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.
Speakers at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) summer conference focused on ‘green’ matters within the industry. The gathering, which took place in Seattle in late June, included topics on alternatives for green certifications, window technology in Europe, and the future of building products.
The light-emitting diode (LED) lamp market has been forecasted to reach a consumption value of $3.36 billion in 2019—almost tripling from last year. According to ElectroniCast Consultants, the 2014 market hit $1.22 billion and will increase at an annual growth rate of 22.4 per cent through 2019.