The Living Building Challenge provides builders with information and a forum for sharing advice in an effort to promote the highest building standards.
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
The Boulder, Colorado, green-building program will get a makeover for its second year.
The old rules of building suggest that, at a certain point, additional insulation would result in diminished returns — but those rules no longer apply.
New federal standards will dramatically increase fuel efficiency in cars and light-duty trucks by 2025.
The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Act establishes tough formaldehyde emission standards for household products made from composite wood.
The International Green Construction Code, an International Code Council initiative, released its first set of green building standards today. Standard 189.1 addresses energy efficiency, site sustainability, materials and resources, and more.
As America’s fuel use continues to decrease, proposed solutions such as the Keystone XL pipeline and food-to-fuel conversions may be unnecessary.
A National Resources Defense Council analyst calls proposed standards “the most important actions to clean up air pollution from dirty coal-burning power plants since the Clean Air Act was last updated in 1990.”
Wabi-sabi is never slobby, but we can allow ourselves to stop trying so hard and just appreciate our warm bed at the end of the day—whether it’s made or not.