Go with the Flows: The Promise and Peril of Hygrothermal Modeling

Tools modeling heat and moisture flows in building envelopes, such as WUFI, offer vital information for architects and engineers—but their misuse can do harm.
Environmental Building News—April 1, 2014

How to Build Green At No Added Cost

Avoiding cost premiums on green projects is not only possible: it’s a good idea, focusing design teams on simple, effective designs that can deliver savings for years to come.
Environmental Building News—March 1, 2014

The PVC Debate: A Fresh Look

PVC is banned by some green building programs and simply reviled by some groups. How did we get here, and has anything changed since vinyl became the enemy?
Environmental Building News—February 1, 2014

Innovative Products and Technology from the Greenbuild Expo

Our product editors pick some winners from the expo floor at Greenbuild 2013 while raising questions about some materials.
Environmental Building News—January 1, 2014

Green Is Beautiful

Beauty, place-making, and even love are motivating many green designers, who see these values complementing core sustainability tenets.
Environmental Building News—December 2, 2013

Resilient Design: 7 Lessons from Early Adopters

As storms reveal weaknesses in our built environment, some project teams have adopted more robust, durable principles.
Environmental Building News—November 1, 2013

Designing for the Next Century’s Weather

How do you create a climate-responsive building in a changing climate? Brand new modeling techniques are helping us figure it out.
Environmental Building News—October 1, 2013

Finding Products for LEED v4—A Guide

That complicated new Materials and Resources section of LEED v4 that we debated for years? It’s here. Are you ready?
Environmental Building News—September 3, 2013

Engineering a Wood Revolution

Engineered wood products are challenging concrete and steel in structural applications while proffering a lower environmental footprint.
Environmental Building News—August 1, 2013

Can We Replace Foam Insulation?

There are a lot of reasons to avoid foam, but its high performance can make it a hard habit to kick, as designers are finding out.
Environmental Building News—July 1, 2013
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