Webinar: The Benefits of Selecting Healthier Building Products, August 27, 12:30 pm, Australia EST

  • 27 August 2020
  • Start time : 12:30 PM
  • End time : 01:30 PM
  • Event Host : Weathertex, Global GreenTag
Selecting Healthier Building Materials
Event Description

Everyone at the beginning of 2020 knew it was going to be a big year but nobody expected the impacts that came with COVID 19 to bring the topic of human health starkly into focus. 

For the building industry, this onus on health has increased the imperative for greater transparency about the toxicology of ingredients in products that go into new and refurbished builds.  It is critical to share solutions assure building professionals and building occupants that the products they select to go into building projects are also healthy in-use because many building materials on the market can still include toxic chemicals whose ingredients are not declared and may adversely affect human health.

You're invited to attend an educational webinar to learn more from a line-up of panellists, all with strong backgrounds in sustainability, to discover some useful solutions to these issues and more – as well as earn an informal CPD Point. 

Webinex Talks, The benefits of selecting 'healthier' products goes live on Thursday, August 27 at 12.30pm Australia EST.  

Hosted by Australian, sustainable, cladding manufacturer Weathertex together with the Global GreenTag International Institute, panellists gathered for this webinar bring many years of professional experience and qualifications, ranging from chemistry, engineering, materials’ specialisation, architecture and construction.

Attendees will learn more about how through better planning and informed choices – frequently at little or no additional cost – it is possible to select healthier building materials and products, which will achieve healthier outcomes, often by using better quality materials that will last longer and have a smaller environmental footprint.

The panel includes representation from building brands - Dulux Australia, Armstrong Flooring and Weathertex who each have declared with 100 percent transparency the toxicological information of ingredients within the products they have submitted to the Global GreenTag Product Health Declaration™ (the GreenTag PHD™) program – a robust declaration report that establishes the health rating of their products under GreenTag’s HealthRATE™ system.

The GreenTag PHD serves as a healthy product building tool for building and interiors’ professionals, and provides clarity about which products to select on projects, compared with business as usual products. The tool is used already, recognised in Australia by Green Star® and worldwide by the WELL™ Building Standard Equivalencies for core product related Features, LEED® under Versions 4.0 and 4.1 and other leading building rating tools.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Weathertex, Global GreenTag
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • David Baggs, CEO and Program Director of Global GreenTag International

      Jason O’Hagan, Managing Director – Weathertex

      Amy Costello, Sustainability Manager – Armstrong Flooring

      Dr Rod Vockler, Technical Manager - Sustainability & Quality - Dulux Australia
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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