AIA Portland Materials Matter
Join us for Materials Matter, a five-session series delivering comprehensive, high-level knowledge and strategies for assessing and selecting healthy, sustainable materials. Sessions will delve into the impact of materials on the environment and human health; the tools and data useful for assessing and prioritizing materials; and the strategies for integrating informed decision-making into projects and practice. Speakers will reveal the perspectives of project team members and other partners connected with materials and share the learnings and approaches of successful projects.
This series offers guidance on navigating the complex landscape of disclosures and transparency in order to assess and reduce the environmental and health impacts of products. Sessions will include presentations, panels, case studies, and activities, and participants will walk away from each session with action items for integrating the curriculum into their work.
Materials Matter Series
8 AM – 12:30 PM at AIA Portland | 20 CEU/HSW
September 20: Why Materials Matter: Building Product Impacts
October 11: Healthy People: Materials Science + Human Health
November 8: Healthy Planet: Materials + Environment
December 6: Just Do It: Strategies for Projects
January 10: Beyond Transparency: Materials Disclosure + Practic
Session 2, Healthy People: Materials Science + Human Health, delves into the science behind materials and human health to understand how material substances reach people and lead to health consequences. It provides guidance on the complex landscape of health tools by introducing the different types of tools available to make educated decisions about products and what to consider when selecting and using these tools.