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New Database Details Health, Environmental Effects of Building Products

A new open-source, online database provides detailed information about the health and environmental effects of more than 100 commonly used building products. The Quartz database, which seeks to promote greater transparency in building-product information, is the result of a year-long collaboration called The … Continue reading

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Are Green Building Codes ‘A Food Label For a Building’?

The growing importance of transparency in the manufacturing process for windows was a big focus of the second day of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) fall conference in Cambridge, Md., on Tuesday. Aaron Smith, the director of sustainable building … Continue reading

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