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 […]Read More Category: Green Building, Innovations
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 […]Read More Category: Energy Efficiency, Innovations
Architects discuss techniques for promoting sustainability and building performance in a project.
Architects shouldn’t get discouraged from pursuing sustainability measures in projects because their clients assume that going green will be too costly or express little interest. Here are some strategies to help make the case for high-performance design.Read More Category: Energy Efficiency, Green Building
Recycled materials from mattress springs, ice cream containers, plastic chairs and recycled waste can create stunning architecture.Read More Category: Innovations
The market growth for green design and construction can be seen from the results of the ENR Top Green Buildings survey.Read More Category: Energy Efficiency
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.Read More Category: Case Studies
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
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.Read More Category: Innovations
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