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Whether it’s regulatory pressure or voluntary incentives, there are many external forces that affect green building practices. Here we collect info on everything from local codes to award programs to the internal policies of the federal government.
The amendment builds on the Montreal Protocol’s legacy, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
In a world where we can’t even ban asbestos, a new law revamps how the federal government regulates chemicals—but some worry it steps on the toes of progressive states.
Lumber Liquidators will pay millions for importing illegal wood products. Could architects or contractors be fined for buying them?
Formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products will soon be strictly regulated in the U.S., but questions remain.
The new Globally Harmonized System for the MSDS will make reporting requirements stricter and should make the forms easier to read.
ISO is an international standard-setting body that offers accreditation to certifying organizations and approves standards that meet certain criteria.
The precautionary principle employs "guilty until proven innocent" methodology, and suggests that we should avoid using questionable chemicals and materials until we know they're safe.