Quick Links - Also see the menu above and more choices on the right side of the blog (too much, but all good stuff)

\/ ...and now BIMbuilder.com Blog Posts... \/

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ARTINFO: Crusading Architects Out Asthma-Causing Building Materials With Online Initiative

Just because your vendors buy you free lunches, doesn't mean their products won't kill you
---

Over a decade ago, when New York architect Peter Syrett and interior designer Chris Youssef were designing a cancer center for Brooklyn's Maimonides Hospital, the duo pitched a simple and inspired idea: to build a completely carcinogen-free facility. The initial thrill, however, was quickly tempered by a glaring complication: they could not find the necessary information about their building materials. The obstacle prompted the team to begin compiling a database of hazardous substances commonly used in their field. Their most recent report lists nearly 400 materials typically found in buildings that are linked to asthma.

2012-08-15-stronachregional_1.jpeg
Stronach Regional Cancer Center in Ontario, Canada, one of several healthcare facilities designed by Perkins+Will / Perkins+Will


Continue reading: "ARTINFO: Crusading Architects Out Asthma-Causing Building Materials With Online Initiative

BLL Green on HuffingtonPost.com


0 comments:

  © Blogger template ProBlogger Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP  

[Valid Atom 1.0]