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Wes Sullens | March 29, 2017
Today the Healthy Building Network and StopWaste released the sixth and final report in our Optimizing Recycling initiative: Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in Building & Construction. Reclaiming and reusing asphalt has many benefits, including waste prevention, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and lower lifecycle impacts compared to virgin...
Larry Kilroy | October 05, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Healthy Building Network and Google Announce Portico, First-of-Its-Kind Building Materials Analysis and Decision-making Tool
Los Angeles, CA (October 5, 2016) - Building Industry Leaders Perkins + Will, Georgia Institute of Technology, The Durst Organization, Harvard University, and HomeFree Affordable Housing Coh...
Melissa Coffin | August 01, 2016
Since 2009, the Pharos Project’s Building Products Library (BPL) has been a resource for those seeking disclosure of the chemicals and materials used to formulate and manufacture building products. More than 1,600 individual building products appear in the BPL, representing 15 different product categories (adhesives, flooring, etc.). Co...
Tom Lent | March 08, 2016
Clean Production Action (CPA) released the next version of the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals Hazard Assessment Guidance, adding detailed information for using the GreenScreen® List Translator as a first step in identifying hazardous chemicals in products. GreenScreen List Translator is a tool for readily identifying known chem...
Michel Dedeo | December 18, 2015
Those of you interested in chemical residuals should take note: we just overhauled our process chemistry system for reporting the upstream chemicals in manufacturing processes and this affects the chemicals we flag as residuals.
As most of you know, the Pharos Chemical and Material Library consists of almost 38,000 chemicals and their hazards. L...
Bill Walsh | November 10, 2015
Next week at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Washington DC (November 18-19), HBN will launch CompAIR, a new feature in the Pharos Project that provides the most accurate and reliable comparisons of the chemicals offgassing from paints, coatings and similar products. By providing the weight of all volatile substances that are released into the...
Quartz Project | October 27, 2015
Product transparency is more than just an ingredient label. It is a catalyst that triggers greater collaboration among manufacturers and their customers. It is the renewable energy of a continuous and increasingly open innovation process that is the key to addressing the sustainability challenges we face. The database of 100 "common product pr...
Rebecca Stamm | October 16, 2015
Now in our 15th year, the Healthy Building Network has been busy as beavers, felling more obstacles, building more useful infrastructures, with more partners, than ever. In the coming weeks, we will be unveiling many of these initiatives with Healthy Building News readers and the world at large.
Front and center among these is a collaboration calle...
Akos Kokai | September 04, 2013
Early this summer, I worked with HBN on various updates and additions to the Pharos Chemical & Material Library. It's worth mentioning the motivation for adding 7 new hazard lists (making a total of 42 in Pharos) and one new RSL (to a total of 13): with these additions, Pharos now includes all the lists that are referenced in the GreenScr...
Bill Walsh | July 08, 2013
In July 2011, the Healthy Building Network and BuildingGreen.com convened a working group of building industry experts to create the first open standard format for reporting building product content and related health hazards. At Greenbuild 2011, this working group released a draft Health Product Declaration (HPD). One year later, after an extensiv...