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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Imported Refrigerant Could Be Hot Goods

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Another Report Questions Feds' Carbon Calculations

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FTC Issues Revised "Green Guides"

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Autodesk Increases Simulation Power through Cloud Computing

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Window Retrofits, Not Replacements, Are Cost-Effective

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Standard for Home Energy Audits Published

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Two Technologies Proven Effective in GSA Test Beds

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AIA Releases Guide to Energy Modeling for Architects

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New Tool for Carbon Accounting in Cities and Counties

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Study: Biofuels Reduce Carbon but Cause Other Problems

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Smaller Commercial Buildings Get Their Own Rating System

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USGBC Honors Green Building Leaders

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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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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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