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.

GreenSpec Insights

Posted by Alex Wilson on 04/08/2014

Saving energy isn’t only about using less electricity and fuel; it’s about saving water.

In this weekly blog, I’ve focused a lot of attention on the energy-saving measures at our new home—from the...

Posted by Alex Wilson on 04/02/2014

Human urine collection and use provides a better way to recycle nutrients than use of...