FEATURE ARTICLE

The Hidden Science of High-Performance Building Assemblies

Any four walls and a roof make an enclosure, but for efficiency, comfort, and durability, those elements have to be meticulously designed and installed.

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Green Building News

Setting Carbon Footprint Rules for Concrete

New rules standardize how we calculate the carbon footprint and other impacts of concrete.

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Remembering Malcolm Lewis

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Make Your Buildings WELL: A New Design Standard for Health

A new building standard applies wellness research to increase the focus on health in homes, hotels, and commercial buildings.

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More Wall, Less Passive Solar Makes Net-Zero Homes Affordable

A Canadian report outlines best practices for building affordable net-zero-energy homes and offers a wish list of improved technology.

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Product News & Reviews

HOBO Data Loggers: No Longer Just for Researchers

Understanding how buildings work is becoming more and more important, and Onset Computer offers a wide range of HOBO data loggers to serve this need.

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Newsbriefs

Imported Refrigerant Could Be Hot Goods

Another Report Questions Feds' Carbon Calculations

FTC Issues Revised "Green Guides"

Autodesk Increases Simulation Power through Cloud Computing

Window Retrofits, Not Replacements, Are Cost-Effective

Standard for Home Energy Audits Published

Two Technologies Proven Effective in GSA Test Beds

AIA Releases Guide to Energy Modeling for Architects

New Tool for Carbon Accounting in Cities and Counties

Study: Biofuels Reduce Carbon but Cause Other Problems

Smaller Commercial Buildings Get Their Own Rating System

USGBC Honors Green Building Leaders

BackPage Primer

Using WUFI to Prevent Moisture Problems

WUFI software helps predict and prevent moisture problems based on site, climate, building materials, mechanical systems, and more.

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November 2012

Volume 21, Number 11

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