Healthy Materials for Healthy Schools

With hundreds of studies and statistics proving the positive impact healthier materials and products have on building occupants, there is no question that healthier materials lead to healthier students and staff in schools.
Gretchen Withers
Patty Karapinar
Raja Tannous
·Published on:May 23, 2022
  • Audio Visual
  • 1 HSW|LU

Join us live June 10, 2022 – 2:00 PM ET!
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Finding and incorporating healthier materials into schools is the part that most design professionals find difficult. This webinar will explore the process of working with healthier materials through three different perspectives: the manufacturer, the lab, and the specifier. Our panelists representing those perspectives are John Sumlin (Tarkett), Gretchen Withers (Oregon Door), Patty Karapinar (Architectural Nexus) and Raja Tannous (Berkeley Analytical). CHPS Impact Coordinator Natalie Van Dreal will moderate the discussion.

What you will learn

  • What defines a healthy material and what standards are available for verification. 
  • A methodology for selecting healthy materials. 
  • The opportunities and challenges between manufacturers, testing labs, and specifiers. 
  • Inspire healthy materials manufacturing, testing, and incorporation into all school projects. 

About Instructor


Felicia Fuller, Director of Operations, holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting and Design with emphasis on engineering drawing, architectural drawing, and 3D modeling. Felicia is a LEED Green Associate with more than 8 years of valuable industry knowledge. Experienced in leading staff members and evaluating project progress and data Felicia works hands-on with many of GBRI’s projects. Felicia also holds the position of Compliance Director for GBRI partner i-Believe (501c(3)). Felicia is passionate about sustainability and enjoys sharing her passion for sustainability with others – specially her children.

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