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Plastics Industry Still Shouting “Fire” At Its Own Peril

The foam insulation industry’s united stand against code changes could backfire in the marketplace.
Environmental Building News—June 3, 2013

Introducing the Resilient Design Institute

BuildingGreen announces the formation of the Resilient Design Institute.
Environmental Building News—October 1, 2012

Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Commercial Building Projects

A new handbook offers simple, straightforward guidance on priority hazards for buildings: where you'll find them and easy ways to avoid them.
Environmental Building News—July 19, 2012

Choosing Windows: New Report Addresses Cost, Performance

A new report from BuildingGreen helps you choose windows for a project, find the right balance among seven key decision drivers, including cost, performance, aesthetics, and more.
Environmental Building News—June 1, 2012

Remembering Dariush Arasteh

Peter Yost remembers a passionate colleague, Dariush Arasteh, who died last week after a long illness.
Environmental Building News—February 9, 2012

EBN Resources to Support the Classroom and the Syllabus

EBN is expanding its classroom support options. These include a sample syllabus, classroom or homework discussion questions for our feature articles, and continuing education credit opportunities for AIA and USGBC.
Environmental Building News—September 1, 2011

A Sustainable Design Syllabus from BuildingGreen

Professors can use this syllabus to integrate popular feature articles from Environmental Building News into their sustainable design curricula.
Environmental Building News—August 11, 2011

Interface Chairman Ray Anderson Remembered

Ray Anderson of Interface is remembered by BuildingGreen founder Alex Wilson and president Nadav Malin.
Environmental Building News—August 9, 2011

Pioneering Efficiency Advocate Blair Hamilton Dies

One of the nation’s leading pioneers in energy efficiency, Blair Hamilton of Burlington, Vermont, died on April 8, 2011 after a long battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Environmental Building News—April 19, 2011

On the Road: A Sabbatical Journey

Alex Wilson will launch his eight month sabbatical, this April, with a cross country bicycle trip, made possible through the grant he received last fall with the Hanley Award.
Environmental Building News—April 1, 2011
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