FEATURE ARTICLE

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Know Thy Client: 9 Un-Green Strategies for Delivering Better Buildings

Making all your projects high-performance means getting in touch with what your client really wants and checking “green building” at the door.

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Latest Stories

Health and Wellness Guidelines Coming from ASID

GBCI Acquires Sustainable Real Estate Benchmark GRESB

LEED Ahead of Green Globes on Meeting New DOE Standards

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

BuildingGreen Announces Top-10 Products for 2015

Know Thy Client: 9 Un-Green Strategies for Delivering Better Buildings

Scorecard Shows Some Plastics Are “Cleaner” Than Others

Walkable Texas Neighborhood Turns Out to Be Walked In

Wood Structures Could Reduce Global Carbon by Almost a Third

LEED Helps Hotels Book Quickly and Charge More

Not Sure About Lighting System Payback? Check the Standard

Replacing Fluorescent T8s with LEDs: Is It Time?

An Air Barrier Engineered for Real-World Jobsites

Green Building News

Attacks on LEED Continue in House Spending Bill

Some lawmakers want government agencies to justify green building and change how they use certifications like LEED and Green Globes.

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Chemical Industry, USGBC Announce Ceasefire

After years of anti-LEED lobbying, the American Chemistry Council says it wants to work to make LEED better.

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Walkable Texas Neighborhood Turns Out to Be Walked In

Research shows that when they moved to a more livable community, new residents reported more physical activity, social engagement, and cohesion.

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Coal, Not Wind or Solar, Is Worst for Birds

It might not have a “death ray,” but coal power kills millions of birds a year, a new report asserts.

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Kids Breathe Easier When Trees Eat Smog

Study shows how urban trees save millions in medical bills, using a new method to model smog concentrations.

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Tree-Covered Neighborhoods Pop Out Healthier Babies

Babies of mothers living in greener areas had higher birth weights in a new study—regardless of air quality, walkability, and other factors.

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PCBs Taint Paints, with Titanium Dioxide Bearing Some Blame

Long-banned toxic chemicals still contaminate building products and consumer goods thanks to a loophole in 1970s regulations.

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Entry-Level Green Doesn’t Cost Extra, U.K. Report Finds

All projects can achieve the lowest BREEAM rating for no additional cost if sustainability strategies are incorporated from the beginning.

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Thermal Bridging Can Degrade Wall Performance 70%

The Devil is in your details, and he’s letting staggering amounts of energy escape.

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Cleaner Lungs Could Pay for Billion-Dollar Emissions Policies

Healthcare savings from better air quality would pay for proposed U.S. carbon emissions policies up to ten times over, a study finds.

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Plants in Offices Enhance Worker Engagement

Office plants make workers happier, which helps prevent the kind of disengagement that takes a toll on productivity, according a recent report.

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Wood Structures Could Reduce Global Carbon by Almost a Third

Using sustainably harvested timber in place of concrete, steel, and brick would have a massive positive impact, a new study asserts.

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LEED Helps Hotels Book Quickly and Charge More

Continuing its series of investigations into the outcomes of greening hotels, Cornell finds LEED hotels benefit from higher revenues.

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Not Sure About Lighting System Payback? Check the Standard

The economics of lighting upgrades and other capital improvements are not straightforward; new guidance makes it easier for designers.

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Product News & Reviews

Replacing Fluorescent T8s with LEDs: Is It Time?

CREE’s LED T8 sets a new benchmark for linear fluorescent replacements, but LEDs aren’t ready for all applications.

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An Air Barrier Engineered for Real-World Jobsites

The continuity of air and water barriers depends on the quality of workmanship, and Prosoco’s Cat 5 system is hard to get wrong.

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BackPage Primer

Scorecard Shows Some Plastics Are “Cleaner” Than Others

Plastics are made from petrochemicals whose environmental profiles are complicated at best. But some stand out as, if not cleaner, at least less dirty.

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October 2014

Volume 23, Number 10

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