Welcome to HomeFree
A national initiative supporting affordable housing leaders who are improving human health by using less toxic building materials.
Earlier this year, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) awarded Healthy Building Network a grant to work alongside a community-based organization called Renters United for Justice to reduce toxic chemical exposures among vulnerable individuals. Read about one tenant's story and how a new cooperative is making strides to create safer...Read More
The production and use of plastics is predicted to soon be the largest driver of world oil demand. While plastic building products are often marketed in ways that give the illusion of progress toward recycling and a circular economy, the reality is that virtually no plastic building materials are recycled. ...Read More
This Earth Month, we wanted to take the chance to highlight some great conversations that are happening in our ecosystem. We compiled a list of some of the articles and media HBN staff are reading and listening to that we think you should know about.Read More
HBN Chief Research Officer Teresa McGrath shares how doing her job and keeping her children safe go hand in hand. This article uses a personal story to discuss two groups (or classes) of toxic chemicals found both in household dust and children’s bodies, and shares recommendations for how we can...Read More
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Principal, SERA Architects
David is a leader in integrated design with three decades of global experience. David leads the Bay Area office of SERA Architects. Prior to SERA, David was a partner and managing director at William McDonough + Partners. He contributes to manuals, books and conferences and was a sustainable design studio instructor at Stanford and A Planning Commissioner in Marin, California. David is active with AIA, ULI and SPUR, where he is a member of the Bay Area Regional Water and Policy Board. He presents frequently on the application of value-based restorative design principles in the built environment.