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Staff Report / Remodeling magazine / December 11, 2013
Big names (Hillary Clinton, Bon Jovi) and big themes (climate change, disaster recovery) tended to get the big headlines at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia late in November. But for remodelers, some of the more important topics covered by editors of sister titles to Remodeling involved energy rating labels and the notion that manufacturers should reveal more about what’s in the goods they sell.
The so-called “transparency” movement contends that by making information more available, consumers will make greener choices. But skeptics worry thisRead More
Katie Weeks / ECOBUILDINGpulse / November 25, 2013
I have Greenbuilditis and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. Symptoms include sore and sometimes swollen feet from walking convention center halls; achy shoulders from carrying an oversized bag to carry convention gear; a raspy voice eerily reminiscent of Peter Brady in a well-known episode of The Brady Bunch; and a unique mix of near-total exhaustion and a sense of invigoration. It’s an affliction you can wear with pride (and can be cured with lots of sleep).
What has me so worn down yet fired up? Here’s some of what I was exposed to in Philadelphia last week:
“Green is here to stay. It’sRead More
Hallie Busta / ECOBUILDINGpulse / November 21, 2013
Associate editor Hallie Busta highlights three products that grabbed her attention at Greenbuild 2013. Hear about a soy-based particle board, a diffuser to improve daylighting, and structural panels made from recycled juice boxes.Read More
Katie Weeks / ECOBUILDINGpulse / November 20, 2013
We humans have become an invasive species, gobbling up the Earth’s resources at an unsustainable rate. And the planet has clearly had enough, as showcased by the ever-increasing frequency of droughts, floods, superstorms, and wildfires—all strong signs that our relationship with our global home is out of whack. Scientists are now 95 percent certain that we humans are the main cause of our current global warming through our production of greenhouse gasses. Our temperatures and sea levels continue to rise in step with the amount of carbon in our atmosphere, which passed 400 parts perRead More
Wanda Lau / ARCHITECT / November 20, 2013
Wanda Lau, senior editor of products and technology, shares her takeaways on collaboration, information exchange, and resilient design from several educational sessions straight from Greenbuild.Read More