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Thursday, September 13 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Healthy & Affordable Building Materials: Strategic Transformation Opportunities
Track: Social Equity + Supply Chain

HomeFree is a national initiative supporting affordable housing leaders who are improving human health by using less toxic building materials. This workshop will connect the dots showing how this initiative uses product transparency data to enable effective product research, evaluation, and collaborative opportunities for scaled product innovation in this sector, including the Home Depot Chemicals Strategy to eliminate 12 chemicals of concern in 4 product categories. Participants will use data to engage in an analysis of Strategic Transformation Opportunities and help impact the agenda for the next phase of product innovation in this sector.

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Simona Fischer

Designer, Sustainability Specialist, MSR
Simona Fischer received her M.S. in Sustainable Design in Architecture and M. Arch from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Iowa. Simona is strategic about sustainability and intrigued by the balance between material performance, the life cycle... Read More →
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Jim Vallette

Research Director, Healthy Building Network
Jim works to understand and explain industry’s impacts on people and the planet. He has tracked materials like toxic waste, illegally-harvested timber and fish, and ozone-depleting chemicals, around the world. His findings have supported major global policy developments like the... Read More →
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Bill Walsh

Founder & President of the Board, Healthy Building Network
Since 2000 Healthy Building Network has been defining the leading edge of healthy building practices that increase transparency in the building products industry, reduce human exposures to chemical hazards, and create market incentives for healthier innovations in manufacturing. HBN’s... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 326 David L. Lawrence Convention Center