Healthy Interiors

Virtual cohort group

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The Healthy Interiors Cohort provides a venue for health systems to share best practices, lessons learned, and troubleshoot any challenges with one another, in order to be able to most effectively achieve Practice Greenhealth's goals for interior building products. Facilities are invited to bring to the cohort their design and construction, EVS, and other staff members who are involved in the selection, installation, or maintenance of building products. Some sessions will also support the achievement of the Healthy Interiors goal included in the Impact Purchasing Commitment.

Target audience: Sustainability leads and other personnel involved in design and purchasing building materials 
Level: Beginner to intermediate

John Ullman Facilitator:
John Ullman
Contact: jullman@hcwh.org

 

“Where there is credible evidence that a material might result in harm to the environment or public health, we work to replace it with safer alternatives.” –  Kathy Gerwig, former vice president of employee safety, health and wellness, Kaiser Permanente

Below are some of the facilities represented in the cohort:

  • Ascension 
  • Advocate Aurora Health  
  • Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • CommonSpirit
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Inova Health System
  • Kaiser Permanente 
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Hackensack Meridian Health
  • PeaceHealth
  • Seattle Children’s
  • SLC Health System
  • Standford Children’s Health - Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • Texas Children’s Hospital

 

2022 Schedule

February 1, 2022 4:00 PM EST

Topic: Procuring healthy flooring

Discussion questions:

  1. What experiences have you had with Healthy Flooring products in the past?
  2. Have you found the performance of flooring products varies based on the use case?
  3. Do you have any large projects/contracts in the near future in which you may consider Healthy Flooring products?
March 22, 2022 4:00 PM EST 

Topic: Procuring healthy carpet 

Discussion questions:

  1. What experiences have you had with Healthy Carpet products in the past?
  2. Have you found the performance of carpeting products varies based on the use case?
  3. Do you have any large projects/contracts in the near future in which you may consider Healthy Carpet products?
July 26, 2022 4:00 PM EST 

Topic: Updates on Greenhealth Approved

Discussion questions:

  1. What would you like to learn about Greenhealth Approved?
  2. Have you talked with your supplier about Greenhealth Approved products?
  3. Have you procured Greenhealth Approved products already?
September 20, 2022 4:00 PM EST

Topic: Achieving the Healthy Interiors goal for furniture 

Discussion questions:

  1. What experiences have you had with healthy furniture in the past?
  2. Have you found the performance of furniture varies based on the use case?
  3. Do you have any large projects/contracts in the near future in which you may consider healthy furniture products?
  4. How do you capture spend data from suppliers and distributors?

 

Ready to get started? Register today.

Sessions take place on a recurring basis using Zoom as the meeting platform. To join this cohort or any of the other cohorts, please register today. If you have discussion topic ideas or want to invite a peer, please contact the cohort facilitator. 

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