FEATURE ARTICLE
By replacing portland cement and using other carbon-reducing strategies, the team was able to cut the embodied carbon of the new Mexico City Airport project by 130 million kilograms. (Image: Foster+Partners)

The Urgency of Embodied Carbon and What You Can Do about It

By Paula Melton

Building materials emit massive amounts of carbon long before the lights go on. Here’s how thoughtful design can reduce global warming impact.

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Future-Proofing HVAC with Low-Temperature Hydronic Systems

Integrating low-temperature hydronic distribution with air-to-water heat pumps provides a more comfortable and “future-proof” heating system for residential and light commercial applications. Read more »

Plastic Production Releases Mercury, Asbestos, PFAS

An exhaustive plant-by-plant study reveals the toxic impacts of producing chlorine for PVC, polyurethane, epoxy, and polycarbonate. Read more »

AIA Writes ‘Prescription’ for Healthier Materials

Step-by-step guidance helps design teams put healthier material selection into practice on every project. Read more »

Materials Transparency & LEED WEBCAST

In this 50-minute webcast, BuildingGreen President Nadav Malin will show you which LEED v4 Materials & Resources (MR) credits your project can easily achieve, and what you need to know to get them. Read more »

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