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Chemical Issues for Sustainability in Building Construction and Green Building Chemistry

Posted on 10/11/2013 9:06:03 PM. By Bob Braun

In my last three posts, I reviewed some of the US and international programs for building sustainability and summarized the developing ef...

  

A World View of Sustainability in Building Construction and Green Building

Posted on 9/11/2013 8:35:55 PM. By Bob Braun

In my last post, I reviewed the history of building sustainability and the evolution of USGBC and LEED.  In this post, I briefly su...

  

Tips to Cut Home Utility Bills and Improve Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Posted on 9/11/2013 6:36:20 PM. By ASC

Changing seasons can be a reminder to improve comfort and energy efficiency at home. In the US, mid-size homes have, on average, half a m...

  

Wacker’s New Sustainability Report Meets Top Standard of the Global Reporting Initiative

Posted on 9/4/2013 9:04:29 PM. By ASC

Wacker Chemie AG published their Sustainability Report for 2011 and 2012, which provides a clear and complete account of sustainability e...

  

The History of Sustainability in Building Construction

Posted on 8/26/2013 7:15:22 PM. By Bob Braun

In this and successive blogs, I will begin a focus on sustainability from the historical standpoint and then move into more recent deve...

  

Sika to Buy AkzoNobel’s Building Adhesives Business

Posted on 8/21/2013 3:03:08 PM. By ASC

Sika has made a $344 million binding offer on AkzoNobel’s Building Adhesives business. The acquisition is expected to be completed ...

  

One-Part PVA Wood Adhesive Passes ASTM Water Resistance Test

Posted on 8/7/2013 6:07:46 PM. By ASC

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers is debuting the first one-part PVA wood adhesive that passes the rigorous ASTM 5572-95 (2012) wet use t...

  

Royal Adhesives Purchases ADCO Global

Posted on 8/7/2013 5:52:29 PM. By ASC

Royal Adhesives & Sealants has announced that is has completed the purchase of ADCO Global. Royal Adhesives specializes in the manufa...

  

Self Adhering Window Flashings and Related Standards

Posted on 8/7/2013 4:41:48 PM. By Bob Braun

In my last post, I reviewed the subject of water intrusion into building walls as related to window and building design changes that have...

  

Window Installation Done RIght

Posted on 8/7/2013 4:37:15 PM. By Fine Home Building

Doing everything to ensure a leakproof job? If you don’t include the housewrap, use a sill pan, and flash the flanges, the work is ...