Information is the key to optimizing buildings, building products and human and environmental health. Architects, engineers, designers, and product manufacturers joined together at Greenbuild 2014 to discuss and critique the progress made thus far toward better information, the challenges we still face and how we can overcome them together.

Attendees heard firsthand from industry leaders and experts about new tools and the new wave of green product labels, and connected with some of the largest design firms and manufacturers in our industry.

Browse the schedule below for an overview of content provided at the summit and check back soon for updates on all summits at Greenbuild 2015.

The Materials & Human Health Summit was sponsored by:

2014 Schedule
MH01: Welcome and Opening Session
Material Health: Authentic Transparency and Optimization
... plus a special conversation between William McDonough and USGBC's Scot Horst on the importance of deep transparency and why material health is about much more than materials.
William McDonough
William McDonough is an internationally recognized designer, sustainable growth pioneer, and strategist (McDonough Innovation, MBDC, William McDonough + Partners). McDonough and Michael Braungart co-created the Cradle to Cradle® design framework (Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things and The Upcycle). McDonough chairs the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. 
Breakout Series 1 
Mikhail Davis, Interface
Anne Hicks Harney, Ayers Saint Gross
Kirsten Ritchie, Gensler
Jeffrey Zeman, Kohler Co.
Dirk Kestner, Walter P Moore
Kate Simonen, University of Washington
Stacy Smedley, Skanska
Frances Yang, Arup
Eden Brukman, Health Product Declaration Collaborative
Paul Firth, UL Environment
Stacy Glass, Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Lauren Heine, Clean Production Action


 MH05: Networking Lunch 

 Breakout  Series 2
Lisa Barnard, BASF Construction North America
Paul Bertram, PRB Connect
Thomas Gloria, Industrial Ecology Consultants
Jennifer Princing, Dow Corning Corporation
Rachel Berman, MechoSystems
Lisa Britton, Alpar Architectural Products
Dwayne Fuhlhage, Prosoco, Inc.
Jennifer Wagner, CarbonCure Technologies
Chris Pyke (Moderator), U.S. Green Building Council
Charlene Bayer, Hygieia Sciences LLC
Harvey Bernstein, McGraw Hill Construction
Heather Gadonniex, PE International, Inc.
Ashley White, U.S. Green Building Council

Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, Acting US Surgeon General - US Public Health Service
RADM Lushniak articulates the best available scientific information to the public regarding ways to improve personal health and the health of the nation. He also oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, comprising of approximately 6,800 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of our nation.

Closing Session will be combined with the Affordable Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit