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Raze or Retrofit? Six Extraordinary Answers to an Everyday Question

Saving a building is usually an environmental win, but thoughtful renovation isn’t easy. And there comes a time to tear things down.

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Product News & Reviews

LEDs Finally Hitting Stride in Supporting Health, Productivity

By allowing tunability of color and intensity, USAI’s Color Select LED technology can match the natural daylight cycle and needs of end users.

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Move Over, Foam: Sub-Slab Mineral Wool Is Here

Roxul is now promoting its rigid mineral wool for sub-slab applications, offering an alternative to extruded polystyrene (XPS).

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Green Building News

First Existing Multifamily Buildings Earn Energy Star Certification

Tenants are saving more than $500 a year in one of the first existing apartment buildings to be certified

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Air in Fitness Centers Laden with Pollutants, Study Finds

Lack of ventilation and elevated levels of VOCs are common problems in gyms, according to European research, and pools have issues too.

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Health and Wellness Guidelines Coming from ASID

With demand for healthy buildings on the rise, interior designers are developing protocols to put principles into practice.

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WELL Building Standard Officially Launches

Enhancing people’s health and wellness in the built environment is the focus of the WELL standard from the International Well Building Institute.

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LEED Ahead of Green Globes on Meeting New DOE Standards

The feds have marked performance verification as a requirement for green rating systems used by the federal government.

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From the Editors

Architectural Board Should Reinstate Sustainability Criteria

Collaboration skills and sustainability concepts are being “elevated” by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)—but it’s really a demotion.

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Residential Advice & Analysis

A View from Inside the Climate March

Posted September 22, 2014 by Nadav Malin

Foam-In-Place Insulation: 7 Tips for Getting Injection and Spray Foam Right

Posted August 18, 2014 by Peter Yost

Our Energy Solutions Have All Been Found

Posted June 11, 2014 by Alex Wilson

The Cover Image That Set Off a Firestorm

Posted June 9, 2014 by Nadav Malin

Hurricane in a Bottle: Testing Building Assemblies for Moisture Resistance

Posted June 4, 2014 by Alex Wilson

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