Event Title:

WEBINAR Fired Up about Green Building #WB120229


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Event Date/Time:

Start: 2/29/2012 11:00:00 AM
End: 2/29/2012 12:30:00 PM


Cate Leger and Tom Lent


WEBINAR - offered through GoToWebinar


Feb 29, 2012 10:00 AM

Event Deadline:

02/29/2012 10:00

Event Notes:

Join us for a very special webinar this month! 
Topic:  Fired Up about Green Building:  The Latest on Flame Retardants

Description:  In 2004 the Environmental Building News alerted the building community to health and environmental concerns about Halogenated Flame Retardants incorporated into many plastics used in the buildings.   While some of these chemicals have been phased out, many are still in production and used widely in furniture and building products. 

In this talk, our presenters will review the science and outline the current use of these chemicals in building products.   In addition, they will discuss alternative products and construction details that do not rely on Halogenated Flame Retardants.

Free for Build It Green Members, only $10 for non-members.

Recertification CEU Value: 1.5 credits

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Questions? Email Contact@BuildItGreen.org


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Speaker Information:

Cate Leger, Principal,  Leger Wanaselja Architecture

Cate has been working in the field of green architecture since starting graduate school at UC Berkeley in 1991.  Prior to that, she worked in Washington DC on water quality protection and pollution prevention.  She lectures regularly in the bay area about green architecture and has worked closely with the Green Science Policy Institute and other organizations on issues related to halogenated flame retardants in buildings.  

She is also a Principal of the award winning architecture firm Leger Wanaselja Architecture.  The firm has been widely recognized for its leadership in using green building materials.  

work:  510 848 8901
email:  cate@greendwellings.com 

Tom Lent, Policy Director, Healthy Building Network
Tom is responsible for defining HBN's guiding philosophy and policies with regard to building materials. Tom has spent nearly 30 years working on the environmental impact of buildings, materials, and energy in both the private sector and with public interest groups.
A highly regarded expert in the field of green health care facilities design and operations, Tom helped coordinate development of the Green Guidelines for Health Care (GGHC), the US Green Building Council's LEED for Healthcare and the Sustainable Bioplastic Guidelines and has co-authored a wide range of studies of the comparative health and environmental impact of floorings, plastics and other building materials. Tom is currently overseeing the development of the Pharos rating criteria.



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  Karen Beck

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  510-590-3360 x116

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