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Health and Wellness: One of the Cornerstones of Green Buildings

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By Anna Suarez and Nicole Muñoz

Architects, designers, and contractors are now commonly engaged in new construction, renovation and redesign projects intended to have smallest environmental and climate footprint possible. The factors that contribute to “green buildings” are fairly intuitive: energy efficiency and alternative energy sources, reduced water consumption, utilization of recycled materials, and low-emitting building materials and maintenance products. Building codes, owner specifications, and market demand are driving this trend around the world.

SCS' Stanley Mathuram to Speak at International Sustainable Cities Conference

Science-Based Metrics, Environmental Product Declarations, and More to be Covered
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Green building professionals, building owners, architects, specifiers and manufacturers convene this coming weekend in San José, Costa Rica, May 17-18, for a conference featuring the latest updates in environmental and sustainability innovation in the building sector.

International Living Future Institute Kicks off 12th Annual Living Future unConference in Portland

“Authenticity + Action” is the Rallying Cry for the Leading Event in Regenerative Design
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PORTLANDOre., May 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) today kicked off the 2018 unConference, a sold-out gathering of 1,000+ experts in green building, placemaking and regenerative design from around the globe.

Manufacturers Scramble to Meet New EPA Formaldehyde Emissions Compliance Deadline

Certifier SCS Global Services prepared to help companies meet expedited schedule
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April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - By the beginning of June this year –less than two months away – virtually all composite wood products manufactured or sold in the United States, as well as products made with composite wood components, must meet tough formaldehyde standards. As a result, manufacturers of hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, particleboard, and a wide range of products containing these materials, are now racing the clock to have their products certified in time to demonstrate compliance.

Stowe Beam Named SCS Global Services’ Vice President of Environmental Certification Services

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 3, 2018  /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that Mr. Stowe Beam has been promoted to Vice President of the company’s Environmental Certification Services division.

Living Future unConference 2018 Opens for Registration

The conference where big ideas gain momentum
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The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 12th annual Living Future unConference in Portland, Oregon on May 1-4, 2018. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design event of the year.

New From Ecotone Publishing: Creating Biophilic Buildings

A visually-rich, case study-filled book from CEO Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA showcases how design can regenerate life
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SEATTLE, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, (CEO, International Living Future Institute) turns her award-winning eye for sustainable buildings toward biophilic design, an emerging design discipline that creates spaces where people and nature can thrive together as an integrated whole.

Whirlpool Corporation Awarded Gold, Silver LEED® Green Building Certifications

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation has been awarded a prestigious LEED® Certification for two of its recent building projects, both located in Benton Harbor, Mich.

Surprise! What LCA Reveals about the Built Environment and the Circular Economy

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) has gained significant traction in the green building sector as a tool for evaluating the environmental performance of building materials and products, especially since USGBC LEED began recognizing LCA-based Environmental Product Declarations.  As manufacturers and stakeholders have learned, LCA supports t

News from Neocon

Mohawk, Humanscale Breaking New Ground in Regenerative Product Design in the Living Product Challenge and World's Leading Product Certification Companies Partner to Accelerate Living Products
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The Living Product Challenge (LPC), introduced in 2015, is growing and scaling thanks to the commitment of courageous companies who are redesigning products and processes to work within natural and social systems, it was announced at Neocon World Trade Fair today. Neocon exhibitors Mohawk and Humanscale both debuted products created under the Living Product Challenge.

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