Webinar On-Demand: This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course discusses the interconnectedness between planetary health and human health and the importance of a holistic systems-wide approach towards regeneration. There is an increase in revelations around the impact of biodiversity loss, climate change and human health which is supported by data and research. By using scientific evidence supported by data and facts, it is important to understand the true connection between our ecosystems, climate, built environment and community. Using examples of tools specifically in the building industry, we will look at how these are being used to make informed decisions and develop strategies for long-term positive impact. Additionally, the course focuses on understanding what elements architects should, designers, specifiers focus on while making decisions about products.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of a regenerative approach for building environments that focus on human health and the wellbeing of occupants and users.
  • Understand how certification to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) standards ensures that redwood timberlands are well-managed.
  • Identify a holistic approach to material selection so that building users enjoy safety, occupant comfort and a positive health impact.
  • Explain how data and technology are used in the construction systems, products, finishes and furnishings to ensure that people can thrive where they live and work.
  • Explore digital technologies that assist manufacturers in creating products with attributes aligned with customer needs and desires for safe, healthy buildings and environments.

Pre-requisite: Basic background in material selection approaches.