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DIALOG’s Mara Baum at 2021 USGBC Summit

November 21, 2021

Join Mara Baum, DIALOG Partner, as she hosts a thoughtful discussion around the data and management of air quality-related risks, as part of the 2021 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Summit on Bridging Occupant & Community Health.

This will be an engaging continuation of the debate “To Measure or Not to Measure.” Mara will be joined by moderator Gary Thomas, Director of Market Development at USGBC. 


Event Details

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time: Debate – 12:35 – 1:50 p.m. PST
  Discussion – 1:50 – 2:20 p.m. PST
Location: Virtual
Fee: Summit Pass starting at $45 USD 

Click here to register for this event.


Debate: To Measure or Not to Measure Air Quality? 

Between COVID-19 variants increasing airborne risk and wildfire smoke clouding skies, the public is more aware of indoor air quality than ever. Experts across the building and public health industries agree that poor indoor air quality can have a profound impact on both physical and mental health, from creating and exacerbating respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses to decreasing cognition and productivity. But how does data play a role in the way we manage air quality-related risks? Top experts from both sides of the measurement debate will weigh in and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and share their own views. 

This course is submitted for 1.5 General GBCI CE hour and 1.5 AIA LU/HSW.


Bridging Occupant and Community Health is an event by the U.S. Green Building Council. Their goal is green building for everyone. USGBC was established in 1993 with a mission to promote sustainability-focused practices in the building industry. Since the LEED rating system’s unveiling in 2000, it has become an international standard for environmentally sound buildings, certifying hundreds of thousands of square feet per day.