Events

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2021 International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment

Oct 28 2021 | 01:00pm - 02:30pm ET
Oct
28

Join Veena Singla of NRDC as she presents research from a joint project with HBN:

Environmental Justice Along Product Life Cycles: Building Insulation Chemical Case Studies and Recommendations for AA

The field of alternatives assessments and the A4 are growing rapidly. This session reviews needs and opportunities for the alternatives assessment community of practice to stay relevant and adaptive to chemical management goals. 

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Healthy Buildings America 2021

Nov 9 2021 | 12:00pm - Nov 11 2021 | 12:00pm ET
Nov
9

As a part of the Healthy Buildings America 2021 Conference, HBN and the University of Texas at Austin will have two posters on display detailing:

1. Quantifying VOC and mVOC Emissions from Wood
2. Emission of VOCs and Particles from Wood Products during Cutting and Drilling: Implications for Occupational Exposure

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Washington, D.C. - HomeFree Workshop Level 3

Dec 7 2017 | 09:00am - 11:00am ET
Dec
7

Washington, D.C. - HomeFree Workshop Level 3
Thursday, December 7th from 9am - 11am

National Housing Trust
1101 30th Street NW, Suite 100A
Washington, D.C. 20007

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New York, NY - HomeFree Workshop Level 3

Dec 5 2017 | 09:00am - 11:00am ET
Dec
5

New York, NY - HomeFree Workshop Level 3
Tuesday, December 5th from 9:00am - 11:00am

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
One Whitehall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10004

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New Orleans, LA - HomeFree Workshop Level 3

Nov 30 2017 | 03:00pm - 06:00pm CT
Nov
30

New Orleans, LA - HomeFree Workshop Level 3
Thursday, November 30th from 3:00pm - 6:00pm CT

Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design
1725 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70113

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Minneapolis, MN - HomeFree Workshop Level 3

Nov 1 2017 | 08:30am - 10:30am CT
Nov
1

Minneapolis, MN - HomeFree Workshop Level 3
Wednesday, November 1st from 8:30am - 10:30am CT

McKnight Foundation
710 S 2nd, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Seattle, WA - HomeFree Workshop Level 3

Oct 26 2017 | 02:00pm - 04:00pm PT
Oct
26

Seattle, WA - HomeFree Workshop Level 3
Thursday, October 26th from 2pm - 4pm PT

12th Avenue Arts
1660 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

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Los Angeles, CA - HomeFree Workshop Level 2

Oct 3 2017 | 02:00pm - 04:00pm PT
Oct
3

Los Angeles, CA - HomeFree Workshop Level 2
Tuesday, October 3rd from 2pm - 4pm PT

Joan Palevsky Center
281 South Figueroa Street
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Living Product Expo

Sep 12 2017 | 12:00am - Sep 14 2017 | 12:00am ET
Sep
12

International Living Future Institute Hosts Third Annual Living Product Expo Dedicated to Healthy Products
Pittsburgh, PA | September 12-14, 2017

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Webinar- Spray Polyurethane Foam: How Green Is It?

Aug 23 2017 | 04:00pm - 05:00pm ET
Aug
23

Spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) is presented as a highly-effective and versatile product that meets high R-value needs for professionals and DIYers alike. But there are widespread and legitimate concerns about the health effects of its ingredients (particularly isocyanates). An expert panel will present health concerns raised by fenceline communities, occupational and environmental health studies, fire fighters and fire investigators, and others along the life cycle of this product.

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When is it “green”? Preventing the toxic effects of spray foam insulation

Aug 23 2017 | 12:00am ET
Aug
23

Spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) is presented as a highly-effective and versatile product that meets high R-value needs for professionals and DIYers alike.

But there are widespread and legitimate concerns about the health effects of its ingredients (particularly isocyanates).

After reviewing its chemistry and life cycle impacts, and where and how isocyanates are used in building products, this presentation reviews the historical and current ingredients and uses of SPF in buildings. We present health concerns about these uses raised by fenceline communities, occupational and environmental health studies, fire fighters and fire investigators, and others along the life cycle of this product -- with a focus on the toxic ingredients in SPF.

Those concerns include reports from a Syracuse occupational health clinic about the experiences of work crews and building occupants, supplemented by concerns and questions from building scientists, occupational and environmental health agencies and researchers, and other important sources over the years.

We present examples of less toxic substitutions by application for SPF and discuss how a precautionary green chemistry framework meets the goal of sustainable buildings that are healthy and safe for all.

Featured speakers include: Greg Siwinski, certified industrial hygienist with the Occupational Health Clinical Center (SUNY Upstate Medical University); moderator Rebecca Stamm (Healthy Building Network's lead researcher on insulation and sealants); and, HBN research director Jim Vallette.

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Washington, D.C. - HomeFree Workshop Level 2

Jul 26 2017 | 09:00am - 11:00am ET
Jul
26

Washington, D.C. - HomeFree Workshop Level 2
Wednesday, July 26th from 9am - 11am.

National Housing Trust
1101 30th Street NW, Suite 100A
Washington, D.C 20007

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