Workshop Overview: EPA and the Puget Sound Chapter of the Pacific Northwest International Section (PNWIS) of the Air & Waste Management Association are presenting this two-day workshop on the connections between the homes and communities where we live and the impact they have on our health. Guest speakers and attendees from health, housing, green building, and sustainability will come together to share what has worked and what the future looks like. Better housing results in better health.
When: February 2-3, 2011
Where: Seattle, Washington, at the downtown Red Lion Hotel (scroll down to Red Lion on 5th Avenue to reserve lodgings) (map)
How to register: Register by January 14, 2011 to get the early registration rate of $200. After January 14 the fee is $250. Note: PNWIS will collect registration fees to cover its share of the costs for this meeting. EPA does not receive any part of the fees.
Agenda: Draft agenda for Sustainable Communities Start with Healthy and Green Homes (PDF) (2 pp. 94K)
Speakers: Speakers and Presentation Summaries (PDF) (16 pp. 164K)
Who should attend: Builders, architects, planners, sanitarians, building inspectors, facilities managers, tribal housing authorities, health care professionals, community outreach workers, state/local governments and NGOs. Opportunities to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available.
Workshop Track Descriptions:
- Indoor Air Quality and Health -Health- People spend over 90% of their time indoors, and indoor air pollution can reach 100 times the concentration as outdoor air. Where you live, work, and go to school can have an impact on your health. Come and learn how you can identify indoor air pollution sources and ways to mitigate and improve your indoor air.
- Homes, Indoor airPLUS and Energy Star - Come and learn all the new and exciting improvement and upgrades for existing homes, new energy saving features for new homes (ENERGY STAR and Home Star), and options to improve healthy indoor living (Indoor airPLUS). ENERGY STAR, and Home Star
- Green Buildings - How can we improve our current buildings to make them more energy efficient? Come and learn more about LEED and Built Green programs and other technologies you could do to make you building healthier, more energy efficient and marketable.
- Sustainable Communities - Come and learn from city planners and urban developers on sustainable community designs. Concepts to improve a community's accessibility.