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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 »

Do Flame Retardants Work? Putting Foam Insulation to the Test

A deeper look at California’s decision to allow flame-retardant-free foam under concrete slabs. Read more »

Product Review:

A New Foam-Free Sub-Slab Insulation

Foam glass aggregate made from post-consumer recycled glass bottles can replace both foam insulation and aggregate below grade. Read more »

Op-Ed:

The Green New Deal—an Opportunity for the Green Building Industry

Achieving the goals of the Green New Deal will be tremendously challenging—but not impossible. Read more »

Stemming Illegal Logging with a New LEED Credit

Timber Traceability is one group’s answer to the controversial Legal Wood pilot path. Read more »

Chlorine and Plastic: Part Two

The Healthy Building Network has released an extensive study detailing Asia’s chlorine production used to make PVC and other plastics. Read more »

The World’s First LEED Zero Building

Engineering firm Petinelli has scored LEED Zero Energy certification with its headquarters in Curitiba, Brazil. Read more »

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