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November 2010

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Posts from Our Blogs

10 Questions with 2010 Hanley Award winner Alex Wilson

Green Building Priority #1 – Reduce Energy Use

Green Building Priority #2 – Reduce Water Use

Your Guide to the New Draft of LEED

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Calendar Events

LEED Core Concepts and Strategies
Dec. 3
New York, NY

With BuildingGreen's Nadav Malin, this workshop provides essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts that are fundamental to all LEED rating systems.

Sustainable Hospitals
Jan. 26–28
San Diego, California

This three-day industry event will focus on how the health care system can reduce costs while saving energy and creating healthy environments for patients and employees.

New listings in the BuildingGreen GreenSpec® Product Directory are online.

Breaking News

Linking of Tools Set to Multiply Green Information at Your Fingertips

BuildingGreen and research and advocacy group the Healthy Building Network (HBN) have announced that they will link their green building research websites, providing both comprehensive selections of green products, and sophisticated tools for identifying and avoiding chemical hazards. We're current offering a free online training, and a 30-day test drive.

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New GreenSpec Listings

The Top-10 Products for 2010

BuildingGreen announced its ninth annual Top-10 Green Building Products today during the Greenbuild conference in Chicago. The list recognizes the most exciting products drawn from recent additions to GreenSpec, coverage in EBN, and BuildingGreen blogs.


NyloDeck, introduced by Nyloboard, LLC, in September 2010, is an American-made composite decking produced from pre-consumer recycled carpet fiber and water-blown, VOC-free, polyurethane binder.


Foamglas cellular glass insulation, from Pittsburgh Corning, is 100% glass—silica sand (60%), limestone (20%), soda (15%), and trace minerals (5%). Production is free of harmful blowing agents, and the material’s high compressive strength and resistance to water and water vapor make it an appropriate substitute for extruded polystyrene.

Click here to see the rest of the Top-10 Green Building Products for 2010.

High Performance Buildings Database

EPA Research Support Annex 2 at the
Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental
Research Center (AWBERC)

Cincinnati, OH

EPA incorporated measures into Annex 2 to minimize its impact on the environment by addressing energy use, water use, indoor environmental quality, material and resource management, and site planning throughout all phases.

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High-Performance Buildings Database

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