Distinguished Professor of Green Chemistry Monash University Wilmington, MA
The path to widespread adoption of healthier building materials hinges on both chemistry innovations and project specifications. Green chemistry seeks to reduce or eliminate hazardous ingredients during the development of a material. Once identified and proven, these solutions must be employed at scale to ensure marketplace success.
This session will explore science-based concepts for designing materials with negligible impact on human health and the environment (while being economically competitive) and provide participants practical strategies for installing healthier products (so your projects are better for clients/workers and move the materials market).
Participants will learn how to advance healthier materials confidently through clear procedures and project team buy in. We will share specific examples of construction materials illustrating green chemistry principles and highlight opportunities to create a safer and more sustainable future. Attendees will leave with an action-oriented framework to guide utilization of healthier products in every project.
Summarize a process for increasing the quantity of healthier materials on a project.