FEATURE ARTICLE

Energy Modeling: Early and Often

For the biggest energy and cost savings, model early in design and model often, say the experts.

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Green Building News

Controversial Study Probes Reasons for Climate Bill's Failure

Who's to blame for the death of cap-and-trade? And what can environmentalists learn from this failure?

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Making Sense of LEED's New Formaldehyde Ruling

Does LEED's new ruling allowing added urea formaldehyde in some circumstances conflict with its Low-Emitting Materials credit?

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Product News & Reviews

Energy Benefits of Temperfect Chair Take Backseat to Comfort

Like being in the hot seat? This office chair provides comfort with less energy than a space heater.

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Large-Format Porcelain Panels: Thin Is Beautiful

Porcelain panels provide durability in large, flexible panels that can be used for exterior cladding or interior walls, countertops, or other solid surfaces.

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Newsbriefs

Federal Government May Abandon LEED Endorsement

Better Hospital Design May Reduce Violence

Rural Areas Feel Heat from Cities

Soot Could Be Twice as Dangerous as Estimated

Minneapolis to Require Energy Reporting

Domestic Cats Take Biggest Bite out of Wildlife

Toxic Releases Up Overall, Despite Progress on Emissions

Many States Have Yet to Adopt Codes Required by Stimulus

Lookin' for the Water from a Deeper Well

California Bill Would Address Flame Retardants in Insulation

BackPage Primer

Sustainability: Too Much or Not Enough?

The drive toward sustainable design is a long one. Are we there yet?

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March 2013

Volume 22, Number 3

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