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Newsletter | Mar/Apr 2011


Healthy Alternatives Presentation April 19


Jean Hansen, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP will make a presentation on Healthy Alternatives for Interior Finishes and Materials. The presentation will give AIA and GBCI continuing education credits.

Time: April 19th, 2011- 6 to 8:00pm
Location: HDR Office, 560 Mission Street, 9th Floor, San Franciso, CA 94105 map

(Sign up in advance for security clearance by sending email to Joanne Winship. Bring ID)

As we strive to design & create healthier, more sustainable interior environments, our work needs to include thoughtful selection of materials, finishes, furniture and fabric. In examining the materials, components and chemicals used in manufacturing of the products we specify, it is critical to consider how these details affect not just the health of the occupants, but also the health of surrounding communities and the environment. A growing number of manufacturers are making significant strides toward reducing the environmental and health impacts of their products and are on the road to a continual process of improvement. In addition to information shared on chemicals of concern and their health effects, the transitional and safer chemicals, new materials and finishes in the market-place will be shared with the audience.