Healthy Materials Program and the Portico Tool

Google’s Healthy Materials Program was created to identify the healthiest products and materials for every Google building around the world.
In 2014, we tested the beta version of the Healthy Materials database. We asked a lot of questions and made key improvements to make it easier for project teams and manufacturers to upload product information. Now we’re launching our expanded version of the database for all parties involved in the drive for healthy, innovative buildings. It all starts with manufacturers entering product information into the Google Healthy Materials Database now known as the Portico Tool.

The Portico Tool and Healthy Materials Program benefits all, empowering users to...

Respond to the increasing market demand for healthy materials, transparency, LEED certification, and industry standards.

Access product and materials information in a simple, easy-to-understand format.

Understand material properties and potential impacts human health.

Make informed selections of products and materials based on reliable and transparent data.

Manufacturers own product information, decide level of transparency and manage inventory

Architects and Contractors access a broad array of product choices, see details of products that meet Google criteria, introduce manufacturers to HMT for product listing

Project Managers confirm materials for Google projects, find substitutes to meet job-site requirements, tack as-built projects 

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