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Time to Close the Europe/US Paint Healthfulness Gap (April 10, 2014)
HBN PVC free materials and products charts
The Healthy Building Network is developing a series of
tools to help you find PVC free building materials for your projects.
These lists are by no means exhaustive or complete but will help
you begin your search.
The charts listed here are works in progress. We welcome your
additions and corrections. Feedback
Alternative material reports
Related green building product databases
A wide range of resource guides are available on line and
in paper to help you find green construction materials. Some of
our favorite resources are listed below. Beware: some construction
materials labeled "green" actually contain either recycled or virgin
PVC/vinyl, sometimes clearly marked, sometimes not. The HBN charts
above and the Greenpeace database below are the only ones specifically
screened for all PVC.
See also PVC Links for reference
to listserves where you can ask questions and discuss your experiences
with healthy building materials and other issues in green design.