Heading to next week’s MED-Ed Facilities Conference in Boston? Be sure to check out: Taking Action: Implementing Strategies For Improving Indoor Air Quality
Airborne chemical compounds pose a relatively new concern that has entered the consciousness of the design and construction industry over the past two decades. How can and should Architects and designers participate in efforts to reduce exposure to potentially harmful compounds in the buildings we design? The information feels overwhelming to non-scientists, but Architects, designers, and facility owners can adopt strategies already recognized by scientific research institutes and healthcare providers, to prioritize the use of less hazardous compounds. This presentation will target a focused list of chemicals in building products that affect indoor air quality. These chemicals have been identified with a variety of detrimental health effects, including asthma, cancer, and infertility. Speakers will articulate the health rationale for an informed selection process, explain the key components to healthier product specifications, and present case studies involving application of this strategy to both hospital and university environments.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 10:00-11:30 | Seaport World Trade Center Boston
Greta Eckhardt, Payette
Lisa Goodwin Robbins, Kalin Associates
Ruthann A Rudel, Silent Spring Institute
Register at 2014 Laboratory Design Conference site.
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