[Pharmwaste] Building Green Hospitals: Healthy Alternatives for Interior Flooring & Finishes

DeBiasi,Deborah dldebiasi at deq.virginia.gov
Fri Aug 31 14:25:09 EDT 2007


Cross posted from H2E

Healthy Building Network, Oregon Center for Environmental Health,
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility,
& Health Care Without Harm
Invite you to attend:
Building Green Hospitals:
Healthy Alternatives for Interior Flooring & Finishes
September 24, 2007                                                                                       September 25, 2007 
9:00 - 11:30 AM                                                                                            Noon - 2:30 PM
Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca, LLP Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca, LLP
Portland, OR                                                                                                   Seattle, WA
Please join us to learn how hospitals, health systems, and architecture firms are working together to reduce the use of toxic materials in hospitals, promoting green building and healthier environments. 
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), heavy metals, dioxins (by-products of polyvinyl chloride), phthalates, and halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) are hazardous substances commonly found in the materials that coat the floors, walls, and ceilings of health care facilities. These materials have a multitude of impacts on the healing environment of the patient, the working environment of the doctor, nurse, and other staff, the health of the surrounding communities, and the environment. They also create a toxic burden through their manufacture, disposal, and maintenance. 
Program:
· Healthy Buildings: Interior Flooring and Finishes - Julie Silas - Healthy Building Network 
· Health & Environmental Effects of VOCs, Heavy Metals, Dioxin, Phthalates, & HFRs - Richard Grady, MD - Interim Chief, Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle; Associate Professor, Urology, University of WA
· What Hospitals Can Do: Alternatives for Interior Flooring & Finishes - Jean Hansen, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, AAHID, Sustainable Interiors Manager, HDR One Co. 
· Green Strategies and Experiences in Regional Hospitals Panel: - Johanna Brickman, Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca, LLP, and regional hospital representatives incorporating green building and materials into their facilities; Tom Badrick, Legacy Health Systems in Portland, and Sue Heffernan, MN, RN, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.
Who Should Attend: Nurses, Physicians, Facilities Managers, Architects, Designers, Specifiers, Environmental Health & Safety Officers, Purchasing Staff, Building Managers
Free to all attendees. Space limited: Please RSVP no later than September 17, 2007
at: http://www.noharm.org/us/healthybuilding/roundtables
Questions: Portland: Emma Sirois, OCEH: emma at oregon-health.org; 503-233-1510
Seattle: Nancy Dickeman, WPSR: nancyd at wpsr.org; 206-354-2170
Sponsorship provided by: Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca, LLP,
Healthy Building Network, Oregon Center for Environmental Health,
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility,
& Health Care Without Harm


Deborah L. DeBiasi
Email:   dldebiasi at deq.virginia.gov
WEB site address:  www.deq.virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Water Permit Programs
Industrial Pretreatment/Toxics Management Program
Mail:          P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA  23218 (NEW!)
Location:  629 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA  23219
PH:         804-698-4028
FAX:      804-698-4032

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