Material transparency and optimization is a hot topic in the green building industry, but it can be difficult to know how to get involved in these market transformation efforts. This session will share how Smith College tackled this challenge by implementing a Healthy Materials Initiative at its Neilson Library using the Living Building Challenge Red List.
Audience participation and small breakout discussions will be an integral part of this session. Why go through healthy materials research, and what (if anything) is preventing teams from vetting products or implementing healthy materials initiatives? Participants will leave with the practical guidance and tools to develop similar strategies for their projects. Together we will brainstorm ways to make a difference in expanding the demand for healthier materials.
AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
GBCI 1.0 BD+C, ID+C, WELL hours
MA CSL 1.0 hour Elective