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NIBS, NBI Issue Guidance to Help Cities Meet Energy Goals

Many cities and states across the United States have begun to recognize that existing code-based mechanisms do not  help them achieve their building energy-performance goals. Codes largely focus on design requirements for a limited number of building characteristics, but do not require verification that the design results in actual, measurable energy savings. That is why …

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EPD for Glass Mat Gypsum Panels

The Gypsum Association (GA), Hyattsville, MD, which represents the North American manufacturers of gypsum wallboard, has released an industry-wide environmental product declaration (EPD) for glass-mat gypsum panels. The EPD provides vital environmental performance information addressing energy consumption, water consumption, global warming, waste, air emissions, and other metrics related to production. (more…)

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New Urbanism Starts with Walkability

CNU 24.Detroit is the annual meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism, a non-profit organization established with the goal of transforming the built environment from ad-hoc suburban sprawl toward human-scale neighborhood development. The meeting is being held this week in the Motor City. As opening speaker, and CNU co-founder, Andres Duany, principal at DPZ …

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Commercial Conversation #62

In our last podcast of the year, we welcome Paul Bertram, director of environment, sustainability, and government affairs at Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc., Deland, FL. Bertram joins us to talk about his involvement in the Paris COP21 talks and what they mean for commercial construction. (more…)

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