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Craig Webb / REMODELING / June 13, 2013
Trends involving sustainably healthy homes, rental housing improvements, and aging in place all will help drive growth in spending for home improvement projects in coming years, one of the nation’s leading experts on remodeling said today.
Kermit Baker, director of the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), also said that his group expects double-digit increases in spending on major home improvements this year and next.
“We feel the market moving through 2013 has a fair amount of momentum to it,” BakerRead More
ECOBUILDING PULSE Staff / ECOBUILDING PULSE / May 28, 2013
The Material Analysis Tool relies on seven criteria including certification, durability, health impacts, and recycled content.
A Canadian university known for its commitment to sustainability has launched an online tool to help users select environmentally friendly materials for new construction and renovation projects.
The Material Analysis Tool (MAT) from McGill University is an online ranking system that distills manufacturer information to assist users in the selection of building products that are healthy and environmentally responsible. Designed to help McGill UniversityRead More
environmental LEADER / May 2, 2013
The worldwide market for green construction materials will grow from $116 billion in 2013 to greater than $254 billion in 2020, according to a report from Navigant Research.
Materials in Green Buildings says demand for green buildings, and the materials that go into them,Read More
Shonquis Moreno / ARCHITECT / March 28, 2013
In 1992, the United Nations called Mexico City “the most polluted city on the planet.” With an estimated 35,000 hospitalizations ascribed to dirty air per year, Mexico City had become “Mexsicko City.” Thus the completion of Berlin-based design studio Elegant Embellishments’ sculptural, bad-air-busting façade across the city’s Manuel Gea Gonzalez Hospital next month cannot come fast enough.
As part of a two-decade-long effort to clean up the megacity, the Erwin Hauer-esque screen covers 2,500 square meters (26,900 square feet) and runs 100 meters (328 feet) long.Read More