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New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring five articles on the challenges and growth of different architectural coatings and related materials, is now available online.


Whistleblower to Cost Masonry Firm $135K

One of the nation’s largest producers of masonry units has agreed to pay $135,000 in back wages and compensatory damages to a former employee in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labo...


Study: Indoor Spaces Rampant with Toxins

Indoor dust is often laden with toxic chemicals from building materials, cleaning products, furniture, electronics and other common items, a new study suggests.


Air System Meant to Detect Fine Dust

A new air monitoring system from Kemper Gmbh was designed to help clearly identify the presence of dust in production areas, warehouses and logistics halls.


EPA Issues Guide to School Renovations

The federal government has released a new guide on school building renovations, as the projects often involve cleanup of harmful materials, such as asbestos and lead.


Coating Research Improves IAQ

Research undertaken at a Swedish university proposes a cure for “sick building syndrome” that uses coatings to take on the treatment process.


Study: Green Matters in Office Settings

When it comes to productivity at work, does it matter whether your office is “green” or not?


Cartridge Service Life Indicator Debuts

3M has created a respirator cartridge that allows its user to see when the cartridge needs to be replaced.


Monitoring System Traces up to 4 Gases

With the ability to detect up to four gases and with a traceability feature, the RPB GX4 Gas Monitor is a solution to dangerous gas environments, RPB company says.


EPA Launches IAQ App for Schools

A new mobile app aims to assist school officials in performing indoor air quality facility assessments.


CEO Quits Embattled Flooring Giant

TOANO, VA—Lumber Liquidators Inc. president and CEO Robert M. Lynch has unexpectedly resigned his position, leaving greater turmoil at the company that is already the target of multiple inve...


Van Air Bosses Around Moisture

A new point-of-use compressed-air dryer is designed to provide simple, effective, affordable service for paint booths, blast cabinets and other light industrial applications.


Embattled Floor Giant Offers Test Kits

Besieged by accusations of excessive formaldehyde in its Chinese-made laminate flooring, Lumber Liquidators is providing free test kits to thousands of U.S. customers who have the popular pr...


Flooring Giant Challenged on Emissions

Already under federal scrutiny for its importing practices, the nation's largest hardwood flooring retailer is now accused of selling Chinese-made laminate floors with excessive amounts of f...


Green Building Design Standard Unveiled

Building envelope technologies and construction site contaminants are among the topics addressed in a recently updated standard.


Home Maintenance? Not Here

It took only two weeks and one tool to build a home that won't need maintenance for at least 50 years.


EPA Guide Aims to Clear School Air

New federal guidance shows how to prevent adverse health effects from energy retrofits and building upgrades in schools.


Alliance Takes Global Tack on Indoor Air

Indoor environmental quality has become so important that a newly formed alliance hopes to serve as a global source of information on the topic.


Report Ties Building Products to Asthma

Paints, flooring, carpets, insulation and other building products formulated with asthma-causing chemicals should be avoided to slow the growing “epidemic” of the chronic inflammatory lung c...


Drywall Made to Improve Air Quality

CertainTeed has expanded its indoor air quality (IAQ) gypsum board product line with the addition of AirRenew Essential for residential construction and remodeling.


 
 
   

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