Ten Building Trends that Could Change America

Part of WTTW's program/interactive web site Ten Buildings That Changed America includes a section on Ten Building Trends That Could Change America. Several of these, including adaptive reuse, recycled building materials, energy efficiency, and architecture as public health, will be of interest to the green building community. If you're doing something with one of these …

Bad for you, bad for business: Can framing climate change as a public health concern win over deniers?

Read the full story in Sustainable Industries. The Guardian published an article that ties climate change to real health concerns. As the article points out, as a society, we are much more inclined to take preventative action when it directly impacts our own health and well-being. By casting environmental concerns in the terms of public …

Innovation in spectroscopy could improve greenhouse gas detection

Read the full story at R&D Magazine. Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique developed by a team at NIST, where scientists have overcome an issue preventing the effective use of lasers to rapidly scan samples. The team, which recently published its findings in …

Scotts Miracle-Gro Removes Phosphorus From Lawn Maintenance Products

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. Scotts Miracle-Gro today said it has achieved its goal of removing phosphorus from its Turf Builder brand lawn food maintenance products. The company first made this pledge two years ago on World Water Day as a partial solution to nutrient runoff that can lead to excessive algae growth …