Check back soon for information on upcoming workshops and events!
Living Product ExpoSep 12 2017 | 12:00am - Sep 14 2017 | 12:00am ET
International Living Future Institute Hosts Third Annual Living Product Expo Dedicated to Healthy Products
Pittsburgh, PA | September 12-14, 2017
Webinar- Spray Polyurethane Foam: How Green Is It?Aug 23 2017 | 04:00pm - 05:00pm ET
Spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) is presented as a highly-effective and versatile product that meets high R-value needs for professionals and DIYers alike. But there are widespread and legitimate concerns about the health effects of its ingredients (particularly isocyanates). An expert panel will present health concerns raised by fenceline communities, occupational and environmental health studies, fire fighters and fire investigators, and others along the life cycle of this product.Read More
When is it “green”? Preventing the toxic effects of spray foam insulationAug 23 2017 | 12:00am ET
Spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) is presented as a highly-effective and versatile product that meets high R-value needs for professionals and DIYers alike.
But there are widespread and legitimate concerns about the health effects of its ingredients (particularly isocyanates).
After reviewing its chemistry and life cycle impacts, and where and how isocyanates are used in building products, this presentation reviews the historical and current ingredients and uses of SPF in buildings. We present health concerns about these uses raised by fenceline communities, occupational and environmental health studies, fire fighters and fire investigators, and others along the life cycle of this product -- with a focus on the toxic ingredients in SPF.
Those concerns include reports from a Syracuse occupational health clinic about the experiences of work crews and building occupants, supplemented by concerns and questions from building scientists, occupational and environmental health agencies and researchers, and other important sources over the years.
We present examples of less toxic substitutions by application for SPF and discuss how a precautionary green chemistry framework meets the goal of sustainable buildings that are healthy and safe for all.
Featured speakers include: Greg Siwinski, certified industrial hygienist with the Occupational Health Clinical Center (SUNY Upstate Medical University); moderator Rebecca Stamm (Healthy Building Network's lead researcher on insulation and sealants); and, HBN research director Jim Vallette.
Washington, D.C. - HomeFree Workshop Level 2Jul 26 2017 | 09:00am - 11:00am ET
Washington, D.C. - HomeFree Workshop Level 2
Wednesday, July 26th from 9am - 11am.
National Housing Trust
1101 30th Street NW, Suite 100A
Washington, D.C 20007
Pick Your Poison: How Toxic Exposure Could Increase Under Proposed EPA ChangesJul 19 2017 | 08:00am - 12:00pm ET
The BlueGreen Alliance Foundation and its Building Clean initiative are pleased to invite you to a free symposium, Pick Your Poison: How Toxic Exposure Could Increase Under Proposed EPA Changes.Read More
Green Science Policy Institute Webcast Series- July 6Jul 6 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00pm PT
Green Science Policy Institute
HEALTHIER PRODUCTS, HEALTHIER PEOPLE
Webcast Series: The Six Classes Approach to Reducing Harmful Chemicals
June 22- Introduction, Highly Fluorinated Chemicals, Antimicrobials
June 29- Introduction, Flame Retardants, Bisphenols & Phthalates
July 6- Introduction, Some Solvents, Certain Metals
New York, NY - HomeFree WorkshopJun 21 2017 | 09:30am - 11:30am ET
New York, NY - HomeFree Workshop
Wednesday, June 21st from 9:30am - 11:30am.
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
One Whitehall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10004
New Orleans, LA - HomeFree WorkshopJun 6 2017 | 09:30am - 11:30am CT
New Orleans, LA - HomeFree Workshop
Tuesday, June 6th from 9:30am - 11:30am
Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design
More Details and Registration - https://hbn-homefree-nola-june-6.eventbrite.com
St. Paul, MN - HomeFree & CommonBond Communities WorkshopMay 24 2017 | 08:30am - 10:30am CT
St. Paul, MN - HomeFree & CommonBond Communities Workshop
Wednesday, May 24th from 8:30am - 10:30am
1247 St. Anthony
St. Paul, MN 55104
More Details and Registration- https://homefree_and_commonbond_case_studies.eventbrite.com
Living Future 17May 17 2017 | 12:00am - May 19 2017 | 12:00am PT
Living Future 17
THE LEADING EVENT FOR REGENERATIVE DESIGN
May 17-19, 2017 • Seattle, WA
Living Future unConference is an annual event that attracts disruptive design leaders. Join a cross-industry collaborative network that is creating a healthy built environment.