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California governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a ban on the use of most flame retardants in residential upholstered furniture, children's products and mattress foam.

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced a new certification that rewards net-zero carbon, energy, water, or waste.

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Energy Efficiency and Building Science has adopted a new look through sponsorship by the Applied Building Technology Group (ABTG).

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The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced that $1 million is available for net zero energy performance in new buildings.

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Christened the “Sand Palace” by its owners, the blocky beach home survived not by luck or magic, but good design. Here’s how—with money and expertise—the crew outmaneuvered Hurricane Michael, and made this home a model of resilient architecture.

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The creators, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of California-Riverside, developed the a gel-like polymer with future applications of the polymer in construction, repair or protective coatings in mind.

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The RICOWI Board of Directors announced deployment of four teams to investigate the damage to roofs from Hurricane Michael in the Panama City, Florida area.

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Thanks to continuous R&D, OSB sub-floor, wall and roof panels are available with an array of advanced performance capabilities, including options designed to stand up to Mother Nature’s worst.

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Traditionally, contractors finish their sheathing installation with a water-resistive and air barrier (WRB-AB), usually in the form of a building wrap or fluid-applied product. New integrated sheathing systems use a single product that functions both as a strong substrate and a continuous WRB-AB.