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Healthy Materials: Strategies for Transparency + Improving Product Specification

Format On Demand: Article/Print
Offered by Janam Publications Inc.
Category Materials and resources

In North America we spend on average 90% of our time indoors. The indoor environment is full of indoor pollutants # mostly from ourbuilding materials and products. This article will look at why it is important to source healthy building materials, what tools andresources are available and what you can do as a designer or specifier to make more sustainable material choices for your projects.

Objectives

1. Understand why healthy materials are important.
2. Describe the tools and resources available for sourcing healthy materials.
3. Identify where to find lists of harmful materials.
4. Describe steps to take to make healthier material choices.

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CE Hours 1.0