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Saving a building is usually an environmental win, but thoughtful renovation isn’t easy. And there comes a time to tear things down.
Green Building News
The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark goes after investment-grade data with the USGBC-affiliated Green Building Certification Institute.
With demand for healthy buildings on the rise, interior designers are developing protocols to put principles into practice.
Enhancing people’s health and wellness in the built environment is the focus of the WELL standard from the International Well Building Institute.
The feds have marked performance verification as a requirement for green rating systems used by the federal government.
The Perkin Medal recognizes John Warner for developing more sustainable processes and educating the next generation of chemists.
Increased worker health and productivity offers a strong financial incentive for employers to adopt green design features, according to a recent report.
A longitudinal study suggests childhood asthma can be traced to the mother’s exposure to plasticizers during pregnancy.
Following the trend of product declarations, Lafarge Canada has published one of the first environmental building declarations for its new research facility.
Though cross-laminated timbers are still relatively rare, they are already cost-competitive and likely to get cheaper, an analysis suggests.
Projects in Mississippi and Alabama are certifiably hurricane-resilient under a Department of Homeland Security program.
Product News & Reviews
Roxul is now promoting its rigid mineral wool for sub-slab applications, offering an alternative to extruded polystyrene (XPS).
Transformative products eliminate toxic chemicals and fossil fuels, and improve building and site performance.
By allowing tunability of color and intensity, USAI’s Color Select LED technology can match the natural daylight cycle and needs of end users.
Existing buildings and previously developed sites are great, but they often need environmental cleanup. An ESA is the first step.