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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

Biobased Interior Panels from Drought-Resistant Sorghum

DurahStyle architectural panels are made in the U.S. from rapidly renewable, drought-resistant sorghum and formaldehyde-free MDI resins.

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Green Building News

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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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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Major Canadian Timber Company Loses FSC Certification

Accused of trampling indigenous rights and disrupting caribou, Resolute Forest Products has months to clean up its act before FSC paper and lumber supplies are affected.

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Residential Advice & Analysis

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Posted April 8, 2014 by Alex Wilson

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Posted April 2, 2014 by Peter Yost

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