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HBN Blog category: Policies

Where Is The US Green Building Council LEEDing Us? Trade Associations Draw The Map

Bill Walsh | January 10, 2005

[1] 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...

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HBN Blog category: Policies

GREENBUILD 2004 FROM A to Z: Perspectives from Tabletop 14

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...

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HBN Blog category: Policies

The Healthy and High Performing School

Bill Walsh | October 15, 2004

The Healthy Schools Network, Inc. is a national not-for-profit organization centered on children's environmental health, and dedicated to assuring every child and school employee an environmentally safe and healthy school. The Healthy Building News asked its leaders to discuss the impact of an important new report on how school buildings affect...

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HBN Blog category: Policies

Life Cycle Analysis & Green Building: Credibility at The Crossroads

Tom Lent | September 16, 2004

The Sustainable Products Purchasing Coalition (SPPC)[1] hopes to catalyze the market for sustainable products by getting consistent environmental performance data from manufacturers. They've chosen to do this through an Eco-Profile - a standardized form through which manufacturers can provide Life Cycle data for their product compatible with th...

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HBN Blog category: Materials

Building As If Breathing Mattered: PVC'S Contribution To Asthma

Niaz Dorry | August 11, 2004

To breathe, I have to take way too many medicines today - each with their side effects. I'm an adult. Imagine a child having to wade through all the symptoms and medicines associated with asthma. Many factors contribute to the development and aggravation of asthma. However, I am wondering whether the installation of PVC flooring in my bathroom...

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HBN Blog category: Policies

The Philosophy of Sustainable Design: A New Book Predicts An End To PVC Use

Bill Walsh | July 26, 2004

A new book entitled The Philosophy of Sustainable Design has earned widespread praise by green building leaders.[1] Author Jason McLennan,[2] the Director of Elements, the green consulting division of BNIM Architects, and founder of Ecotone Design, discussed his new book with Bill Walsh of HBN. The book can be purchased at www.ecotonedesign.com.[3]...

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