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Passive House on Campus: Eight Exemplary Projects

Colleges and universities are increasingly turning to Passive House for its energy, carbon, and comfort benefits. But getting the details right isn’t easy. Read more »

Learning from the Best: The 2019 COTE Top Ten

The 2019 winners of AIA’s COTE Top Ten are all about education and connection to place. Read more »

Living Building Challenge 4.0 Released alongside New “Core” Program

The latest version of LBC eases up on materials and water requirements, while Core meets a separate market need. Read more »

Product Review:

A More Sustainable Fluorinated PVDF Metal Coating

With the PVDF coating Fluropon Pure, “fluorinated” does not necessarily mean persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic, but it does have a complicated environmental profile. Read more »

New York City Mandates Carbon Limits for 50,000 Buildings

An ambitious new law makes progress towards NYC’s goal of 80% carbon reduction by 2050 by setting aggressive carbon emission limits for nearly all NYC buildings over 25,000 square feet. Read more »

Vancouver Study Foresees Big Demand for Green Products

A product-demand forecasting model for Metro Vancouver uses British Columbia’s Energy Step Code to predict future demand that suppliers can bank on. Read more »

A New Initiative for “Climate-Smart” Wood

Environmental groups including the Forest Stewardship Council have gotten together to support better forestry practices. Read more »

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