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Environmental Justice in the Built Environment

Jun 9 2022 | 12:00pm - 12:00pm ET

Why do materials matter? How are architecture firms, building owners, managers, developers, and tenant organizations working to avoid toxic products in the built environment? What tools are available to support the industry in making healthier material selections? This webinar includes strategies, case studies, and tools that can help transform the materials market into safer solutions.

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Healthier Materials Seminar (introduction, English version)

Apr 26 2022 | 12:00pm ET

This high-level, 10-minute recording can be used to educate the general public about the importance of avoiding toxic products. It breaks down myths and misconceptions around the perceived hazards and safety of natural and synthetic chemicals and discusses how toxic products impact individuals and families, especially children, along the lifecycle of products.

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Seminario de Materiales Saludables (introducción, versión Español)

Apr 26 2022 | 12:00pm ET

Este seminario se puede utilizar para educar al público en general sobre la importancia de evitar productos tóxicos. Abarca mitos y conceptos erróneos sobre los peligros y/o sobre la seguridad de los productos químicos naturales y sintéticos, y describe cómo los productos tóxicos afectan a las personas, especialmente a los niños, a lo largo del ciclo de vida de los productos.

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Healthy Buildings America 2021

Jan 18 2022 | 12:00pm - Jan 20 2022 | 12:00pm ET

As a part of the Healthy Buildings America 2021 Conference, HBN and the University of Texas at Austin will have two posters on display detailing:

1. Quantifying VOC and mVOC Emissions from Wood
2. Emission of VOCs and Particles from Wood Products during Cutting and Drilling: Implications for Occupational Exposure

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Healthier Materials for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Nov 10 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm ET

In this free CE webinar, you will learn about how energy efficiency can support good indoor environmental quality, common chemical hazards in insulation and air sealing materials, and how to select and specify healthier materials.

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2021 International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment

Oct 28 2021 | 01:00pm - 02:30pm ET

Join Veena Singla of NRDC as she presents research from a joint project with HBN:

Environmental Justice Along Product Life Cycles: Building Insulation Chemical Case Studies and Recommendations for AA

The field of alternatives assessments and the A4 are growing rapidly. This session reviews needs and opportunities for the alternatives assessment community of practice to stay relevant and adaptive to chemical management goals. 

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Purchasing Fire-Safe Healthier Furniture: Great News & Concerns

Oct 19 2021 | 09:00am - 10:00am ET

This free webinar will update purchasers and designers in healthcare, government, private business, hospitality, and education on changes in furniture flammability standards.

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NetZero Conference

Sep 13 2021 | 12:00pm - Sep 16 2021 | 12:00pm ET

Join leaders in sustainability for Verdical Group's 8th annual conference and expo—the NetZero Conference. This year, they're expanding their focus areas to create synergistic learning opportunities across industries. In addition to highlighting sustainability trends in buildings, energy, water, waste, and transit, NZ21 will feature content on agriculture, fashion, materials, personal care, and technology.

The virtual portion of NZ21—including educational sessions, keynotes, tours, our virtual Expo Hall, and more—will be hosted September 13 - 15, 2021. The in-person Expo Hall and Trailblazer Awards Gala will be presented on September 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Learn more and register at

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Safer Products for WA: Vinyl flooring and carpets and rugs webinar

Aug 17 2021 | 12:30pm - 03:00pm ET

Join the Safer Products for WA team for webinars focused on individual product categories. The August webinars are the final two of six total product webinars.

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Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) 2021

May 21 2021 | 12:00pm - May 22 2021 | 05:00pm ET

Join us virtually at MGBCE 2021! Hosted by USGBC-LA, MGBCE has become the longest-running and largest gathering of leading sustainability and green building advocates within both the public and private sectors in Southern California. The conference and trade show provides cutting-edge thought leadership, education, and networking opportunities to inform local government agencies, building industry professionals, and the general public about the principles, practices, and products associated with green building. This year the community and conference are coming together online to build a greener future for all with action-oriented sessions, interactive expos, workshops, and more.

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