The Green Science Policy Institute (GSPI) facilitates the responsible use of chemicals to protect human and ecological health. They educate and build partnerships among scientists, regulators, businesses, and public interest groups to develop innovative solutions for reducing harmful chemicals in products.
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. The HPD Collaborative created, supports and evolves the Health Product Declaration (HPD), the most widely used open standard format for the accurate reporting of material contents and potential health information for building products.
The Pharos Project
The Pharos Project is the most independent and comprehensive database for identifying health hazards associated with nearly 40,000 chemicals. It encourages manufacturer transparency; helps designers and building owners avoid using toxic building products; and creates incentives for product redesign and modification.
Donghia Materials Library
The Donghia Materials Library is a resource that provides sample materials, evaluation tools, and in-person support to Parsons and New School students, faculty and design professionals nationwide.
Green Science Policy Institute is working to safely reduce use of and exposure to flame retardants and other hazardous chemicals in consumer and building products.
Safer Sofa Foam Exchange
Through the Safer Sofa Foam Exchange, residents of the San Francisco Bay Area can replace couch cushions containing added flame retardants for new, safer foam free of those chemicals.
Builder 2.0 is a cloud-based information management tool that will help manufacturers report building product contents and other associated health information.
A feature of the Pharos Project, CompAIR provides the most accurate and reliable comparisons of the chemicals offgassing from paints, coatings, and similar products in order to measure their human health impacts.
HPD Open Standard Version 2.0 was released in September 2015. A continuing evolution of the original HPD Open Standard (1.0), it offers significant enhancements for harmonization with building industry standards and certifications, such as LEED, WELL, DECLARE, C2C and others.
Healthy Building Network is proud to introduce HomeFree, a national initiative supporting affordable housing leaders who are improving human health by using less toxic building materials.
The Healthy Affordable Materials Project is a four-part collaborative supported by a grant from The JPB Foundation and guided by a board of expert advisors.
President, Healthy Building Network
Director, Healthy Materials Lab, Parsons School of Design
Michael Bodaken, President of Bodaken & Associates
Lisa Britton, Director of Sales & Marketing and Sustainability Champion at Industrial Louvers, Inc.
Rolf Halden, Ph.D., P.E., Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University
Seandra Pope, President & CEO of Rooted Consulting Group
Jess Blanch, Design Associate and Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow, Capitol Hill Housing
Catherine Bobenhausen, Senior Consultant at Colden Corporation
Joanna Frank, President and CEO of Center for Active Design
Dr. Maida Galvez, Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine, Public Health, and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Gretta Goldenman, Director at Millieu Ltd
Jean Hansen, FIIDA, LEED Fellow, CID, EDAC, AAHID, Sustainable Principal, HDR
Martin Mulvihill, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Safer Made, and Senior Advisor and Board Member for Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
Becky Schaaf, Senior Vice President, Energy at SAHF
Joel Towers, Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design at The New School and Director of Tishman Environmental Design Center