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Piloting, Scaling, and Committing to Healthier Building Materials

Published July 15, 2021
Presented by Minakshi Amundsen, Colby College | Gail Carlson, Colby College | Amanda Garvey, Thornton Tomasetti | Nicole Imbergamo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Planning Types: Campus Planning

When it comes to toxic chemicals in the built environment, there is an urgent need for market transformation. This is a social and environmental justice issue, as our decisions affect the wellbeing of the people who build and use our buildings as well as those who live near building material production facilities. This session will explore the topic of organizational change related to healthier materials and how institutions can serve as change agents. Federal regulations are behind the curve; join us to learn new tools and strategies to help your institution take the lead in piloting and scaling material initiatives.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Teach others about the urgency of individual and organizational action toward chemical reform in today's building materials market.
  2. Share the latest research, standards, tools, databases, and case studies used to create a demand for healthier building products.
  3. Determine the information you need to develop a roadmap to healthier materials on your own campus.
  4. Apply lessons learned from other institutions' successful efforts with healthier materials to your own process.


Minakshi Amundsen, Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Campus Planning, Colby College
Gail Carlson, Director, Buck Lab for Climate and Environment, Colby College
Amanda Garvey, Senior Associate, Thornton Tomasetti
Nicole Imbergamo, Senior Sustainability Project Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Continuing Education Units: AIA HSW 1 Unit (SCUP56C1309) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Recorded 7/15/21.

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