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New LEED Pilot Credits Advance While Chemical Data Gap Looms
By Bill Walsh, Executive Director Last year the USGBC introduced two new Pilot Credits[...
Jan 14, 2011 10:30 AM ET
New Study Ranks PVC "At Bottom" in Green Design, Life Cycle Assessment
By Bill Walsh, Executive Director Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh evaluated the environmental impacts of 12 different polymers, both petroleum and biomass based, using green design principles such as the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry...
Oct 20, 2010 3:50 PM ET
Fly Ash in Building Products: Proceed with Precaution
On September 1, 2010, Environmental Building News (EBN) announced it would "no longer consider the use of fly ash in products or materials to be an environmental attribute when doing so does not offset greenhouse gas emissions." EBN continues to support the use fly ash as a substitute for portland cement in concrete. In his...
Sep 16, 2010 3:25 PM ET
"LEED Standards Insufficient to Protect Human Health," Finds New Report
A new report released last week concludes, "[LEED] 'platinum,' 'gold,' and 'silver' status conveys the false impression of a healthy and safe building environment, even when well-recognized hazardous chemicals exist in building products," and, "LEED standards are insufficient to protect human health." The report, entitled "LEED...
Jun 4, 2010 10:00 AM ET
HBNews - Transparency: There's an App for That
Since 2002, the Healthy Building Network's HBNews has provided green building professionals with timely, reliable information and perspective on market and political trends that are defining the green building movement.
Feb 19, 2010 2:25 PM ET
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