LD05 - Selecting Safe, Healthy Materials for a Circular Built Environment

Tuesday, November 13 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM | 176A « Back

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Join us in exploring the latest developments in the materials implementation process: from manufacturing and marketing optimized products, to goal setting for health and circularity at the project or even portfolio level. In this session, a diverse group of stakeholders will examine the opportunity for circularity in the built environment, discuss the implications of materials choices, brainstorm the potential for optimizations, and explore how circular economy practices can be scaled. Attendees will be challenged to think about potential circular interventions in their own work, what roles or collaborators are needed to make them happen, and how to initiate those conversations.

Learning Objectives:

Define material health within the context of designing and creating healthy circular buildings  

Understand material health as a key consideration in approaching the design and creation of buildings as material banks

Learn about the latest in materials strategies considered by LEED and WELL

Understand how the Cradle to Cradle Certified product standard offers a process for inventorying, assessing, and optimizing material health for circularity aligned with WELL v1 Feature 26: Enhanced Materials Safety and LEED v4 BD+C, ID+C Material and Resources credit.

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Event Type: Workshop > Session