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 […]Read More Category: Green Building, Innovations
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
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
Recycled materials from mattress springs, ice cream containers, plastic chairs and recycled waste can create stunning architecture.Read More Category: Innovations
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
Find out how chemistry enables green building and improves air quality inside a new building in New York.Read More Category: Innovations
Scientists have developed a new, compressed wood which is less prone to swelling and absorption.Read More Category: Innovations
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.Read More Category: Innovations