Material Collection

Healthier Affordable Building Products

These healthier products have been vetted and reviewed by project teams working in affordable and public housing. The products meet the stringent performance and maintenance requirements for these projects and have been successfully installed in affordable, supportive, accessible, and public housing units across the US. The products (marked with the yellow dot) are aggregated from our other collections and were included as part of HML's case study research and demonstration projects. The installation of these products also meets a threshold for affordability set by the project team and is here for you to browse at a glance. 

Installing products such as these examples can significantly reduce toxicity / improve environmental quality within the home. Purchasing healthier products supports the health of communities living near and working in production facilities as well as the workers who install the products.


Healthier Affordable Building Products

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About Our Collections

The goal of our collections is to help promote transparency in the material ingredients of building products by fostering knowledge and awareness of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available, and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts.

Keep an eye out for the following symbols:
A Healthier Affordable Building Product

Products with the designation of "Healthier & Affordable" were specified and installed in at least one of our Case Studies of healthier affordable housing.

Available at the Donghia healthier Materials Library

The Donghia healthier Materials Library library is open to Parsons student and faculty. Learn more about access and opening hours here.

Low Embodied Carbon

“Embodied Carbon” is the total amount of carbon emitted during the process of making a material. *HML refers to a manufacturer's EPD to determine whether a product's A1-A3 carbon emissions falls within HML's threshold for Low Embodied Carbon.

New Product

This product has been added to the collection within the past six months.

Ingredient Disclosures

There are several ways of evaluating a material’s health that we include with product information. Disclosures are reports by manufacturers about product ingredients, impacts, or other attributes.

Key Disclosures include:
Health Product Declaration (HPD)

A voluntary technical specification for reporting information on product contents and associated health information, intended to be the health-analogue to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

Declare Label

Declare is a transparency platform and product database that answers three questions:
1. Where does a product come from?
2. What is it made of?
3. Where does it go at the end of its life?

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

A standardized format for communicating the environmental effects associated with a product’s raw materials extraction, energy use, chemical makeup, waste generation, and emissions to air, soil, and water.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

A reporting format that provides basic information about a material’s chemical ingredients, the potential safety hazards to installers, and recommended practices for installation.

USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the goal of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products.

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Multi Layer Flooring

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library
Low-Embodied Carbon Material

Kährs's 3-layer engineered hardwood flooring is made up of a surface layer, a core layer, and a backing. Surface treatments are free from solvents, formaldehyde and isocyanate. Engineered hardwood allows a floatinng installation on a level surface. This allows you to avoid potentially harmful adhesives and enables future disassembly and reuse.

The AWARE collection is bio-based, PVC-free, and can be sanded/refinished to allow for a longer lifespan.

*NOTE: This product is ULEF as opposed to NAF, meaning it contains ultra-low emitting formaldehyde. The products carry FloorScore emissions certification.

Per Kahrs's EPD, this product meets HML's criteria for low embodied carbon.


Category
Wood Flooring, Engineered Wood
Manufacturer
Kährs
Product Website

Material composition*

Wood/Wood Fiber 93-94% [Amino Based Glue 2.6-3%, Carbamide Adhesive 1.0-2%, Lacquer Sherwin-Williams 0.8-1%, Filler 0.1%, Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) 0.08-0.1%], Polyolefin Foam Plastic 0.4-0.5%, Polyester Foam - Bottom 0.5-0.5%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

72’’x 6 1/4” Plank; 3/8", 5/8", or 3/4" Thickness

COLORS

Available in a variety of wood species

PureBond Hardwood Plywood

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Columbia Forest Product's PureBond hardwood plywood is formaldehyde-free, and is instead made with a soy-based binder. This North American-made product is also cost-competitive with standard plywood products, making it a fantastic healthier alternative. It contains 95% Biobased Content and has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label in the BioPreferred® Program.


Category
Dimensional Surface, Plywood
Manufacturer
Columbia Forest Products
Product Website

Material composition*

Wood Dust 95.65%, Other components below the reportable levels, (the specific chemical identity and/or percentage of composition has been held withheld as a trade secret) <1%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

2’x 4’, 2’x 8’, 4’x 8’, 4’x 10’ Panels - available in standard thickness

COLORS

Variety of wood species

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
FSC Certification
Rainforest Alliance Certification
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Last Updated

September 26, 2016

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PureBond Classic Core® Plywood

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Classic Core® is a combination core panel construction where cross bands of thin MDF are utilized in place of veneer cross bands.

Classic Core® can be manufactured with bonded crossbands which do not contain added formaldehyde. PureBond Classic Core® may contribute to LEED® 2009 credit IEQ 4.4 and conforms to CARB II exempt emission requirements called for in LEED V4. It contains 95% Biobased Content and has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label in the BioPreferred® Program.


Category
Dimensional Surface, Plywood
Manufacturer
Columbia Forest Products
Product Website

Material composition*

Wood Dust 98%, Polymerized Methylenediphenyl-Diisocyanate <10%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

4’x 8’, 4’x 10’ Panels - 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4”, 1” and 1-1/4” thickness

COLORS

Variety of wood species

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
FSC Certification
Rainforest Alliance Certification
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Last Updated

September 26, 2016

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Wood Doors

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing

Haley Brother's hollow core doors are NAUF, meaning they are made with no added urea formaldehyde. The doors are made from a honeycomb paper core and finished with a hardwood veneer, and are recommended for interior use.


Category
Door, Wood Veneer
Manufacturer
Haley Brothers
Product Website

Material composition*

Expanded paper core, softwood lock blocks, type II interior adhesive, hardwood laminate face

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

4' x 10', available in 1 3/8" or 1 3/4" thick

COLORS

Wide range of wood types and colors

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
Last Updated

September 26, 2016

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Cendura Standard Wood Veneer Doors

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing

The Cendura Standard Wood Veneer Door was previously sold under the brand name Mohawk. Their doors meet CARB Phase 2 standards for formaldehyde emissions. ULEF and FSC doors are available upon request.

*NOTE: This product is available in ULEF as opposed to NAF, meaning it contains low-emitting formaldehyde.


Category
Door, Wood Veneer
Manufacturer
Masonite Architectural
Product Website

Material composition*

Surface: wood veneer, Crossbands: high density fiberboard (HDF), Vertical edges: softwood/low density hardwood, Horizontal edges: structural composite lumber, Adhesive: type 1, Core: structural composite lumber

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

up to 4'x9' singles and 8'x10' pairs, available in 1 3/8" or 1 3/4" thick

COLORS

Wide range of wood types and colors

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
Last Updated

September 26, 2016

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Quartz Classic Collection

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Caesarstone's premium quartz can be used in both commercial and residential projects. Quartz provides a durable, low-maintenance surface for kitchens and bathrooms. This product also is Greenguard Gold Certified.


Category
Dimensional Surface, Engineered Stone
Manufacturer
Caesarstone
Product Website

Material composition*

Crystalline Silica and other natural Stone <85%, Cristobalite <50%, Polymeric Resin 7-15%, Additives 0-8%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

Custom Sizes - available in 3/4” or 1-1/4” thickness

COLORS

Available in a variety of colors

Sintered Stone Slabs

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Lapitec is an alternative to marble made from natural minerals using vacuum vibro-compression, drying, and sintering (joining the mineral grains together through heat and pressure only). Despite smaller amounts of initially hazardous materials (see HPD for further information), the process of sintering effects a physical change in the material that renders these ingredients benign and inert. Lapitec's product life cycle is reversible meaning it could be converted back into raw minerals and reused; production is fueled by mostly renewable energy. It is available in the form of slabs, tiles, and any other cut-to-size product and is suitable for interior or exterior cladding, paving, flooring, curtain walling, and ventilated facades.


Category
Stone, Sintered
Manufacturer
Lapitec
Product Website

Material composition*

Ceramic materials and wares, Frits, Feldspar, Water, Undisclosed (4.80-6%), Kaolin clay, Quartz, Zircon, Undisclosed (1-3%), Undisclosed (.09-3%), Silica, Undisclosed (0-0.18%), Undisclosed Chemical #1 (0-4%), Undisclosed Chemical #2 (0-1%)

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

Variable

COLORS

Variable

Granite Countertop

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Coldspring Granite Countertops are made from 100% natural granite. Stone is one of the most durable materials that you can use for any application - when specified and detailed correctly, these countertops can last for hundreds of years. Their long life results in granite countertops’ very low embodied energy levels. Coldspring is also committed to sustainable manufacturing practices that maximize the utilization of resources while minimizing energy use.


Category
Dimensional Surface, Solid Stone
Manufacturer
Coldspring
Product Website

Material composition*

Granite 100%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

Custom Sizes - available in 3/4” thickness

COLORS

Available in a variety of granite types

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
Declare | Red List Free
NSF/ANSI 51 Certification
Last Updated

September 26, 2016

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Jet Stream Ultra

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library
Low-Embodied Carbon Material

Knauf Insulation Jet Stream ULTRA is an unbonded, fibrous glass blowing insulation that is designed to be used in attics or with the BIBS system (Blown-in-Blanket System). This product is Declare Red List Free, and meets the strict VOC emission standards for the Greenguard Gold Certification. Additionally, it is made with over 60% post-consumer recycled glass (cullet) content.

Per Knauf's product-specific EPD, Jet Stream Ultra meets HML's criteria for low embodied carbon. Knauf currently has 27 production across the US, Europe, and the Middle East. When specifying this product be sure to consider the distance it will travel to your site.

Jet Stream's R-value range is declared between 11-60 per inch.


Category
Insulation / Fibrous, Cellulosic, Granular, Fiberglass
Manufacturer
Knauf Insulation
Product Website

Material composition*

Post Consumer Cullet 59.3%, Sand 17.3%, Borax 9.2%, Soda Ash 5.1%, Quicklime 3.7%, in-house cullet 2.5%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

32 lb Package

COLORS

White

Safe

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library
Low-Embodied Carbon Material

Safe is batt insulation made from mineral wool that provides acoustic dampening and is non-combustible. Safe N Sound is similar to Rockwool's Safe product but is primarily for interior applications. It is Greenguard Gold Certified, meaning it meets strict requirements for VOC and formaldehyde emissions.

This product meets HML's low embodied carbon standards per Rockwool's EPD for its stone wool insulation. Production facilities are located in the US and Canada. For shorter transportation, the North American Market is therefore preferable. Rockwool's Ontario location uses a substantial amount of recycled material.

*NOTE: This product contains phenol-formaldehyde. According to the manufacturer: "Phenol formaldehyde is allowed in rigid mineral wool insulation for exterior applications (such as rain screen assemblies or foundation insulation). While rigid mineral wool insulation does contain some formaldehyde, most of the formaldehyde is eliminated in the production process through a chemical reaction and high heat. Rigid mineral wool insulation installed on the exterior of the building possess less risk to humans and ecosystem than rigid foam insulation products, which almost always contain HFRs and use blowing agents with high global warming potential."

Roxul's R-value range is declared at 4.2/inch.


Category
Insulation / Fibrous, Cellulosic, Granular, Mineral Fiber
Manufacturer
Roxul
Product Website

Material composition*

Stone Wool Biosoluble 95-100%, Syrups Hydrolyzed Starch 1-2%, Phenolic Formaldehyde Binder 0-1%, Urea Binder 0-1%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses for wood and metal framing

COLORS

Taupe

Safe N Sound

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Low-Embodied Carbon Material

Safe N Sound is batt insulation made from mineral wool that provides acoustic dampening and is non-combustible. Safe is Greenguard Gold Certified, meaning it meets strict requirements for VOC and formaldehyde emissions.This product meets HML's low embodied carbon standards per Rockwool's EPD for its stone wool insulation. Production facilities are located in the US and Canada. For shorter transportation, the North American Market is therefore preferable. Rockwool's Ontario location uses the highest amount of recycled material of any of its facilities.
It contains 25% Biobased Content and has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label in the BioPreferred® Program.

*NOTE: This product contains phenol-formaldehyde. According to the manufacturer: "Phenol formaldehyde is allowed in rigid mineral wool insulation for exterior applications (such as rain screen assemblies or foundation insulation). While rigid mineral wool insulation does contain some formaldehyde, most of the formaldehyde is eliminated in the production process through a chemical reaction and high heat. Rigid mineral wool insulation installed on the exterior of the building possess less risk to humans and ecosystem than rigid foam insulation products, which almost always contain HFRs and use blowing agents with high global warming potential."

Roxul's R-value range is declared at 4.2/inch.


Category
Insulation / Fibrous, Cellulosic, Granular, Mineral Fiber
Manufacturer
Roxul
Product Website

Material composition*

Mineral Wool 94-99%, Cured Urea Extended Phenolic Formaldehyde Binder 1-6%, Syrups, Hydrolized Starch, Proprietary Ingredient 0.05-0.2%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses for wood and metal framing

COLORS

Taupe

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Last Updated

September 21, 2016

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Gold Bond Gypsum Board

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Gold Bond’s Gypsum Board panels are a lightweight and cost-effective wall material. Their gypsum core (which is naturally fire resistant) is encased in 100% recycled paper on the face and back sides. This product is also Greenguard Gold Certified, meaning it meets strict standards for VOC and Formaldehyde emissions.


Category
Drywall, Gypsum
Manufacturer
National Gypsum Company
Product Website

Material composition*

Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (Gypsum) 85-95%, Cellulose (Paper Fiber) 5-15%, may contain Mixture-Calcium, Aluminum Silicates, Amorphous Silica <1%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

4’ x 6’ up to 16’ - available in 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” thickness

COLORS

White and gray paper face

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
GREENGUARD | Gold icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
Last Updated

September 26, 2016

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Gold Bond XP Gypsum Board

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Gold Bond XP Gypsum Board is the National Gypsum Company’s moisture and mold resistant product. Sporgard™ is added to the gypsum core, which is encased in 100% recycled, mold and mildew resistant paper on either side. This product is also Greenguard Gold Certified, meaning it meets strict standards for VOC and formaldehyde emissions.


Category
Drywall, Gypsum
Manufacturer
National Gypsum Company
Product Website

Material composition*

Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (Gypsum) >85%, Cellulose (Paper Fiber) <10%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

4’ x 6’ up to 16’ - available in 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” thickness

COLORS

White and purple paper face

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
GREENGUARD | Gold icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
Last Updated

September 26, 2016

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Gold Bond Fire Shield

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Gold Bond® BRAND Fire-Shield® Gypsum Board panels consist of a fire-resistant gypsum core encased in 100% recycled paper. The gypsum core acts as a natural "sprinkler system". The material contains about 21 percent water, which is converted to steam under high heats. This loss of water tends to lead to shrinkage, which can cause cracks that let heat and fire through. Gold Bond's Fire-Shield drywall uses non-combustable fibers to help the boards retain their shape.


Category
Drywall, Gypsum
Manufacturer
National Gypsum Company
Product Website

Material composition*

Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (Gypsum) 85-95%, Cellulose (paper Fiber) 5-15%, may contain Mixture-Calcium, Aluminum Silicates, Amorphous Silica <1%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

4’ x 6’ up to 16’ - available in 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” thickness

COLORS

White and purple paper face

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
GREENGUARD Certification
Last Updated

September 26, 2016

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ECO Carpet Tile

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Tretford's ECO carpet tile is made from Cashmere goat hair fibers and a phthalate-free, 100% post-consumer recycled PET backing. The Cashmere fibers naturally filter dust and allergens from the air and are incredibly durable. The tile's unique construction also allows the carpet to be cut in any direction, including circles, without fraying or damage, enabling limitless design opportunities.


Category
Woven Carpet Tile, Wool
Manufacturer
Tretford
Product Website

Material composition*

Face: Goat Hair 70%, Nylon 15%, Backing: Post-Consumer Recycled PET 50%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

19”x 19” Tile

COLORS

Available in a variety of colors

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
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Last Updated

September 23, 2016

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Glazed Thin Brick

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

The raw brick that makes up Fireclay's Glazed Thin Brick is sourced through a supplier who has been in business for over 100 years and continues to source and manufacture all brick in California, within 150 miles from the Fireclay Tile factory. The brick qualifies for LEED points and is glazed by hand on-site at the Fireclay Tile factory in Aromas, CA. The bricks provide a durable, long-lasting, and easy-to-clean surface suitable for a range of projects.
*Note that the EPD listed is for the glazing portion of the tile and not the brick itself.


Category
Masonry, Brick
Manufacturer
Fireclay Tile
Product Website

Material composition*

Clay 95-100%, Frits (Unleaded) 2-5%, Manganese Dioxide 0-3%, Chromite 0-3%, Barium Carbonate 0-3%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

2.5"x8"

COLORS

28 colors available

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
Declare Label
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
Last Updated

May 02, 2021

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bioMASON

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

bioMASON grows tiles using technology similar to hydroponics - units mixed with microorganism are fed an aqueous solution to harden the tiles to specification. bioMASON’s process eliminates the need for firing by replacing the curing/hardening process with biologically controlled structural cement.


Category
Pourables and Aggregates, Concrete
Manufacturer
bioMASON
Product Website

Material composition*

Sand, Sporosarcina pasteurii (bacteria)

*as reported by the manufacturer

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
Declare Label icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
Last Updated

February 27, 2018

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Articulo

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Articulo is a line of porcelain tiles that are designed to look like vein-cut travertine. This product is made in the U.S. and contains both post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled material. It is comprised of just 6 materials that are converted into benign, fully vitrified porcelain during the firing process.

The majority of these tiles are produced in Muskogee, OK making this best suited for projects in the southeastern United States.


Category
Tile, Porcelain
Manufacturer
Daltile
Product Website

Material composition*

Kaolin clay 20-55%, Nepheline Syenite 0-50%, Talc 0-40%, Feldspar 0-15%, Mica 0-5%, Quartz 0-30%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

1x3 in, 6x18 in, 12x24 in, 18x36 in

COLORS

Editorial White AR06, Feature Beige AR07, Story Brown AR08, Column Grey AR09, Headline Grey AR10

Keystones

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Daltile’s Keystones Collection is a colorbody porcelain mosaic line, suitable for indoor and outdoor use on floors, walls, as well countertops. A multitude of patterns allow for many expressive, aesthetic choices. The majority of these tiles are produced in Gettysburg, PA making this best suited for projects in the Northeastern United States.


Category
Tile, Porcelain
Manufacturer
Daltile
Product Website

Material composition*

Kaolin clay 20-55%, Nepheline Syenite 0-50%, Talc 0-40%, Feldspar 0-15%, Mica 0-5%, Quartz 0-30%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

various mosaic patterns and sizes

Esta Villa

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Esta Villa is a line of porcelain tiles that are designed to look like Rapolano Italian stone. The tiles come in three natural stone color options, all of which have wide graphic variations for a realistic look. This product is made in the U.S. and contains both post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled material.


Category
Tile, Porcelain
Manufacturer
Daltile
Product Website

Material composition*

Crystalline Silica as Quartz 0-30%, Clays 20-55%, Nepheline Syenite 0-50%, Tale 0-40%, Feldspar 0-15%, Biotite 0-5%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

18”x 18”, 12”x 24”, 12”x 12” Tiles

COLORS

Available in 3 standard colors

Marmoleum Signature

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Low-Embodied Carbon Material

Marmoleum Signature tiles are made from natural materials. The product has a low carbon footprint, and is free from toxic materials such as phthalates. The modular tiles allow you to mix and match patterns to design a unique floor surface. They can also be custom designed as long as they fit in one of the modular tile sizes.

Per Forbo's product-specific EPDs, these Marmoleum flooring system meets HML's criteria for low embodied carbon.


Category
Resilient, Linoleum
Manufacturer
Forbo Flooring Systems
Product Website

Material composition*

Linseed Oil 20%, Gum Rosin 2%, Tall Oil 6%, Wood Flour 31%, Calcium Carbonate 8%, Reused Marmoleum 23 %, Titanium Dioxide 3%, Various other pigments 1%, Polyester 5%, Lacquer 1%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

9.8”x 19.69” and 19.69”x 19.69” Tiles

COLORS

Available in a variety of colors and designs

Marmoleum Imagine

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Low-Embodied Carbon Material

Marmoleum Imagine is made from natural materials and uses an Aquajet cutting technique to create the unique designs. The product has a low carbon footprint, and is free from toxic materials such as phthalates. The designs can be customized on request which allows for endless design possibilities.

Per Forbo's product-specific EPDs, these Marmoleum flooring system meets HML's criteria for low embodied carbon.


Category
Resilient, Linoleum
Manufacturer
Forbo Flooring Systems
Product Website

Material composition*

Linseed Oil 19%, Gum Rosin 2%, Tall Oil 9%, Wood Flour 24%, Calcium Carbonate 23%, Reused Marmoleum 11%, Jute 8%, Titanium Dioxide 2%, Various other pigments 1%, Lacquer 1%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

2.5mm x 32m rolls, 2mm x 32m rolls

COLORS

Available in a variety of colors and designs

Marmoleum Modular

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library
Low-Embodied Carbon Material

Marmoleum Modular tiles are made from natural materials. The product has a low carbon footprint, and is free from toxic materials such as phthalates. The modular tiles allow you to mix and match to design a unique floor surface.

Per Forbo's product-specific EPDs, these Marmoleum flooring system meets HML's criteria for low embodied carbon. It contains 100% Biobased Content and has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label in the BioPreferred® Program.


Category
Resilient, Linoleum
Manufacturer
Forbo Flooring Systems
Product Website

Material composition*

Linseed Oil 20%, Gum Rosin 2%, Tall Oil 6%, Wood Flour 31%, Calcium Carbonate 8%, Reused Marmoleum 23 %, Titanium Dioxide 3%, Various other pigments 1%, Polyester 5%, Lacquer 1%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

9.8”x 9.8”, 9.8”x 19.69” and 19.69”x 19.69” Tiles

COLORS

Available in a variety of colors

Forbo MCT

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library
Low-Embodied Carbon Material

Marmoleum MCT tiles are made from natural materials such as linseed oil and rosin. The product is free from toxic materials such as phthalates. The modular tiles allow you to mix and match to design a unique floor surface. This product has a slightly thinner gauge at 2.0mm. Marmoleum MCT is 100% biobased according to Biopreferred.gov.

Per Forbo's product-specific EPDs, this Marmoleum flooring system meets HML's criteria for low embodied carbon.


Category
Resilient, Linoleum
Manufacturer
Forbo Flooring Systems
Product Website

Material composition*

Limestone 24.78 - 25.78%, Wood Flour 24.28 - 25.28%, Linseed Oil 23.1 - 24.1%, Tall Oil 7.76 - 8.76%, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 7-8%, Gum Rosin 4.04%, Various Pigments 1%


*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

13.11 in x 13.11 in x 0.08 in

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
Last Updated

July 31, 2022

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Micro Edge Grain

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing

Kaswell laminates wood flooring in a linear fashion in order to make their Micro Edge Grain floor. This product is durable and long lasting, and is free of VOCs and formaldehyde.


Category
Wood Flooring, Engineered Wood
Manufacturer
Kaswell Flooring System
Product Website

Material composition*

Oak 20%, Plantation Recycled 80%, E1 Resin Glue, Solvent Free Urethane (undisclosed %)

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

7”x 86.2” Plank

COLORS

Available in 6 different wood species

CERTIFICATIONS & DISCLOSURES
Health Product Declaration (HPD)
Declare Label
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) icon-pdf Created with Sketch.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
Other
Last Updated

September 23, 2016

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Innostar

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Mineral paints provide a healthier alternative to acrylic paints and primers as it is made from Potassium Silicate. They avoid asthmagens, are odorless, and are naturally mold-resistant. Keim Mineral Silica Paint has low to no VOCs. It is made from natural ingredients. This product is NaturePlus certified and has Cradle2Cradle Material Health Gold certification. The Innostar Line is a matte, scrub-rate class A finish with a coverage efficiency that allows for one primer & one paint coat only. Titanium Dioxide is being used for pigmenting, the whiter the pigment, the more titanium dioxide.


Category
Paint / Mineral, Potassium Silicate
Manufacturer
Keim
Product Website

Material composition*

Silica sol (aqueous solution) 10-15%, Polymer (polyacrylate) 2.5-5%, Titanium dioxide (white) and/or inorganic pigments 0-20%, Mineral Fillers (silicate and calcite) 25-35%, Water 25-35%, Hydrophobing agents 2.5-5%, Thickeners <1%, Stabilisers <1%, Wetting agents <1%, Defoamers <1%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

8kg or 20kg buckets

COLORS

Various

EcoDomus

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library

Mineral paints, like Romabio's EcoDomus, provide a great alternative to acrylic paints. They are toxin-free, odorless, asthma-free, and naturally mold-resistant. EcoDomus is available in Matte, Eggshell, and Satin finishes. EcoDomus is an extremely durable, high-performing, mineral paint. The matte paint is designed for interior use, and the eggshell and satin can be used both for interior and exterior wall and trim finishes. This product is also backed by a 20-year warranty against chipping, peeling, and flaking. Thirteen of Romabio's paints, including this one, are Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified. Titanium Dioxide is being used for pigmenting, the whiter the pigment, the more titanium dioxide.

Note: We will update the HPD once we received the renewed one. Manufacturer foresees early 2023 for renewal.


Category
Paint / Mineral, Potassium Silicate
Manufacturer
Romabio
Product Website

Material composition*

Water 16.5070 - 58.1590%, Calcium Carbonate 4.766 - 47.4030%, Potassium Polysilicate 1.9740 - 13.8170%, Undisclosed Chemical #1 1.9600 - 25.3460%, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose 0.2890 - 0.7390%, Oxirane, 2-Methyl-, Polymer with Oxirane, Ether with 1,2-Hexanediol (2:1) 0.1760 - 1.0370%, Potassium Methylsilanetriolate 0.0700 - 0.2980%, Glassy Sodium Phosphate 0.0230 - 0.6060%, Poly(Oxy-1,2-Ethanediyl), Alpha-Sulfo-Omega-(Undecyloxy)-, Branched and Linear, Sodium Salt 0.0210 - 0.2720%, Poly[Oxy(Methyl-1,2-Ethanediyl)], _-(1-Oxo-9-Octadecenyl)-_-Butoxy-, (Z)- 0.0190 - 0.1100%, Sodium Bisulfate 0.0140 - 0.1800%, Sodium Hydroxide 0.0120 - 0.1490%, Sodium Persulfate 0.0100 - 0.1230%, Limestone; Calcium Carbonate 0.0000 - 37.7520, Titanium Dioxide 0.0000 - 24.8420%, Talc 0.0000 - 7.3030%, Chlorite 0.0000 - 7.3030%, Aluminum Oxide 0.0000 - 1.2540%, Kaolin Clay (Impurity/Residual), Magnesite 0.0000 - 0.5090%, Starch 0.0000 - 0.4100%, Dolomite 0.0000 - 0.3830, Quartz (Impurity/Residual), Silica, Amorphous 0.0000 - 0.1330%, 1,1,1-Tri(Hydroxymethyl)Propane 0.0000 - 0.1070%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

Pint, quart or gallon

COLORS

Available in a variety of colors

ProMar© 200 Zero VOC

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing
Available At the Donghia Materials Library
Low-Embodied Carbon Material

Sherwin William's ProMar© 200 line of interior latex paint is free of VOCs. This product has a GREENGUARD Gold Certification for low chemical emissions. It contains 33% Biobased Content and has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label in the BioPreferred® Program.. Per Sherwin William's EPD, this product meets HML's criteria for low embodied carbon.

Titanium Dioxide is being used for pigmenting, the whiter the pigment, the more titanium dioxide.

**Note: Product contains antimicrobial chemicals which are are associated with developmental, hormonal, and reproductive problems*.
*sixclasses.org/videos/antimicrobials


Category
Paint / Synthetic, Acrylic Latex
Manufacturer
Sherwin Williams
Product Website

Material composition*

Water 35-65%, Primary Resin 10-20%, Titanium Dioxide 0-20%, Calcium Carbonate 0-25%, Other Resins 0-10%, Extender Pigments 0-5%, Coalescent 0-2%, Other Additives 0-5%, Thickener 0-1%, pH Modifier 0-1%

*as reported by the manufacturer

AVAILABLE SIZING

Pint, quart or gallon

COLORS

Available in a variety of colors

Ultra Spec 500

Used in Healthier Affordable Housing

Benjamin Moore Ultra Spec 5