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A national initiative supporting affordable housing leaders who are improving human health by using less toxic building materials.
As Thanksgiving approaches, so does a range of retail-focused days, including Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. We all want our holiday gifts to be magical and memorable, but often these purchases have real human health and environmental impacts. Learn how you can make choices that are healthier...Read More
As registered architect, sustainable design professional, and associate with MSR Design, Simona Fischer has spent much of her career thus far developing and testing strategies for integrating sustainable design into the workflow of architectural practice. She was instrumental in the Living Building Challenge Petal Certification of MSR Design’s new downtown...Read More
HomeFree is excited to announce a brand new resource designed to help architects, building owners, managers, and developers create materials guidelines that support human and environmental health in housing projects. Conceived as a complementary resource to HBN’s product guidance, this guide will walk you through how to institutionalize healthier material...Read More
If we are to have any chance of addressing the global plastics crisis, Polyvinyl Chloride plastic (PVC), also known as vinyl, has got to go. In this article, HBN founder Bill Walsh explains the technical, economic, and behavioral reasons why.Read More
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Lecturer, Howard University
Nea Maloo is an educator currently teaching Design Studio, Structures, Environmental Systems, and Professional Practice classes at Howard University. Her research focuses on the intersection of nature and healthy buildings including Biophilia and Biomimicry.
She is the Founder and Principal Architect of Showcase Architects an award-winning practice focused on environmental architecture, community planning, and urban design. The firm’s design philosophy explores modern architecture through a spatial, material, and contextual approach combining contemporary techniques with sustainable systems.