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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

2014 AIA Top Ten Green Winners Highlight Adaptive Reuse

Federal government projects take three of the top honors for 2014 in the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) awards, which combine sustainability with design excellence.

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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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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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Environmental Building News

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Residential Advice & Analysis

When Drying Out Buildings, Do You Worry About Mold or Trolls?

Posted April 21, 2014 by Peter Yost

GreenSpec Introduces Faster, Deeper Search

Posted April 18, 2014 by Tristan Roberts

How Much Water to Turn on a Light Bulb?

Posted April 16, 2014 by Alex Wilson

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

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