Is That Product Really Green?

DIRTT Environmental Solutions is hosting the CEU presentation, “Is That Really Green?” The presentation will address designing for sustainable product performance and the  new methodologies and outlooks required to ensure that solutions are genuinely sustainable.

Guest speaker, Andrée Iffrig, will lead the presentation and interactive discussion on two radically different approaches to understanding the sustainability of products. One takes a holistic perspective and seeks to understand how a sustainable solution behaves; the other, more conventional approach focuses on materials. Participants will be challenged to distinguish between the two approaches and will solve a case study in the course of the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish and articulate the difference between holistic and material approaches to sustainable design.
  • Recognize the benefits and limitations of both approaches when it comes to sustainable design of products, environments and cities.
  • Participate in a case study as part of interactive group work and decide whether the product in question is sustainable or not.
  • Apply one of the holistic methodologies suggested in the presentation in order to solve the case study.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at “The Hive” (128 West Hastings, Suite 210).  A reception will take place from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m., followed by the presentation from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., followed by networking from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.; RSVP to mthompson@dirtt.netor or call 604-812-3633.

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