The Building Diet: Social-Onus in the 21st Century

Mar 13, 2017 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Building Diet: Social-Onus in the 21st Century


Amanda Carroll

Gensler Architects

Diana Budds

Fast Company

Gary Wilkin


When you're purchasing food at the grocery store you check the nutrition label, right? The same should be done with our building materials. There are a slew of products that perform well and are inexpensive but contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your health, and the environment. Join a discussion on how new social responsibility and sustainability measures that are reforming the design industry by commanding rigorous standards and transparency about materials from which our man-made environments are made. This panel tackles pervasive issues in the furniture and corporate world head on, while exploring how organizations can reduce waste and make our world a better place.

Primary Access: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Track: Design
Level: Intermediate