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
Joseph Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment
Michael Bodaken, President of National Housing Trust
Lisa Britton, Director of Sales & Marketing and Sustainability Champion at Industrial Louvers, Inc.
Erin Christensen Ishizaki, Partner and co-director of Urban Placemaking at Mithun
Rolf Halden, Ph.D., P.E., Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University
Chunrong Jia, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health at University of Memphis
John McManus, editorial and digital content director for the Residential Group at Hanley Wood
Hilary Noll, Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow working with First Community Housing in San Jose, CA.
Seandra Pope, President & CEO of Rooted Consulting Group
Fran Wagstaff, National Affordable Housing Expert and an innovator who redefined the way affordable housing is perceived, designed, developed and financed