Resources to Design a Healthier Future

We’re here to help you design & build healthier homes, communities and environments.

About Healthy Materials Lab

Everyone deserves a healthy home.

We are Healthy Materials Lab, a design research lab at Parsons School of Design. We are dedicated to a world in which people’s and environmental health is placed at the center of all design decisions.

Collaboratively, we address toxics and climate through bringing awareness and charting pathways to design and construct healthy homes. Let's accelerate the rate of change together.

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How We Help

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Our Impact

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  • 75,000+ annual visitors to our website
  • 50,000+ Trace Material podcast episode downloads
  • 14,000+ mailing list subscribers
  • 5,000+ online course participants
  • 5,000+ public program attendees

Get Involved

Healthy Materials & Sustainable Buildings Course

Whether for professional credits or just to improve your knowledge about healthy building, take one of our classes. We make every effort to keep our course fees as low as possible without sacrificing quality.

Attend An Event

Regeneration of Flax

Monday, September 30 – Tuesday, November 12, 2024

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
New York, NY 10011


Design Student?

Check out our podcast ‘Trace Material” to learn histories and stories about healthy materials Learn More >

Architect, builder, or designer?

Share your healthy building projects with us. Help us showcase the great work you are doing and amplify our shared goal of healthy buildings for all. Learn More >

Design Educator?

Join our academic network to access free educational resources and a directory of peers to connect and collaborate. Learn More >

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