Meagan Johnson, generational humorist, is set to speak at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Fall Conference, asking those attending to think differently and act decisively when working with multiple generations in the workplace.
Product standard and certification program Green Squared helps manufacturers, specifiers, and purchasers of ceramic tile and related installation materials navigate through the complexities of North American sustainability principles.
For nearly 20 years, the U.S. design and construction community has largely focused on single-dimension green attributes of building materials. Most practitioners, with hurried schedules and product specifications up to their eyeballs, look for two primary green features—recycled content and low-emitting materials. However, that is now changing.
In the November 2015 issue of The Construction Specifier, this author examined the basics surrounding building material disclosure and environmental product declarations (EPDs). In this followup article, he looks at how the information will be used in lifecycle databases, whole-building analyses, product manufacturer improvement, green project rating systems, and building codes.