The selection and use of materials is fundamental to the design, construction, and operation of built environments. For millennia, architects, engineers, and allied professionals have selected materials for their physical characteristics, such as durability, strength, or color. Recently, we have begun to recognize the important of the health and environmental attributes of materials. Yet, information on these qualities remains difficult to obtain, interpret, and apply. In this session, we hear from the people and organizations that we are the forefront of my making health and environmental data more accessible, interpretable, and, ultimately, actionable. These leaders share a vision for green building practice where the health and environmental attributes of building materials are understood and carefully considered during product selection and use. This is vision powered by transparency, critical analysis, and thoughtful decision-making. Join us to learn about cutting-edge data, tools, and services, while celebrating leadership that is breaking down barriers and changing the conversation about building materials.
Education Tracks: Master Series
Event Type: Core Program > Session
Vice President, Research at US Green Building Council
Washington, District of Columbia , United States
Dr. Pyke is the Vice President of Research for the US Green Building Council. His recent work includes research on green building finance, human health, greenhouse gas emissions, and resilience. He directs the development of the Green Building Informati …