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LEED Expert Named Managing Principal of HDR Minneapolis

Amy Williams, AIA, LEED AP, former managing principal, vice president of HDR’s Los Angeles architecture studio, has assumed the managing principal role in the Minneapolis studio. All LEED professionals are required to maintain their credential by earning continuing education hours. LEED Green Associates must earn 15 continuing education hours within 2 years...


Lapitec Introduces Bio-care

Pollution in cities is not only a risk to our health but it also has a damaging effect on buildings, external cladding, monuments and infrastructures. The main cause of damage to buildings is the build up of organic matter which deposits on the surface. In this video from Lapitec, new Bio-care technology is...


NKBA Creates Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey has caused billions of dollars in damage, displaced tens of thousands of people, and left a path of destruction in Southeastern Texas and the Gulf Coast region that will be felt for years to come. As is the case with so many in those areas, members of the National Kitchen...


USGBC Announces LEED Homes Award Winners

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognizes projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace. The LEED Homes Award recipients include multi-family, single-family and affordable housing projects and companies that are trailblazers...

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TheSize Introduces Neolith SKYLINE + PURETi

Neolith by TheSize has formed a new partnership with Pureti, a manufacturer of water based photocatalytic preventative maintenance solutions, to offer architects and designers a sustainable architectural surface treatment for exterior façades. The eco-friendly Pureti surface treatment is available for use on Neolith’s 6mm slabs, transforming the sintered stone façades into self-cleaning...

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Evolution Glass Uses 100 Percent Recycled Bottle Glass

Evolution Glass is manufactured in a facility in Charlottesville, Va. This surfacing material is made using 100 percent recycled bottle glass. The product is designed for residential and business owners who have a taste for innovation and sustainable design. Evolution Glass is reportedly stronger than marble and comparable to granite. It has...


Reclaimed Materials Driving Green Movement

According to Construction Dive, a notable website covering news and analyses of importance to the construction industry, the trade in used architectural and structural materials is a driving force behind the green-building movement. Companies, such as Pioneer Millworks in Farmington, N.Y., are increasingly using reclaimed wood, brick, stone and other materials to...


Coverings 2018 Calls for Presentations

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, invites conference presenters and industry leaders to submit educational proposals for the show’s 2018 Conference Program. Returning to Atlanta for the first time since 2013, Coverings will be held May 8-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Lauded for its dynamic...


GreenCE Offers Free Webinar

GreenCE announced that it will be offering a free webinar on August 30 at 2:00 PM EDT. The webinar titled “LEED v4 for Product Manufacurers” will be a one hour presentation in which manufacturers can gain insights on how to get specified on LEED v4 projects. Strategies to help manufacturers reach the...


Merge Design Co. Releases Fourell extremeconcrete Tiles

Merge Design released its new standard line of LEED-contributing extremeconcrete™ tiles called Fourell™. Fourell eco-sensitive concrete tiles feature clean lines and appeal to the modern aesthetic. Made with up to 85 percent recycled content, the surface of Fourell is “mold-finished” for a smooth and sensuous feel, revealing subtle color variations from each tile. Fourell concrete tiles are suitable...


NYC Creates Oyster Reef Using Recycled Toilets

In an effort to protect the shoreline, New York City is dumping crushed porcelain into Jamaica Bay to create an oyster reef. Not only is this project diverting waste from the landfill but it is also saving water. The toilets used to create the reef are being removed from schools across the...

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Green Building Supply Offers Vermeister ZERO VOC Finish

Green Building Supply announced that it is now offering Vermeister ZERO VOC, the only water-based polyurethane finish made without VOCs, solvents, NMP or other toxic ingredients. This is an extremely low-odor product that’s reportedly safe for everyone, including those with allergies and chemical sensitivities. Made only for wood flooring, Vermeister ZERO VOC...

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KRION Expands SCS Certification for Terrazzos Series

PORCELANOSA Group and KRION® aim to make products increasingly sustainable and more environmentally friendly. Part of this effort is the development of the products of the Ecocycle® range, which includes all products from the different KRION® series, which contain recycled material. In the production process of the Ecocycle colors, accredited by SCS...


Architects Oppose US Withdrawal From Climate Treaty

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently reaffirmed its commitment to climate change mitigation and announced it was opposing the administration’s decision to withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Paris Agreement. That accord, signed in late 2015 within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), commits the...