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What Makes Plumbing Green? BuildingGreen’s Guide to Plumbing Products

People like a clean flush and a long shower, but water is getting scarcer. Selecting the right building products can meet both needs.

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Product News & Reviews

A “Waterless” Urinal Without the Odor

Sloan’s Hybrid urinal is water efficient and uses a pre-programmed, bi-weekly rinse that minimizes odor and maintenance problems.

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Gunlocke Seat Back Goes Red-List Free Using Mushrooms

The first furniture manufacturer incorporates Myco Board because the mushroom-based product is a sturdier alternative to plywood.

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Green Building News

Jason McLennan Steps Down as Living Future CEO

McLennan will focus on his own practice after a decade as head of the International Living Future Institute.

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Latest Green Globes Draft Open for Public Comment

Comments, anyone? Highlights from the first draft of the new GBI-01 standard.

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New HPD Promises Better Reporting, More Participation

Version 2.0 of the Health Product Declaration aims to make the rules clearer and the format more attractive for manufacturers.

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How a Dense Metropolis Can Support a Living Building

Net-zero water tops the list of obstacles a New York group is tackling. Its goal: to solve the large-scale ecological problems of dense urban areas.

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Air Pollution Near Kids’ Homes Linked to Lower Grades at School

Academic performance of minority students shows disproportionate effects from air pollution, according to a study in El Paso.

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From the Editors

How EPDs Are Improving Our Products: A Manufacturer’s Perspective

Some manufacturers wonder if EPDs are worth the effort. Yes—and the business case is stronger than the marketing case.

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