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Championing the changemakers
BuildingGreen champions the changemakers in sustainable design and building, with trusted insight, unparalleled education, and communities that are transforming the industry.Image: Piranka
BuildingGreen champions the changemakers in sustainable design and building.
BuildingGreen is the essential source where trusted insight resides, knowledge is shared, unparalleled education takes place, and thought leaders interact in transforming the sustainable building movement. As champions of the leaders driving meaningful change within and across the movement, we advance the progressive edge between a healthy & resilient built environment and a thriving, equitable world. That makes us your most effective partner in building excellence, furthering your career and offering supportive, encouraging communities.
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Wood: Is It Still Good? Part One: Embodied Carbon
Wood products are widely regarded as carbon neutral—or even better. With new research challenging that idea, a more cautious approach is emerging. Because the climate stakes are too high for us to get this wrong.
Building Decarbonization: How LCA and EPDs Fit in
Life-cycle assessment and environmental product declarations reveal embodied carbon and other impacts, but it’s important to know their limits.
Keeping PFAS Forever Chemicals out of Building Products
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been linked to negative health and environmental impacts. Getting them out of our building products is going to require work.Read More
How IRA Can Take Ground-Source Heat Pumps Mainstream
Incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act help GSHPs pay for themselves faster than conventional HVAC systems—with far better performance.Read More
The Missing Embodied Carbon Link: Construction
Some researchers say construction emissions could account for as much as 30% of a project’s embodied carbon. What can be done about it?Read More
Using Low-Carbon Concrete in Your Next Project
Advancements in low-carbon concrete materials and strategies have led to greater adoption in much of the U.S. Now it's time to start using them.Read More
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