About Pharos

Welcome to Pharos - the future of materials selection. The Pharos Project, at its core, is a campaign for transparency in the building materials market. What we are creating is the ultimate campaign tool: a tool for users to locate the best materials to meet their current needs and enduring values; a tool to help cut through the prolific greenwashing; a space where users can discuss what makes a product truly green; and, most importantly, a platform from which to show manufacturers what constitutes a market in support of the best environmental, health and social equity practices.

Hazard Avoidance

Search over 20,000 chemicals and biobased materials screened against over 40 authoritative hazard and warning lists.

Product Transparency

Learn what's inside each product thanks to manufacturer participation and disclosure and independent research by the Pharos team.

Search Made Simple

Find products, chemicals, blogs and more by name, keyword, manufacturer, or CAS registry number.

Collaborate and Share

Create product lists, save searches, use tags and share data and preferences within your company or with your project team.

Searchable Certifications

New certifications library evaluates over 100 common product certifications and describes how they affect scores in Pharos.