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 […]Read More Category: Innovations, Material Science
LEED Pilot Credit for Building Materials Helps Clarify Potential Health, Safety and Environmental Impacts
There’s no single source of basic information about the health, safety, and environmental impacts of building materials. A pilot credit in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 rating system aims to change that.Read More Category: Material Science
Read the latest scientific update on the safety of the key raw material used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins.Read More Category: Material Science
Resilient materials are key components of modern high-performing buildings.Read More Category: Material Science
Holistic thinking on building and construction is called life-cycle assessment and it is becoming the norm. LCA considers impact of a building before it is constructed, or after it is no longer in use.Read More Category: Material Science
A panel at Greenbuild 2016 in Los Angeles brought together three experts – one from the chemical industry, one a toxicologist, and one an architect who leads her firm’s sustainability efforts to discuss healthy buildings.Read More Category: Innovations, Material Science, Product Safety