UL Environment, a subsidiary of the product safety certification organization Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has acquired Air Quality Sciences (AQS) and its certifying body, the Greenguard Environmental Institute. Under the acquisition, Greenguard wil… Continue reading UL Environment Acquires Greenguard Certification Programs
Researchers at UC Davis and UC Irvine have concluded that LEDs violate California environmental regulations and should therefore be classified as hazardous materials. This may have some impact on those that promote LEDs as alternatives to other lightin… Continue reading Environmental Science & Technology: Potential Environmental Impacts of Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
Alex Wilson, this year’s winner of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing, selected EnGuard Insulation by Vita Nonwovens as the BuildingGreen Product of the Week following Greenbuild in Chicago. Continue reading EnGuard Recycled PET Batt Insulation
The following are some tips to help you search online for a consultancy that can meet the needs of your firm. First, don?t Google the phrase ?go green.? Continue reading SustainabilityConsulting.com: Resources for Finding the Right ?Green?
The draft Green Guides?which will be issued in final form sometime after a public comment period ends on December 10, 2010?propose to significantly tighten the standards for a range of environmental claims. Continue reading Manatt.com: FTC Releases Highly Anticipated Updates to Environmental Marketing Guides and PMA Webinar
Environmental consulting is widely ? and I believe, rightly ? perceived as an important growth market for consultants in the future. When you assess the potential of an emerging consulting service, you should always look for four characteristics. … Continue reading The emerging class war in environmental consulting
There are many myths about how to improve sound walls. Continue reading 6 Surefire Ways to Improve the Design of Stud Sound Walls
A UK firm was fined after it was discovered that workers were exposed to asbestos without being informed of the hazardous material so that proper precautions could be taken: Continue reading Firm fined after keeping asbestos hazard secret from workers | Building.co.uk
Massachusetts?s grocers are decreasing the number of disposable bags being used in an effort to develop sounder approaches for waste management. At the same time, the use of recycled plastics products in the construction field is growing.
Waste &… Continue reading Recycled Plastic Products for Construction
Chasing water leaks means working backwards. Instead of using the best materials to put a project together, you must break apart a masterpiece to find a flaw. Without x-ray vision and a clear way to proceed, the job could be a real headache. A good app… Continue reading Common Roof Leak Locations