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Does Your Building Heal or Hurt? a talk about toxics and human health in our living and working spaces with BuroHappold’s Kathleen Hetrick

Can sustainable buildings be considered healthy if they only focus on the health of building end users? Based on her experience with a local Living Building Challenge, the Santa Monica City Services Building, will share how toxic materials in the building industry not only impact the health of building end users, but also the health of construction and manufacturing workers, first-responders, and frontline communities.

Date & Time:     Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
                             Veggie potluck at 6:30; talk starts at 7:30pm
                              Please bring your own dish, cup, utensils to make this a
                              zero waste event

Location:            Songs at Los Angeles Eco-Village
                             3554 West First St., Los Angeles 90004
                             Enter on Bimini Place.

Fee:                     $5 to $20 (sliding scale ok; no one turned away
                                                for  lack of funds)

Reservations please: or 213-738-1254         


About Kathleen Hetrick
Kathleen is a senior sustainability engineer at BuroHappold Engineering. She combines her passion for sustainable design with her background in Architectural Engineering to identify opportunities for more equitable solutions in product supply chains, building operations and organizational transparency. She has gained experience through a wide range of cutting-edge technical projects as both an engineer and a sustainability consultant, including work on LEED Platinum projects, Living Building Challenge projects, historical adaptive reuse, WELL certification and university carbon neutrality plans. She is also co-facilitates BuroHappold’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum, spearheading outreach initiatives to encourage K-12 students to pursue sustainability-focused careers in STEAM.  Kathleen is a member of the four person BuroHappold Engineering team that has been providing visionary engineering work for the eco-retrofitting of the Songs property.

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