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Impervious surfaces and the resulting stormwater runoff are to blame for surface water pollution, flooding, erosion, and low urban tree survival rates. Allowing stormwater to infiltrate the ground through porous pavement can solve these and other environmental problems. This article addresses porous concrete, porous asphalt, various types of porous pavers, and turf-based systems; a table of products is included.
Green Building News
The attorneys general of several states have sued five energy companies for their contribution to climate change.
Based on new studies, the World Health Organization now considers formaldehyde carcinogenic. Meanwhile, the Bush administration is exempting some formaldehyde-spewing plywood plants from compliance with the Clean Air Act.
As part of its new commitment to sustainability, the Portland Cement Association plans for cement plants to implement auditable and verifiable environmental management systems.
The new California Lighting Technology Center will foster the development and demonstration of efficient lighting technologies in partnership with the industry, design, and utility communities.
The Organic Valley® Family of Farms headquarters was designed to use 30% less energy than code and achieve LEED® Certification.
Concerns over an inadequate water supply have led to a building moratorium in this town of 3,000 people.
Product News & Reviews
Fusiotherm, approved by Greenpeace in Europe, is durable, recyclable, and free of PVC, heavy metals, and flame retardants. It's also far easier to install than copper at about the same price.