Jul 30, 2021
“Any product that is used to construct the building, finish the building, or furnish the building is comprehended within our standard,” Wendy Vittori on Green Connections Radio
The green building sector is booming, and expected to grow to $433 billion by 2024, in efforts to combat climate change, since buildings comprise 40% of U.S. carbon emissions. But, as we wait for answers to what exactly caused the Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida to collapse, we must ask: how do we know these materials are safe?
To find out, listen to Wendy Vittori, Executive Director of the Health Products Declaration Collaborative, which developed the Open Standard being used to publicly disclose what is actually in all building materials, in a consistent, reliable and transparent way.
"Be honest with yourself… All of us have our strengths and weaknesses, and those weaknesses are just opportunities to be better. That's all they are. And instead of sort of living with that, address it.”
Wendy Vittori on Green Connections Radio podcast
Read Joan's Forbes article about how their standard might keep us safe, and her ones with the powerful career advice from Wendy here and here too.
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And read Joan’s other Forbes articles on the safety of green buildings in the face of Surfside here and here.
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