mindful MATERIALS: Social Health & Equity

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We vote with dollars. So are we voting for human rights or human exploitation? Our resources elucidate how product choices can impact the lives of people who work in manufacturing and construction. Practitioners can support social health and equity by preferring products from manufacturers that secure human rights in operations and in supply chains, positively impacting workers and the communities where they operate.

mindful MATERIALS: Social Health & Equity

Deep Dives

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Quick Takes

Jump straight to the essentials with these short explanations of green building concepts.

  • The 12 Product Rules


    These 12 product rules provide a simple approach to selecting better, healthier, and more environmentally responsible building products and materials.

  • The Precautionary Principle


    The precautionary principle employs "guilty until proven innocent" methodology, and suggests that we should avoid using questionable chemicals and materials until we know they're safe.

Product Guidance

Unbiased information from our product experts helps you separate green from greenwash.

  • BuildingGreen Announces Top 10 Products for 2024

    Product Review

    BuildingGreen’s Top 10 industry-transforming products this year include innovative heat-pump energy storage, electric construction equipment, PFAS-free textiles, healthier lighting, PV circularity, and more.

  • Countertops

    Product Guide

    Select the surface that meets the design objectives, meets health and environmental criteria, and has the greatest durability.

  • Textiles

    Product Guide

    These high-performance, low-impact fabrics are painstakingly vetted and include biobased synthetics and some natural fibers.

  • Wallcoverings

    Product Guide

    These durable wall treatments have no PVC and no toxic phthalates. This mitigates health concerns with this important design choice.

In The News

We break news down to the essentials and provide expert analysis.


Thought-provoking opinions from the most trusted minds in sustainability.

Learning Resources

Syllabus supplements and CEU content, with automatic reporting for AIA and GBCI.

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