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Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in General

Choosing Drywall Accessory Products

Several types of accessory products are commonly used in drywall installation. Paper tape and joint compound, also referred to as ‘mud,’ are used for sealing the joints between drywall panels. Sealants may also be used to seal gaps for acoustical reasons. Here are some general rules of thumb to use...

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Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in General

Healthy Building Network Welcomes Roberto Valle Kinloch as the new HomeFree Manager

HBN is thrilled to announce new leadership of our HomeFree program. Please join us in welcoming Roberto Valle Kinloch!

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Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in General

How Do We Know? A Peek Inside HBN’s Research Process

When we know better we do better. For 20 years, HBN has been a source of the truth in building materials contents and the associated hazards and impacts of those materials. How do we know this information? This article offers insights into the research methodology that help us “know better”.

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Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in General

Materials Transparency: Past, Present and Future

Our colleagues at the Health Product Declaration Collaborative recently implemented the newest version of the Health Product Declaration Open Standard, v2.2. At HBN, we thought we’d take the opportunity to consider where we currently are with respect to transparency in the built environment, reflect upon how far we have come...

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