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Materials for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We know that “healthy materials” is a misnomer, but it’s catchy. What we want are products that won’t make us or our planet sick, either in a project or throughout their lifecycle. This is a tall order, but there are more and more tools and resources available to help us get there.

In this course, BuildingGreen President Nadav Malin and Product Material Specialist Brent Ehrlich will show you which Materials & Resources (MR) credits in LEED v4 your project can easily achieve, and what you need to know to get them.

The Materials & Resources (MR) credits in LEED v4 move us away from single-attribute product selection, and toward having a richer set of data to make more robust product selections using multiple attributes.

This course is split into two three hour blocks. Both 3-hour blocks are approved for LEED-Specific GBCI CEUs, and the afternoon block is also approved for WELL-specific CEUs.

BETTER MATERIALS PART 1: Products Transparency — Environmental Impacts and Content Disclosure (920018023)
LEED Specific

1. Product transparency and LEED
2. Health Product Declarations & Cradle to Cradle
3. Environmental Product Declarations
4. Sourcing of Raw Materials

BETTER MATERIALS PART 2: How Products Can Affect Occupants — Benefits of Low-Emitting Materials (920018024)
LEED and WELL Specific

1. Low-emitting materials, occupant health, and LEED
2. All About VOCs: content & emissions
3. Emissions Testing and Certifications: General Emissions Eval (CDPH), Composite Wood, Furniture

About the Presenters:

Nadav Malin is a LEED Fellow, Honorary AIA, and founding chair of the Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group (MR-TAG) for LEED. He’s been deep in the weeds with these details, and dug his way back in time to show you the easy way through.

Brent Ehrlich, LEED AP BD+C is BuildingGreen’s go-to expert on the science and applications of greener, healthier materials.

6 Hours AIA HSW CEUs, 6 Hours GBCI LEED Specific CEUs, 3 Hours GBCI Well Specific

Chapter members get a discount on this course!

If you are a member of USGBC MA just use your email as a promotional code before checkout. Not sure how? See a tutorial.

Benefits for all membership types include a 15% discount on most of our events. Please note membership with USGBC National is NOT membership with USGBC MA. Not sure if you are a member of USGBC MA? Check or Become a Member



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50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109 United States


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