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Product News & Reviews
U.S. production of next-generation HFO blowing agents signals a positive shift in the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) market.
Whirlpool’s ventless hybrid heat pump dryer technology promises substantial energy savings along with increased capacity and fast drying times.
Green Building News
You say “risk” and I say “hazard,” but we can’t call the whole thing off. So the Supply Chain Optimization Working Group is set to begin its work.
Manufacturers should get more consistent signals as Cradle to Cradle, GreenScreen, Pharos, and other tools align, while staking out niches.
New statements on resilience and healthy materials expand the AIA’s environmental advocacy.
Replacing PVC with untested substitutes? New research shows how little we understand about how plumbing materials affect indoor water quality.
R-values that fluctuate with temperature can be a serious problem with polyiso in some climates. New design guidance could help.
From the Editors
The green building world has lost another champion, Muscoe Martin, of Philadelphia.
Residential Advice & Analysis
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