What Makes a Building Product Green
Concrete curing agents are coatings or admixtures that aid the set and cure of freshly poured concrete. They generally use coalescing agents to retard evaporation. Conventional products use a petroleum hydrocarbon resin base.
GreenSpec lists products made with biobased materials, low-solvent, low-VOC (50 g/l or less), water-based, or some combination of those.
Why we opted for electric water heating over a solar water heater
As we build more energy-efficient houses, particularly when we go to extremes with insulation and air tightness, as with Passive House...
Two studies indicate some benefits to using insulated vinyl siding, but more data is needed to win over this skeptic.
Setting aside the overall environmental profile of the oft-demonized PVC (check our coverage in this month’s EBN...