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Research Scientists' Perspectives on Climate Impacts for Building Environment & Materials

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How are building materials affected by increasing temperatures, extreme water events, increasing humidity levels, and wildland-urban interface fires? Scientists from the Chemical Insights Research Institute will discuss the effects of changing environmental conditions on the release of chemicals, unexpected chemical transformations, microbiological growth, and fire emissions and residues. Presenters will discuss how this research may translate into tools for the building community, offering a glimpse into future design of healthy and durable materials and buildings.

Learning objectives

  • Identify how architects and scientists collectively drive market transformation towards healthier spaces.
  • Describe the impact of evolving environmental conditions related to climate change on building products and materials.
  • Describe the tools and technologies used to quantify the impact of extreme weather events on human health and well-being within the built environment.

This course is part of a series

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 $50  non-member
 $35  member
1.50 LUs
  • HSW


  • Black

    Marilyn Black

    PhD (she/her/hers)

    Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor | Chemical Insights Research Institute 

    Dr. Black founded the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, a nonprofit organization that oversees...
  • Henderson

    Holley Henderson

    LEED Fellow, WELL AP + Fitwel Ambassador

    Director of Strategic Partnerships and Education | Chemical Insights Research Institute

    Holley Henderson (LEED Fellow, WELL AP + Fitwel Ambassador) is the Director of Strategic...
  • Homer

    W Homer


    Lead Scientist | UL Environment & Sustainability - UL Solutions

    Dr. Horner’s research includes: indoor mold growth, water losses, microbial VOCs, indoor allergens...
  • Messerschmidt

    Birgitte Messerschmidt

    Director, Research | National Fire Protection Association

    Birgitte Messerschmidt is Director, Research, National Fire Protection Association. She is...