Verifying Performance with Building Enclosure Commissioning

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For a lot less than the cost of a lawsuit, BECx uses collaboration, design-to-occupancy reviews, and testing to ensure quality and high performance.


LEED in Public Buildings Sparks Private-Sector Demand
A new study of California cities finds that adopting LEED for public buildings creates a 90% increase in private-sector LEED registrations.

Health Product Declaration Provides Building Product “Nutrition Label”
The new format streamlines disclosure of building product ingredients and their potential health impacts.



Product Review

Floor Coating Manufacturers Are Seeing the UV Light

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UV-cured floor coatings contain no hazardous solvents, isocyanates, or BPA, and they cure instantly when exposed to UV light.

Product News

BuildingGreen Announces Top-10 Products for 2013
BuildingGreen, publisher of EBN, has announced its Top-10 Green Building Products for 2013, with a focus on resilience and building science.

From the Library

The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design
What should green buildings look like? The Shape of Green breaks new ground with a framework for exploring that elusive question.

BackPage Primer

Discount Rates: Pricing Future Environmental Costs Today
How should present-day investments be evaluated in the context of far-off catastrophe?