Healthy building design new focus for Global GreenTag’s PhD

Global GreenTag have launched a new tool to address human health concerns directly in the built environment. Launched last month at Total Facilities Expo, the new Product Health Declaration™ (PhD) is the first system globally to assess the health impacts of the final product – and not just the hazards of the ingredients.

The new health transparency tool is a radical but necessary entry into the market and will help professionals:
• Make distinctions confidently between products that are safer for human health and those that are not.
• Communicate health related product decisions to clients and building occupiers with a lot more ease for everyone’s peace of mind.

To help with industry training, Global GreenTag will be holding a practical seminar at DesignBUILD 2017 for building professionals who want to reduce their risks on future projects by harnessing the new PhD tool, offering attendees a first chance to see this newly launched program in the Australian market.

Seminar leader, David Baggs, CEO and Technical Director, says that studies already have made clear connections between toxic products and human health issues. In addition to this, other studies highlight that the market is becoming more discerning and consumers are calling for more authentic and trustworthy product information.

“Environmental health is critical to consumers and so is human health,” says David.

The PhD seminar for professionals will give you an inside look at:
• How products are going to be rated under the PhD tool;
• How the tool will work with building rating schemes like the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star tools; as well as supporting designers attempting to rate projects through other rating tools with a health focus.
• How building professionals will be able to use the tool in other ways to their advantage.

Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation at the Green Building Council of Australia has said of GreenTag’s new PhD, “When most people spend 90 per cent of their time indoors, there is a huge potential for our buildings – and the products within them – to positively influence the health and wellbeing of occupants. We support innovative approaches, like the PhD Product Heath Declaration, that can accelerate market transformation.”

Seminar Details:

Venue: DesignBUILD 2017, Room E5.2, Level 5
International Convention Centre, Sydney
14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2009
Date: Friday, May 5th
Time: 9.30 am – 11:00 am

Register for Seminar HERE

About David Baggs:  

David Baggs is CEO and Program Director of Global GreenTagCertTM  and a multi-award winning green building architect and world renowned sustainability and materials expert with over 35 years experience.

Voted one of Australia’s Top 50 Green Leaders and one of the Top 100 Sustainability Leaders Globally, David also is a Member of the American Chemical Society, an Exemplar Global Lead Auditor and a Past President of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society.

About Global GreenTag:  

Global GreenTag Certification standards are recognised in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, Africa and SE Asia and in over 70 other countries.  GreenTag is also the only sustainable building product related certification scheme approved in Australia by the ACCC.

The Global GreenTag certification mark is  the first ecolabel in the  world  to implement a unique ‘Beyond LCA’ life cycle assessment (LCA) and the first ever to provide a  ‘Net Positive’ benefit analysis to certify and rate green buildings and interiors.

Some of world’s most iconic brands, including Interface, Polyflor, Laminex, Desso, Dunlop, Knauf, Armstrong, Tarkett, Vertilux, Verosol, CSR, Herman Miller and Schiavello are backed by GreenTag certification.

For more information or to talk further with David Baggs, please contact Debra Robertson, marketing@globalgreentag.com or by phone:  1300 263 586

Global GreenTag Website