AIA Conference on Architecture 2023 - Chemical Insights
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Join us during the A’23 panel presentation, “Research Scientists’ Perspectives on Climate Impacts for Building Environment & Materials,” on June 9, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. PT. 


How are building materials affected by increasing temperatures, extreme water events, increasing humidity levels, and wildland-urban interface fires? Scientists from the Chemical Insights Research Institute will discuss the effects of changing environmental conditions on the release of chemicals, unexpected chemical transformations, microbiological growth, and fire emissions and residues. Presenters will discuss how this research may translate into tools for the building community, offering a glimpse into future design of healthy and durable materials and buildings.


  • Identify how architects and scientists collectively drive market transformation towards healthier spaces.
  • Describe the impact of evolving environmental conditions related to climate change on building products and materials.
  • Describe the tools and technologies used to quantify the impact of extreme weather events on human health and well-being within the built environment.
  • Understand new scientific research to impact future design choices.



Holley Henderson
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Education – Chemical Insights Research Institute

Marilyn Black, PhD
Vice President and Senior Technical Advisor – Chemical Insights Research Institute

Birgitte Messerschmidt
Director, Research – National Fire Protection Association

W Horner, PhD
Lead Scientist, UL Environment & Sustainability – UL Solutions

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