General News

US Green Building Council Gives Steps for New LEED Credit

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has released guidance, for achieving a credit under Leed v4 for material ingredient disclosure and selection of safer substances.

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Product Safety

Fear Factor – Green Marketing

Mark Silverberg, President of Technoform North America, Inc., highlights a few key aspects of green marketing for architects, specifiers and builders to consider.

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Case Studies

At NIST Net-Zero Energy House, Energy Efficiency, Clean Air Are Compatible Goals

Even with its airtight construction, air quality inside the two-story, net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) bests the air quality in new, conventionally built houses, researchers report.

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Energy Efficiency

Green building Q&A: plastics industry delivers energy efficiency innovations

A one-year study by Franklin Associates found that the use of plastic building and construction materials saved 467 trillion Btu of energy over alternative construction materials.

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Case Studies

Preserving and Protecting Cleveland’s Theater District Finds Success with Spray-foam Insulation

Cleveland’s Playhouse Square district is a textbook example of historic preservation and reuse with building materials enabled by chemistry.

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