Hear from Building Green President Nadav Malin during his Wednesday, Sept. 7 master lecture, "Blinded by Transparency: The Materials Reporting Mess and How We Can Declutter Our Way Out of It."
Information transparency has reached the building industry, and it’s starting to change how we spec products. Innovators are using new tools to make healthier choices for their projects. But most of the design and construction community hasn’t gotten on board with this trend, and it’s not hard to see why:
- We’ve made it too confusing;
- We focus on human health and planetary health as if they are distinct, and
- We don’t make it easy enough to move from better information to better decisions.
The pieces are now in place to solve these problems and take the solutions to scale. Join the conversation with USGBC Northern California about how we can make that happen.
This event is approved by GBCI for 1.5 CE Hour(s). For your self-reporting, it has course approval number 0920010273.
Nadav Malin, BuildingGreen president
Nadav Malin is the building industry’s acknowledged go-to resource for thoughtful perspective on the materials and design solutions that define sustainable building practice.
As president of BuildingGreen, he oversees the company’s industry-leading information and community-building resources, including Environmental Building News, its sister publication GreenSpec, and the project certification help tool LEEDuser.
He also lends his technical expertise and vision to McGraw-Hill Construction, serving as executive editor of the award-winning GreenSource magazine.