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Green Building Lecture tackles green labeling and product ingredient disclosures

 
  Feb. 22, 2013

 
  Contact:  Green Building Program Manager Anthony Floyd, 480-312-4202






Green Building Lectures tackles green labeling and product ingredient disclosures
 
Chemicals are central to our material economy and to the products we use and surround ourselves in every day. Yet there is no labeling standard or disclosure requirement similar to the food product industry.

Learn about green labeling and product ingredient disclosure at the free March 7 Green Building Lecture. It will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

At the lecture, you’ll learn about consumer choices and how to effectively select materials and products that reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants. As demand for healthier building products grow, the industry is responding with tools for assessing and improving materials. Environmental and Health Product Declarations are some of the new measures to achieve public disclosure of product ingredients. As disclosure becomes prevalent, more manufacturers will be looking for ways to clean up their products.

UL Environment’s Josh Jacobs, Technical Information & Public Affairs Manager, will be the program’s guest speaker. He assists product manufacturers in understanding how their products’ environmental qualities can work for consumers, building users, architects, designers and builders.

This lecture is one in a series on green building topics. Others include:
** April 4 – Passive Design Strategies: Insulation Versus Mass
** May 2 – Alternative Building Materials and Systems
** June 6 – Innovative Green Built Projects

Scottsdale Green Building Lectures are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. They are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not needed. For more information, call 480-312-3111.