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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ASID Foundation Names Healthy Building Network Winner of $100,000 Research Grant
via officenewswire, January 27, 2011 The American Society of Interior Designers Foundation (ASID Foundation) has awarded $100,000 to the Materials Research Collaborative, a two-year project of the Healthy Building Network (HBN). The Foundation received proposals from more than 60...
Feb 3, 2011 11:54 AM ET
GreenSpec+Pharos Partnership Gives Users Competitive Advantage in Specifying Green Building Products
BuildingGreen and Healthy Building Network announce strategic partnership to provide trusted, authoritative, independent information for specifying green building products
Nov 17, 2010 12:00 PM ET
Ooh, That Smell
  by Jim Vallette, Senior Researcher, Healthy Building Network While researching fabrics, I recently stumbled upon a disturbing new development: companies are integrating scents into fibers, to “enhance consumer experiences.” This hits me on a personal level:  I am quite sensitive...
Nov 2, 2010 2:45 PM ET
Low VOC Paints May Still Cause Asthma & Allergies
by Tom Lent   Fumes from chemicals commonly used in water-based paints and solvents may be associated with substantially higher rates of asthma, stuffy noses and eczema. The Swedish/US joint study reported in Environmental Health News this week found that children sleeping in...
Oct 22, 2010 3:10 PM ET
First Products Pass New Stricter VOC Standard for Homes
by Tom Lent   Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has released their first Indoor Advantage Gold certifications for products meeting the new, tougher residential criteria under Version 1.1 of the 01350 specification (see the new certificate here). The State of California made several...
Oct 22, 2010 2:20 PM ET