Products used on a project can have significant and enduring health effects—not only on a building's occupants, but on the communities where the products are made, disposed of, and on manufacturers and installers. Where should one start when trying to incorporate healthier materials into a project? This comprehensive session will consist of two parts: a moderated session will bring together an owner, a specifications writer and a materials consultant, offering unique perspectives and experiences bringing healthier products into their projects. Panelists will share why this work is important to them, and how they define objectives and the criteria for success for their work. Panelists will then break into groups with the audience to delve deeper into issues. The session will review different pathways to implementing healthier products; discuss opportunities and obstacles for doing materials work; and will offer proven strategies to improve any project using real project examples.