Armstrong Flooring’s Amy Costello Leads Sustainability Panels at Greenbuild 2018

Armstrong Flooring’s Amy Costello, Sustainability Manager will lead two discussions as both a speaker and moderator at GreenBuild 2018 in Chicago. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers and special seminars.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. — EPDs: The Good, the Bad, the Useful

Costello will moderate the discussion, as well as speak on the subject, of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and how these tools help building industry professionals make informed product selection decisions using environmental impact information.

EPDs are powerful tools that help building industry professionals make informed product selection decisions using quantified environmental impact information. As they are relatively new, additional training and guidance is needed for users of EPDs on how to effectively evaluate and leverage these technical documents to achieve credit in LEED v4. We invite you to go from certification confusion to product disclosure success in this hands-on workshop where we will cover everything needed for product selection for LEED v4 projects using EPDs.

Thursday, Nov. 15 | 8–10 a.m. — The Impact of LEED: Past, Present and Future

Costello will discuss the evolution of LEED and technical priorities in LEED v1.4 for Materials and Resources and Environmental Quality, and what the future looks like for higher performance buildings.

In a world that is constantly evolving, one of the hallmarks of LEED is “continuous improvement.” With each new version, LEED raises the bar to increase the impact on our built environment while also ensuring that LEED not only meets different markets, but also that the rating system accelerates the speed with which the market moves. Join USGBC, those in the field, and thought leaders in key areas of green building to discuss why LEED matters. And what the expected outcomes of using the LEED rating system as a performance standard has done and will do – past, present and future with an aim to build flexibility and drive higher performance buildings where there is a direct correlation between actions and outcomes.

These interactive sessions are intended for everyone involved in the green building product supply chain: architects, engineers, designers, specifiers, tenants, owners, contractors, product manufacturers, marketing/communication professionals, etc.

As a licensed environmental engineer with 25-plus years of experience, Amy is responsible for driving Armstrong Flooring’s sustainability initiatives in operations and on the product side. An Armstrong employee for over a decade, Amy has also served on several industry committees for organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council, ASTM International, and the U.S. General Service Administration. She is a frequent presenter on topics such as business of sustainability, circular economy, industrial ecology, and innovative sustainable design.

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