FEATURE ARTICLE

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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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Latest Stories

South Carolina Ban Rejects LEED v4 Materials Credit

Green Building News

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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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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Choosing the Right Hygrothermal Modeling Tool

From the free hygIRC software to an expanding suite of WUFI applications, the hygrothermal modeling world has many options to offer.

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Newsbriefs

Urban Green Opens Call for EBie Awards

EPA Finds Coal Fly Ash Safe in Concrete and Gypsum Wallboard

Switching to Portland Limestone Cement Could Reduce Emissions

ANSI to Pilot Greenwash-Busting Eco-Label Program

Milk Byproduct Could Become New Flame Retardant

Virtual Energy Assessments Pinpoint High Plug Loads

Soil Matters, Say Scientists at Ecosystem Conference

Search for High-Performing Products in New NREL Database

BackPage Primer

Building Products and Health: A Look at Risk vs. Hazard

Use of "hazard avoidance" versus "risk assessment" for understanding toxicity of building materials is hotly debated. Why, and is there a common-sense answer?

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April 2014

Volume 23, Number 4

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