Material Science

Award: Stereoform Slab’s Optimized Structure Reduces Embodied Concrete

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill developed an undulating “smart band beam” using expanded polystyrene to support a concrete slab at half the thickness of a typical flat plate.

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Innovations

Pittsburgh Combats Affordable Housing Shortage with Modular, Factory-Built Homes

A local start-up is looking to address Pittsburgh’s need for affordable, turnkey housing.

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Innovations

Going ‘Deep Green,’ Office Buildings Give Back to the Planet

Many in the real estate industry have been trying to make buildings “green,” replacing conventionally made materials with sustainable ones and installing energy-efficient systems.

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Material Science

Washington University Uses HDPE Partitions to Create Privacy

The partitions, made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), are graffiti and scratch-free, and are cleanable with the machine spray application of cleaner and dry down with a vacuum.

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Innovations

Greenbuild 2019: Embracing the Human Impacts of Sustainability

As the foundation of nearly all manufactured products, chemistry has the power to drive impacts in sustainability and enhance health and wellness.

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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

Collaboration Helps Covestro China Earn Prestigious WELL Gold Award

Leading materials science innovator collaborates to enhance staff wellness, comfort, and performance As we discussed in our previous post, collaborations that drive tangible sustainability impacts will be on full display during the four-day run of Greenbuild 2019 later this month. One notable example of the impacts of collaboration on green buildings is Covestro China’s new […]

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American Chemistry Council Joins International WELL Building Institute as Keystone Member

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced its participation in the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) membership program. IWBI, which aims to improve health and wellness through better buildings and stronger organizations, delivers the WELL Building Standard, a certification program that assesses building performance in key concept areas impacting health, such as air and water quality, […]

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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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