Incorporating healthier materials is never all-or-nothing—but rather a spectrum of approaches with many entry points, offering high value and significant cachet with modest effort. While it is challenging to include healthier materials throughout a project, employing simple strategies can produce large, cost-effective strides. Using a wide range of project case studies, we discuss opportunities, costs, hurdles and solutions.
This session examines easy steps and modest goals, and considers more ambitious efforts to deliver healthier materials. Going beyond basics, we will delve deeply into both products and process. By exploring a product’s journey through initial consideration, design and construction, participants can fully appreciate what is required to find and use healthier products. Attendees will possess new awareness of the myriad benefits of simply understanding and then easing into the process, which offers big dividends in driving the market toward healthier materials while a securing leadership role in this burgeoning issue.