Trace it Back – A Course in Materials Transparency

A highly practical and engaging course on materials transparency and how it relates to green building, and socially and environmentally responsible manufacturing. This live presenter and video program contains an explanation of products’ life cycle and associated health and environmental impacts from creation, use, and disposal.

In addition, this course will explore the ways in which transparency documents can be used when determining the appropriate material choices in designing for a healthier built environment.

  • Define life cycle analysis
  • Examine representative impacts of choices along a life cycle path
  • Discuss the use of Environmental Product Declarations or EPDs and other transparency documents
  • Explore the benefits of transparency in the marketplace

Michael Johnson, Director of Sustainability at 3form
As Director of Sustainability at 3form, Michael Johnson provides direction and oversight to corporate environmental and social responsibility policies and initiatives. These include initiatives designed to achieve goals of zero waste in manufacturing, carbon neutrality, product transparency and optimization, and integration of sustainability ethics into the workforce.

Michael spends a large amount of time currently focused on materials transparency and optimization, offering educational presentations from coast to coast on this subject to help the A&D community better prepare to embrace LEED V4 or other healthy building standards, or to simply understand the underlying importance of transparency from a practical standpoint.

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour (LEED Specific for BD+C, ID+C, O+M) and 1 AIA LU/HSW

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
8:30 – 10:00 am
Registration opens at 8:00 am

Washington University
Danforth University Center – Room 234
6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105
Map & Directions

DUC 234 is located on the second floor of the building. If you are parking in the underground garage and coming from the north end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left down the hallway and another left after the Fun Room and stairwell. The room will be the first door on the right. From the south end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left and another left, then a right before walking past the Fun Room and stairwell.

Visitor parking is available for a charge at the DUC parking garage located underneath the building. Visitors pull a ticket and can pay hourly using a credit card, debit card or cash.

$30 for USGBC-MGC Members & IES Members
$45 for Non-members

Click here to register online!


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