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A national initiative supporting affordable housing leaders who are improving human health by using less toxic building materials.

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Posted on Oct 9, 2018 in General

Careful Insulation Selection and Installation Can Protect R-Value and Health

Proper installation techniques as well as protection during installation are key to achieving optimal product performance and to protecting both workers and residents during and after insulation is installed.

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Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in General

Regional Insights Provide a Baseline to Advance Specification Guidance

Are you curious about regional trends in building products? Do you want to know what your peers are using on their projects? Healthy Building Network has collected project specifications to assess baseline information to help you understand typical products installed in affordable housing and identify opportunities for improvement. The results of the Washington, DC baseline specification study are now live on the HomeFree site, where you’ll find similar studies for California, Louisiana, Minnesota, and the Pacific Northwest. Next up is New York.

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Posted on Sep 10, 2018 in General

Just Released: These Healthier Insulations and Sealants Also Improve Energy Efficiency

Addressing concerns that some insulation products release unhealthy chemicals, HBN is proud to have conducted the extensive materials research detailed in a new guide to healthier insulation and air sealing materials.

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Posted on Aug 14, 2018 in General

HomeFree helped make the Liberty Bank Building a healthier place to live – What could it do for your project?

As part of our HomeFree program, Healthy Building Network partnered with Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) on a pacific northwest demonstration project at their Liberty Bank Building. The partnership provided information and research for CHH to explore and select healthier, alternative materials, and led to a renewed, organization-wide commitment to health and their creation of a Healthy Homes Initiative.

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