Written on July 13, 2015
The New School’s Parsons School of Design, Healthy Building Network, Green Science Policy Institute and Health Product Declaration Collaborative announce the creation of the Healthy Materials Lab (HML), an initiative funded by The JPB Foundation aimed at optimizing the health and transparency of building materials, particularly those used in the affordable housing industry. The first project of the HML is the Healthy Affordable Materials Project. A three-year, four-partner collaborative funded by The JPB Foundation, the project adopts a systems-based approach to reducing everyday human exposure to toxic chemicals in building products. The HML will work with manufacturers, building owners and developers to replace existing materials with safer, affordable alternatives.
“This project provides a unique opportunity to ensure that the work we are doing with the HPD Open Standard to enable transparency and disclosure includes a strong focus on the application to affordable products. The generous support from The JPB Foundation will enable us to develop the expanded services and working groups that will be critical to enable the learning process and adaptation as adoption of the HPD Open Standard grows,” said Wendy Vittori, HPD Collaborative Executive Director.
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