For Earth Day 2021, our panelists discuss best practices for specifying sustainable and healthy materials.
In 2020, carbon in the atmosphere had reached 415 parts per million, up from 280 PPM in 1937. During the same period, the remaining wilderness has gone down to 35%, from 66%. As designers, architects, and builders who help shape the world for future generations, specifying sustainable materials is one way we can do our part.
Governments are also offering financial incentives for sustainable buildings — a benefit owners are increasingly requiring.
In this webinar, you will learn:
How to build a healthier and more sustainable materials library.
Requirements for different levels of LEED certification.
How sustainable materials save money in the long run.
And much, much more!
Watch the full webinar here:
We’re honored to be joined by:
Jack Dinning, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, designer, researcher, and material-health and sustainability strategist working with Brightworks Sustainability and Harvard University’s Office for Sustainability. Having began in architectural practice and understanding the impacts that toxic materials can have on vulnerable populations, he now works to create tools and strategies that will empower fellow designers and drive collective progress in the industry. He has also led educational initiatives with the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design, and continues to co-lead the mindful MATERIALS Education Working Group. His work has earned recognitions including an invitation to the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership and professional merit, and election to the inaugural class of AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program.
Kate Bachner, LEED GA, WELL AP helps builders and owners select sustainable, healthy materials. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art from the Sotheby’s Institute and a B.A. in Art History from Emory University. She has studied the principles of sustainable building and healthy materials at NYU and the Parsons School of Design. Kate is also a licensed real estate agent in the state of California.
Dejan Vrljic is a product expert at Mitrex, a solar cladding manufacturer. Dejan is passionate about renewable technology solutions and is thrilled to be a part of Mitrex, a company that will certainly be a part of the long-term solution to the sustainability problems of the 21st century.
Esteban Reichberg, AIA, Founder and Principal of EAR Architecture and Fohlio Board Adviser. Esteban earned his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University. He is the recipient of the Latino Leaders of Tomorrow award from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the EPFL ThinkSwiss Scholars Grant from the U.S. Swiss Embassy and the Building Technology Honors Award from Columbia University’s GSAPP. As a founding member of AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program, he is committed to strengthening leadership roles for design professionals in the public realm.