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PMTC Materials Summit @ Sustainable Building Week

October 16, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative (PMTC) invites you to the “2020 Materials Summit”. This discussion is part of the 3rd Annual Portland Sustainable Building Week, October 12-23, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our event will be virtual this year. Join this discussion via Zoom from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT on October 16.

As designers, architects, manufacturers, and contractors, it is important to us that the materials used to create our buildings and the spaces we occupy, positively impact human health, the climate, the environment, and society. To show how important this is, design firms who are signatories of the the AIA Materials Pledge, have made a commitment to a making positive changes through their work, focusing on these 5 areas:

  • Human Health
  • Climate Health
  • Ecosystem Health
  • Social Health and Equity
  • Circular Economy

The PMTC Materials Summit will be structured around these 5 topics with experts in each area coming together to elaborate on their area of expertise in the hopes of engaging, educating and inspiring positive change.

Moderated by Kim Stanley, Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative, RID, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, Interior Designer, Carleton Hart Architecture


9:00-9:30 a.m. Overview – Closing the Loop

Speakers: Lona Rerick, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, LFA, Associate Principal, ZGF


Annie Bevan, ISSP-SA, CSM, LEED Green Associate, ILFI Ambassador; Global Head of Sustainability; Superior Essex Communications

9:30-10:15 a.m. Human Health

Speakers: Mark Fretz, Research Assistant Professor, Assoc. AIA


Karen Joslin, LEED AP BD+C, AP ID+C, WELL AP, CSI, CDT, Sustainability Lead, PAE.

10:15-11:00 a.m. Climate Health – Embodied Carbon

Speaker: Shana Kelly, PE, SE, Seattle Structural Director of Sustainable Design, KPFF Consulting Engineers / Seattle Structural


Matt Hoffman, PE, SE, Structural Engineer / Project Manager, KPFF Consulting Engineers / Portland Structural


Ante Vulin, Ante Vulin, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, Senior Sustainability Strategist, Glumac

11:00-11:45 a.m. Ecosystem Health

Speakers: Terry Campbell, Director of Business Development, Sustainable NW Wood


Barry Sims, Managing Partner, Trout Mountain Forestry

30 minutes: break

12:15-12:45 p.m. Social Health & Equity

Speakers: Bradley Guy, NCARB, AIA, SEED, Owner, Material Reuse


Diane Bunse, Corporate Sustainability Specialist, Herman Miller.

15 minutes: Q&A

1:00-1:45 p.m. Circular Economy

Speakers: Garry Cooper, Jr., PhD, Co-founder and CEO of Rheaply


Frances Yang, SE, LEED AP, WELL AP, ENV SP Sustainability Specialist, Arup

1:45-2:00 p.m. Closing

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October 16, 2020 9:00am October 16, 2020 2:00pm

Portland, OR United States

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