Download the document. This Healthy Building Network (HBN) Research Brief examines replacements for phthalate plasticizers in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) building materials.
Download the document. Climate change has the potential to exacerbate water availability concerns for thermal power plant cooling, which is responsible for 41% of U.S. water withdrawals. This analysis describes an initial link between climate, water, and electricity systems using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) electricity system capacity expansion …
Read the full story in The Guardian. Companies that ignore the environmental and social impacts of their buildings could risk miserable workers and low productivity.
Read the full story in The Guardian. Carbon costs of heating a home office are offset only if replacing a four-mile journey by car or a 16-mile train journey, says report.
Read the full story from EnvironmentResearchWeb. Watching videos streamed online could be more environmentally friendly than using DVDs, according to a team in the US.
Read the full post from the USGS. Hurricane season starts again this June. Do you know what happens to our coasts after these extreme storms? The U.S. Geological Survey has launched a new crowdsourcing application called “iCoast – Did the Coast Change?” to show you these coastal changes from extreme storms. iCoast allows citizen scientists …
Read the full story in GreenBiz. Greening one building at a time is just a start. Here's what leaders in design and architecture envisioned at last week's UnConference in Portland.