02 May '11, 1pm

Google drops red list building materials, vendors listen up

Google drops red list building materials, vendors listen up

And none of those workplaces, he said, would use any of the materials on the red list developed by the Living Building Challenge, which include mercury, asbestos, PVC, formaldehyde and lead. That second fact explained why Ravitz’s was one of the most crowded sessions at Cascadia Green Building Council’s Living Future conference. The conference attracts hundreds of architects, contractors, planners, vendors and others with a say in the materials that make up our homes and workplaces.

Full article: http://sustainableindustries.com/articles/2011/04/google-...

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