Innovations in Materials

Presented by USGBC-Missouri Gateway in partnership with American Society of Interior Designers-Missouri East, International Interior Design Association-St. Louis City Center and Retail Design Institute – St. Louis.

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This program will explore what is new in the design industry with regards to sustainable products and what companies are doing to implement long-term environmental practices and encourage the use of environmentally sound and eco-friendly products and materials. Four panelists will represent four different materials: wood furniture and systems, broadloom carpeting and carpet tiles, surface materials and paint and wall coverings.


  • Explore product developments in several industries that may utilize renewable resources
  • Examine the drivers behind the design and composition of new products or materials?
  • Acquire a basic understanding of the chemistry behind furniture and interior finish products, including chemicals of concerns and any tradeoffs between environmental responsibility and durability or quality.
  • Recognize opportunities for waste minimization in the shipping, packaging and production of different building materials.
  • Explore different indoor air quality standards as they relate to LEED requirements.


  • Randall Lewis, Director of Operations at Walsh & Associates Inc.
  • Steven Brewster, Operations Project Manager for Kimball Office
  • Kelly Bartz, General Manager at Intectural
  • Paul Murray, Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs at Shaw Industries Group Inc.


JoAnn Brooks, AIA, LEED AP, CDT Project Manager at Washington University

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES CEH

WHEN: Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:30–6:15pm – Registration & Networking, 6:15–7:30pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE:Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200, (63103)

FEE: Free for USGBC-Missouri Gateway & ASID,  IIDA, RDI Members and Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members

REGISTERClick here to visit our Event Registration page.  Scroll down and click the “Register” button under the Innovations in Materials event listing.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at or (314) 577-0854.


Thanks to our Program Sponsors:

Compi Distributors


Shaw Contract Group

This program is also supported in part by the
St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District
and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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