There is growing awareness that the buildings where we live and work can affect our health. While good ventilation and filtration is essential, the building materials that we choose also play a vital role in designing and building healthier spaces. This session is focused on insulation and sealants, and is designed to give attendees a basic background on how to select materials that can reduce negative impacts on human and environmental health. The session will also give practical tools and simple guidance that can be used to select insulation and sealants that promote both energy efficiency and healthier environments.
By attending this session, attendees will:
Explain how building material selection can impact human health and the environment
List tools that they can use to select building materials that reduce negative impacts to human health and the environment
Identify insulation and sealants that reduce impacts to public health and the environment without sacrificing energy efficiency