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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...
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...
Bill Walsh | September 30, 2004
Tom Lent | September 16, 2004
The Sustainable Products Purchasing Coalition (SPPC) 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...
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...
Bill Walsh | July 26, 2004
A new book entitled The Philosophy of Sustainable Design has earned widespread praise by green building leaders. Author Jason McLennan, 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....