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    Slide 1

    How much did chronic diseases costOregon in 2010?

    OPPA WorkshopJanuary 23, 2014

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    Slide 2

    How much did chronic diseases costOregon in 2010?

    What can we do to help prevent chronicdiseases?

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    Healthier Building Materials: Avoiding Hidden Costs

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    Overview

    Why?Chemicals and human health

    How? Integrating product selection

    Who?

    Collaboration opportunities

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    Why? Chemicals and human health

    Emerging trend: LEED v4, State of Oregon DAS

    Chemicals in building products can impact human

    healthYou can do something about this Industry is ready

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    Slide 6

    LEED v4

    2 Points

    Reward projectteams for selecting products with:

    Inventoriedingredients

    Safer, less

    hazardouschemicals

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    Oregon Executive Order 12-05

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    EO 12-05 EO 12-05

    Strengthening Demand 1 (c):

    Green chemistryguidelines

    Cleaning products pilot, plans forbuilding materials,electronics, furniture

    Revised lifecyclecostingmethodology

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    Why? Chemicals and human health

    Ways that chemicals can impact human health Contribute to chronic diseases like cancer,

    asthma, and diabetes

    Other health impacts like brain development,learning, and hormone systems

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    Why? Chemicals and human health

    Hazardous chemicals arecommonly found in productsused to construct, maintain,and remodel buildings

    halogenated flameretardants

    chlorinated compounds phthalates

    volatile organiccompounds perflourinated compounds metals

    www.oeconline.org/hpi-resources

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    How? Integrating Product Selection

    Exercise (10 min)

    Develop language for building product selection thatintegrates chemical hazard and/or human healthinto a Construction Manager/General Contractor(CM/GC) Services Requests for Proposals

    Section 2.2.6 Firm Experience with Sustainable Building Practices 15 points

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    How? Integrating Product Selection

    Section 2.2.6 Firm Experience with Sustainable Building Practices 15 points

    Language could include: LEED v4 materials credits? Living Building Challenge materials red list?

    Use of Health Product Declarations, Pharos?

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    Who? Collaboration Opportunities

    The Healthy Purchasing Coalition (HPC) isbuilt on the idea that a group of individuals andorganizations,

    acting collaboratively and with a harmonizedapproach, can have a bigger impact than any one ofus acting alone.

    Free to join Agree to implement shared framework

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    Who? Collaboration Opportunities

    HPC Framework

    Review policies Identify pilots Integrate elements Establish feedback

    loops Set goals & measure

    progress Share

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    Thank you

    Colin PriceOregon Environmental Council colinp@oeconline.org

    www.oeconline.org/hpi-resources