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As Good As Mother's Milk: The US Green Building Movement

Bill Walsh | January 27, 2005 | Policies

"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[1] lays bare the question of whether or not the real consequences...

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

Bill Walsh | January 10, 2005 | Policies

[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...

GREENBUILD 2004 FROM A to Z: Perspectives from Tabletop 14

Bill Walsh | November 19, 2004 | Policies

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...

Two Independent Critiques Of Vinyl Building Materials Link Flooring & Asthma, Reproductive Problems & PVC Combustion

Bill Walsh | November 01, 2004 | Materials

The Swedish National Testing and Research Institute[1] 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...

The Healthy and High Performing School

Bill Walsh | October 15, 2004 | Policies

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...