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Making all your projects high-performance means getting in touch with what your client really wants and checking “green building” at the door.
Green Building News
Some lawmakers want government agencies to justify green building and change how they use certifications like LEED and Green Globes.
After years of anti-LEED lobbying, the American Chemistry Council says it wants to work to make LEED better.
Research shows that when they moved to a more livable community, new residents reported more physical activity, social engagement, and cohesion.
It might not have a “death ray,” but coal power kills millions of birds a year, a new report asserts.
Study shows how urban trees save millions in medical bills, using a new method to model smog concentrations.
Babies of mothers living in greener areas had higher birth weights in a new study—regardless of air quality, walkability, and other factors.
Long-banned toxic chemicals still contaminate building products and consumer goods thanks to a loophole in 1970s regulations.
All projects can achieve the lowest BREEAM rating for no additional cost if sustainability strategies are incorporated from the beginning.
The Devil is in your details, and he’s letting staggering amounts of energy escape.
Healthcare savings from better air quality would pay for proposed U.S. carbon emissions policies up to ten times over, a study finds.
Office plants make workers happier, which helps prevent the kind of disengagement that takes a toll on productivity, according a recent report.
Using sustainably harvested timber in place of concrete, steel, and brick would have a massive positive impact, a new study asserts.
Continuing its series of investigations into the outcomes of greening hotels, Cornell finds LEED hotels benefit from higher revenues.
The economics of lighting upgrades and other capital improvements are not straightforward; new guidance makes it easier for designers.
Product News & Reviews
CREE’s LED T8 sets a new benchmark for linear fluorescent replacements, but LEDs aren’t ready for all applications.
The continuity of air and water barriers depends on the quality of workmanship, and Prosoco’s Cat 5 system is hard to get wrong.
Plastics are made from petrochemicals whose environmental profiles are complicated at best. But some stand out as, if not cleaner, at least less dirty.