If you could make design decisions that have a positive impact to the health and wellness of our population, how would you get started? The materials used inside our buildings have an obvious and well-documented effect on occupant health and well being. Because of this, the building product manufacturing community recognized the need for their products to contribute to a healthy indoor environment. Closing the Transparency Loop (CTL) is a movement that grew out of a series of letters exchanged between the Architectural and Design (A&D) community and major building product manufacturers. CTL’s mission is to transform the built environment by leveraging the business case to grow the sustainability movement throughout the built environment value chain.

We’ll hear from leaders from both the built environment on how closing the transparency loop can inspire extreme market transformation and impact. Panelists will explain the rating systems prioritizing healthy materials, participants will hear action that you can take now, across all of your projects to support healthy materials and space as the norm, not the option. To learn more about our panel of experts from across the industry, click here. This session will be moderated by Alison Buckley, WELL AP, Associate IIDA, Interior Designer at Margulies Perruzzi. IDCEC hours: 1.0

Attendees will learn about the following sustainability initiatives:

  • Manufacturer Materials Pledge
  • A&D Materials Pledge
  • Contractor Commitments
  • Owners Commitments & Actions
  • Navigating the various sustainability product certifications (Declare, Cradle to Cradle, Floor Score, etc)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

This event will be held via Zoom. Access details will be emailed to all registered participants the morning of the event.


 - IIDA Members (all levels): Free
 - Non-Members: $48
 - Non-Member Students & Interior Design Instructors: $23

Why the extra $3?

One Bill at a Time is a campaign to raise awareness and resources for Interior Design Advocacy in the New England Region. By adding three dollars to each event hosted by IIDA NE, we remind ourselves that advancing our profession is the core mission of our Organizations and, with small individual contributions throughout our community, we can make a large impact*.

*At the conclusion of each calendar year, all funds raised will be distributed to New England states with active advocacy initiatives in direct proportion to the percent of Chapter membership residing in each state. We dedicate this campaign to the individuals that achieved interior design legislation in New England states and paved the way for the future of our profession, One Bill at a Time.

Please note: audience photographs and/or video may be taken at this event. By nature of your attendance, you are granting permission for your image, voice and likeness to be used for marketing purposes.