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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

Three Imperatives to Create the Future of Green Building

The industry will be in a better place a decade from now if we master these skills.
Environmental Building News—June 3, 2013

Whole-Building Life-Cycle Assessment: Taking the Measure of a Green Building

Why we will never understand the true impact of our buildings—and how we should try to anyway
Environmental Building News—May 1, 2013

Stone, The Original Green Building Material

Stone is natural and durable, emits no VOCs, requires almost no maintenance, and provides a connection to the earth and our history.
Environmental Building News—April 1, 2013

Energy Modeling: Early and Often

For the biggest energy and cost savings, model early in design and model often, say the experts.
Environmental Building News—March 1, 2013

Waste Water, Want Water

Options for small-scale, onsite wastewater treatment and reuse are improving—but can we solve a global crisis one building at a time?
Environmental Building News—February 1, 2013
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Three Imperatives to Create the Future of Green Building

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“What About Air Krete?” A Deeper Look at the Insulation Alternative

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EPA Finds Coal Fly Ash Safe in Concrete and Gypsum Wallboard

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Energy Modeling: Early and Often

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