps manufacturers and vendors can use to engage customers

  • Roles the government can play to increase demand for ‘healthy’ materials

  • Building a business case for the use of more ‘healthy’ materials


We look forward to seeing you there.

November 14th, 2014 7:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
355 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
Participant $ 20.00
Sponsor $ 250.00
Premium Sponsor $ 500.00
Event Details
Branch Metro Boston
Theme Education