What’s Between You and the Environment?Interactions mediated by chemistry and materials!Building blocks for sustainable cities & green buildingsMacro level: materialsMicro level: chemistry (& a little physics)The revolution is happening at the micro level
Liability issues likely to become important to homebuilders, Realtors®, sellers, lenders & others, by 2020.Imagine a lawyer asking you: “What did you know, when did you know it, and what did you do about it?”
Materials and Chemistry: New Horizons in Green Building
New Horizons in Sustainability
Materials and Chemistry
Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow
Where Are We Today?
• Green building growing
rapidly, especially in
• Building design
• BUT A long way to go
• Focus shifting away
from energy & location
to what’s inside
• Interiors: health and LCA-related decisions
• Exteriors: lifetime carbon emissions
• Overriding concern: sustainability
• As a result, by 2020, most of the building
products industry sells today will be either
reformulated or become obsolete!
Sum It All Up. . .