Product Safety

Is It Time to Red List the Red Lists?

The best way to evaluate building products is to look at the final product, not a “red list.”

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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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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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Innovations

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Product Safety

Interview with Polyurethane Experts on Building Materials

From flooring to roofing, polyurethane chemistry is highlighted on a popular home improvement radio show.

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Product Safety

How Stevens’ Sure House Responds to Hurricane Sandy

Building materials can help the Jersey shore and other coastal areas bounce back from the damaging effects of storms and hurricanes. Learn more about the SURE HOUSE, Stevens Institute of Technology’s entry into the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon competition.

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