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BuildingGreen champions the changemakers in sustainable design and building.

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Feature article + Spotlight Report

Wood: Is It Still Good? Part One: Embodied Carbon

Holmes Stream Community Forest is managed specifically as bird habitat under a songbird management plan, according to the New England Forestry Foundation.
(Photo: Michael Perlman/New England Forestry Foundation)

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.


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Building Decarbonization: How LCA and EPDs Fit in

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.


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Feature article + Spotlight Report

Keeping PFAS Forever Chemicals out of Building Products

PFAS free woven textiles by Designtex
New woven textiles from Designtex are PFAS free and are engineered to withstand cleaning and disinfecting while maintaining their look and feel. (Photo: Designtex)

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.

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Feature article

How IRA Can Take Ground-Source Heat Pumps Mainstream

The fabrication of ground-source heat pump mains for Louisville International Airport. Commercial projects are eligible for significant tax credits through the expanded Investment Tax Credit.
The fabrication of ground-source heat pump mains for Louisville International Airport. Commercial projects are eligible for significant tax credits through the expanded Investment Tax Credit. (Photo: CMTA Engineers)

Incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act help GSHPs pay for themselves faster than conventional HVAC systems—with far better performance.

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Feature article + CEU Spotlight Report

The Missing Embodied Carbon Link: Construction

Turner charges its fleet of electric trucks. Prioritizing the use of efficient, preferably electric vehicles and equipment, is crucial to decarbonizing the jobsite.
Large construction site including several cranes working on a building complex, illumined by warm gold sunlight. (Photo: Smileus)

Some researchers say construction emissions could account for as much as 30% of a project’s embodied carbon. What can be done about it?

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Feature article + CEU Spotlight Report

Using Low-Carbon Concrete in Your Next Project

CarbonCure’s carbon sequestration technology was used at Amazon’s headquarters.
CarbonCure’s carbon sequestration technology was used at Amazon’s headquarters. (Photo: CarbonCure Technologies)

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.

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