Firecode X generates 20% less CO2 during manufacturing than standard 5/8" Type X and is lighter, saving transportation energy. (Image: USG Corporation)

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BuildingGreen Announces Top 10 Products for 2020

These innovative products reduce carbon emissions’ impacts and include energy-saving windows and insulation, plus low-carbon pavers, gypsum, and MDF.

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True District-Scale Energy Modeling Is on Its Way

If you thought doing an energy model on one building was hard, try a whole district. But NREL is going to make it easier.

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Here at the Clif Bar Headquarters Building, wooden overhead screens bring in a natural analogue while providing a sense of refuge without sacrificing daylight. (Image: Robert Canfield)

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How to Access the Full Power of Biophilia

People wither physically and mentally without nature. Biophilic design is a remedy and a foundation for regenerative design all at the same time.

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President Obama speaks at the 2019 Greenbuild conference in Atlanta. (Image: Oscar & Associates)

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Obama: “Listen to People First”

We can’t make progress on sustainability unless we meet people where they are, said former president Barack Obama at Greenbuild Atlanta.

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The Future of LEED Will Be Positive

With LEED Positive, the LEED rating systems will move into the territory of regenerative design.

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Rising Seas Will Cost at Least $400 Billion in the U.S.

Defending against sea-level rise will be almost as expensive as building the interstate highway system, according to a recent report.

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Many projects, like this HOK-led major renovation in Washington, D.C., will require interdisciplinary teams, including architects and engineers. (Photo: Alan Schindler)

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Cities Crack Down on Buildings via Performance Standards

It’s a new idea that’s shaking up the industry: stringent performance standards for existing buildings.

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10,000 Cancers in Canada: Building Hazards a Major Job Risk

Many carcinogens associated with buildings and construction are to blame for a variety of cancer cases.

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EC3 Links Whole-Building Life-Cycle Assessment to Products

Filling a gap in whole-building life-cycle assessment, the Embodied Carbon Construction Calculator brings to light specific brands’ data.

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Proposed Rule Forces EPA to Ignore Many Health Studies

“Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” is a draft rule requiring disclosure of personal health information.

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NIST Promotes Basic Security Features for Smart Devices

The internet of things has the potential to make us more resource efficient. But smart devices could also make us vulnerable to cyberattack.

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WELL AP Exam Study Guide

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

Building materials emit massive amounts of carbon long before the lights go on. In this PDF report, we take an analytical look at the greenhouse gases that are emitted in the process of constructing our buildings in the first place—the embodied carbon. We then offer strategies for reducing embodied carbon, with examples of projects that have succeeded in this regard.

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Lighting Design for Health and Sustainability: A Guide for Architects

What do we mean when we say sustainable lighting? In this PDF report, we take a closer look at lighting as an essential element in quality environments that support health and wellness while reducing energy use.

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Fundamentals of High-Performance Building Assemblies

This four-part course, designed for architects and builders, provides methodologies for how best to design and manage these details and achieve superior performance—while avoiding expensive pitfalls.

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Introduction to Fitwel Certification

Are your clients asking you about wellness? You’re not alone. Employee health and wellbeing has been called the ‘second wave of sustainability.’ In this hour-long webinar, GreenStep Education’s Alex Spilger will walk you through Fitwel certification, including its requirements, lessons learned from Fitwel projects, and how Fitwel compares to other frameworks like WELL and LEED. We’ll also discuss how to earn the Fitwel Ambassador credential.

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