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  • Finding Furniture Without Toxic Flame Retardants
    April 6, 2015

    Feature Article

    Flame retardants in upholstered furniture are easier to avoid under new rules, but they’re not gone. Here’s how to navigate the changing landscape.

  • Certified Wood: How SFI Compares to FSC
    March 3, 2015

    Feature Article

    FSC-certified wood is ingrained in rating systems like LEED, but rival SFI has a revised standard. Can it show it’s just as good on the issues that matter most?

  • Shoebox Energy Modeling: How to Do Quick, Early Simulations
    February 12, 2015

    Webcast

    Most whole building energy simulations require a mechanical system design, making them unsuitable for early-design modeling. In response, architects and energy modelers are turning to shoebox models, with one or just a few zones.

    Not doing energy modeling yourself? This webcast will familiarize you with concepts that will help you get more out of your energy modeler, whether it is someone on your staff, or an outside consultant.

  • Take Control of Your Materials: Four Empowering Lessons from Teams That Beat the Red List
    February 1, 2015

    Feature Article

    Need to streamline your product vetting process? These LBC project teams have it down to a science, and anyone can apply their methods.

  • Designing Natural Ventilation: Will the Breeze Follow Your Pointy Arrows?
    January 29, 2015

    Webcast

    While airflow analysis isn't part of most building simulations today, it is part of nearly all low-energy buildings. Unfortunately, many architects aren't well-positioned to take advantage of this opportunity because they aren't trained to set up or interpret most airflow models. This webcast will introduce you to new software that enables you to engage more fully with airflow investigations required to validate design strategies.

  • How to Succeed with the Living Building Challenge: 12 Teams Share Tips
    January 4, 2015

    Feature Article

    The bar is high—that’s obvious—but watch out for some surprising pitfalls. Here’s how dedicated teams have tackled Living Building challenges.

  • Cool Products from the Latest Greenbuild Expo
    December 1, 2014

    Feature Article

    We scoured the Greenbuild expo floor for the best new products and the most interesting updates. Then we whittled it down to these standouts.

  • Whole-Building Life Cycle Assessment: Promises and Pitfalls
    December 1, 2014

    Webcast

    Whole-building life-cycle assessment (WBLCA) promises improved performance with reduced environmental impacts. Yet in practice it can bog projects down with confusing or even conflicting priorities, complicated by mountains of data.

    BuildingGreen has arranged for four widely respected practitioners to share their LCA expertise, taking you from big-picture questions—Why should I worry about embodied impacts?—to practical details—How can I get good data on my building's concrete mix?

  • In-House Daylight Modeling: Three Firms Share How They Do It
    November 10, 2014

    Webcast

    Getting consistent results when your artistic medium is the sun and sky can be one of the best design tricks to have up your sleeve—but it's also one of the most difficult to pull off. Is that window bringing in daylight or causing intolerable glare? Do you really know? The three panelists will show how they have used simulation to determine the difference, with overviews of daylighting, glare, and several case studies.

  • Raze or Retrofit? Six Extraordinary Answers to an Everyday Question
    November 3, 2014

    Feature Article

    Saving a building is usually an environmental win, but thoughtful renovation isn’t easy. And there comes a time to tear things down.