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Tom Lent | July 2018 Newsletter
The Healthy Building Network (HBN) has rolled out a new tool for identifying chemicals of concern and finding less hazardous alternatives. The Chemical Hazard Data Commons combines the power of HBN’s Pharos Chemical and Material Library with new tools for visualizing hazard scoring, comparing hazards for chemical lists, staying on top of changes, finding safer alternatives, surveying other databases, and tapping the wisdom of the Data Commons community to collaborate on problem solving and solutions.
Tom Lent | May 25, 2016
They did it again. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has pushed another greenwashing credit option into LEED. The new  represents perhaps the most audacious effort to date by the ACC to neutralize LEED’s leadership in improving material health in building products.
The Credit ignores some of the highest concern chemical hazards (includi...
Tom Lent | March 30, 2016
The Healthy Building Network just posted two articles in our Pharos Signal blog asking readers to take specific actions that can really help bring healthier materials into building products.
In the first, "HBN Partnering with Cradle to Cradle for Hazard Screening," I invite you to take a look at the latest exciting feature of our Cradle...
Tom Lent | November 12, 2015
When is a Supply Chain Optimization credit not a Supply Chain Optimization credit? Apparently when the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has a hand in writing the rules. The USGBC announced yesterday the results of its sprawling 11 month Supply Chain Optimization Working Group's efforts to provide