CM13E7 - Healthy Interiors In Health Care: Selecting Safer Materials And Reducing Toxic Exposure
In furtherance of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) Safer Chemicals Healthy Interiors Challenge, this session will explore tools and techniques to assist facility leaders and designers when establishing materials standards for organizations and specifying healthy building materials during the design process. Speakers will articulate the health rationale for an informed selection process and explain the key components to a thorough, healthy materials specification. Participants will form breakout groups for an interactive session in which to use the tools relative to a set of health performance criteria in a hypothetical materials selection process for an actual project. Participants will report their findings to the larger group, sharing how and why materials and standards were selected. Speakers will identify the materials selected for the actual project, along with an example of a healthy materials standard, to support a group discussion comparing the selection processes.
Amy Mays, IIDA, EDAC, LEEP AP - Perkins Will - Senior Interior Designer
Ms. Lisa Goodwin Robbins, RA, CCS, LEED AP -Kalin Associates Inc. - Architect/Specifier