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{Past Event} - Green Building Series: Toxic Chemical Avoidance in Health Care Construction and Facilities

August 3, 2007 - 1:00 pm - August 3, 2007 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


An overview of why health care projects should avoid Chemicals of Concern and where to focus the designer’s and specifier’s attention. Case study of a health care facility that has developed policies to avoid the use of toxic chemicals in construction, demolition, and building systems equipment. Understand why health care facilities should avoid toxic substances in project design and construction. Learn how to research green, non-toxic building materials. Review the topic of toxic substances in building materials and systems from the perspective of a health care facility.


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Peter Syrett, AIA, LEED® AP, Guenther 5 Architects
Peter Syrett is a design and management principal with proven leadership and decisive ability to move projects steadily forward to successful completion. His personal clarity and experience in sustainable design have made him the firm’s internal champion for sustainable architecture and construction – including development of an intensive product database. At Guenther 5 Peter is our liaison with the USGBC. His diligence in working with both the Department of Health and the USGBC assured the Patrick H Dollard Discovery Health Center both regulatory DOH approvals and final LEED certification.

Chris Youssef, Guenther 5 Architects
Chris Youssef is a skilled interior designer who contributes to the firm’s project work as well as its ever-growing knowledge base of green materials and resources. Chris is responsible for space planning and interior design, coordinating with architectural staff and client teams to select appropriate furniture, finishes and fixtures for healthcare and other project types. As a designer committed to sustainability, he researches building systems, interior finish materials, and furniture components and construction, making recommendations to the office as new products and technologies become available.

Lindsey Waterhouse, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lindsey Waterhouse is the Safety Officer and Manager for the Safety and Environmental Programs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Lindsey has 29 years of experience managing and leading programs in occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Protection. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Officer and Bioenvironmental Engineer.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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