Donghia healthier Materials Library

A resource for students, faculty, practitioners, and researchers from around the world to find material samples, evaluative tools, and in-person support.

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Healthier Building Products Collections

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A product’s effects on human and environmental health throughout its lifecycle are now a crucial consideration. Knowing this, HML wants to help you make smart material choices. These curated and highly selective product collections contain healthier building material options. All of these products will soon be available to view in person at the Donghia healthier Materials Library at Parsons.

Healthier Design Alternatives Collections

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Human and environmental health considerations must be forefronted throughout the entire design process: from model making to finishes. These curated product collections contain products contributing 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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