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Treet, a 14-story apartment building in Bergen, Norway, is constructed with prefabricated modular mass timber components and is Passive House certified. (Photo: David Valldeby)

The Combined Effectiveness of Prefab, Wood, and Passive House

By James Wilson

Recent large-scale projects highlight the beneficial intersections between modular prefabrication, wood construction, and Passive House design.

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Let’s Talk: Mainstreaming Transparency Takes More than Letters OP-ED

It will take intensive collaboration across sectors to change an industry and get us safer, better products. Read more »

BREEAM for New Construction Is Coming to U.S.

The rating system, used abroad for decades, offers a flexible alternative to LEED that’s conducive to innovative approaches. Read more »

Manufacturers to Architects: Buy Greener Products or They May Go Away

Designers asked for transparency and got it. Now they need to follow through with specs, say producers. Read more »

New PVC-Free Resilient Flooring Options

Shaw is now offering biobased and recycled PET resilient flooring options for commercial and healthcare applications. Read more »

Sustainability Goals Really Do Lead to High Performance, Say Feds

Energy, water, waste, and operating costs were all lower in buildings targeting higher performance, according to a new study. Read more »

Top Ten Toolkit Helps All Projects Boost Performance

The criteria for the COTE Top Ten awards have been refashioned into a best-practice design guide for use on any 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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