Healthy and Breathable Buildings – November 16, 2005

November 16, 2005

Healthy and Breathable Buildings

When: Wednesday, November 16th, 6:30-8pm
Where: Hafele Showroom
Speakers: Wendy Meguro, MIT and Wayne Tusa, USGBC-NY

Thanks very much to Ms. Meguro and Mr. Tusa for their presentations at our November forum. Wendy Meguro of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discussed how recent technological developments and concern for the environment have propelled the design of large-scale naturally-ventilated buildings and will provide three case studies: the San Francisco Federal building, London’s Swiss Re building, and the Genzyme building in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wayne Tusa, founder and President of Environmental Risk and Loss Control, Inc. and a Board Member and Liaison/Communications Committee Chair of the NY Chapter of the USGBC, talked about indoor air quality and health. As an environmental consultant with over thirty years of uniquely broad based environmental expertise, Mr. Tusa provided an in depth presentation on the health impacts of suspected environmental building hazards as well as strategies for mitigation and avoidance.

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