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Posted on Feb 24, 2021 in General

Do you know what’s in your recycled material?

Using products that contain recycled content can be a great way to reduce environmental impacts and support a circular economy by keeping still-useful materials out of landfills and avoiding the impacts of manufacturing virgin materials. Unfortunately, some recycled materials contain toxic chemicals that come along for the ride when incorporated...

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Posted on Feb 24, 2021 in General

HBN Adds Staff to Expand Materials Research

HBN is thrilled to welcome Cassidy Clarity as our new Materials Researcher! Cassidy will work with our research team to better understand what chemicals are used in the manufacturing of building materials and the impacts these chemicals have on human health and the environment.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2021 in General

Embodied Carbon and Environmental Justice in the Biden Age

The Biden Administration has an opportunity to advance embodied carbon initiatives in a manner consistent with environmental justice principles. Central to this is a simple philosophy: It’s not “green” if it is not green and healthy for all.

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Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in General

New HomeFree Resources to Help You Achieve 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria

Enterprise Community Partners recently announced that the new 2020 Green Communities Criteria are now in effect. HBN has created a resource to help you achieve the updated healthier materials requirements. 

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