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Empowering AEC: Healthy Building Network and mindful MATERIALS’ Aligned Approach to Sustainable Material Selection

HBN | November 02, 2023 | Announcements

Healthy Building Network (HBN) and mindful MATERIALS (mM) are working together to align Informed™ with the Common Materials Framework (CMF), accelerating our collective mission to empower the AEC industry in the selection of healthier materials. It is critical that these tools and organizational approaches are understood as complementary and collaborative.


We Stand With Black, Brown, and Indigenous Communities

HBN | June 01, 2020 | Announcements

We stand with people of color and demand justice and equality. We grieve with you. We share your anger and outrage. We pray with you for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others who have been killed or oppressed through racist systems and acts. We send our love to you.


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

James Vallette | July 26, 2018 | Announcements

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.


Healthy Building Network Hires Two Staff, Seeks Chief Research Officer

David Kennedy-Logan | March 08, 2018 | Announcements

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.


Healthy Building Network is Growing

Gina Ciganik | December 13, 2017 | Announcements

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.


New Subscription Research Project Will Map PVC Supply Chain: HBN Seeks Transparency Leaders To Participate

Bill Walsh | July 26, 2017 | Announcements

Today Healthy Building Network (HBN) is announcing a new pilot program of Subscription Research. For nearly 20 years, HBN has provided the building industry with in depth and independent analysis of chemical hazards, industry trends, supply chain and market structures, and the social and environmental impacts of product manufacture. The vision of o...


Pharos Supports Partner Organizations in Reducing Hazards

Michel Dedeo | March 14, 2017 | Announcements

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...