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Go with the Flows: The Promise and Peril of Hygrothermal Modeling

Tools modeling heat and moisture flows in building envelopes, such as WUFI, offer vital information for architects and engineers-but their misuse can do harm.

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Product News & Reviews

"What About Air Krete?" A Deeper Look at the Insulation Alternative

The foamed magnesium oxide cement is often seen as a blue-ribbon contender for least-toxic insulation. But the manufacturer falls short in providing key metrics.

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Green Building News

Passive House Standards to Add Net-Zero-Energy Options

New categories of certification under the Passive House standards will recognize buildings that offset energy use with onsite renewables.

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Feds and Green Building: Behind the Scenes of LEED, Green Globes Rulemaking

There's public wrangling over green building policy, and then there's the stuff that goes on behind closed doors. We got a rare peek through the keyhole.

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Spurred by Chemical Industry, Ohio Moves Anti-LEED Bill Forward

Urging a LEED v4 ban, SCR 25 has passed in the Ohio Senate with support from the vinyl, coal, and forestry industries.

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Data Show Plaque Thresholds Push LEED Projects Higher

Researchers argue that almost 20% of LEED projects earn additional points simply for the marketing benefits of a higher certification.

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Pushing Weatherization, Feds Look the Other Way on Radon

When using federal dollars to button up, low-income homeowners don't get additional funding for radon mitigation. What happens next? The government isn't telling.

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Residential Advice & Analysis

GreenSpec Introduces Faster, Deeper Search

Posted April 18, 2014 by Tristan Roberts

6 Ways Our Household is Saving Water—And Energy

Posted April 8, 2014 by Alex Wilson

Testing Pressure-Sensitive Tapes: Rounds Two and Three

Posted April 2, 2014 by Peter Yost

Urine Collection Beats Composting Toilets for Nutrient Recycling

Posted April 2, 2014 by Alex Wilson

Can This Man Reinvent Concrete?

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