chemical industry

LEED Certifications Rise, Plastics Industry Responds

Certifications for buildings through the LEED program have risen 51% this year, according to an article in the Environmental Leader, a surge before the implementation of new, revised guidelines for sustainable architecture and building. The article reports that LEED is currently about to undergo beta testing for LEED v4 as part of a mandatory evaluation that takes place every five years. However, the article states that:

The Chemical Marketplace: Revisiting BPA and PFOA

By Bill Chameides, Huffington Post

New findings, new concerns about two common chemicals: BPA and PFOA. Of all the persistent environmental contaminants running amok in the chemical marketplace, BPA or bisphenol A has to be one of the more notorious. (I've written about it several ... Read More.


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