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USGBC Triangle Branch Luncheon Meeting: Creating Healthy Learning Environments

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Starts On - March 22, 2016 - 11:30am
Ends On - March 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
710 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh , NC 27607

Join the USGBC North Carolina Triangle Branch for the bi-monthly education meeting! Network with colleagues, meet the Branch Leadership team, learn about upcoming events, enjoy a delicious lunch buffet followed by a stimulating education program.

Nationwide, there are currently more than 100,000 K-12 schools plus over 5,000 colleges and universities that collectively define the education sector of the built environment. Almost one third of the U.S. population spend a significant portion of their waking hours in an educational setting.

We take for granted that these facilities are safe, healthy, and productive environments in which children and adults can learn, grow, and develop. The reality is that educational settings may in fact be a hotbed of hazards that are compromising the health of their occupants and children's ability to learn.

Attend this presentation to learn what USGBC is doing locally to promote healthy learning environments and how you can engage in the process. You can help by getting involved in the Environmental Stewardship Challenge, the Natural Talent Design Competition or Green Apple Day of Service.

Learning objectives

Upon completing this continuing education unit you will be able to:

  1. Identify and recognize the current state of educational facilities and the issues related to healthy indoor environments.
  2. Investigate the human impacts of toxins found in common building products used in school and educational buildings.
  3. Assess the available tools available to help design professionals and others gain transparency into the make-up and toxicity of building products.
  4. Specify products for educational facilities that are healthier, more sustainable, and cost effective over the life cycle of the building.

1CEU: AIA/CES HSW - GBCI CE Hour for LEED Credential Maintenance - IDCEC


  • Casey Johnson, Director of Sustainability and Marmoleum Business Development Manager, North America, Forbo Flooring Systems
  • Eric Allen, Senior Project Manager, Facility Design and Construction, Wake County Schools and USGBC North Carolina Triangle Green Schools Leader