Monthly Archives: April 2014

IgCC Progress

We’ve been following the development of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) due to be released in final form in early 2012. Additionally, we’ve commented on the two public version drafts. Two weeks ago, the International Code Council (ICC) held … Continue reading

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RFCI Product Transparency Declaration Challenges Health Product Declaration

The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) recently announced their new Product Transparency Declaration (PTD). The introduction of the PTD as an alternate to the Health Product Declaration (HPD) for reporting the chemical ingredients of building products is anticipated to stimulate … Continue reading

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Green Buildings Blog

The design, construction, and maintenance/operation of buildings in the U.S. is increasingly impacted by both voluntary and mandatory “green” standards that either encourage or dictate environmentally sound choices with respect to building location and transportation, energy efficiency, water use, materials … Continue reading

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Green Product Registries – Part 2

This is my second article about green product registries. In my last post, I introduced the topic and explained how these registries aid stakeholders in a building design project to make environmentally conscious decisions and how they provide a useful … Continue reading

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Green Product Registries – Part 1

This blog article introduces the topic of ‘green’ product registries. These are online and, in at least one instance, printed databases that support designers and contractors in choosing environmentally friendly or preferred products for use in the construction, remodeling, and … Continue reading

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