Materials Matter – Just Do It: Strategies for Projects
Materials Matter is a five-session series delivering comprehensive, high-level knowledge and strategies for assessing and selecting healthy, sustainable materials. Sessions will delve into the impact of materials on the environment and human health, the tools and data available for assessing and prioritizing materials, and strategies for integrating informed decision-making into projects and practice. Speakers will reveal the perspectives of project team members and other partners connected with materials and share the learnings and approaches of successful projects. This series offers guidance on navigating the complex landscape of disclosures and transparency in order to assess and reduce the environmental and health impacts of products. Sessions will include presentations, panels, case studies, and activities. Participants will walk away from each session with action items for integrating the curriculum into their work.
Session 4 Just Do It: Strategies for Projects presents frameworks for integrating knowledge of environmental and human health impacts from material substances into projects. It explores strategies at play when materials decisions are driven by clients, rating-systems, firms, and even individual initiative. Case studies share lessons learned from on the ground experiences, and speakers candidly discuss the different perspectives and motivators of project team members.
Materials Matter is co-presented by Puget Sound Chapter CSI.
SESSION LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Participants will be able to summarize project case studies which used healthy, sustainable materials and describe the challenges and opportunities of client-driven and architect-driven approaches.
- Participants will be able to explain the different perspectives, pressures, and responsibilities of project team members related to materials transparency.
- Participants will be able to construct strategies for applying a materials matter approach to projects by understanding motivators for different project team members.
- Participants will be able to identify strategies at the individual level to constructively promote awareness of healthy materials selection among product representatives and colleagues.
All sessions: Friday’s, 8:00 am – 12:45 pm at Seattle City Hall
October 14, 2016 – Healthy Planet: Materials + the Environment
November 4, 2016 – Healthy People: Materials Science + Human Health
December 2, 2016 – Tools of the Trade: Assessment + Implementation
January 13, 2017 – Just Do It: Strategies for Projects
February 3, 2017 – Beyond Transparency: Materials Disclosure + Practice
$560 – AIA Members + Government Employees + Partners (ASID, AGC, CSI, IIDA)
$330 – Assoc. Members
$1040 – Non-Members
$100 – Students + Scholarships
Pricing includes 20 CEHs/HSWs, light breakfast, beverages for all sessions.
Scholarships available, ask Katie Kemezis, program manager, for details.
Melissa Balestri ZGF Architects |Chris Hellstern Miller Hull Partnership | Christopher Meek University of Washington | Max Richter Perkins+Will | Beth Stroshane Applied Building Information | David Walsh Sellen | Joanna Callahan Hess Callahan Partners | Jacob Boyer PROSOCO | Stacy Smedley Skanska
Melissa Balestri ZGF Architects | Catherine Bobenhausen Vidaris, Inc | Heather Burpee University of Washington | Joanna Callahan Hess Callahan Partners | Edward Clark ZGF Architects | Nicole DeNamur Pacifica Law Group & University of Washington | Bradley Guy The Catholic University of America | Dr. Lauren Heine Northwest Green Chemistry | Chris Hellstern Miller Hull Partnership | Dr. David Kalman University of Washington | Nadav Malin BuildingGreen | Christopher Meek University of Washington |Dr. Jan Newton University of Washington | Tien Peng NRMCA | Alexandra Ramsden Rushing | Max Richter Perkins+Will | Kathrina Simonen University of Washington & Carbon Leadership Forum | Beth Stroshane Applied Building Information | Joel Ann Todd Health Product Declaration Collaborative | Alicia Daniels Uhlig International Living Future Institute | David Walsh Sellen
Check back as more speakers are confirmed!
All speakers subject to change.
Special thanks to the sponsors of Materials Matter Series:
Special thanks to the Materials Matter Advisory Group
Melissa Balestri ZGF Architects | Edward Clark ZGF Architects | Joe David Point32 | Nicole DeNamur Pacifica Law Group | Michael Fiegenschuh Mithun | Bradley Guy The Catholic University of America | Chris Hellstern The Miller Hull Partnership | Margaret Montgomery NBBJ | Melissa Wackerle The American Institute of Architects | David Walsh Sellen Construction
Contact AIA Seattle Program Manager Katie Kemezis.
Registration and Credit Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Membership Manager Sybil Turner.
Contact AIA Seattle Managing Director Kimber Leblicq.
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