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GreenMantra Technologies Receives Recycled Content Certification From SCS Global Services

Press Release

Brantford, Canada, November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - GreenMantra Technologies, a rapidly growing producer of high-value synthetic waxes from recycled plastics, recently received certification from SCS Global Services (SCS) for the recycled content of its CeranovusTM wax products.

Building Science Innovations for Net Zero Energy Homes, Part 1

Building science is constantly evolving as building products, systems, and practices become more efficient, durable, and resilient.
Blog

In the first part of this webinar series, Easley will identify the critical products and approaches to achieving net zero energy homes. He will offer real world examples to demonstrate cost effective methods to overcome the barriers of achieving high performance structures and discuss the most problematic issues that builders are facing today.

Chicago Rises in Ranking of Green Office Space

by Matt Baker
Article

Chicago has moved up in a ranking of the nation’s largest metropolises on a recent survey of sustainable office space. According to the 2016 Green Building Adoption Index, over 72% of the Chicago market’s qualified commercial space is certified green, up from 63% last year.

Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything

If you care about the environment, if you question the suitability of current development models, if want to take an active part in the transition to a sustainable future—don’t miss the opportunity to join with other thought leaders.
Blog

Every once in a while, an occasion arises that allows us to meaningfully shape the course of the future.  A watershed moment that sets a new direction for an industry, a society, a nation. 

Green Builder Media, in collaboration with Mayor Dyer and the City of Orlando, is offering such an opportunity at the Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything, taking place on January 9, 2017 in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

2016 Green Home of the Year Awards Call for Entries

Green Builder magazine is looking for the best green homes that include sustainable features, innovative design, whole home performance, and integration with the natural environment.
Press Release

LAKE CITY, Colo., October 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Green Builder magazine is looking for the best green homes that include sustainable features, innovative design, whole home performance, and integration with the natural environment.

Winners will receive coverage in the March/April 2017 print and digital issues of Green Builder magazine, as well as on www.greenbuildermedia.com.

Deadline for entries is December 15, 2016.

Leonardo Academy, The Sustainability Experts™ Announces Support for WELL Building Certification Program

Organization Staff now WELL Accredited Professionals
Press Release

MADISON, Wis. October 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy president Michael Arny announced today Leonardo Academy’s support for The WELL Building StandardTM (WELL). This certification program addresses actions by building owners that benefit the health, wellbeing and productivity of building occupants.

Q&A: Mohawk Group’s Michel Vermette Shares a Vision for Better

Article

Contract flooring manufacturer Mohawk Group consistently stays on the forefront of design innovation. The brand draws inspiration everywhere—Moonscapes, one of their latest collections revealed at NeoCon, recreates the moon’s textured landscape on a modular broadloom rug.

New Type of Drywall Can Play a Role in Improving Indoor Air Quality

Specially formulated gypsum absorbs formaldehyde in the home.
Blog

The past few decades have seen an abundance of research tying all manner of health issues to poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). While most typically think of industrial air pollution when they think of polluted air, the fact is that there are more negative health impacts from the air we breathe inside. Poor IAQ has been linked to headaches, fatigue, concentration problems, allergies, asthma and other issues. Homebuyers know this, and are making purchasing decisions based on interior health and safety.

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