Mindful Materials: Education & Advocacy

  • Wednesday, April 06, 2016
  • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
  • 35 E Upper Wacker, (Wabash Room, 2nd Floor Conference Center Next to AIA Chicago Offices), Chicago, IL 60601
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Tired of trying to differentiate green materials in your library? Hard to tell which materials have certain green certifications? Make you materials library work for you!

Join AIA Chicago and USGBC-Illinois for a lunch and learn on April 6 to explore how to distinguish greener and healthier materials faster to serve your projects better. The Chicago design community has come together to endorse a voluntary product labeling initiative, dubbed mindful MATERIALS, to facilitate the transition to transparency, sustainable and healthy product selections for your projects.

This quick reference label is intended to serve as a visual identifier for designers when scanning library shelves for products. In seconds you will be able to tell the sustainable aspects of products you might be considering for your projects. No more searching the internet to figure it out. It will be right there at your fingertips. Even better, the label will be free and a portion customizable for firm preferences or priorities.

mindful MATERIALS was also recently featured in AIA Chicago's Chicago Architect magazine. Click here to learn more.

Join us to learn about this new initiative and how to grow sustainable product education throughout your firm.

This program will qualify for 1.25 AIA and GBCI CE hours.

  • Susan Heinking, AIA, Director of High Performance and Sustainable Construction, Pepper Construction
  • John Mlade, Senior Sustainability Manager, YR&G


11:45 AM Registration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Presentation
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Q&A


USGBC-Illinois Members: Free
AIA Members: Free
Non-Members: $20.00

This event is BYOL (bring your own lunch); AIA Chicago will provide beverages.


Thank you to our Program Sponsors

We are looking for sponsors to support this event and initiative.  Please contact Joan Martin at (312) 245-8300 x205 for more details.

This event is non-refundable

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