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Getting to Net Zero: Dealing with Embodied Impact

Global GreenTag International presents a new webinar for Design Matters National on April 19 for architect and design professionals. The CPD point educational will be delivered by David Baggs, Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and Global GreenTag’s CEO and Program Director.

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Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane – 1:00-2:00pm, Adelaide & Darwin -12.30-1.30pm, Perth 11:00-12:00pm

Design Matters National is an industry education organisation for Australia’s largest community of Building Designers and Thermal Performance Assessors

In this webinar, Getting to Net Zero: Dealing with Embodied Impact, David explains how we need to pursue a restorative, bio-based approach to assist in taking existing carbon impacts out of buildings. Focus on carbon reduction in the building industry to avoid climate change needs to be a lot more urgent and product selection is key.

  • Examine building products certified for carbon impacts using a whole of life, sustainability, rating system that provides a CabonRATE assessment scheme to further Net Positive and Net Carbon Zero product outcomes.
  • Learn where to bring carbon-reduced products into projects using rating tools, including LEED, Green Star and market ready carbon calculation support like  EPDs, GreenBook, eTool, EC3, Athena, OneClick LCA, Revit’s Tally and BRE’s Impact.

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Global GreenTag CarbonRATE™  is a complete Embodied Certification Program that scientifically identifies carbon impacts and benefits, builds brand trust and, facilitates climate positive purchases and procurement processes. READ MORE

Products and Rating Tools: the changing landscape explained

Global GreenTag delivers another CPD point educational webinar on April 12 for Design Matters National

TIMES:

Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane – 1:00-2:00pm, Adelaide & Darwin -12.30-1.30pm, Perth 11:00-12:00pm

Design Matters National is an industry education organisation for Australia’s largest community of Building Designers and Thermal Performance Assessors

Products and Rating Tools: the changing landscape explained uncovers how building projects are navigated using a sustainability compass. David who is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and CEO & Program Director for Global GreenTag International, explains how you can ensure that the products you specify into projects comply with leading building rating tools, including Green Star, WELL and LEED.  Learn how to:

  • Identify integrated design principles in a building project to select products that produce significant and beneficial outcomes using third-party certified, declared and verified products.
  • Compare leading project rating schemes and learn how to structure workloads to fit in with the different programs.
  • Discern quickly the differences between certified and uncertified products to improve your supply chain intelligence and procurement process.

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Delivering Healthy Interiors

A CPD point webinar for Design Matters National – industry education organisation for Australia’s largest community of Building Designers and Thermal Performance Assessors

TIMES:

Sydney, Melbourne, ACT – 1:00-2:00pm, Adelaide -12.30-1.30pm, Queensland – 12:00-1:00pm, Darwin – 10.30-11.30pm, Perth 10:00-11:00pm

This webinar brings materials and product intelligence together with design principles to help you deliver healthier interiors for clients – whether that be for commercial fitouts to the now burgeoning requirement in residential to create blended work and living spaces where the health of occupants in the last 12 months has emerged as a compelling priority.

Delivered by Global GreenTag’s Program Director and CEO David Baggs who will provide ways to better select and make informed product choices by understanding:

  • What defines healthy interior design and how to look for transparency when evaluating healthy products and materials, integral to healthy design and important to clients.
  • How best to work with product information provided by the rating tool – the Global GreenTag Product Health Declaration (PHD) and its HealthRATE system to communicate the toxicology of a product’s ingredients, and highlight its health impacts on the end-user.
  • What to think about during development of design and compliance with health-focused rating tools under WELL, LEED and Green Star

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Read more about the Global GreenTag International Product Health Declaration (PHD) and GreenTag HealthRATE

Global GreenTag PHD™ (Product Health Declaration™) is the first of its kind in the world – a rating tool recognised and compliant Material Health transparency tool that recognises progressive manufacturers who fully disclose the ingredients of their products and then goes on to rate the healthiness of the product in use – READ MORE

The Global GreenTag HealthRATE™ marks rate the healthiness of products in use for consumers. HealthRATE is a unique peer-reviewed Certification Program that reduces your risk and builds brand trust in demanding markets. Download HEALTH RATE brochure

David Baggs – Bio

Voted one of Australia’s Top 50 Green Leaders and Top 100 Sustainability Leaders globally, David is a world-renowned sustainability and materials expert and Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects. He is CEO and Program Director of the Global GreenTagCertTM Product Certification Program, the world’s leading ‘Beyond LCA’ based product ecolabel, Certification Mark and also operator of the Global GreenTag International Product Health Declaration, Environmental Product Declaration and Modern Slavery Declaration programs, which support the advancement and uptake of healthy and environmentally conscious products on the planet. David is also a multi-award winning green building architect, author, Exemplar Global Lead Auditor, GBCA Materials Expert Panel member and Past President of the Australian LCA Society.