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Mar. 8th - Material Health and Embodied Carbon. At Odds, or Aligned?

EWho would win at the sustainability olympics? Team safer materials or team low carbon products? What if, instead of competing, these two powerhouses worked together? In our upcoming webinar, attendees will hear from experts about the key drivers of material health and embodied carbon using flooring products (carpet and resilient flooring) and drywall products as examples. We will translate those drivers into actionable guidance for project teams to select healthy, low carbon products.


Speaker Bios

Teresa McGrath [Chief Research Officer, Healthy Buildings Network]

Teresa leads HBN’s Research and Education strategies. With prior experience in government, NGO and industry, she brings a wealth of holistic knowledge and multi-sector experience to our team. Teresa led the Chemical Management Program for Sherwin-Williams, the largest paints and coatings company in the world, where she focused on hazards reduction and transparency, and assisted business units in meeting sustainability and green chemistry goals. She also spent nine years as the Senior Managing Toxicologist at NSF International’s Green Chemistry Programs, and two years at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Design for the Environment (DfE) Branch of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).

Kimberly Seigel [Research Knowledge Manager, Perkins&Will]

Kimberly has spent over 15 years working on interdisciplinary teams tackling some of the built environment’s most pressing sustainability challenges, with a particular focus on climate change. As the Research Knowledge Manager for Perkins&Will’s Research Group, she draws upon her background in research and sustainability consulting to help bridge the gap between various practices and the innovative research happening across the firm. She also is Co-Director of the Material Performance Lab, with a focus on embodied carbon reduction efforts. Due to her global experience facilitating carbon reporting and contributing to sustainability projects located throughout the US, UK, Australia, the Middle East, Brazil and Chile, Kimberly has a holistic understanding of sustainability affecting all operations.

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