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FM Alert: Cradle To Cradle Certified Product Standard Recognized By EPA
Approximately 350 building materials, construction, and furnishings products from 159 manufacturers have achieved Cradle to Cradle product certification to date.
Demonstrated in Ghana this past summer, the husk product results from research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE).
Polychlorinated biphenyls are a mixture of individual chemicals broadly used — and in numerous areas of facilities — until banned in the late 1970s.
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.
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.
With a new service, these two companies provide facility management customers a streamlined approach to tracking purchases.
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.
Suitable for interior and exterior applications, this product enables facility managers to achieve safety goals and requirements without sacrificing aesthetics.
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."
Facility managers can search this database for information on wall systems and assemblies.
This tool is designed to estimate the carbon benefits of wood buildings, versus steel and concrete.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recently announced revisions to its Forest Management Standard for the contiguous U.S.
The company has doubled the weather exposure limited warranty for its line of DensArmor Plus® interior panels from six months to 12 months.
Two products from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum recently passed the industry’s most stringent mold resistance test.