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Editor’s Note: Staying Connected On the Go

April 1, 2014
There are parents and educators who believe it’s best for children to refrain from the use of technology.
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Opting for Geothermal in Orthopedic Care

April 1, 2014
A medical facility in Montana integrates a geothermal system into its new building’s design.
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Advancing Building Energy Performance

March 5, 2014
The push from building codes and the pull from voluntary programs, such as LEED and ENERGY STAR, are creating huge gains in building energy efficiency.
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Critical Success Factors for Green Roof Projects

Here are some important architectural considerations to ensure the success of a green roof installation.
February 21, 2014
A green roof is a supplemental system that covers a conventional roof with a layer of vegetation.
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The Value of Transparency: Food, Clothing and Shelter

Knowing exactly what goes into basic, everyday products contributes to a sustainable, healthy world for consumers and manufacturers.
February 3, 2014
Product transparency is certainly a buzzword for building product manufacturers and is also a component of LEED v4.
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California Energy Code Regulation Spurs New Roofing Trends

The state’s energy code will shape decisions and impact the industry’s roofing trends for 2014 and the foreseeable future.
February 3, 2014
As residential developers and builders in California gear up to meet this year’s increased demand for housing, new changes in the state’s energy code will shape their decisions and impact the industry’s roofing trends for 2014 and the foreseeable future.
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A New Approach to Evaluating Societal Energy Solutions (Part 2)

February 3, 2014
This is the second of a two-part article discussing the global ‘energy problem,’ which is not a single issue but, rather, an interconnected web of problems that have significant impact on the global environment and economy.
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Reducing a Building’s Appetite for Energy, Water and Materials

Product certification programs like Cradle to Cradle are to building products as LEED is to buildings.
December 2, 2013
Sustainable architecture is our industry’s declaration that tomorrow shall have a voice in what we do today.
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International Intrigue

Driving Global Climate Negotiations with Green Building Initiatives

From the U.S. to Japan and everywhere between, innovative green building policies redefine sustainability in both public and private sectors.
December 2, 2013
There is no doubt that green buildings are sweeping the globe as the amount of registered building space now surpasses 1.1 billion square meters.
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Performance and Disclosure: Complementary Tools in the Sustainable Design Toolkit

Like a pencil and a ruler have different uses but go together, so do transparency and standards.
November 4, 2013
The green building movement has grown up around a truly worthy pursuit: market transformation to sustainability.
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2013 Top Products

In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.


Skanska’s senior vice president of Green Markets, Elizabeth Heider, shares her thoughts on the high points and happenings at Greenbuild 2013.
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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.


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