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  • Designing & Building with FSC Awards 2009

    Celebrating U.S. and Canadian green-building architecture and construction using FSC-certified materials, the awards are open to homeowners, architects, interior designers, general contractors, builders, consultants, and other professionals committed to using FSC-certified wood.

  • Modular Structures Provide Healthy Solutions for Education

    Project FROG's panelized construction philosophy creates affordable, energy-efficient learning spaces.

  • Curriculum Is Updated

    The National Center for Construction Education and Research, Gainesville, Fla., has updated its curriculum for “Your Role in the Green Environment” to include LEED Version 3 and a Training Course Study Guide: Preparation for Green Advantage Exam.

  • Massachusetts Advocates Carbon-Neutral Construction

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) addressed the Greenfield, Mass.-based Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s annual conference and called on the assembled architects, designers, consultants, energy-service providers and contractors to help Massachusetts drive its expectations not up, but...

  • UnderFloorSox From DuctSox

    UnderFloorSox from DuctSox is an air-dispersion system designed to reduce thermal decay and improve temperature consistency within the plenum for underfloor-air-distribution systems in retrofit and new-construction commercial buildings.

  • Sustainable Buildings Must Perform

    John Tooley, senior building science consultant with Advanced Energy, Raleigh, N.C., explains that doing it right the first time is an often-neglected aspect of sustainability.

  • A Job-Site Trailer Receives Green Makeover

    An eco-friendly makeover will ensure the Green Trailer consumes a fraction of the energy of a typical construction-site trailer while providing a more pleasant user experience.

  • GSA Scrutinizes Underfloor-Air Distribution

    Lessons learned from underfloor-air distribution systems with pressurized plenums are the basis for new GSA design standards and criteria.

  • Research Touts Suspended Ceilings' Benefits

    Research from the Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association, St. Charles, Ill., reveals suspended ceilings can reduce a building’s lifetime operating costs through energy and maintenance savings.

  • Vail Titan Select Roof Shingles by Custom-Bilt Metals

    With solid 26-gauge Galvalume construction and an interlocking tab design that aligns panels and creates a waterproof channel, Vail Titan Select shingles stand up to harsh weather, the company says. The Cool Roof Reflective Paint System, which features BASF and Kynar 500 reflective pigmentation...