Clean Water Day

In recognition of the UN’s World Water Day, a new video highlights how chemistry is essential to clean, fresh drinking water.

Read More Category: Innovations, Product Safety

Product Safety

Lumber Liquidators and composite wood: What’s missing from this story?

Learn about the important distinctions between compliant and non-compliant laminate flooring materials from Jackson Morrill, the president of the Composite Panel Association.

Read More Category: Product Safety

Material Science

Newest homes built to stand up to Mother Nature’s fiercest outbursts

Although much attention has focused on green building practices, resilient-design strategies take the concept of building efficiently a step further with a proactive approach to creating durable homes that can withstand almost anything Mother Nature throws at them.

Read More Category: Innovations, Material Science, Product Safety


10 Innovative Buildings Made from Plastic

From uniquely designed houses to a stylish pavilion, plastic material science is moving architectural designs forward.

Read More Category: Innovations, Material Science

Product Safety

Architect Magazine: Chemistry and the Building Process for Architects

This continuing education print course explores how chemistry enhances performance in the building industry as well as the future of chemistry for architects.

Read More Category: Innovations, Material Science, Product Safety

Product Safety

Chemical Ingredients in Building Products: What Do You Really Need to Know?

HPDs can’t be used in isolation to make decisions about the safety and environmental performance of a product.

Read More Category: Material Science, Product Safety

Energy Efficiency

USGBC Working Group Unanimously Approves New Guidance for LEED Materials & Resources Credit 4

New guidance helps product manufacturers offer insight into material and supply chain sustainability.

Read More Category: Energy Efficiency

General News

US Green Building Council Gives Steps for New LEED Credit

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has released guidance, for achieving a credit under Leed v4 for material ingredient disclosure and selection of safer substances.

Read More Category: Energy Efficiency, Green Building

Product Safety

Fear Factor – Green Marketing

Mark Silverberg, President of Technoform North America, Inc., highlights a few key aspects of green marketing for architects, specifiers and builders to consider.

Read More Category: Energy Efficiency, Material Science


Super-slick material makes steel better, stronger, cleaner

A new surface coating for steel, made from rough nanoporous tungsten oxide, has researchers praising its durable anti-fouling and anti-corrosive properties.

Read More Category: Innovations, Material Science