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Healthy Affordable Materials Project


The Healthy Affordable Materials Project seeks to improve the lives and health of affordable housing residents by reducing the use of toxic materials in building products. Through the use of healthier building products and furnishings, the built environment contributes to the improved health of all people, especially lowest income communities.

The HAMP collaborative goal is to increase the adoption of healthier building protocols and practices within the affordable housing sector, leading to measurable increase in building product specifications that reflect healthier choices.

This change will result in reduced exposure throughout the system by decreasing or eliminating known harmful chemicals from building products and furnishings widely used in affordable housing.

The Healthy Affordable Materials Project is a four-part collaborative supported by a grant from The JPB Foundation and guided by a committee of expert advisors.

Ana Baptista, Associate Director for the Tishman Environment & Design Center (TEDC), The New School

Catherine Bobenhausen, Senior Consultant at Colden Corporation

Michael Bodaken, President of Bodaken & Associates

Lisa Britton, Director of Sales & Marketing and Sustainability Champion at Industrial Louvers, Inc.

Dr. Maida Galvez, Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine, Public Health, and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Gretta Goldenman, Director at Millieu Ltd

Rolf Halden, Ph.D., P.E., Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University

Jean Hansen, FIIDA, LEED Fellow, CID, EDAC, AAHID, Sustainable Principal, HDR

Seandra Pope, President & CEO of Rooted Consulting Group

Martin Mulvihill, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Safer Made, and Senior Advisor and Board Member for Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

Nadine Rachid, Director of Product Development, Center for Active Design

Becky Schaaf, Senior Vice President, Energy at SAHF

Ruchi Shah, Senior Program Manager, Sustainability at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development

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