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On recent updates to Pharos

Akos Kokai | September 04, 2013 | Tools

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...

John Knott: Executive Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative

Bill Walsh | July 08, 2013 | Tools

In July 2011, the Healthy Building Network and 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...

Pharos cuts through endangered wood confusion

Tom Lent | August 26, 2010 | Tools

Use of biobased materials whether from agricultural plants or from trees is appealing in green building due to their renewable nature. However, overharvesting, plantation farming, chemical use and other problems threaten many species of trees with extinction as well as threatening entire forest habitats and the animals and humans that depend upon t...

PHAROS Online: Beacon of Transparency for the Green Building Movement

Bill Walsh | November 10, 2009 | Tools

Join us. Join with leading architecture and design firms, construction firms and health care systems that have already subscribed to Pharos. Use the system to research green building materials, and align your purchasing power with your values and your commitment to transparency. Support manufacturers who share that commitment. Today’s public...