Green building is about more than the materials you use—but it does matter which products you choose. Below are some common elements and features of any commercial or residential building project.
Sustainable Materials. Material Selection; Material Transparency; Avoiding Toxic Chemicals; Building Materials and the Time Value of Carbon Free Database Can Guide Early Design Decisions on Carbon, Health BuildingGreen President Nadav Malin will show you which LEED v4 Materials & Resources (MR) credits your project can easily achieve
Recycled steel is an increasingly popular, very durable green building material. See more home construction pictures. Comstock/Thinkstock. The drive for energy-efficient building comes down to a quest for the so-called tight envelope. In builder lingo, the better a structure keeps out the wind and the rain, the tighter its envelope.
chemicals of concern in building materials You’ll also learn how what makes a product green can differ from product category to product category, and why multi-attribute vetting is critical no matter what product or material you’re selecting or specifying.
Concrete is a material that quite literally holds our cities together. From homes and apartment buildings to bridges, viaducts, and sidewalks, this ubiquitous gray material's importance to modern
Anderson’s company, Original Green Distribution, instructed builders Tuesday on the correct use of its product, HempStone. material made of hemp fibers and lime that Anderson sees as a safer
A little over a dozen years ago, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) established LEED in response to a perceived need that specific and determined standards and third-party verification be
The Urgency of Embodied Carbon and What You Can Do about It By Paula Melton. Building materials emit massive amounts of carbon long before the lights go on. Here’s how thoughtful design can reduce global warming impact.