Building Materials: Health, Equity and Environment

An Austin Energy Green Building Webinar

Webinar Details

Three local industry experts will interview three guests they have invited for insights into their experiences transforming the field of building materials. The discussion will contextualize local goals around ingredient transparency, carbon and equity. The information will equip listeners with the latest information and inspire attendees to ask the right questions about the materials they are specifying and using. This event offers an opportunity to discover more about this dynamic field through a series of conversations. The webinar will conclude with time for audience questions.

Date: December 8, 2020

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: This seminar will be hosted as a live webinar.

Registration: Register online


Material Ingredient Transparency

  • Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
  • Robin Guenther, Principal, Health at Perkins&Will

Low-carbon Structural Materials

  • Dirk Kestner, Principal Director of Sustainable Design, Walter P Moore
  • Kate Simonen, executive director, Carbon Leadership Forum and Chair of the Department of Architecture, University of Washington

An Equity Lens on Building Materials

  • Phoebe Romero, Environmental Program Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, City of Austin
  • Yure Suarez, Sustainable Building Advisor, Perkins&Will

Technology Requirements

The webinar will be hosted using Cisco WebEx. No software is necessary to join the meeting. Additional details on how to join will be sent to registered attendees.

Attendance Details

  • Seminar is open to building professionals and other invited guests
  • RSVP is recommended to receive webinar instructions and unique password

Continuing Education Credits

  • This seminar is approved for AIA Learning Units/HSW, GBCI CE Hours, WELL CE Credits, and AICP CM Credits.
  • Austin Energy Green Building will provide certificates of completion for self-reporting
  • Certificate will list course description/number
  • All certificates will be emailed

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