Feb 14: Inspire speakers on indoor air quality


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The Green Building Alliance's INSPIRE speaker series with Breathe Easy:  Healthy places and indoor air quality.


5:30-8:30 p.m. at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.  For more information and to register online, go here.  Cost:  GBA or partner organization member: $25;  non-member $45.  For group rates and scholarship information, please contact Jenna Cramer.  


Stephen Ashkin
Steve is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and a leader of the Green Cleaning Movement where he is often thought of as the “Father of Green Cleaning.”
Currently he serves as President of The Ashkin Group, Executive Director of the Green Cleaning Network, co-founder of Green Cleaning University and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC – all of which play important roles in his efforts to move the global cleaning industry from green to sustainable.
Steve has been working in the cleaning industry since 1981 where he has held key technical and management positions for leading commercial and consumer products companies, and has worked on the issue of “green” cleaning since 1990. He has extensive experience working throughout the entire supply chain from leading product manufactures to product distributors to service providers to building owners and facility managers. In addition, Steve also works extensively with market influencers such as environmental and health advocates, labor unions, media, governments, policy-makers, standard setters and others which have given him deep insights into how the marketplace can be used to drive health and environmental improvements.
Among Steve’s many awards include recognition from the National Performance Review for his help launching the President’s Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program, an Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency for his work to protect children from environmental threats, and the Green Building Advocate of the Year from the Leonardo Academy for bringing Green Cleaning to LEED-EB.

Vivian Loftness (Nationally Recognized Author, Speaker, & CMU Professor), & Erica Cochran (Ph.D. Candidate & CMU Adjunct Professor )
Vivian Loftness is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, a senior researcher for CMU’s Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. She has over 30 years of experience in research and practice consulting focused on sustainability in the built environment, systems integration for performance, and design for health and productivity.
Vivian is not only recognized both nationally and internationally for her research achievements, but is also an accomplished speaker and author. She serves on the board of the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance, on the Technical Advisory Group for the Clinton Climate Initiative, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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