HBN will share research and offer guidance in Atlanta next month at GreenBuild 2019. Founder and Board President Bill Walsh and Chief Research Officer Teresa McGrath will participate in two panel presentations offering solutions from HBN’s research, the Optimize Recycling Series.
Access to material health data is one of the most critical barriers to advancing circular design that is safe for humans and the environment. If it is not safe, it can’t be circular. The transformation to safe inputs for a circular economy requires new processes, behaviors, and tools to empower the supply chain. This also ensures that new and recycled raw material (“feedstock”) does not contain potentially toxic substances. HBN’s presentations will offer research-based insight for safe circularity.
Thursday, Nov. 21: LEED v4.1: Advancing Sustainable Materials and the Circular Economy
Teresa McGrath will highlight research insight exploring technical improvements to Materials and Resources credits in LEED v4.1 rating systems and the anticipated market impacts of changes. Teresa will discuss how new LEED pilot credits reward Circular Manufacturing, in particular, “Safe and Circular” design.
Friday, Nov. 22: Valuable, Marketable, Safe Feedstocks in a Circular Economy
Bill Walsh will share HBN’s research guidance as part of a panel presentation covering improved feedstocks for the circular economy. The session will address challenges and offer concrete tools and case studies to help manufacturers select better chemistry during the design phase, utilize high-quality recycled feedstocks, and create products for a circular economy.