Credit: Photo courtesy Stacy Smedley, Skanska USA

Why Post-Occupancy Review Is the Future of Design (And How It Can Serve You Now)

A radical new paradigm is on the way for engaging with projects after they’re “completed”—and clients couldn’t be happier.

Read more >

Product News & Reviews

Low-Cost 3D Wall Panels Use Sugarcane Waste

Inhabit and WallArt offer decorative three-dimensional wall panels made from bagasse, or sugarcane waste fiber, and with no chemical binders or flame retardants.

Read more >

Recycled Vinyl Flooring May Contain Lead

Recycled PVC inside vinyl floor tiles often contains lead and other additives from rubber-covered wiring, according to researchers.

Read more >

Green Building News

New Label from ILFI to “Reveal” Building Energy Data

Buildings will be able to display a standard label showing energy use under a new program from the International Living Future Institute.

Read more >

AIA Top Ten Projects Demonstrate High Ideals on a Real-World Budget

2015 Project awards from the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) celebrate how mainstream good design can be.

Read more >

Reduce Your Audit Risk with the R&D Tax Credit: Five Tips

The federal R&D credit looks like low-hanging fruit, but there might be a worm in the apple. Experts share lower-risk ways for AEC firms to file.

Read more >

California Could Go Solar Without Destroying Habitat

If PV were installed only in developed locations throughout California, the state could meets its energy needs three to five times over.

Read more >

LEED Offers Living Building Challenge Alignment

Projects certified under LBC will be able to get full LEED credit in energy and water categories without added documentation.

Read more >

From the Editors

Muscoe Martin: 1955–2014

The green building world has lost another champion, Muscoe Martin, of Philadelphia.

Read more >