Informed + Aligned for Healthier, Whole-System Materials Procurement

27 Sep 2023
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Informed + Aligned for Healthier, Whole-System Materials Procurement

Informed + Aligned for Healthier, Whole-System Materials Procurement

27 Sep 2023
About the speakers
  • Annie Bevan
    Annie Bevan
    Chief Executive Officer at mindful MATERIALs
    Annie Bevan is a sustainability collaborator, facilitator, and visionary. Annie doesn't just want to talk about sustainable impact, she wants to facilitate action to create large scale change, using sustainability as a strategic business enabler. She does this in her role as CEO of mindful MATERIALS. mindful MATERIALS Inc. (mM) is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to reducing, and ultimately reversing, the embodied impacts of the built environment through our collective material choices. mM furthers its mission through a global cross-sector Collaboration Hub, convening to share learning and drive informed decisions around an aligned, digitized Common Materials Framework (CMF) for health, sustainability, and resilience.
  • Anjanette Green
    Anjanette Green
    Senior Director of Product Transformation at Healthy Building Network (HBN)
    Anjanette brings 18+ years of Architecture, Design and material research expertise to her role at HBN. Known as a “positive disruptor”, Anjanette has worked with teams from China to New Zealand, with fresh approaches and integrative design to improve human and environmental health. As a certification expert in single and multi-attribute programs, Anjanette mentors with a deep understanding to streamline efforts and effect meaningful change. She is WELL Faculty, co-author of the RESET Air Standard and has authored HPDs, EPDs, Living Products, Declare labels, and international PCRs. She is a Living Product Assessor, Living Building Auditor and Declare third-party Verifier and serves on advisory boards for programs including WELL, LEED, LBC, LPC, and RESET. She is recipient of the Living Building Challenge’s Hero Award for her contributions to the ecosystem and in 2021 received WELL’s community award for her commitment supporting the health and well-being of people around the world.
  • Amanda Kaminsky
    Amanda Kaminsky
    Director, Sustainable Construction - Americas at Lendlease
    Amanda Kaminsky is Director of Sustainable Construction for Lendlease's Americas portfolio, where she collaborates with teams to optimize the whole system health of construction. Previously, Amanda established and led Building Product Ecosystems LLC to pilot and scale improvements to product, process, standards, and infrastructure on behalf of building owners, their design and construction teams, supply chains, recycling networks, and impacted communities, engaging regional policy makers and academic research where needed. Before and during early stages of BPE, Amanda also led sustainable construction and procurement efforts at The Durst Organization. Amanda is an Emeritus Director of the HPD Collaborative Board, a Director on the Recycling Certification Institute Board, and an Advisory Board Member of the Carbon Leadership Forum. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from University of Virginia.
  • Marta Schantz
    Marta Schantz
    Co-Executive Director, ULI Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate at Urban Land Institute
    Marta Schantz is the Co-Executive Director of the Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate at the Urban Land Institute (ULI), which leads the global real estate industry in creating buildings and places where people and the environment thrive. Marta brings deep experience in the real estate sustainability market to lead and collaborate across organizations and stakeholders to achieve program goals and successes. Recent focus areas range from Building Electrification, to City/Real Estate Partnerships for Climate Policy, to Net Zero Buildings. Prior to this role, Marta was the Senior Vice President for the Greenprint Center for Building Performance at ULI, a research center and worldwide alliance of leading real estate leaders committed to improving the environmental performance of the global real estate industry – reducing carbon emissions, and increasing building value. Before her time at ULI, Marta worked at Waypoint Energy providing energy efficiency services to utilities and real estate, at Booz Allen Hamilton on the federal energy consulting team, and at the US Department of Energy’s Office of Cost Analysis. Marta is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Carbon Leadership Forum and on the Steering committee for the US DOE Better Buildings Commercial Real Estate Sector. She is a Commissioner on the Alexandria VA Environmental Policy Commission. Marta has been recognized as an Energy + Environmental Leader 100, as well as an Association of Energy Services Professionals “One to Watch.” She holds a B.S. in Biological Engineering with a minor in Science Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Key takeaways

- Describe the myriad impacts on health and the environment caused by the extraction, production, construction, use, and demolition of building materials.

- Articulate the business case for integrating healthy building materials into projects, including the benefits for tenants, communities, and real estate.

- Explore common challenges project teams face when tackling healthy materials in their work, and tools and frameworks for navigating product transparency and certification ecosystem to prioritize and select healthier materials.

- Provide implementation case studies to model solutions in the field.