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HBN Blog category: Materials

The No-Fly-Ash Zone: Alternative Recycled Materials in Carpet Backing

Sarah Gilberg | July 08, 2011

A few weeks ago on the Signal blog, we examined some of the tradeoffs in choosing a carpet for its recycled content, particularly with regard to carpet backings made with coal fly ash, a coal combustion waste product which has been found to contain mercury and other hazardous heavy metals.  Pharos allows subscribers to evaluate not only comple...

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HBN Blog category: Policies

The Nine Types of Greenwash

Sarah Gilberg | June 23, 2011

Greenwash, the practice of deceptively or falsely portraying products as environmentally friendly, is pervasive in the building materials market.  Sometimes it slaps you in the face, but other times, it takes a more discerning eye to find it. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending an excellent webinar presented by BuildingGreen's...

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HBN Blog category: Announcements

Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman Interviews HBN's Larry Kilroy

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...

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