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Wednesday, September 12 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Can PVC be a "Green" Product?: The Evolving Story of Polyvinyl Chloride
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is one of the most common materials in the building products industry, and also one of the most hotly debated topics in green building. While the industry has made progress in addressing health issues with the manufacturer and use of vinyl, concerns remain around the supply chain and end of life for the material. Join this session with four leading experts across the industry including a toxicologist, manufacturer, material researcher and specifier to understand and uncover the lingering issues with the material and engage in an open honest conversation about the best way to move the industry forward towards more sustainable PVC.

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Lisa Britton

Director of Sales & Marketing, Industrial Louvers, Inc.
Lisa Britton, CSI, CCPR, LEED AP BD+C, GGP is the Director of Sales & Marketing and Sustainability Champion for Industrial Louvers, Inc., a manufacturer of custom architectural metal products. Throughout her career, Britton has strived to advance standards and formats in the construction... Read More →
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Mary Dickinson

Regional Sustainable Design Leader, Perkins+Will
As a Regional Sustainable Design Leader at Perkins+Will and member of the firm’s Sustainable Design Council, Mary assures that sustainable ideas are an integral part of the firm’s projects and practices across market sectors. Fueled by her passion in refining the role and impact... Read More →
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Dhruv Raina

Director, Sustainability, Tarkett
Dhruv is passionate about helping businesses grow rapidly and sustainably. He addresses challenging, yet promising opportunities by combining business strategy, product design, and social science to determine where to play and then execute to win. At Tarkett, Dhruv develops North... Read More →
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Jim Vallette

Research Director, Healthy Building Network
Jim works to understand and explain industry’s impacts on people and the planet. He has tracked materials like toxic waste, illegally-harvested timber and fish, and ozone-depleting chemicals, around the world. His findings have supported major global policy developments like the... Read More →
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Meg Whittaker

Managing Director, ToxServices

Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 323 David L. Lawrence Convention Center