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Take Control of Your Materials: Four Empowering Lessons from Teams That Beat the Red List

Need to streamline your product vetting process? These LBC project teams have it down to a science, and anyone can apply their methods.

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Green Building News

Huge Carbon Savings from Transit Could Dwarf Building Efficiency

LEED-EBOM project data confirm that how people get to the office has a greater impact than other green building efforts.

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Healthcare Giants Boycott Furniture Containing Flame Retardants

Sixteen major buyers, including tech firms, retailers, and U.S. cities, have pledged to purchase furniture containing no chemical flame retardants.

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Ibuprofen Side Effects May Include Stunted Produce, Infertile Otters

From our bodies into wastewater, and back into our water supplies, pharmaceuticals are disrupting biological processes in plants and animals.

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California Questions Whether Low VOCs Make Artificial Turf Safe

Smell no evil, see no evil: low counts of toxic fumes have been used to argue turf fields with crumb rubber are safe, but a new bill calls for more study.

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Product News & Reviews

Spray Foam with Minimal Global Warming Impact Now Available

U.S. production of next-generation HFO blowing agents signals a positive shift in the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) market.

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Ten Green Products That Could Transform the Building Industry: An Updated Wish List

We’ve been pleasantly surprised with recent green building innovations, but we can always dream of more. Here’s what’s on our wish list now.

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A New Place to Store Rainwater: The Fence

Created by a 14-year-old student for a science fair, Water Fence provides an innovative solution for storing large volumes of water.

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From the Editors

Muscoe Martin: 1955–2014

BackPage Primer

The Problem with Red Lists

Having a short list of toxic chemicals to avoid is convenient, but nasty “alternatives” can sneak in the back door. Hazard screenings help solve this problem.

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February 2015

Volume 24, Number 2

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