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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Energy Efficiency

The key to building energy efficiency? A sound building envelope

Homes can lose as much as 40 percent of heating and cooling energy through cracks and gaps in the building envelope.

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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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Energy Efficiency

Inside a Handsome Tiny House With Solar Shingles

While most tiny houses seem to be made from wood, one tiny house that’s been traveling around the country is constructed of something a bit more unexpected: plastic.

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Nine Ways Chemistry Contributes to High Performing Buildings

Chemistry-related traits such as density, reflectiveness, adhesiveness, viscosity, and thermal properties not only define what building materials are, but also what role they can play in the construction of a high performing building.

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Material Science

U.S. Green Building Council Announces LEED Pilot Credit: Building Material Human Hazard and Exposure Assessment

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED pilot credit—Building Material Human Hazard & Exposure Assessment, which encourages project teams and manufacturers to assess human health related exposure scenarios for products during their installation and use phases. 

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