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There are other great organizations (many collaborating with HBN) working on healthy materials issues. The list below includes some additional resources that may be useful in your quest for healthier building products. If you are using tools and resources that did not make this list, please share them with us so that we can include them. If you have comments about these resources, good or bad, please let us know that too!

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Pharos Project The Pharos Project is a subscription service offered by HBN that provides access to a Building Product Library, a Chemical Hazard Library, a Volatile Substances Calculator, and a Certifications and Standards Library. Assessment Tool
CompAIR Volatile ingredients calculator Assessment Tool
Quartz Project The Quartz Common Products Database is an open database of composition, health hazard and environmental impact data for building products. Assessment Tool
Quartz Workflow - Flux Labs Rhino Tutorial In this simple tutorial, architects, sustainability consultants, and policymakers can learn how to leverage the Quartz Database with our Flux plugins to perform whole building LCA and health impact evaluations on a Rhino model. Assessment Tool
Cradle to Cradle Institute Cradle2Cradle sets Product Standards to guide designers and manufacturers to make products in fundamentally better ways. They provide a C2C Certified Products Registry and a Materials Health Certificate Registry. Assessment Tool
Health Product Declaration Collaborative The Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Collaborative is a customer-led, member organization committed to the continuous improvement of the building industry’s performance through transparency, openness and innovation in the product supply chain. Assessment Tool
Green Screen GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is a method for comparative chemical hazard assessment. It is used assess the inherent hazards of chemicals and their potential effect on human health and the environment. Assessment Tool