EBN Editors Help Untangle Green Certifications

The editors of EBN and our GreenSpec Directory provide guidance on the growing field of certifications in BuildingGreen’s new special report, “Green Building Product Certifications.”
Environmental Building News—December 1, 2010

A New Edge in Specifying Green Building Products

BuildingGreen will link our Web-based green products resource, GreenSpec, with the Healthy Building Network’s Pharos Project to provide one trusted, authoritative, independent source for specifying green building products, information and research.
Environmental Building News—December 1, 2010

EBN's Position on Fly Ash

EBN is concerned about heavy metals leaching from products made with fly ash, and thinks these products should only be used if they reduce greenhouse gas emissions elsewhere or if the risk of leaching is very low.
Environmental Building News—September 1, 2010

Global Warming Problems with Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Questioned

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Association argues that EBN's analysis is flawed, and EBN's editors respond.
Environmental Building News—September 1, 2010

Congratulations, Hanley Award Winner Alex Wilson

EBN founder Alex Wilson is being recognized for his green building thought leadership with the 2010 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing.
Environmental Building News—August 1, 2010

BAC Launches Sustainable Design Institute

Boston Architectural College has created the Sustainable Design Institute to house its online continuing education course offerings in sustainable design.
Environmental Building News—August 1, 2010

Earth Day + 40

Forty years ago, the first Earth Day celebration brought environmental awareness into the mainstream. But we're still consuming oil at an ever-increasing rate.
Environmental Building News—May 1, 2010

Fixing the Perception Problem with Cradle to Cradle Certification

Products carrying Basic and Silver Cradle to Cradle labels are on a path toward sustainability, but calling them "certified" is misleading.
Environmental Building News—March 1, 2010

BuildingGreen: Independent Again

BuildingGreen and Taunton Press have made a mutual decision to dissolve the partnership established two years ago. The two companies will continue to collaborate on, the online residential resource that was the impetus of the partnership.
Environmental Building News—February 1, 2010

Rethinking Polystyrene Insulation

We should avoid using polystyrene made with the flame retardant HBCD in our buildings, using rigid mineral wool, polyurethane, cellulose, or other alternatives instead.
Environmental Building News—August 1, 2009
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