Greenbuild 2016 will celebrate the icons of the “green building” movement on October 5-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Two events at Greenbuild 2016 will focus on the role of chemistry and materials in sustainable building and energy efficiency. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 2 GBCI CE hours for each session. Details below:

Materials Health and Safety: A Holistic Approach to Innovation

Wednesday, October 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

A two hour town hall style session focused on theories, techniques and assessment tools related to materials health. This town hall forum will highlight three thematic areas related to materials health:

  • Transparency
  • Life Cycle Impacts
  • Innovation/Green Chemistry


Bill Shireman Bill Shireman
Future 500
Paula McEvoy Paula McEvoy
Perkins + Will
David Green David Green
Meg Whittaker Meg Whittaker

Materials Think Tank

Thursday, October 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Panel 1

Mahesh Ramanujam

Introduced by
Mahesh Ramanujam

Shawn Hunter, Dow
Doug Brown, BASF
Brent Trenga, Kingspan
Elizabeth Cassin, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

The first half of the Think Tank will feature:

  • The latest new product innovations and how a product comes to market
  • The importance of the Building Envelope when it comes to green building
  • Moderator Wanda Lau of ARCHITECT magazine

Panel 2

Scot Horst

Introduced by
Scot Horst
Chief Product Officer, USGBC

Bob Skoglund, Covestro
Stacy Glass, Cradle to Cradle
Mikhail Davis, Interface
Philip Ivey, Miliken

The Think Tank will continue with a deeper dive into the following aspects of green building:

  • LEED v4 credit fulfillment and new pilot credits for materials
  • Whole building approaches
  • Consideration of lifecycle impacts