By Alexander Landa, Outreach and Communications Manager
The Healthy Materials Summit 2016 isn't far away now! Since there's a lot going on that day, we want to walk you through some of the events that will be going on. In the morning, there will be two Hackathons – Supply and Demand.
Guided by facilitators and panelists from the earlier session, the Supply Hackathon will have participants work together to brainstorm solutions on increasing the availability of products utilizing disclosure documents. Certain manufacturers have chosen to be early adopters in the materials transparency movement, but some are still sitting on the sidelines. How can we push those manufacturers and all collectively benefit, and how can we reward the early adopters?
For the Demand Hackathon, this session will have participants work together to brainstorm solutions on increasing the demand for availability of products utilizing disclosure documents. Current market demand for materials transparency standards may be siloed within sustainability professionals and projects pursuing green building certifications. How can we push to make this a more standard product demand and all collectively benefit, even becoming better sales-persons and advocates for transparency?