17 Nov '11, 3pm

Perkins + Will Architects Introduces Transparency Site

Perkins + Will Architects Introduces Transparency Site

Architects build buildings. Some architects are serious about building green buildings, and collect information and build proprietary materials libraries to back up their work. Two years ago, Perkins + Will surprised me with their precautionary list; I thought they were putting their judgment up against some very big guns in industry and business, warning the public about stuff that is perfectly legal in the USA. Now they have gone a big step further with Transparency , including significant additions on flame retardants and chemicals causing asthma, making it transparent to the industry and the public. From the press release: “Many of the materials we address in the Transparency Site have been opaque to the industry,” said Peter Syrett, Associate Principal at Perkins+Will. “As architects, we should thoughtfully consider the social and environmental impact of our professio...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/perkins-will...

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