The impact that interior designers can make on human health and climate change mitigation cannot be understated – but what does it really look like for a firm to elevate their material specification baseline? This course outlines how one firm prioritized sustainability attributes and determined what “standard practice” should look like, from material specification to refining interior materials library criteria. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, commitments were made, and best practices put into place, including prioritizing material transparency, and optimizing material ingredients. Attendees will leave with tools and knowledge that can immediately be applied to their own projects, including a Materials Selection Decision Tree and an understanding of how to compare and evaluate Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

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