August 2017-Healthier Materials and Sustainable Buildings Parsons

The Parsons School of Design Healthy Materials Lab launched a certificate program composed of four self-paced online courses designed to provide architecture and design students with an understanding of the impact building materials can have on human health and the environment. The four courses cover information required in the design of more healthful interiors. Learning benefits and outcomes include the ability to: Compare products and materials used in the built environment, explain the importance of designing with less toxic materials, evaluate products and materials, identifying hazards and comparing suitable options, and set criteria, analyze product information, and specify materials. The program is intended to both complement existing Parsons Degree programs and serve as continuing education for professionals. Mount Sinai P30 Co-Director, Dr. Maida Galvez, was a featured speaker discussing building materials and impacts on children’s health. To learn more about the certificate program click here.