Seminar A Guide to Material Health & the Evolution of Green Building Products July 25 12pm-1pm Richmond, VA

  • 25 July 2017
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Greater Virginia
  • Event Location : Interstate Center Conference Room, 2104 W. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227, United States
 Seminar  A Guide to Material Health & the Evolution of Green Building Products July 25 12pm-1pm Richmond, VA
Event Description

One of the hottest topics in sustainability today is material health.

Designers and end users value transparency and want to know more about what's in the building products they specify. This CEU covers the most well-known tools, including Cradle to Cradle certification, Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Declare labels, that can be used to assess the health attributes of materials.

It also examines EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) and explains how they can be used to measure a product's environmental impacts.

Approved Course Credits: 0.1 CEU / 1 LU / 1 GBCI CE Hour
Lunch will be provided.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Greater Virginia
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Speaker: David Wilkerson, Corporate Director of Sustainability and Product Stewardship, Shaw Industries Inc.

      After graduating from the University of Tennessee, David Wilkerson joined Shaw Industries’ inaugural Management Training Class and began his career in the flooring business. Over the years, he has held numerous management positions in sales, marketing and product development on both the carpet and hard surface sides of Shaw’s business.

      As Corporate Director of Sustainability and Product Stewardship, David is responsible for identifying, planning and leading key sustainability initiatives for Shaw’s carpet and hard surface divisions. In this capacity he works closely with the residential and commercial sales and marketing teams as well as Shaw’s corporate communications department and product innovation group. David is also a member of Shaw’s Growth and Sustainability Council and serves on the Residential and Commercial Strategic Business Teams.

      Prior to this current position, David led the startup of Shaw’s Hard Surface Division where he served 10 years as Vice President of Marketing and Product Development. David is based in Dalton, GA at Shaw’s corporate headquarters.
  • Cost
    • Fee:
      $10 for members and students
      $25 for nonmembers
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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