The company's decision came after a review of available data by the Healthy Building Network
indicated no health benefits regarding antimicrobial substances in building materials.
Flux, a San Jose-based technology company founded to deliver collaboration tools for increasing efficiencies in building architecture and engineering, has teamed with Google, a global tech company committed to creating healthy and sustainable workplaces; Healthy Building Network
(HBN), a nonprofit devoted to reducing toxic building materials; and, thinkstep, a global sustainability software, data and services firm, to launch the Quartz database.
While this designation tells something about the product's toxic profile, the Green Label Plus only covers a portion of indoor air-quality concerns" says Tom Lent, technical policy coordinator at the Healthy Building Network
Finding the right recycled products for your construction project just got easier, thanks to a new classification system from the Healthy Building Network
CPSC is also considering a petition by the Environmental Working Group and the Healthy Building Network
to ban CCA-treated wood (5) in playground equipment.
Also last year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Healthy Building Network
, both consumer advocacy groups, produced a report on the risks to children from CCA-treated playground equipment.
As part of its campaign to have the arsenic removed from pressure-treated wood, the Healthy Building Network
(HBN) produced a full-page advertisement, also in conjunction with Fenton Communications.
A Healthy Building Network
statement released after Whitman's announcement called the voluntary phase out a "victory for consumers and families that will prevent most arsenic exposure to kids.
One thing is for sure, we have entered a new age of market transparency, and it has changed the conversation about building materials for good," writes Bill Walsh, founder and executive director of the Healthy Building Network
in a 2013 blog post.
These global influencers have modeled their red Lists on those developed by organizations such as the Living Building Challenge and the Healthy Building Network
A family is New Orleans, Louisiana has moved into a unique house, sponsored by Greenpeace, the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and the Healthy Building Network