Emma Reif ’16, Consultant, Thorton Tomasetti
April 4, 2018, 11:30 lunch, 12:00 lecture, Fairchild Room, Dana
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? Thornton Tomasetti is partnering with higher education institutions and designers to reduce and eliminate the use of toxic chemicals in the manufacturing processes of building materials. The team will share how their experience as advocates for increased industry transparency has contributed to a responsible materials market.