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Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Thursday, May 18 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Healthy, Affordable Building Materials
TRACK: Materials Health

Energy efficiency is key to reducing operating costs and utility bills for Affordable Housing developers and occupants. Energy Efficiency for All is an initiative that connects the energy and housing sectors to provide these cost benefits for millions of low-income families. Unfortunately, many of the most commonly used materials in Affordable Housing contain harmful toxic chemicals. The Natural Resource Defense Council, ILFI, Healthy Building Network, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, and Elevate Energy are collaborating to shine a light on toxic chemical concerns with commonly used insulation and sealants, and advocate for disclosure and toxic chemical avoidance. Come learn about the results of this research and how you can apply it to achieve energy efficiency and materials health in Affordable Housing.  

Speakers
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James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →
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Eileen Quigley

Sustainability Manager, Natural Resources Defense Council
Eileen Quigley is the Sustainability Manager for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international environmental non-profit based in New York City. She helps NRDC minimize the carbon footprint of their offices and staff activities both through their fit outs and day-to-day operations. She is leading NRDC towards becoming a net positive organization with office spaces that embody the organization’s mission to safeguard... Read More →
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Rebecca Stamm

Researcher, Healthy Building Network
Rebecca Stamm, Researcher, works with the team at HBN to conduct vital building materials research.  She has a B.S. from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and M.S. from Purdue University where she studied Chemical Engineering with a focus on materials.  Rebecca has worked extensively in materials development and testing, quality control, and certification, including more than three years in the building materials... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Pike (Westlake Level)