Designed by KieranTimberlake, the app allows architects to calculate the environmental impact of building components throughout the design process.
A white paper from UL Environment examines the development and use of EPDs in the validation of life cycle-based product environmental impacts.
WholeTrees Architecture & Structures in Madison, Wis., finds structural use for small-diameter timber through a proprietary grading process and novel steel–wood connection.
Materials & Resources chair Malin discusses how transparency will permeate the world of building products, giving us nutrition-label-like sustainability data on everything we use.
Apply balanced judgment when using LCA.
The tools for more sustainable products are in place, but they are only useful when builders communicate their value to homeowners and other decision-makers.
The U.S. Green Building Council aims to bolster its recertification program with a digital display and dashboard that tracks building performance.
From a thermal-imaging cell phone case to an app that brings LCAs into Revit models, these technologies aim to hone your projects’ green edge and improve your team’s efficiency.
The “much-needed” rule will help building pros select countertops based on environmental attributes.
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