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Apr 25, 2014 11:00 AM  PST  

Healthy Homes Conference Presentations Announced 

Build It Green is pleased to announce the speakers and presentations for our upcoming Healthy Homes Conference on May 15 in Berkeley. We hope you can join your fellow building professionals to learn the latest building science, products, and practices to maximize safety and air quality in the home. Learn More >>

Industry Experts, Cutting-Edge Presentations

Earn CEUs and network with other building professionals, including contractors, builders, raters, and architects. Featured presentations include:

Keynote Address: Healthy Home Trends & Best Practices
Speaker: Anthony Bernheim, Bernheim + Dean. Inc
A roundup of the most important industry trends and developments, including chemicals in the built environment; climate change, air quality, and its impact on residential design and construction; and national industry drivers.

Misconceptions About Combustion Safety
Speaker: Vi Rapp, Lawrence Berkeley Labs
Join us to assess the effectiveness of combustion safety tests and the health hazards of combustion appliances. Learn the key fundamentals of appliance venting, and improved risk mitigation strategies and safety procedures.

Healthy Buildings: Reducing the Use of Flame Retardants and Six Classes of Harmful Chemicals
Speaker: Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute
We’ll discuss the “Six Classes” or families containing chemicals of concern, the science and policy of flame retardant chemicals, and the national health impacts of California’s changing flammability standards.  

From Red Lists to Green Chemistry: Hazardous Chemicals and Green Building Materials
Speakers: Cate Leger, Leger Wanaselja Architecture; Melanie Loftus, Healthy Building Science
Are you aware of the health and environmental risks associated with chemicals found in common building materials? Learn about industry “red lists,” the transparency movement, and creating a marketplace for safer alternatives. 

When You Can’t Breathe, Nothing Else Matters!
Speakers: Mike Roth, McCutcheon Construction; Alex Stadtner, Healthy Building Science
Implement best practices to protect workers and occupants. Set yourself apart from the competition, minimize client complaints, and reduce the risk of OSHA/EPA violations. Learn how to manage pollutants during demolition and construction.

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Don Knapp
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