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.

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Material Science

White Paper: BPA Is Clearly Safe, and Here’s How We Know

Read the latest scientific update on the safety of the key raw material used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins.

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Material Science

In Times of Changing Forecasts, High Performing Materials Provide Resiliency

Resilient materials are key components of modern high-performing buildings.

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Material Science

Changemaker Shawn Hunter: Life Cycle Assessment

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.

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Material Science

Architects and Industry Collaborate on Health in the Built Environment

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.

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Material Science

ASID Welcomes American Chemistry Council as Material ConneXion Library Founding Sponsor

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to announce and welcome the American Chemistry Council (ACC) as the Founding Sponsor of the Material ConneXion library housed within the newly opened ASID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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