• Sep 18, 2019
  • Pound Ridge, NY

How to Cost Effectively Deliver Healthy Buildings


Karla Butterfield, Sustainability Director

We spend most of our time inside buildings, and these indoor environments can overtly affect our health and well-being. These affects can include not only emotional and cognitive responses, respiratory changes, and comfort and energy levels, but our built environment can also be causing reproductive and developmental issues, endocrine and thyroid disruption, immune systems inhibitors, cancer, and advancing dementia.

This session evaluates risk to exposure, alternative material choices and assessment based upon life-cycle analysis, embodied carbon, global warming potential, and chemical content. Building science basics- such as good HVAC and efficient filtering- are critical, but delivering a healthy building also includes avoiding chemicals of concern in our materials and finishes. This session will help recognize how to deliver low-cost solutions to impact health, well-being, and profitability.

Credit: 1 AIA/LU

Speaker: Karla Butterfield – Sustainability Director, Steven Winter Associates

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm (refreshments served at 5:45pm)

Location: Albano Appliance, 83 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576

Registration: Contact Michael Murphy at or (914) 424-3422

This event is sponsored by The Center for Sustainable Development, a not-for-profit organization that promotes ideas and methodologies to raise the level of sustainability in the built environment. We are delighted to support public awareness and education for better understanding of how we can move our buildings and our grid together to zero carbon.