Last month’s article by Bill Walsh, “The Dirt on Antimicrobials”, spoke of the recent trend to infuse antimicrobial substances other than antibiotics into building products. I had known that antimicrobial substances were creeping into many consumer items, such as soap, toothpaste, mouthwash, and hand-wipes to name but a few. I did not, however, know the extent to which these substances were finding their way into people’s homes, places of work, offices, hospitals and...

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What's in Your Feedstock?

Some recycled ingredients are more toxic than the virgin materials they replace; some recycled ingredients are less toxic than the virgin materials they replace. HBN has teamed up with StopWaste and San Francisco Dept. of Environment to investigate the dominant recycled content feedstocks used in building materials.  Phase one of a new report will be published later this year.  Make sure you sign up to receive a copy.

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After months of work and years of taking in user feedback – we have pushed up the new version of the Pharos Project, the one you may have seen at Greenbuild 2014.  There are many new features to try – and a completely new, and much simplified, layout.  Over the coming weeks and months, we will be adding new data and features.  Head over to the Pharos Project and check it out. 

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