may, 2021

21may9:00 am10:30 amMaterials Matter: The Big Idea


Event Details

Materials Matter: The Big Idea

You wouldn’t buy a car without checking its gas mileage, so why wouldn’t you want to know what goes into your building? In this course, you’ll learn about the potential health and environmental impacts of the products that go into our buildings. You’ll also look at key drivers pushing transparency in the marketplace including client demand and green rating systems.

Virtual Event | *Earn 1.5 AIA LU|HSW | Register Here

Learning objectives

1. Understand potential impacts of materials on human health and the environment.

2. Identify two tools available to architects to translate health and environmental information for practical implementation.

3. Understand some policy and market drivers influencing materials improvements.

4. Identify three actions you could undertake today to improve material performance.

This program is funded by a Sustainability and Resilience grant from the American Institute of Architects. It is one of five courses available in the Materials Matter Certificate Series.


(Friday) 9:00 am - 10:30 am