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Sustainable Building

A sustainable building, or green building is an outcome of a design philosophy which focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource use — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal[*]. AECinfo.com offers you a wealth of impartial information and advice on sustainable development, sustainable building and using eco friendly construction techniques. Please find some of the newest additions to the site below.

Featured Materials

Featured Materials
Preview Description Company Open
Continuing Education
Daylighting Using Skylights and Curtainwall Systems
Provides an overview of achieving daylighting in building design using skylights and curtainwall. This program includes discussions on the basics of daylighting, glazing options, daylighting methods, creative design, and green benefits of daylighting systems.
Major Industries Inc.Major Industries Inc. Open
Gypsum Board: Beyond Recycled Content
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of the characteristics of gypsum board that allow it to contribute to sustainably designed buildings, a look at methods for ensuring continued healthy indoor air and eliminating waste.

This course is completely sustainable design education. The courses in this level exceed the AIA requirements and offer an entire course of new and practical information. This course qualifies for AIA/SD LU's.

National GypsumNational Gypsum Open
Environmental Statement
Tectum Inc. fully endorses the LEED Green Building Rating System. A number of our representatives are LEED Accredited Professionals and members of local USGBC Chapters. Our products contribute to the following credits of the LEED rating system:...
Tectum Inc.Tectum Inc. Open
Sustainable Design & LEED
Daylighting is a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly "green" design solution. There's no better way to illuminate interior spaces than with the natural light that surrounds us every day.
Major Industries Inc.Major Industries Inc. Open
Earth Shield Thermoplastic Vulcanizate Waterstop Product Catalog
Earth Shield Thermoplastic Vulcanizate Waterstop is used as a fluid-tight diaphragm, embedded in concrete, across and along the joint, for primary and secondary containment structures. Earth Shield Chemical Resistant Waterstops are resistant to a wide range of oils, solvents, and aggressive chemicals. Alcohol, ketones, glycols, esters, and aqueous solutions of acids, salts, and bases have little effect on Earth Shield Thermoplastic Vulcanizate Waterstop.

Unlike polyvinyl chloride (PVC) waterstop, Earth Shield waterstop contains no plasticizer, stabilizer, or filler to leech out when exposed to chemicals, fuels, and aggressive industrial fluids. Also, unlike PVC waterstop, Earth Shield can withstand prolonged exposure to high and low temperatures (-78°F to 275°F long term) without detrimental effect.

JP Specialties, Inc.JP Specialties, Inc. Open

Sustainable Building Announcements

Sustainable Building Announcements
Preview Summary Company Date URL
The 2011-2012 Cost to Value Report From Columbus Glass Block The 2011-2012 Cost to Value Report From Columbus Glass Block
Getting the most for your home improvement & remodeling spending – The 2011-2012 Cost to Value Report.
Innovate Building SolutionsInnovate Building Solutions May 31, 2012 URL
Leading Edge, Leading Green –  Maxxon® Underlayments: Ideal for Renovation Leading Edge, Leading Green – Maxxon® Underlayments: Ideal for Renovation
Maxxon is once again leading the industry – this time by offering our gypsum underlayments and our sound control mats ALL GREEN, ALL THE TIME.
Maxxon Corp.Maxxon Corp. May 29, 2012 URL
Unicel louvers-within-glass solution achieves LEED® Gold Certification for new educational facility Unicel louvers-within-glass solution achieves LEED® Gold Certification for new educational facility
Vision Control® helps ensure thermal performance for Morgan State’s new Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies
UNICEL Architectural Corp.UNICEL Architectural Corp. May 25, 2012 URL
Masdar Receives Procurement Award for Supply Chain Portal The Future Build. Masdar Receives Procurement Award for Supply Chain Portal 'The Future Build'.
Masdar, Abu Dhabi's multi-faceted renewable energy company, has won the coveted award for 'Best Contribution to the Reputation of Procurement Profession'
  May 24, 2012 URL
Unicel wins Architectural Products Product Innovation Award for patented louvers-within-glass solution Unicel wins Architectural Products Product Innovation Award for patented louvers-within-glass solution
Vision Control® honored as an innovation that leads healthcare design to new heights
UNICEL Architectural Corp.UNICEL Architectural Corp. May 18, 2012 URL
Sto Corp. Featured In Walls & Ceilings; Entitled Moisture Control (Easy as 3-4-5) Sto Corp. Featured In Walls & Ceilings; Entitled Moisture Control (Easy as 3-4-5)
The ways of defeating water have changed over the years but the core concepts that have always worked are still being used ... along with a few new steps.
Sto Corp.Sto Corp. May 14, 2012 URL
NEW Thermoplastic Polyolefin Pre-Formed Corner Boots & End Dams From Mortar Net NEW Thermoplastic Polyolefin Pre-Formed Corner Boots & End Dams From Mortar Net
Mortar Net® USA is now offering pre-formed Corner Boots and End Dams in Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) along with the Thermoplastic Vinyl introduced earlier this year.
Mortar Net Solutions®Mortar Net Solutions® May 13, 2012 URL
MarShield is proud to present ”VeriShield™ Modular Proton Shielding” MarShield is proud to present ”VeriShield™ Modular Proton Shielding”
100% effectiveness. 50% less time and space. Particle therapy is today’s most progressive form of cancer treatment.
MarShield - Div. of Mars Metal CompanyMarShield - Div. of Mars Metal Company May 8, 2012 URL
USGlass Magazine readers pick Vision Control®  louvers within Pilkington Pyrostop® glass from  Unicel and TGP as 2011 “Product of the Year” USGlass Magazine readers pick Vision Control® louvers within Pilkington Pyrostop® glass from Unicel and TGP as 2011 “Product of the Year”
Companies honored for UL-listed fire-rated glazing solution that provides both privacy and safety.
UNICEL Architectural Corp.UNICEL Architectural Corp. May 2, 2012  
Industrys First UL Rated Smoke Vent Industry's First UL Rated Smoke Vent
Nystrom has introduced the industry’s first UL 793 Listed single door, smoke vent.
Nystrom Building ProductsNystrom Building Products Apr 20, 2012 URL
Project From Unicel: Morgan State University; LEEDing By Example Project From Unicel: Morgan State University; LEEDing By Example
As a longtime manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions for the construction industry, we have been part of many unique and stunning new building projects that deserve attention – be it either for their esthetics, their functionality ...
UNICEL Architectural Corp.UNICEL Architectural Corp. Apr 19, 2012 URL
AA®4325 Series - OptiQ™ Ultra Thermal Window From Kawneer AA®4325 Series - OptiQ™ Ultra Thermal Window From Kawneer
The tradition of offering innovative products continues with the introduction of OptiQ™ Ultra Thermal Windows.
TRACO windowsTRACO windows Apr 16, 2012 URL
New From Parex: AquaSol, Revolutionary Hydrophobic and Photocatalytic  Properties Benefit the Environment New From Parex: AquaSol, Revolutionary Hydrophobic and Photocatalytic Properties Benefit the Environment
AquaSol™ is a revolutionary new acrylic finish and coating with enhanced hydrophobic and photocatalytic technology.
ParexParex Apr 2, 2012 URL
Düraamen: Why Remove Asbestos VCT Tile, Encapsulate Safer And Cheaper. Düraamen: Why Remove Asbestos VCT Tile, Encapsulate Safer And Cheaper.
Many older buildings have VCT Tile with asbestos. These tiles provided fire resistance and durability, a high performance function that has always been in demand.
Duraamen Engineered Products Inc.Duraamen Engineered Products Inc. Mar 26, 2012 URL
JP Specialties: Weve Been Working On The Railroad. JP Specialties: We've Been Working On The Railroad.
Waterstops play a critical role in the integrity of concrete structures.
JP Specialties, Inc.JP Specialties, Inc. Feb 26, 2012 URL
Parex USA Introduces Micamax 3 Parex USA Introduces Micamax 3
The First Acrylic Finish That is Also a Basecoat and EIFS Adhesive
ParexParex Feb 22, 2012 URL
Luminous Kalwall Lets the Sunshine In Luminous Kalwall Lets the Sunshine In
Translucent, pliable material lights up your home and adds privacy, too.
Kalwall CorporationKalwall Corporation Feb 20, 2012 URL
Benefits Of Industrial Coating and Industrial Paints From Somay Benefits Of Industrial Coating and Industrial Paints From Somay
Industrial paints and coatings can preserve the exterior of your home or structure and prevent leaks or intrusions from the outside elements.
Somay Products, Inc. Feb 14, 2012 URL
Study From MarShield: Fukushima Children Have Thyroid Radiation Study From MarShield: Fukushima Children Have Thyroid Radiation
So what are the primary kinds of food you must be consuming? Lets take a look at 4 of the primary food kinds:And that is not all.
MarShield - Div. of Mars Metal CompanyMarShield - Div. of Mars Metal Company Feb 13, 2012 URL
SlipNOT® Products Contribute to a Cleaner Environment SlipNOT® Products Contribute to a Cleaner Environment
SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring, a preeminent manufacturer of slip resistant metal safety flooring products, is dedicated to contributing to a cleaner environment by utilizing recycled materials and limiting waste and energy consumption in creating slip...
SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring Div.SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring Div. Feb 7, 2012 URL

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[*] Frej, Anne B., editor. Green Office Buildings: A Practical Guide to Development. Washington, D.C.: ULI--The Urban Land Institute, 2005, Pp 4–8