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The Pharos Project connects you to a network of building professionals and manufacturers committed to transparency as a core value on the path to sustainability. Pharos is not a certification or label, it is information: the critical health and environmental data about the manufacture, use, and end of life of building materials specified and used every day all delivered in an easy to use web based tool.

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Foam Board Insulations: Plagued By Ozone, Global Warming and Fire
  Foam board insulation presents one of the tougher challenges for green building.  With excellent performance characteristics and high R values - from 4 to 5 per inch or beyond – foam boards have been very popular for insulating foundations, walls and roofs in...
May 21, 2010 10:00 AM ET
What's Good and What's Next: The Future of Sustainable Materials
Paul Bogart of the Healthy Building Network's Pharos Project joins Jameson Detweiler, CEO of and Sasha King, Co-founder and Director of Product Research and Development at epOxyGreen on a webinar entitled What's Good and What's Next: The Future of Sustainable Materials. Hosted by Kevin O'Donnell, Founder of the...
Apr 23, 2010 3:45 PM ET
Pharos Project Senior Researcher Jim Vallette Interviewed on Earthbeat Radio About Toxic Drywall
Adding insult to injury, residents all along the Gulf Coast are now having to gut their houses because they were rebuilt after Hurricanes Rita and Katrina with toxic drywall. The Chinese-made drywall releases gases so noxious it’s corroding pipes and electrical wiring. Jim Vallette of the Healthy Building...
Apr 19, 2010 12:30 PM ET
Toxic Trade 2010: Drywall
A couple decades ago, I helped to organize a campaign to stop the export of hazardous waste from the industrialized North to the rest of the world.  Ultimately, our work resulted in a ban on many forms of such toxic trade.   It is shocking to see the same tricks that waste traders played...
Apr 13, 2010 10:00 AM ET
If a Little Bit of Sunshine Can Melt Vinyl Siding, Think What Full Transparency for the Vinyl Industry Could Do
Last week, Plastics News reported on a phenomenon in which “low-E” or energy efficient windows installed on homes with vinyl siding were actually causing the vinyl to melt when exposed to focused sunlight from the low-E windows.     It...
Mar 25, 2010 3:15 PM ET