Materials & Health: Understanding the Tools. Course 5.

Learn to use the right tools for healthier project and product decisions.


There are a number of materials selection tools on the market, all designed to help you make healthier project and product decisions. But how do you choose? This course shows you how. You’ll learn about tools in the four categories—inventory, screening, assessment, and optimization—including what you can expect to find in any tool in specific category. In the last section of the course you’ll get practical advice for using the tools to make decisions, influence stakeholders, and manage risk.

Learning objectives

  • Define four categories of disclosure and optimization tools.
  • Describe challenges and complexities associated with ingredient inventories.
  • Describe two approaches to hazard screening.
  • Address basic transparency and optimization concerns with building product manufacturers and sales representatives.

This course is part of a series

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1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • RIBA