Bill Walsh: Healthy Building Network

November 9, 2011

Indoor Environmental Quality: We have a marvelous opportunity to hear from a premier source of information in this realm: the Executive Director of the Healthy Building Network, founded by Bill in 2000.

The HBN has been a leader in creating tools that encourage the use of healthier building products including the Green Guide for health Care, new pilot Credits in LEED, and the Pharos Project, an online evaluation tool for building materials. Bill has spoken here at Gulf Coast Green three years ago; and at Greenbuild 2011 addressed a standing room crowd as he introduced a new tool for the green building movement: the Health Product Declaration.

If you are concerned about what kind of toxic materials are present in your environment, this declaration is an open standard format which encourages the standardized disclosure of content and health hazard information about building products. Bill’s talk will focus on new trends in product transparency and disclosure that are growing in the green building movement and likely to change the way LEED material credits are awarded. Come and learn from one of the best…..