Green Home Institute (GHI) webinar - Landfill waste becomes building insulation
1. Understand the scale of textile waste overconsumption & processes involved in the discard
2. Review environmental and economic benefits of textile waste recycling and how to score points in LEED BD+C v4 homes MR Environmentally Prefered Products
3. Articulate testing and certifications associated with the health and safety of a building product comprised of recycled content that gain credit in LEED BC+C v4 homes EQ Low Emitting Materials
4. Note this technologies market opportunity and benefits the welfare of America's older housing stock corresponding with LEED BD+C v4 Homes EA Annual Energy Use
speaker(s) bio Madeline Walker Miller is the Founder and CEO of NexTiles, a Detroit-based textile recycling company that converts textile waste into building insulation. Her professional background focuses on reducing textile waste and its harmful impacts to our natural environment. Her company specializes in creating secondary uses for textiles and engaging more Detroiters in creating circular economy solutions. She is an alumna of Spelman College and earned a master's degree in Coastal Zone Management from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
Madeline's passion lies in empowering young Black people and people of color to embrace environmentally sustainable behaviors.
She is a GHI board member and marketing committee chair.