Read about recent innovations and developments in building and construction.
The Living Building Challenge is the world’s most ambitious green building program and requires that projects meet 20 rigorous performance requirements throughout the construction process and for a full year after completion. The new Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is the first academic and research building in the Southeast U.S. to attempt this certification and is designed to use one-third the energy of a comparable building.
Thanks to support from the U.S. Forest Service and the Softwood Lumber Board, developer Placetailor and Boston-based architecture firm Generate have collaborated to design a carbon-neutral apartment block in Roxbury, a neighborhood in the south end of Boston.
Chemistry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of sustainability, but it has a big role to play, particularly in a circular economy. We caught up with Christoph Jäkel, BASF’s Head of Sustainability Strategy, to learn more about how BASF is working to improve our everyday lives.
Applying a coat of paint on the walls of a house may soon help to heat it, saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions. It could also clean the air that we breathe, breaking down chemicals and pollutants, and eliminating harmful pathogens.
The many benefits of using wood in place of concrete and steel. Adhesives used for cross laminated timber are usually either urea formaldehyde or polyurethane.
Sustainable building strategies, especially for exteriors elements like roofs and walls, can help a building stand up to increasingly severe weather events.