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Donghia healthier Materials Library

A resource for students, faculty, and professionals to find healthier materials and strategies for sustainable and equitable design.

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Healthier Building Products Collections

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These commonly used building product collections contain a sampling of healthier options. To be considered, a product must disclose a minimum of 75% of its ingredients and avoid the biggest health concerns. The effect of a material or building product on human and environmental health - throughout its lifecycle - is critical to our evaluation process.

Healthier Design Alternatives Collections

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From model making to finishing to applications throughout a space, human and environmental health considerations must be forefronted throughout the entire design process. These curated product collections contain products that contribute to a healthier design in a range of areas.

Natural and Healthy Collections

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When we remember natural materials as a source for building alternatives and pair it with current technology if needed, high performing and healthier alternatives can be created. These collections of bio-based products include natural insulations, structural materials, packaging, foams, and fibers. Using bio-based alternatives benefits human health, as many natural materials are free from toxic additives like flame retardants. By biodegrading at the end of their life, these materials can benefit the health of the environment as well. Some of the products in these collections are available to view in person at the Donghia healthier Materials Library at Parsons.

Databases of Certified Products Databases of Certified Products

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Design-Forward Product Libraries Design-Forward Product Libraries

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