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Jean Hansen Explains Need for Healthier, Sustainable Materials

Designing With Healthier Materials in Mind

Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine's October segment of the series, "Rising Up: Healthier Material Selection," HDR Sustainable Design Principal Jean Hansen discusses the need for new resources, education and a framework for design with a healthier materials selection process. 

"It's one thing to recognize that building materials impact the built environment and human health," Hansen writes. "But understanding what a design professional can do to lessen that impact or, even better, to select and specify materials that promote health is an even bigger challenge."