Informed Choices for Better Health
Healthy Building Network prides itself on independent and unbiased research. Our analysis of chemical hazards, industry trends, supply chain and market structures, and the health, social, and environmental impacts of product manufacture is widely respected for its depth and rigor. To discuss ways we can help you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our research helps companies make informed decisions and select better products for homes, schools, offices, and hospitals. Our approach is systematic.
Example: Athletic Field Turf Research
Artificial turf is becoming a more popular playing field surface in place of natural grass turf. The materials used in artificial turf can introduce chemicals of concern in the surfaces where our children and athletes play and into surrounding communities.
This timely review will include a collection of the data available on common materials used in different athletic playing surfaces and their human and environmental health concerns. These data will be used to generate Common Product profiles that list the substances that are most commonly present in a given product type. The data will then be translated into a Product Hazard Spectrum for Athletic Playing Surfaces. These “stop-light charts” compare types of products relative to others in the same product category on a simplified spectrum. Products in the green categories are typically better options than those in the orange or red, and products in the yellow categories are generally less preferable than those at the top, but are better choices than those at the bottom. See, for example, the Flooring Products Hazard Spectrum.
HBN works with organizations or groups of stakeholders to jointly develop the goals, conduct the research, and publish the results. If you have a research project that could use our expertise and you share our values, vision, and mission, please reach out!
Example: Future Flooring
The HomeFree Future Flooring Working Group was established to promote healthier resilient flooring options, leading to accelerated market change. As part of this project we worked with a group of stakeholders to:
Pharos Data Services
Now there are more ways to access chemical hazard data from Healthy Building Network’s Pharos Database!