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Know Thy Client: 9 Un-Green Strategies for Delivering Better Buildings

Making all your projects high-performance means getting in touch with what your client really wants and checking “green building” at the door.

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Product News & Reviews

Move Over, Foam: Sub-Slab Mineral Wool Is Here

Roxul is now promoting its rigid mineral wool for sub-slab applications, offering an alternative to extruded polystyrene (XPS).

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BuildingGreen Announces Top-10 Products for 2015

Transformative products eliminate toxic chemicals and fossil fuels, and improve building and site performance.

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Green Building News

Health and Wellness Guidelines Coming from ASID

With demand for healthy buildings on the rise, interior designers are developing protocols to put principles into practice.

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WELL Building Standard Officially Launches

Enhancing people’s health and wellness in the built environment is the focus of the WELL standard from the International Well Building Institute.

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GBCI Acquires Sustainable Real Estate Benchmark GRESB

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark goes after investment-grade data with the USGBC-affiliated Green Building Certification Institute.

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LEED Ahead of Green Globes on Meeting New DOE Standards

The feds have marked performance verification as a requirement for green rating systems used by the federal government.

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Walkable Texas Neighborhood Turns Out to Be Walked In

Research shows that when they moved to a more livable community, new residents reported more physical activity, social engagement, and cohesion.

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From the Editors

Architectural Board Should Reinstate Sustainability Criteria

Collaboration skills and sustainability concepts are being “elevated” by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)—but it’s really a demotion.

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Residential Advice & Analysis

A View from Inside the Climate March

Posted September 22, 2014 by Nadav Malin

Foam-In-Place Insulation: 7 Tips for Getting Injection and Spray Foam Right

Posted August 18, 2014 by Peter Yost

Our Energy Solutions Have All Been Found

Posted June 11, 2014 by Alex Wilson

The Cover Image That Set Off a Firestorm

Posted June 9, 2014 by Nadav Malin

Hurricane in a Bottle: Testing Building Assemblies for Moisture Resistance

Posted June 4, 2014 by Alex Wilson