Life Cycle Exposure to Chemicals in Buildings - How Risky?

Cost CPD points Duration* Exam Required
$53.64 1 52 Mins Yes

Course details
The move towards more energy efficient and tighter buildings might lead to increased consumer exposure to the thousands in chemical embedded in building materials. This seminar will present new high throughput methods to characterize the population exposure to tens of thousands chemical-product combinations used in building materials and cleaning products, using method of lines and other modeling approaches.

We demonstrate the application of these tools via a comparison of potential human health impacts associated with different alternatives to phthalates (DEHP) as plasticizer in vinyl flooring over its life cycle. We will also shortly look at an advanced tool presently developed for modelling both chemicals mass balance and energy balance, and how it can inform building and ventilation design and strategies. We finally discuss how this works, and provide a scientific basis for the international management of chemical in products in a life cycle perspective, in the frame of the UN environment Global Chemical Outlook II.

All course content is curated by the Green Building Council of Australia. Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

Exam Requirements
This course requires you to sit for an exam to obtain the CPD points. The exam comprises of 3 questions and has a time limit of 30 mins to complete.

All exams are multiple choice and questions are based on module content.

If you have any questions regarding any of these online courses please feel free to contact the GBCA Office on +612 8239 6200 or send us an email.

* Duration refers to the associated video content length of time. If there is no video it refers to the time limit of the associated exam. All pricing exludes GST.