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Bill Walsh | September 17, 2015
Last September the Chair of HBN's Board of Directors, Robin Guenther, delivered a TEDMED talk entitled Why Hospitals Are Making Us Sick. That talk is now available for viewing, and we are pleased to bring it to you here. Robin is a leading expert and textbook author, with Gail Vittori, of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture. As principal at Per...
Bill Walsh | August 20, 2015
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 develo...
Bill Walsh | December 17, 2014
In 2015 the Healthy Building Network will celebrate its 15th anniversary as the green building movement’s leader in health and transparency. With your help we are steadily reducing the use of toxic chemicals in our buildings by transforming the way building products are evaluated and made. Thank you!
To celebrate our 15th Anniversary we are a...
Bill Walsh | December 17, 2013
When I ask people what they value most about the Healthy Building Network, nearly everyone says: your integrity and independence. That is the foundation of all of the work we do and all of the successes we've had since we began in the year 2000. That independent foundation has been built with funding from philanthropic organizatio...
Bill Walsh | November 26, 2013
No one person can experience everything that happens at Greenbuild, the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual conference and exhibition. Last week in Philadelphia, as always, members of the HBN team could be heard in the education sessions, buttonholed on the party circuit, and found faithfully staffing the HBN booth in the Expo Hall. With...
Bill Walsh | September 25, 2013
Bill Walsh | March 15, 2012
Today, thirty leading building product manufacturers will open the door to the Age of Radical Transparency as they begin working with their customers to test and improve the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard, a voluntary format for disclosing product content and related health concerns that are typically not reported even when a produc...
Bill Walsh | December 14, 2011
Your support over the years has helped the Healthy Building Network earn widespread recognition as the green building movement's leader in transparency, transforming the way products and materials are evaluated, and creating new incentives for reducing the use of unhealthy chemicals. Thank you!
I am writing today to ask you to continue your...
Sarah Gilberg | February 11, 2011
Whether you are a long-time friend of the Healthy Building Network or you recently stumbled upon us while googling "PVC," you may be curious to know more about us - our history, our campaigns, our values, our staff, and what is this Pharos Project we keep talking about anyway? We want to give you a sneak peek at a video that's airing...
Bill Walsh | December 21, 2010
The end of 2010 also marks the close of the Healthy Building Network's 10th year. It seems fitting that our first decade concludes with both an ending and a beginning - the culmination of an effort we began in our first year, and the launch of a new program that I believe will define our next decade. As you read on, if you share our enthusiasm...