CEU: Materials for Healthy People, Places, and the Planet

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July 17, 2024 11:30 am

Meet on 6 | 6th Floor

Learn a step-by-step process to vet materials for human health and carbon impact with speaker Heather SutherlandSpecifying healthy, sustainable materials is a critical part of the process, but it can often seem complex and time-intensive for designers. Using this toolkit, you’ll learn the steps to specify low-impact carbon materials and avoiding chemicals of concern in your building products. Regardless of your expertise level, you will acquire a range of options and tools to confidently select materials to minimize both harmful health and carbon impact in your projects.

Heather Sutherland is an Associate, Interior Designer at Perkins&Will, where she works on a variety of projects in education and civic in their Interiors studio. She’s been with Perkins&Will since receiving her Masters of Interior Design in 2017 from the University of Texas at Austin. Heather is actively involved in student outreach and education through programs like ACE and ASID. As a Material Performance Lab member at Perkins&Will Austin, Heather is able to spread her passion for material health and sustainability to professionals and students alike. She is LEED AP BD+C accredited and a registered interior designer in the state of Texas. While she has lived in a variety of cities and climates, Heather has happily called Texas her home for the past dozen years.