Products used on a project can have significant and enduring health effects—not only on your building’s occupants, but on the community where the products are made and on the workers who manufacture and install them. Products may also have significant impact on the planet, through extraction, manufacturing, and eventual disposal. So where does one start when trying to incorporate healthier materials into a project?
The presentation shares case studies that highlight the challenges to, and opportunities for, bringing healthier materials into your next building projects, or your daily practice as a designer of any kind. Ms. Carey Moore’s stories highlight lessons learned from her involvement with a range of Living Building Challenge project types, including educational centers, a large laboratory building, and renovation of existing buildings.