Material Impact: Selecting for Health, Safety and Sustainability (CEU Program)

Strategies to balance health, sustainability and performance requirements when selecting interior materials.

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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.

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Continuing Education Approvals
  • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW-Sustainability | CC-113000
    • Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf.

Mary Dickinson

Regional Sustainable Design Leader, Associate Principal, Perkins&Will

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, Gensler

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.

Jennifer Wammack

Director of Outreach, BIFMA

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. 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.


Interior Design Director, HDR

As a champion of interdisciplinary design, Chad Wilkey blends innovation, planning and architecture perspectives to deliver award-winning sustainable designs that reinforce project goals from programming through construction and occupancy. Chad helps lead strategy for the interior design practice at HDR as well as his local Atlanta office, constantly pushing for human-centered design solutions for all projects with a special focus on corporate, healthcare, science and technology fields. Passionate about organizing industry events for local and global outreach to advocate for the profession, Chad also focuses on mentorship at HDR for students and collaborates with young leaders on the future of the profession.

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