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Why Product Manufacturers Need toKnowAbout Chemicals of Concern?

Restricted substances lists containing chemicals of concern are proliferating around the globe and are impacting product manufacturing in the U.S. and elsewhere. These lists typically originate with authoritative bodies such as government agencies. By reference and by direct incorporation, chemicals … Continue reading

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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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