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Demonstrated in Ghana this past summer, the husk product results from research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE).

Coconut Husks Upcycled To Building Panels

Coconut Husks Upcycled To Building Panels

Demonstrated in Ghana this past summer, the husk product results from research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE).

Managing PCB Chemicals In The Built Environment

Polychlorinated biphenyls are a mixture of individual chemicals broadly used — and in numerous areas of facilities — until banned in the late 1970s.

FM Alert: USGBC Launches New LEED Pilot Credit For Building Materials

The pilot credit seeks to reward manufacturers who perform hazard and exposure assessments that can serve as a basis for developing products designed to minimize human health impacts.

2016 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards: Selected By Facility Management Professionals

This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.

New Service Spotlight: Yardi Forges Relationship With The Home Depot

With a new service, these two companies provide facility management customers a streamlined approach to tracking purchases.

Web Exclusive: An Age Of Transparency

Rooting out potentially harmful chemicals from the products they specify is increasingly important to facility managers. TFM spoke with Roger McFadden, senior scientist for Staples, Inc. about green cleaning products.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Safemesh by GKD Metal Fabrics

Suitable for interior and exterior applications, this product enables facility managers to achieve safety goals and requirements without sacrificing aesthetics.

Building Stones Of Washington DC Landmarks

This article by Ari Massefski of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reflects on the geology that helped build Washington, DC. This information is based on a more extensive USGS publication, "Building Stones of Our Nation's Capital."

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Assemblies Library by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

Facility managers can search this database for information on wall systems and assemblies.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Carbon Calculator by WoodWorks

This tool is designed to estimate the carbon benefits of wood buildings, versus steel and concrete.

Revised U.S. Forest Management Standard

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recently announced revisions to its Forest Management Standard for the contiguous U.S.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Warranty

The company has doubled the weather exposure limited warranty for its line of DensArmor Plus® interior panels from six months to 12 months.

Gypsum Panels Demonstrate Mold Resistance

Two products from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum recently passed the industry’s most stringent mold resistance test.

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