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The energy used traveling to and from an average office building-its transportation energy intensity-can be more than twice the energy used to run it. This article addresses the significance of this issue and examines strategies for lowering transportation energy intensity through increased density and improved transit options.
Green Building News
FEMA has suspended the use of travel trailers as emergency housing pending investigation of dangerous levels of formaldehyde.
An ANSI-approved standard provides guidelines for the integrated design process.
To test the performance of air barriers in real-world conditions, a new ASTM standard uses an eight-foot-square mockup of an exterior wall.
President Bush has warned he may not include funding for science and technology, authorized in a recent bill, in his budget request.
Product News & Reviews
Heartland Biocomposites combines wheat straw with post-consumer high-density polyethylene to create its durable, insect-resistant PrairieFence line.
Although not yet widely used in building applications, LifeGuard nonhalogenated cable offers a green alternative to PVC cable.
The Phoenix Solar hot water tank stores both primary solar-heated and secondary gas-heated water.
Ground-source heat pumps take advantage of stable temperatures just below the Earth's crust for energy-efficient heating and cooling.