FEATURE ARTICLE

Getting Flame Retardants Out of Foam Insulation

In an effort to eliminate the use of halogenated flame retardants, building code changes are being proposed by a group of fire experts, architects, chemists, and environmentalists.

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Green Building News

Green Building Sees Growth, But Fewer Firms Pursue LEED

As the economic benefits of green building become clear, firms move away from "doing the right thing" as the top reason for their work.

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I'm Feeling Healthy: Google Gives $3 Million for Toxicity R&D

Google shares its wealth and expertise to support healthy building materials.

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New Index Could Bring New Investors to Green Building

Green property indices provide new ways for investors to target socially responsible real estate.

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Product News & Reviews

Template-Assisted Crystallization: Scale Prevention Without Salt

Template Assisted Crystallization, a physical water treatment alternative to water softeners, prevents scale while avoiding major environmental drawbacks.

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Making Wall Outlets Safer-and Smarter

In addition to protecting against electric shock and fire, SafePlug uses RFID tags to help track energy use from individual appliances and turn them on and off remotely.

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Newsbriefs

Solar Power Keeps Getting Cheaper

USGBC Opens Information Gateway

An Affordable Plan to Cut Power Plant Pollution?

Pedestrians and Cyclists Are Good for Business

New Guide Helps Manufacturers Phase Out Toxic Ingredients

New Study Ties Vehicle Exhaust to Autism

LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Guidance Arrives

Big Data Can Shrink Footprint with DC Power

BackPage Primer

Obesogens-A Fatty Issue

A number of common chemicals are being found to influence the development of fat cells and contribute to obesity.

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January 2013

Volume 22, Number 1

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