Innovations

ASHRAE and ACC Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Sustainability in the Building Sector

The agreement defines parameters on how the two organizations will collaborate more closely to continue promoting the advancements of a more sustainable built environment.

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Material Science

The Power of Partnership

Progress and breakthroughs in materials science made possible by chemistry are the driver for the cutting-edge products and technologies that help advance our health and wellness.

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General News

Harnessing the Power of Collaboration for Sustainability

Greenbuild 2019 is poised to launch an exciting new wave of public and private partnerships In less than a month, approximately 20,000 green building professionals from more than 150 countries – including architects, interior designers, builders, product manufacturers and standard setters – will gather in Atlanta for Greenbuild 2019, hosted by the U.S. Green Building […]

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Material Science

Material Trends to Watch in 2019

Innovative products and systems that aim to reduce our carbon footprint are sure to make headlines this year.

As concerns about climate change and humanity’s environmental footprint increase, carbon reduction will doubtless remain a prominent topic in 2019. Thankfully, certain scientists, manufacturers, and designers have acknowledged the problem, and many are taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with their products and research materials or methods. The following list includes several recent material […]

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Innovations

Embracing Transparency

How Covestro, Legrand, and Thread International Help Architects Advance Sustainability in Innovative Ways

The business of building is booming – the U.S. Census Bureau reports the seasonally-adjusted annual rate of U.S. construction spending now tops $1.3 trillion, a 7.2 percent year-over-year increase (September 2017 to September 2018). This remarkable growth is spurring building materials selection decisions across tens of thousands of residential and commercial construction projects. The process […]

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Case Studies

What It Takes to Go Net-Zero

Architects share their experiences in net-zero building, from persuading uncertain clients to dealing with extreme weather.

At this point, the technology exists for buildings to produce all the energy they need—and that needs to be the norm. Don’t worry: It’s not as hard as it sounds. William Maclay, FAIA, has a mission: to make net-zero-energy buildings the new normal. “We have the technology, tools, and knowledge we need to do this […]

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Innovations

Making Use of Every Molecule

Chemistry and interior design share common goals for high-performing, sustainable products that advance the professions.

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Innovations

How to Make a Facade with Recycled Materials: 16 Notable Examples

Recycled materials from mattress springs, ice cream containers, plastic chairs and recycled waste can create stunning architecture.

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Innovations

19 Product Innovations from the AIA 2018 Convention

From insulated structural wall panels that use conventional wood frames and polyurethane-based insulation that are both continuous and between framing to next-generation bonding solutions, find out more about the new product launches at the 2018 AIA National Convention last month in New York.

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Innovations

This NYC Luxury Building Has the Air-Purifying Power of 500 Trees

Find out how chemistry enables green building and improves air quality inside a new building in New York.

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