The choices we make about materials in our buildings can affect everything from indoor air quality to construction waste to broader human health and environmental impacts from materials ingredients, sources, manufacturing, and transport. But the process of selecting materials can be complicated and confusing. How can you best evaluate products and finishes in our buildings so that decisions are best for budgets, building occupants and the environment? This program will address this question and more using the American Institute of Architects Materials Pledge as a basis for discussion. The program will include information on the efforts to make transparency and optimization information easily accessible through the mindful MATERIAL Collaborative and their Common Materials Framework and the efforts of the Interior Design community in creating this national pledge.