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Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in General

Tools You Can Use: HomeFree Specifications for Healthier Paint and Flooring

If you’re an architect, specification writer, or developer and you want to specify healthier paint and flooring materials, the new HomeFree Specifications can help. HBN developed specification language in editable Word documents organized according to MasterFormat® standard divisions. In addition to drop-in specification language, the Specifications also provide examples of...

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Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in General

Petrochemical Companies are Burying Black History. The Building Industry Can Help Resurrect It.

In Louisiana, the factories that make the chemicals and plastics for our building products are built literally upon the bones of African Americans. Plantation fields have been transformed into industrial fortresses. A Shell Refinery1 sprawls across the former Bruslie and Monroe plantations. Belle Pointe is now the DuPont Pontchartrain Works,...

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Posted on Jan 30, 2020 in General

Picking a Safer Paint is Easier Than You Think

Selecting the right paint for your project can be challenging and identifying a paint that reduces your exposure to toxic chemicals on top of that can be even more daunting. The good news is that transformation continues to happen in the paint market, providing developers, architects, and consumers more options...

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Posted on Jan 30, 2020 in General

HBN Helps Guide New Green Communities Materials Criteria

Enterprise Community Partners has just released the next generation of their Green Communities Criteria. The only national green building standard designed specifically for affordable housing projects, the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria has a major impact on how affordable housing properties are constructed. HBN is proud to have contributed to the...

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