Innovations

What the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act Means for Your Practice

Online resource facilitates understanding of landmark changes to the EPA’s chemical risk review There are few responsibilities more important to an architect or interior designer than specifying building and construction materials. The materials you specify are central to a building’s sustainability, operational performance, occupant comfort, and resilience. Likewise, the chemical products which make up those […]

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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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