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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.

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Putting the “Pre” in Post-Occupancy Evaluations

Don’t just take a survey and walk away. There’s a better way to do POEs that can dovetail with the integrative process, improve project outcomes, and save clients money.

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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.

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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.

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Green Building News

Automatic LEED Points for CALGreen Code Compliance

Little more than a building permit is now needed to document six LEED credits if your project is subject to California code requirements.

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GSA Links High-Performance Outcomes to Integrated Design

Project teams appear to function better, and their buildings end up greener, under collaborative project delivery.

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Fedrizzi Announces Departure from USGBC

The board has until the end of 2016 to complete its search for the leader’s replacement.

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Class of 2030: Groups Agitate for Sustainability in Architecture Schools

Not everyone was satisfied with the 2014 environmental building criteria conditions from the NAAB. Here's what's happening now.

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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.

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From the Editors

LEED 101: A Syllabus Supplement for Green Building Coursework

This syllabus supplement provides professors and students with content on LEED from BuildingGreen, LEEDuser, and other relevant resources.

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