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Posted on Jul 22, 2020 in General

New HomeFree Resources for Choosing Safer Drywall

Healthy Building Network has made it easy to select safer drywall for your next project. Our new Drywall Hazard Spectrum was just added to our HomeFree product guidance resources. 

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Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in General

Selecting the Wrong Drywall Could Introduce Mercury into the Environment

Make a big impact without paying more or sacrificing performance by ensuring your specification provides an incentive for drywall with: 1. The lowest amount of pre-consumer recycled content you can find; prefer natural gypsum over synthetic gypsum. 2. A preference for post-consumer recycled content. To promote a more circular, sustainable...

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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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