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Thursday, May 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Collaborating and Scaling Healthy Ingredients across the Material Ecosystem

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The healthy materials value chain has radically changed over the last 3-5 years. Material Health Transparency programs like Declare and Health Product Declarations have helped facilitate the exchange of ingredient information between manufacturers and purchasers. Material health transparency programs have also helped influence the exchange of information between manufacturers and suppliers as well as with designers and building occupants.
 But what’s next? This session will explore and engage participants in how to further collaborate and scale the healthy materials ecosystem. Presenters will share ideas for a better mapped value chain where opportunities for scaling material health exist and where new models for collaboration exist. The session will then expand and engage the audience to identify opportunities for a more effective material health ecosystem.
Mapping the value chain for opportunities will be the theme and output of this session including identifying opportunities for better value chain feedback loops, activating Material Health Data for better collaboration on healthy materials, prioritizing chemicals of concerns, Report Cards on material selection concerns, summaries of chemicals that alert buyers, sensitivities of chemicals for end users, and beyond. The process and audience feedback will be captured and provided as a Summary Report following the UnConference.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Mikhail Davis

Director of Restorative Enterprise, Interface
Mikhail Davis is Director of Restorative Enterprise at Interface, the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet. He is responsible for advancing Interface's journey to Mission Zero (and beyond) in the Americas by building internal leadership capacity, facilitating strategic alignment... Read More →
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Sara Tepfer

Consultant, Arup
Sara completed her masters degree in architecture with a concentration in building science at UC Berkeley and is now a sustainability consultant at Arup's San Francisco office. I'm coming to sustainability consulting after graduate school in architecture at Berkeley and an undergraduate... Read More →
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William Paddock

Managing Director, WAP Sustainability
William Paddock is the founder and managing director of WAP Sustainability Consulting, a leading provider of sustainability services that include carbon accounting, lifecycle assessments, certification support, product transparency programs, supply chain sustainability and managed... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Cowlitz Room #502