Wire and Cable: Untangling Complex Environmental Issues

Wiring doesn't get a lot of attention in the green building world, and the industry assures us that the materials used to make it are safe. EBN's Alex Wilson uncovers evidence to the contrary. He also describes how new codes requiring that abandoned cables be removed should help over time, but may contribute to a lead-dust hazard in the short term.

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Green Building News

Apollo Alliance Aims for Energy Independence

Transitioning to renewable energy would save money while creating over three million high-wage jobs, argues a new coalition.

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EPA Launches SmartWay Transport Partnership

A new program targets fuel use and pollution resulting from America's trucks and trains.

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LEED for Existing Buildings Out for Comments

USGBC has released a draft version of LEED-EB for comments from Council members. Some innovative new credits and metrics constitute a significant departure from the LEED-EB pilot program.

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Product News & Reviews

Toyotomi's Wall-Vented, Oil-Fired Space Heater

This efficient heater, which runs on either No. 2 heating oil or kerosene, vaporizes the fuel and burns the vapor, rather than directly burning the liquid fuel.

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U.S. Green Meeting Industry Council Launched

HomeStreet MORE Mortgages

Barcelona Declaration on Sustainable Design

Battle Over Built Green

USGBC Membership Hits 4,000

One Million Square Yards of Cool Carpet

Capitol Master Plan to Include Green Design

March 2004

Volume 13, Number 3