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What Will Offices Look and Feel Like Going Forward? Top Considerations, Strategies, and Challenges
Allison Friedman May 25, 2020

“The world of work will never be the same again….In a post COVID-19 world, work not only has to be safe, it has to be “clean and assured.”  - Larry Pearlman, Marsh Risk... Read More

LEDs and Other Blue Light Sources - Why Less Intensity Often Makes More Sense
Veer Mudambi May 11, 2020

Ever since Edison and Tesla first clashed over who really invented the lightbulb, the goal behind artificial light has been to make it as close to natural light - sun light - as possible. It follows... Read More

Protecting Workers on the JobSite - Emerging Ideas on Communication, Safety Procedures & PPE
Allison Friedman Apr 28, 2020

"Pipes break, HVAC equipment fails, service will have to be done during this crisis.” This is how Bob Krell of started his regular Thursday afternoon show on April 2nd.... Read More

The Case for a Carbon Tax as a Way to Cut Carbon Pollution and Create Jobs
Veer Mudambi Apr 16, 2020

History and relevance As we seek to find ways to transform our carbon based economy into a sustainable one, the idea of a carbon tax is gaining traction.  A carbon tax aims to decrease the... Read More

Discussing Carbon Tax with Dr. Gilbert Metcalf
Veer Mudambi Apr 16, 2020

Rate It Green spoke with economist Dr. Gilbert Metcalf of Tufts University about carbon taxes, the Green New Deal, role of the EPA, the current pandemic, border carbon adjustments, and bringing... Read More

COVID-19 and the Construction and Building Materials Industries - Possible Business Impacts
Veer Mudambi Apr 08, 2020

It is clear that COVID-19 is drastically affecting the global economy and impacting every industry in some way, shape or form. Aside from the immediate and urgent health concerns, a significant... Read More

How Pandemics Shape Cities
Veer Mudambi Mar 26, 2020

Pandemics are defined as large-scale outbreaks of an infectious disease that can vastly increase morbidity (occurrence of disease) and mortality over a wide geographic area.  Inevitably,... Read More

Deep Energy Retrofits for Brownstones and Brick Row Homes - Let’s Create a Movement in Boston
ZeroEnergy Design Mar 26, 2020

BACKGROUND The first U.S. rowhomes were built in Philadelphia during the 1700s.  They shared one or more walls with neighboring units, which offered material efficiencies and required less... Read More

A Common Sense List of Dos and Don'ts for Dealing with COVID-19 and Indoor Air Quality in Your Homes and Workplace
SawHorse, Inc. Mar 24, 2020

The CDC, EPA and other agencies are giving us practical ways to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus such as social distancing and washing hands.  While these are essential, there are... Read More

Product Specification 101: How To Make A Great First Impression

The relationship between the building product representative and architects, designers, engineers, interior designers, and consultants who write specifications for projects is clearly... Read More