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December 2nd, 2010

GreenSpecPharos Free Online Training

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Learn How to Use This New Resource to Research and Select
Green Building Products

Then Get Full Access Free for 30 Days

Using real-world examples, leaders Nadav Malin and Tom Lent show how to use GreenSpecPharos to narrow your research to the products meeting the most relevant green criteria. They'll show you how the tool helps you filter and sort for the environmental attributes most important to you and your clients, as well as use specific profiles of over 10,000 chemicals and materials accessed through our online library. At the end of the tour, you will receive a link enabling you to put GreenSpecPharos to use for 30 days free.

What does GreenSpecPharos offer?

Accessible, practical guidance from GreenSpec coupled with transparent data from Pharos puts you in charge of your product choices. Our presenters will discuss the key considerations for each product category, the building products database, and the chemicals and materials library.

Essential for product specing

GreenSpecPharos helps with many aspects of product specing. Our presenters will go over the following:

  • Schematic Design: understanding key issues for a category
  • Design development: finding products that meet specific rating system requirements
  • Specifications: identifying performance spec with equals
  • Substitution requests: evaluating alternatives

When: Wednesday, December 8 at 2:30pm Eastern Time
Thursday, December 16 at 2:30 Eastern Time
Length: about 60 minutes, including a Q&A session

About the presenters

Nadav Nadav Malin, President, BuildingGreen
Nadav Malin is the building industry’s acknowledged go-to resource for thoughtful perspective on the materials and design solutions that define sustainable building practice. As president of BuildingGreen, he oversees the company’s industry-leading information and community-building resources, including Environmental Building News, the product research service GreenSpec, and the project certification help tool LEEDuser. He also lends his technical expertise and vision to McGraw-Hill Construction, serving as executive editor of the award-winning GreenSource magazine.
Tom Tom Lent, Policy Director, Healthy Building Network
Tom Lent is responsible for defining HBN's guiding philosophy and policies with regard to building materials. Tom has spent nearly 30 years working on the environmental impact of buildings, materials, and energy in both the private sector and with public interest groups. A highly regarded expert in the field of green health care facilities design and operations, Tom was a founding coordinator of the Green Guide for Health Care, sits on the steering committee of the LEED Application Guide for Health Care of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is an advisor to Kaiser Permanente. Tom is currently overseeing the development of the Pharos rating criteria and data entry, working closely with the Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies at the University of Tennessee.

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