The theme of this year's Earth Day is "Invest in Our Planet," and you don't need to have the budget of a multinational corporation to make a difference. Architects and designers can have a measurable impact on the environment through the projects they design and the products they specify. In this episode, we sit down with Armstrong World Industries' Environmental Sustainability Manager, Anita Snader, to discuss where we are as an industry in the battle against climate change, how manufacturers like Armstrong are stepping up their sustainability commitments and some tools the design professionals have at their disposal to more accurately measure their carbon footprints.
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Meet Our Guest
Anita Snader, LEED AP BD+C, Environmental Sustainability Manager at Armstrong World Industries
She has led Armstrong’s commitment to material health, transparency and carbon reduction efforts through Armstrong’s SUSTAIN™ portfolio of high-performance ceiling systems. A key area of focus is on Circularity, both in our operations and product, which continues Armstrong’s leadership in this area in the ceiling industry. As a LEED AP, she chaired the LEED EB Platinum certification for the Armstrong Headquarters in June 2007, and recertification in 2014 and 2020. She has also led the FitWel Certification and WELL Health Safety Rating for our Customer Avenue on the Armstrong Campus in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Anita also serves as the connector to various industry initiatives. She has provided industry education through articles, courses, and has presented extensively both in person and virtually.