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north texas sustainable showcase

Posted by on 7/8/13 at 01:18pm

We at Lake|Flato are proud to announce that our very own Bob Harris, FAIA and LEED Fellow, will be the keynote speaker at the North Texas Sustainable Showcase in Dallas this Thursday, July 11th. The event will focus on the importance of indoor air quality which has major impacts on occupant comfort, productivity, and health. While we often hear about outdoor air pollution (which is still very important of course), the conversation on indoor air pollution is just beginning to pick up speed which is critical because Americans spend, on average, 90% of their time in buildings (

An unfortunate reality of many traditional building products is that they contain volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) which can be hazardous to human health. For this reason many in the building profession believe it is essential for building material manufacturers to provide greater transparency and disclose the ingredients that are in their products. It sounds simple enough and yet it isn’t standard. We think it’s time for that to change. The day’s events will include presentations and discussions on the value of using healthy materials, examples of suitable materials, and implementation methods.

If you are interested in attending, you can find more information and registration here.