The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) will convene its first Living Product Expo next month in Pittsburgh.  In addition to the much anticipated roll out of the Living Product Challenge during a pre-conference workshop, the conference organizers have created program full of leading experts at the forefront of healthy materials development who will be unveiling a new wave of innovative initiatives and programs for the first time...

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The use of recycling materials in building products is evolving. The latest version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED version 4) green building rating system no longer explicitly credits recycled materials, but it does reward transparency and disclosure of product lifecycles and contents. While recycling is more important than ever because of the need to make use of dwindling world resources, recycling's supply chain is murky and far from transparent. As Wes Sullens...

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HBN DC Office

Recently, HBN moved our DC office down Connecticut Avenue a couple of blocks – taking over the fourth floor of a classic Dupont rowhouse.  Being on the top floor means lots of natural light from windows and skylights – and fresh air from windows that open.  It also means walking up and down many stairs, many times a day! 

Our new offices had belonged to an architecture firm.  We kept most of their workstation built-ins, and received some amazing chairs, task lighting and three-drawer pedestals, that were donated by Teknion, Humanscale, and USBI – donations that were facilitated by our stellar board members, Linda Sorrento and Penny Bonda

Thank you Linda, Penny, Teknion, Humanscale and USBI for your generous contributions to and support of HBN.