New EPA initiative pushes ‘green’ building

Saskia van Gendt, conservation expert, EPA

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 7:29 am

It’s called “climaterials” — the initiative to use green building construction materials.

A young scientist at the EPA, Saskia van Gendt, is at the forefront working to foster environmental building construction.

Van Gendt is a resource conservation expert at the EPA.

Her remarkable work earned her a place as a finalist for the SAMMIES awards, and she talks with us about what exactly climaterials are.

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