Sustainable Product Selection: Performance and Lessons Learned
November 3, 2021
The built environment requires high performance, durable, and sustainable materials to meet the ever-increasing demands for health and safety. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of cleaning and disinfection resulting in re-evaluation of the process for performance testing, product specification requirements, and selection of the appropriate product for the application. It is important to reinforce the need of a multiple attribute approach for product selection versus a single attribute focus that can contribute to premature product failure. In reviewing the perspectives of a design professional, a product manufacturer, and an environmental services and infection control expert, this moderated session will cover the impacts of performance-based specifications in conjunction with the evaluation of disinfection requirements, product service life, and life cycle cost analysis.
Jane M. Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C, GGA – EB, GGF
JSR Associates, Inc.
Shari L. Solomon, Esq.
President of CleanHealth
Andrea V Hyde, MDCID. NCIDQ, HCID
Senior Project Manager
VP of Healthcare