Wednesday, March 14, 2018,
Fairchild Lounge, Dana Dining Hall

Building materials are responsible for many environmental issues throughout their life cycle, including human illness, pollution, habitat and species loss, and resource depletion. How do you design a building with a low environmental impact that promotes occupant health? Emma Reif ’16, consultant for Thornton Tomasetti, will explain how the company is partnering with higher education institutions and designers to reduce and eliminate the use of toxic chemicals in the manufacturing processes of building materials. She will share how their experience as advocates for increased industry transparency has contributed to a responsible materials market. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program. Lunch at 11:30, program starts at noon.

Contact: Lia Morris,, 207-859-5356

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