Materials Matter

September 20, 2018 -- 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Center for Architecture Portland (403 NW 11th Ave)

Get up to speed on healthy, sustainable materials!

Five part series
8:00AM-12:30PM at AIA Portland

Agenda & scholarship information coming soon!

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
September 20: Healthy Planet: Materials + the Environment
October 11: Healthy People: Materials Science + Human Health
November 8: Tools of the Trade: Assessment + Implementation
December 6: Just Do It: Strategies for Projects
January 10: Beyond Transparency: Materials Disclosure + Practice

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