Energy Efficiency

ENR 2018 Top 100 Green Building Design Firms and Contractors

The market growth for green design and construction can be seen from the results of the ENR Top Green Buildings survey.

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Case Studies

Dreaming Big in South Carolina: A School Model for the 21st Century

The efficiency of this South Carolina building’s envelope is just one element of a wider sustainability program, driven in part by innovations in chemistry.

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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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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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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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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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Innovations

Scientists Create ‘Super Wood’ That Is Stronger and Lighter Than Steel

Scientists have developed a new, compressed wood which is less prone to swelling and absorption.

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Product Safety

Is It Time to Red List the Red Lists?

The best way to evaluate building products is to look at the final product, not a “red list.”

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Innovations

This Year’s Super Bowl Stadium Can Withstand Snow and Save Energy

The U.S. Bank Stadium features a sleek, practical roof made of a material that lets the snow fall off the roof into a gigantic snow gutter. This transparent material, Ethylene Tetrafluoroethyl (ETFE), also saves energy.

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