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Availability of affordable, safe housing is a top priority for the State of Oregon and those living in Oregon. Housing production can also have significant climate, environmental and human impacts. DEQ's Built Environment Program's work on housing is focused on how we can address these issues.

Housing projects

Housing Material Impact Briefs infographic

The Housing Material Impact Briefs outlines three impact areas of concern including:

  • Embodied carbon
  • Exposure to toxicants
  • Forced labor

This infographic also discusses opportunities to reduce these impacts. 


Amanda Ingmire
Materials Management Program