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Materials Matter – Beyond Transparency: Materials Disclosure + Practice

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 5 Beyond Transparency: Materials Disclosure + Practice unpacks how to integrate healthy materials selection into firm culture and practice. It clarifies the risks of material transparency for firms and shares strategies for managing risk while encouraging transparency. It investigates how firms balance making better material choices while considering client and firm values, and how firm-based decisions ultimately impact the ‘bigger picture’ – human and environmental health. Local manufacturers will also engage in a lively moderated discussion to share their perspective on the challenges and opportunities of healthy, sustainable materials. The session ends with immediate actions participants can take to apply their new knowledge and skills.

Materials Matter is co-presented by Puget Sound Chapter CSI.

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SESSION LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Participants will be able to describe and apply strategies, standards and procedures used by firms to promote better material choices.
  • Participants will be able to explain risks firms face in applying materials transparency and implement strategies for managing risk.
  • Participants will be able to summarize the challenges and opportunities of materials transparency for manufacturers and develop strategies for working collaboratively with them.
  • Participants will be able to effectively communicate with clients to start conversations about healthy, sustainable materials choices.
  • Participants will be able to connect how material decisions made at the practice level impact the bigger picture of human and environmental health.

SERIES DATES

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

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SERIES COST

$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.


SESSION SPEAKERS

Heather Burpee University of Washington | Jacob Boyer Regional Manager, PROSOCO | Edward Clark ZGF Architects | Nicole DeNamur Pacifica Law Group & University of Washington | Ian Hanna  Head of Investments & Partnerships, Forest Stewardship Council International | Keith Lindemulder Environmental Business Development Manager, Nucor Corporation | Nadav Malin  BuildingGreen | Kim Parsley  IA Interior Architects | Tien Peng NRMCA

 

SERIES SPEAKERS

Catherine Bobenhausen Vidaris, Inc | Heather Burpee University of Washington | 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!

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All speakers subject to change.


SPONSORS

Special thanks to the sponsors of the Materials Matter Series:

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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


Program Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Program Manager Katie Kemezis.

Registration and Credit Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Membership Manager Sybil Turner.

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Managing Director Kimber Leblicq.


FOR ATTENDEES

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Details

Date
February 3, 2017
Time
8:00 am - 12:45 pm
Event Price
$100 - $1040
Class Credit
4 LU , HSW

Organizer

AIA Seattle
Phone
(206) 448-4938
Website
www.aiaseattle.org

Venue

Seattle City Hall – Bertha Knight Landes Room
600 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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