EBN Articles http://www2.buildinggreen.com/rss/articles en BuildingGreen Announces Top 10 Products for 2016 http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/buildinggreen-announces-top-10-products-2016 22321 2015-11-18 12 2015 These transformative products replace greenhouse gases, save water, and change how we view HVAC equipment. Product Review 18491 Brent Ehrlich http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/buildinggreen-announces-top-10-products-2016 Resilient Design Pilot Credits Added to LEED http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/resilient-design-pilot-credits-added-leed 22322 2015-11-16 12 2015 Three new pilot credits encourage resilience in the new reality of climate change. Newsbrief 18478 Candace Pearson http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/resilient-design-pilot-credits-added-leed USGBC, Chemical Industry Reach Historic Compromise on Product Optimization http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/usgbc-chemical-industry-reach-historic-compromise-product-optimization 22319 2015-11-13 12 2015 Option 3 of the LEED v4 Material Ingredients credit rewards manufacturers for chemical management up the supply chain. News 18480 Paula Melton http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/usgbc-chemical-industry-reach-historic-compromise-product-optimization Transparency Is Just the Beginning: How Manufacturers Can Use HPDs http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/transparency-just-beginning-how-manufacturers-can-use-hpds 22296 2015-11-02 11 2015 Ingredient inventories and assessment are important. But ultimately, we need to design for an indefinite future. From the Editors http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/transparency-just-beginning-how-manufacturers-can-use-hpds Understanding GreenScreen and List Translator Benchmarks http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/understanding-greenscreen-and-list-translator-benchmarks 22289 2015-11-02 11 2015 The Health Product Declaration and some other programs ask for GreenScreen benchmarks. What does that actually mean? BackPage Primer 18480 Paula Melton http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/understanding-greenscreen-and-list-translator-benchmarks Finding HPDs: How We Do It At BuildingGreen http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/finding-hpds-how-we-do-it-buildinggreen 22293 2015-11-02 11 2015 There are several ways you can find Health Product Declarations. Here’s a look at them, including what BuildingGreen offers. From the Editors 18497 Tristan Roberts http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/finding-hpds-how-we-do-it-buildinggreen Will HPDs Get You Sued? Sage Advice to Keep You Out of Hot Water http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/will-hpds-get-you-sued-sage-advice-keep-you-out-hot-water 22286 2015-11-02 11 2015 Experts say HPDs probably won’t add professional liability, but do you know the do’s and don’ts for avoiding a suit in the first place? Feature Shorts 18478 Candace Pearson http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/will-hpds-get-you-sued-sage-advice-keep-you-out-hot-water Fitting It In: HPDs in the Context of Company-Wide Environmental Management http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/fitting-it-hpds-context-company-wide-environmental-management 22297 2015-11-02 11 2015 Material transparency can work best as part of existing standards manufacturers already follow. From the Editors http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/fitting-it-hpds-context-company-wide-environmental-management At David Edward, Material Transparency Is a Given http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/david-edward-material-transparency-given 22290 2015-11-02 11 2015 Tracking materials is standard practice at David Edward, giving the company an edge in a market where transparency is a priority. Product Review 18491 Brent Ehrlich http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/david-edward-material-transparency-given Why Chemical Transparency Matters http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/why-chemical-transparency-matters 22283 2015-11-02 11 2015 You can’t manage what you don’t measure—especially if you don’t know it exists in the first place. Feature 18497 Tristan Roberts http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/why-chemical-transparency-matters In Search of High-Quality Hazard Data: HPDs Have Promise, but Most Aren’t Helpful Yet http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/search-high-quality-hazard-data-hpds-have-promise-most-aren-t-helpful-yet 22294 2015-11-02 11 2015 HPD version 1.0’s promise of greater material transparency didn’t always deliver, but version 2.0 should provide accurate reporting. Feature Shorts 18491 Brent Ehrlich http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/search-high-quality-hazard-data-hpds-have-promise-most-aren-t-helpful-yet How Google Uses HPDs to Choose Building Products http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/how-google-uses-hpds-choose-building-products 22287 2015-11-02 11 2015 The Portico program turns chemical disclosure into a powerful decision-making tool. Feature Shorts 18480 Paula Melton http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/how-google-uses-hpds-choose-building-products Chemical Ingredients in Building Products: What Do You Really Need to Know? http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/chemical-ingredients-building-products-what-do-you-really-need-know 22291 2015-11-02 11 2015 HPDs can’t be used in isolation to make decisions about the safety and environmental performance of a product. From the Editors http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/chemical-ingredients-building-products-what-do-you-really-need-know What’s an HPD? Health Product Declaration FAQs http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/what-s-hpd-health-product-declaration-faqs 22284 2015-11-02 11 2015 We answer frequently asked questions on HPDs, which allow manufacturers to disclose product ingredients and hazards. Feature Shorts 18480 Paula Melton http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/what-s-hpd-health-product-declaration-faqs Dances with Hazards: How Real Experts Pull Human Health into Design http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/dances-hazards-how-real-experts-pull-human-health-design 22295 2015-11-02 11 2015 John and Catherine prove that designers can work successfully with HPDs, especially if they have a toxicology consultant to support their multi-faceted selection process. Feature Shorts http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/dances-hazards-how-real-experts-pull-human-health-design Five Ways Project Teams Are Using HPDs http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/five-ways-project-teams-are-using-hpds 22288 2015-11-02 11 2015 An architect, a specifier, and a building owner walk into a bar. Then they talk about how ingredient transparency informs their work. Feature Shorts 18480 Paula Melton http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/five-ways-project-teams-are-using-hpds Sustainable Design Leaders Prefer the HPD http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/sustainable-design-leaders-prefer-hpd 22292 2015-11-02 11 2015 The HPD has emerged as the go-to format for building product ingredient disclosure and hazard screening. We don’t need an alternative. From the Editors http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/sustainable-design-leaders-prefer-hpd Different Tools for Different Jobs: How HPDs Fit In http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/different-tools-different-jobs-how-hpds-fit 22285 2015-11-02 11 2015 Why do we need Health Product Declarations when we have safety data sheets, Cradle to Cradle, Declare, and other frameworks? Feature Shorts 18480 Paula Melton http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/different-tools-different-jobs-how-hpds-fit CalStar Suspends Fly Ash Brick Production http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/calstar-suspends-fly-ash-brick-production 22281 2015-10-27 11 2015 CalStar Products, Inc. stopped production of its fly ash brick products on October 1 due to financial difficulties. Newsbrief 18491 Brent Ehrlich http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/calstar-suspends-fly-ash-brick-production Free Database Can Guide Early Design Decisions on Carbon, Health http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/free-database-can-guide-early-design-decisions-carbon-health 22280 2015-10-27 11 2015 The Quartz Project opens up Pharos and GaBi intelligence to the public, combining the formats of HPDs and EPDs into one tool. News 18480 Paula Melton http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/free-database-can-guide-early-design-decisions-carbon-health Hygge: The Human Element in Architecture http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/hygge-human-element-architecture 22243 2015-10-05 10 2015 A Danish term for “home” is gaining attention as designers look for ways to foster wellness in buildings. BackPage Primer 18497 Tristan Roberts http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/hygge-human-element-architecture Circular Economy at Scale: Six International Case Studies http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/circular-economy-scale-six-international-case-studies 22246 2015-10-05 10 2015 These teams are applying radical life-cycle thinking to entire projects—and redefining what building ownership means in the process. Feature http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/circular-economy-scale-six-international-case-studies Bamboo Flooring: Still Green, for a Price http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/bamboo-flooring-still-green-price 22241 2015-10-05 10 2015 Bamboo flooring, the rapidly renewable darling of the green building movement, is still sustainable if you are willing to pay for quality. Product Review 18491 Brent Ehrlich http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/bamboo-flooring-still-green-price Source Energy Is Federally Endorsed Metric for Net-Zero Buildings http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/source-energy-federally-endorsed-metric-net-zero-buildings 22237 2015-10-05 10 2015 The DOE releases a definition of zero energy buildings that it hopes will be adopted industry-wide. News 18478 Candace Pearson http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/source-energy-federally-endorsed-metric-net-zero-buildings Green Building to Create 3 Million Jobs by 2018, Says USGBC http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/green-building-create-3-million-jobs-2018-says-usgbc 22242 2015-10-05 10 2015 A new report estimates the economic impact of LEED and green construction to date and predicts a trajectory of growth. News 18478 Candace Pearson http://www2.buildinggreen.com/article/green-building-create-3-million-jobs-2018-says-usgbc