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Call for Entries: 2017 Beyond Green™ Award

Designers, builders, owners, government agencies, manufacturers and others often go beyond the status quo to achieve high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. The National Institute of Building Sciences offers a way to show off advancements and gain recognition for those buildings, initiatives and innovations that are influencing, informing and inspiring the high-performance planning, design, construction and…

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Firestone Building Products Introduces Green Polyiso Insulation

Firestone Building Products Company LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of high-performing building product solutions, featured its newest formulation of polyiso insulation at the AIA Conference on Architecture April 27-29, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The new formulation is equipped with the highest R-value per-inch in cold temperatures. Firestone polyiso outperforms mineral wool and competing polyiso boards, and offers…

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Owens Corning Introduces Thermafiber Formaldehyde-Free Mineral Wool Insulation

During the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida, Owens Corning introduced formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® light-density mineral wool insulation solutions. As the first and only formaldehyde-free mineral wool insulation in North America, Thermafiber mineral wool insulation solutions represent a breakthrough for architects, specifiers and contractors interested in achieving green building standards. Thermafiber SAFB™ (Sound Attenuation Fire…

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Ozinga Awarded for Green Building Innovation With CarbonCure

April 19, 2017 — Ozinga and CarbonCure Technologies announced that Ozinga has been named the winner of the 12th Annual Illinois Emerald Award for Green Building Innovation for its work with CarbonCure. The U.S. Green Building Council–Illinois (USGBC-Illinois) announced the winners of the Emerald Awards, which showcase the best and brightest contributors to a more…

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Product Benchmarking for Greener Buildings

Selecting masonry products requires consideration of a number of attributes – performance, aesthetics and cost, to name just a few. If you’re working on a green building, the list grows. Products for sustainable projects require an additional level of scrutiny to determine environmental impacts, including operational and embodied energy, carbon footprint, and impact on human and ecosystem health.…

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Building Green Today For a Cost-Effective Tomorrow

For the past several years, the U. S. economy has seen a tremendous amount of growth in the adoption of sustainable practices. Organic and natural products now grace the isles of almost every grocery and department store. Consumer awareness has grown as more people try to purchase organic and locally grown produce. …

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Green Masonry

Last year during the Greenbuild Conference & Expo, a panel presentation on Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, caught my attention. According to the panelists, Abu Dhabi has the largest per capita carbon footprint in the world. To counteract this problem, Abu Dhabi has plans to build the first carbon-neutral, zero-waste city in the world.…

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Summer 2009: Endcap – It’s Not Easy Being Green

Reduce, recycle, re-use, oh my! Does the discussion of everyone talking about “going green” make you feel a little green? Are you being faced with the challenge of becoming LEED AP certified so that you risk not being left out of the bigger and better jobs in your area? Well, do not feel like you are alone. …

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The Teamwork Behind Green Design

When it comes to sustainable design, old is new again. While green building is touted as the most modern of trends, its integrated approach is similar to the classic tradition of a “master builder,” who was able to provide a design solution rich with multi-disciplinary expertise. …

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