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“What is EPD and HPD and Why Should I Care as a Contractor?”

Posted on 6/30/2015 2:48:11 PM. By Steve Duren

Adhesives, sealants and coatings all play important roles throughout the modern, complex building envelope. The function of these materia...

  

The Business Case for Future Thinking Material Transparency

Posted on 6/25/2015 1:46:33 PM. By Paul Bertram

Over the last few years, manufacturers and their supply chains have been under pressure to report “FULL Disclosure” of Enviro...

  

Material Transparency and Supply Chain Impacts

Posted on 5/8/2015 1:44:38 PM. By Paul Bertram

Part of the current focus on Material Transparency includes requests for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).This has been an ongoi...

  

Hazard-Based Analysis: A Misguided Approach for Marketing Green

Posted on 4/7/2015 7:16:18 PM. By Ujjval Vyas

Businesses use strategy to understand context, assess threats and opportunities, and generate options for prudent action.  In other ...

  

Noah's Ark & Leadership

Posted on 3/25/2015 5:59:29 PM. By Matt Croson

I recently spoke at ASMAC’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.  I was happy to be invited by Sean Gogarty of 3M Canada and the...

  

The History of Adhesives

Posted on 3/9/2015 5:31:56 PM. By NTI Data Products

You may be surprised to learn that adhesives have a long history.  You may be most familiar with the fact that in 1932, Elmer’...

  

OSHA Adds Some Meat to the Bones

Posted on 3/9/2015 4:03:11 PM. By Mark Collatz

As many of you are aware, ASC and several other associations have been urging the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to...

  

Hazard-based Analysis: An Incorrect Basis for Business Decisions

Posted on 3/4/2015 3:45:42 PM. By Ujjval Vyas

Green chemistry, red lists, and even EPA edicts claim that a hazard-based analysis (HBA) should underlie decisions regarding regulatory a...

  

Commercial Buildings Perform Approximately 30% Worse than the Code Requires

Posted on 3/2/2015 8:19:03 PM. By Paul Bertram

While attending Greenbuild last October, I sat in on a session where the results of the Rhode Island Energy Code Compliance Baseline Stu...

  

10 Trends in Material Transparency to Track in 2015

Posted on 1/29/2015 6:58:16 PM. By Paul Bertram

2014 brought a new level of discussion to ASC regarding Material Transparency reporting. Topics included EPD (Environmental Product Dec...