Scaling Up Material Health

The impact of building materials on human and environmental health has received increased attention, and hundreds of design firms have pledged to support healthier materials. Ensuring healthier material selections requires complex decisions and collaborations. Acknowledging this challenge, how can the industry adopt meaningful material health goals across all projects? How can we build on the work others are doing? Material health leaders from four firms will discuss how they are pushing for higher standards with innovative strategies for the implementation of healthier materials on projects such as material tracking and other solutions, to scale up quickly.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Harbor 2

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Approved for 1 credit hour toward AIA (LU|HSW), BOC, BPI, GBCI (BD+C, ID+C, WELL), and NARI certification. Credit is offered for each full conference day toward MA CSL, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the critical role interior materials have on environmental health, human health, social equity, and circularity.
  • Explain different methods small and large multi-office firms are using to track materials and measure results.
  • Identify questions to ask in order to achieve material health targets, and review current industry terms and tools available to achieve results.
  • Illustrate various methods to communicate and grow momentum around education and action-oriented initiatives across a practice.

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