Material Impact: Selecting for Health, Safety and Sustainability
Strategies to balance health, sustainability and performance requirements when selecting interior materials.
Continuing Education Approval
- 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW-Sustainability | CC-113000 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.)
Material selection is an important part of every interior design project. Hear industry experts break down criteria to evaluate materials for health, safety and sustainability, and push yourself to consider all material options based on research, industry resources and product certifications. As your clients’ needs change in response to new health and safety concerns, now is the time to build your knowledge of the many attributes to consider when selecting materials for your projects.
This is a recording of a webinar presented on September 15, 2020.
What You Will Learn
- Describe strategies to balance health, sustainability, and performance requirements when selecting interior materials.
- Know the key resources to consult when evaluating materials.
- Recognize and read material labels regarding health, performance, and sustainability
- List three key things you can do to make healthy and sustainable material choices.
Access Period: One year from date of registration.
Regional Sustainable Design Leader, Associate Principal
As Associate Principal and Regional Sustainable Design Leader at Perkins+Will, Mary Dickinson assures that wholistic sustainable ideas are integral to the firm’s projects and practices across market sectors. Fueled by her passion in refining the role and impact of the built environment on human and ecological health, Mary co-chairs the firmwide Material Performance Lab. She is an active advocate participating in AIA’s Material Knowledge working group, HPDC’s User Advisor Panel, mindful MATERIAL Steering Committing and as chairman of the USGBC Texas - North Texas Regional Council.
Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, LEED Fellow, CID
Director of Workplace
Rachelle Schoessler Lynn is Director of Workplace for Gensler Minneapolis. She is an active national leader in innovative, sustainable design and health and well-being solutions, co-author of the Minnesota Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond Guidelines and co-founder of the Minnesota U.S. Green Building Council chapter. Rachelle was formerly the Chair of the ASID National Board of Directors, where she advocated for sustainable design and health and well-being through policy, research initiatives and engagements.
Chad Wilkey, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Chad’s work has always been client-directed, drawing on a deep understanding of the users to develop a focused experience as well as a deep understanding of clients cultural and business goals. With a keen focus on interdisciplinary design, Chad’s approach to design stems from a desire to discover innovative user outcomes, target efficient data-driven design process, and the creation of empathetic and engaging environments. Especially passionate about developing and implementing sustainable and health initiatives in the built environment, Chad believes that all design professionals have a responsibility to lead by making decisions to support environmental resiliency as well as human health and wellbeing.
Jennifer Wammack (Moderator)
Director of Outreach
Jennifer Wammack is BIFMA’s Director of Outreach, a role created in 2017 to enhance engagement with influencers of the commercial built environment. Since that time, Jennifer has been the organization’s brand ambassador, communicating BIFMA’s message as the industry leader in developing furniture safety, durability and sustainability standards that ensure product performance and inspire confidence wherever people work, learn, heal, and play. Jennifer holds a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters of Management in Sustainable Business from Aquinas College.
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