Duration: 4 weeks, 2 units/week
Finding healthier materials to specify and safe manufacturing processes for your projects isn’t easy. It can be time-consuming and resource intensive. Although much research is carried on and knowledge on materials is broad, sometimes it’s not easy to start for lack of easy access to information, or for it’s too technical. SOS has created the module in Healthier Materials and Sustainable Products to equip you with the right tools to make informed decisions and supply the necessary background information on basic manufacturing materials, their chemical makeups and their relationship to human health.
The module aims at providing designers with material health information, addressed in an educational structure that will enforce their capacity to question their current practices and to link them to human health as a priority of their decisions. It is composed of four units which lead to a SOS certificate in Healthier Materials and Sustainable Products. The first and second units provide an introduction to key topics in the field of materials and health for those with general or more specialized interests.
The third and fourth units are geared towards professionals in the manufacturing processes, and those concerned with making a positive impact in product specification, manufacturing, and operation. The goal of the Module is to empower practitioners to make change with the knowledge that healthier products lead to healthier lives.
- Introduction to Healthy Materials
- Chemistry of Products and Materials
- Design and Specifications
- Healthier projects