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Press Release: Landmark report provides little known details of plastics production

James Vallette | July 26, 2018

For Immediate Release, Thursday, July 26, 2018
Contact: Jim Vallette, jvallette@healthybuilding.net (cell: 646-522-1605)

Landmark report provides little known details of plastics production: asbestos, mercury, global warming, and ocean pollution.

The Healthy Building Network today released Phase 1 of a landmark report on chlorine based plastics that are widely used in common building and construction products such as pipes, roofing, flooring, adhesives, and many more. It is intended to inform the efforts of building product manufacturers to reduce pollution in their supply chains.

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Healthy Building Network Hires Two Staff, Seeks Chief Research Officer

David Kennedy-Logan | March 08, 2018

Healthy Building Network (HBN) hired two staff in the first quarter of 2018, to bolster internal capacity, expand programmatic expertise, and drive future growth: Biftu Takele, Executive Assistant, and William Weber, Collective Impact Director. As part of our continued evolution, HBN is also currently seeking applicants for a new key leadership role at the organization, Chief Research Officer.

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Healthy Building Network is Growing

Gina Ciganik | December 13, 2017

To strengthen work on two important tracks — our cutting-edge, data-driven product offerings and our communications, knowledge-sharing, and fundraising efforts — HBN recently hired Amy Denardo as Senior Product Director and David Kennedy-Logan as Chief Communications and Development Officer.

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Pharos Supports Partner Organizations in Reducing Hazards

Michel Dedeo | March 14, 2017

The Pharos Chemical and Material Library (CML) is an online catalog of over 46,000 chemicals, polymers, metals, and other substances that is continuously updated to provide accurate health hazard data. It identifies key health and environmental information using:

44 authoritative scientific lists for specific human and environmental health h...

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HBN Speakers at Second Annual Living Product Expo Pittsburgh, PA | Sept 13-15, 2016

Bill Walsh | August 29, 2016

http://livingproductexpo.org.  We hope you will join us there!

About the Healthy Building Network:

Healthy Building Network works to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in building products as a means of improving human health and the environment. It performs independent, foundational research and product evaluations and develops tools to...

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Healthy Building Network Announces Executive Leadership Expansion

Bill Walsh | June 30, 2016

Founder Bill Walsh to Become President of the Board

HBN's executive leadership team is comprised of Bill Walsh, President of the Board of Directors; Gina Ciganik, Chief Executive Officer; Larry Kilroy, Chief Technology Officer; and Susan Sabella, Chief Operating Officer. Washington, DC, June 30, 2016. Healthy Building Network (HBN), the green...

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A Bigger Chemical and Material Library Means Healthier Products

Michel Dedeo | June 29, 2016

As more and more manufacturers disclose chemical hazards through programs like Portico, the Health Product Declaration, Declare, and Cradle to Cradle, it is critical that everyone have access to complete and accurate hazard information, even if they don’t have a chemist on staff. HBN's Chemical and Material Library is growing and evolving...

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HBN Partnering with Cradle to Cradle for Hazard Screening

Tom Lent | March 30, 2016

The Healthy Building Network (HBN)  has recently completed a project with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to include a Cradle to Cradle view in the Pharos Chemicals and Materials Library (CML). This view will allow anyone with access to Pharos to screen any of the more than 30,000 substances currently catalogued in HBN&rsquo...

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Making Buildings Healthier With Your Support

Bill Walsh | December 16, 2015

Week after week, month after month, HBN has blown me away this year. You have picked up the pace and amazed me with the quality and scope of your efforts. HBN's contributions are magnificent. -Rus Perry, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Vice President and Co-director of Sustainable Design, SmithGroupJJR   With your help HBN...

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