Credit: Photo: Construction Specialties, Inc.
We scoured the Greenbuild expo floor for the best new products and the most interesting updates. Then we whittled it down to these standouts.
Most building products these days have an environmental angle to their sales pitches. Many are legit, but as ever, you still have to watch for the telltale signs of greenwash—the practice of inventing or exaggerating the environmental benefits of a product.
Product News & Reviews
Community solar allows customers with site limitations to purchase commercial-quality photovoltaic systems—and the Clean Energy Collective is making it easier.
New technology from Rada helps prevent life-threatening Legionella and other pathogens from growing in pipes and faucets—a big problem in healthcare.
Green Building News
R-values that fluctuate with temperature can be a serious problem with polyiso in some climates. New design guidance could help.
Replacing PVC with untested substitutes? New research shows how little we understand about how plumbing materials affect indoor water quality.
Tenants are saving more than $500 a year in one of the first existing apartment buildings to be certified.
Lack of ventilation and elevated levels of VOCs are common problems in gyms, according to European research, and pools have issues too.
With demand for healthy buildings on the rise, interior designers are developing protocols to put principles into practice.
From the Editors
Collaboration skills and sustainability concepts are being “elevated” by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)—but it’s really a demotion.
Residential Advice & Analysis
Posted September 22, 2014 by Nadav Malin
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