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Margie Kelly | March 22, 2005
Chemicals From Common Products Create "Toxic Cocktail" in Homes
Toxic chemicals common to home furnishings and electronic equipment have been found in household dust, including chemicals internationally recognized as harmful or toxic to the immune and reproductive systems; babies and young children are particularly at risk from exposure....
Bill Walsh | March 10, 2005
Bill Walsh | February 22, 2005
As the comment period on the USGBC's draft report on PVC drew to a close, we invited the Council's President, CEO & Founding Chairman S. Richard Fedrizzi to share his perspective with our readers. We offer it here unedited, along with our own.
Our role and our mission is to help transform the market to better buildings thr...
Bill Walsh | February 07, 2005
Bill Walsh | January 27, 2005
"What scientific ethic, what green building principle, what institutional value, is elevated by the decision to ignore evidence of an infant exposed to PCBs and Dioxin in its mother's womb and in her milk?"
A new article by respected environmental journalist Marla Cone lays bare the question of whether or not the real consequences...
Bill Walsh | January 20, 2005
An Interview with Che Wall, Director of Green Building Council of Australia
Perhaps the most troubling aspect of the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) five year resistance to a PVC reduction credit in LEED is the fact that it flies in the face of best practices established by so many green building leaders. From pioneers like McDonough Braung...
Bill Walsh | January 10, 2005
Don't miss the USGBC's response to this newsletter found below.
Over the past two decades, industry and conservative think tanks have invested millions of dollars to corrupt science. They distort the truth about tobacco, pesticides, ozone depletion, dioxin, acid rain and global warming. In their attempt to undermine the credible basis...
Bill Walsh | December 09, 2004
In a new anthology of essays reacting to the 2004 Presidential election, acclaimed environmental writer Sandra Steingraber foresees the green building movement of tomorrow grown as robust as the organic movement of today - a transformational force in the mainstream marketplace, meaningfully improving the prospects both for local communities a...
Bill Walsh | November 19, 2004
Last week, the Healthy Building Network (HBN) attended GreenBuild, the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual conference and exhibition in Portland, Oregon. GreenBuild gives over 5000 registered attendees access to 450 exhibitors, and over 100 workshops, seminars and speeches. This year HBN staffer Tom Lent made an award-winning poster pres...
Bill Walsh | November 01, 2004
The Swedish National Testing and Research Institute states as its mission "to contribute to growth and competitiveness of industry as well as to safety, conservation of resources and a good environment in society."
This might explain the interest generated by the Institute's recent study published in the October issue of the journa...