Harvard University and Google will share their experiences and lessons learned from being at the forefront of a national movement to make building materials healthier.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the latest scientific research about exposure risks and health impacts from chemicals of concern in buildings.
  • Identify ways that they will be better equipped to navigate complex organizations and implement healthier building materials at their own institutions.
  • Describe key roles and responsibilities, insertion points in the decision process, and necessary documentation to integrate healthier alternatives.
  • Explain and discuss the methodology behind Google’s Portico tool for selecting and tracking healthier materials.