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Workshop: Responsible Material Selection

  • 23 Mar 2011
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • UNM Continuing Education - Room 222


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Workshop: Responsible Material Selection

This course will provide attendees with the answer to the question “What makes a material green?” All aspects of green material selection will be presented, including material content, embodied energy, toxicity, maintenance protocol, designing to reduce use, and planning to minimize waste. Attendees will be introduced to various green materials and walk away with the knowledge required to understand the components that make them green.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn about the aspects that make a material green.

2. Understand the concept of embodied energy and material toxicity.

3. Comprehend how to design and construct buildings to reduce use and minimize waste.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011



UNM Continuing Education

1634 University Blvd NE

South Building – Room 222


Albuquerque, NM 87104


$150 USGBC-NM Members

$175 Non-Members

For more information:

Contact Ryan Moore:


Kent Beierle
Principal, Registered Architect CO
Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado at Boulder
Master of Architecture, The University of New Mexico
Kent is an award-winning architect who has expertise in the areas of energy, water, and resource efficient design.  His innovative design work includes custom commercial & residential projects, veterinary, medical, hospitality, and master planning projects. Kent specializes in sustainable design and sustainability consulting, which includes site assessments as well as creative and project specific recommendations for appropriate non-toxic, rapidly renewable, recycled, regional, and re-usable building materials.  Kent is currently a member of the US Green Building Council, has Co-chaired the  Sustainability Week Committee USGBC New Mexico Chapter, is a member of The International Ecotourism Society and is a former member of the New Mexico Sustainable Energy Collaborative.  Kent plays and active role in raising the environmental awareness of design professionals, developers, and others in the field by leading sustainable design charettes and lecturing on Sustainable building and sustainable living.

Maximum Class Size: 30

USGBC CE hrs: 4

(live presentation, project mtls category)

Course Level: 200 (Awareness)

Sponsored by Elevate.  Visit Elevate at  Thank-you Elevate!

Elevate is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to develop evolving strategies for the reconciliation of community and the environment. Elevate is an approved USGBC and AIA education provider.

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