Green building is progressing beyond sustainable design and toward the question of how the built environment affects human health and well-being.
The cross-disciplinary group announced an open application programming interface for manufacturer-supplied material ingredient information and a materials-health certificate.
Insulation is a must of energy-efficient homes. New options offering recycled and renewable materials make the selection and installation processes easier.
Product manufacturers are looking beyond petroleum-based feedstocks to rapidly renewable or bio-based materials.
Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., is now offering a Bachelorof Science degree program in renewable materials.
Extracts from marine plants can substitute the expensive platinum in photovoltaic cells.
The accomplished architect and preservationist will work part-time as a senior strategic adviser, focusing on ILFI's Living Product and Living Community challenges.
Shredded bamboo fibers are intertwined with a pressure-treated base to form a high-density product 154 percent harder than red oak and 125 percent harder than North American maple.
A conservation philosophy resonates in the designs of this polycentric firm.
These environmentally friendly finishes and systems promote daylighting, the use of recycled materials, and sound dampening.
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