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View Dynamic Glass Wows the Greenbuild Crowd

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 20, 2015 3:16:38 PM

It's not by accident that people are stopping to gawk at this smart glass display at this year's Greenbuild, in Milpitas, Calif.

Smart glass just got a lot bigger, and View, a maker of dynamic glass, wants that fact to be as transparent as possible. At the Greenbuild show this week, they rolled out several sheets of the high-tech glass, measuring 6 ft. x 10 ft., the largest dynamic glass ever made available commercially.

Manufactured at View’s facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi, the giant-sized glazings allows architects and designers to create expansive facades, while meeting building energy codes and standards.

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Research: Urban Gardens—Even in Toxic Soils—Generally Deliver Safe, Edible Fruits & Berries

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 18, 2015 6:43:14 PM

The report is good news for the urban farming movement.

A new study of urban "foraging" was triggered recently, when a student who liked to forage for fresh fruit in the Boston area found high lead levels in a blood test. A team of researchers from Wellesley College and Boston’s League of Urban Canners (LUrC). An article by does a nice job summarizing the results:

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2015 GBCI LEED Fellows Announced

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 12, 2015 3:05:47 PM

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) announced the 35 2015 LEED Fellows who will be recognized at the 2015 Geenbuild Conference. These individuals are chosen for their extensive experience, LED credentials, technical proficiency, education and leadership skills and their advocacy of green building and sustainability. LEED Fellows are considered the most exceptional professionals in the industry. GBCI is the only certification and credentialing body in the green building industry.

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New Study: Working in a Typical Office 9 to 5 Literally Makes You Stupid

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 5, 2015 12:19:27 AM

The report found a huge difference between the cognitive performance of workers in a "green" Low-VOC office versus a typical office setting.

Want your employees to come up with creative ideas, get more work done, and feel happier? Make sure they work in a the modern, well ventilated office, built with low-emission materials and finished with low- or no-VOC coatings. Working remotely from a healthy home has the same advantages.

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50 Earth-Saving Ideas

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Oct 15, 2015 10:07:39 AM

These innovations are improving lives and guarding against the impacts of climate change.

EVERY YEAR THE innovation platform Sustainia compiles a guide showcasing 100 solutions from around the globe that are already creating a more sustainable future.

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