Free Webinar: Research Scientists’ Perspectives on Climate Impacts for Building Environment & Materials, June 23, 12-1 pm ET

  • 23 June 2023
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction
Free Webinar: Research Scientists’ Perspectives on Climate Impacts for Building Environment & Materials,  June 23
Event Description

Scientists are considering extreme conditions in their research and how materials used to design and construct our buildings are impacted by temperatures increasing, extreme water events and increasing humidity levels, and the challenge of fire and heat resulting from increasing wildland urban interface fires. Scientists will share their ongoing research into the impact of changing environmental conditions on the release of chemicals, unexpected chemical transformations, microbiological growth, and resulting fire emissions and residues. They will discuss how this research may translate into tools for the building community, offering a glimpse into the future of designing healthy and durable materials and buildings.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify how architects and scientists collectively drive market transformation towards healthier spaces
  2. Describe the impact of evolving environmental conditions related to climate change on building products and materials
  3. Describe the tools and technologies used to quantify the impact of extreme weather events on human health and well-being within the built environment
  4. Recognize the potential of new scientific research to impact future design choices

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Dr. Marilyn Black
      Vice President and Senior Technical and Strategic Advisor, Chemical Insights Research Institute
      Founder Air Quality Sciences, Inc. and The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

      A Public Health scientist, Dr. Black is a leader in the study of environmental pollution and its impact on human health. Dr. Black founded the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides verification of chemical safe products. GREENGUARD has been instrumental in helping transform products to safer formulations for the betterment of the environment and human health.

      Following research and teaching, Dr. Black founded Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS,) a research company focused on measuring sources of indoor pollution and associated health effects. Dr. Black currently leads Chemical Insights Research Institute of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., a nonprofit organization, providing scientific insights for societal well-being.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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