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Bill Walsh | May 19, 2005
On May 11, 2005 the US EPA released the nation's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data for 2003. Rich Puchalsky of Grassroots Connection is one of the nation's leading experts on environmental data gathering and interpretation. He has developed search tools for the national Right-To-Know Network, RTK NET, which provides the public with...
Bill Walsh | May 04, 2005
 Jennifer Sass is a senior scientist with NRDC's public health group, where her work includes oversight of toxic chemical regulations and investigations of corporate influences in government policy decisions. In May, 2005 she and two co-authors published a peer reviewed analysis in the influential journal Environmental Health Perspectives...
Bill Walsh | April 20, 2005
New York-based architect Robin Guenther has devoted a 25-year career to designing healing environments. Founder & Principal of New York's Guenther5 Architects, member of the 2006 AIA Guidelines for Design & Construction of Health Care Revision Committee, and Co-Coordinator of the newly released Green Guide For Health Care, Guen...
Bill Walsh | March 31, 2005
Today, March 31, 2005, Firestone Building Products Company will take its last order of PVC roofing membrane. In October 2004, the company announced it would phase out its PVC offerings in conjunction with a major expansion of its Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) lines to meet the demands of the "cool roof" market for white, reflective si...
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...