Best Practices in Material Health: The Owner’s Perspective
October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$25
Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative (PMTC) and Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) invite you to the “Healthy Product Selection Using Transparency Data” discussion in our continuing Discussion Series: Transparency and Material Health In Practice. Architecture and design professionals, contractors and owners will get practical answers to questions that you are likely to encounter as you take the next steps to integrate healthy materials practices into product selection and specification in your projects.
Upcoming In Discussion #4: Owners are an integral part of the material transparency movement. Finding success requires building consensus with multiple stakeholders around transparency and the values alignment of different certification standards like LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge. This panel will feature owners representing a wide range of public and private organizations who have a vested interest in material transparency. Topics will include aligning sustainable materials goals, including human health and embodied carbon, with organizational values, return on investment, and breaking down barriers to allow growth in owner engagement.
Participants will be able to:
Understand core concepts of material transparency and disclosure to productively bring this new information into their practices as designers, architects, specifiers, and owners.
Prioritize aligning sustainable materials goals, including human health and embodied carbon, with organizational values.
Identify necessary steps to building consensus with multiple stakeholders around transparency and the alignment of different certification standards like LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge
Recognize how a focus on material health and transparency is a good financial return on investment (ROI) for different organizations.
Provide key ways to break down barriers to allow for growth in owner engagement around material health and transparency.
Sara Cederberg – Google
Leslie Crehan – Home Forward
Kate Vance – Multnomah County
Gisele Gieger – California State Teacher’s Retirement System
Bethany Clouse – Kaiser Permanente
1 AIA LU/HSW Credit*, 1 GBCI General Credit**
*Approval Pending, **Self Reporting
If you cannot be in Portland for discussion #4 in the series, join this discussion via the live stream from 6 to 7:30 PDT on October 15.
For more information on panelists and registration please see the event website.